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Transport + Leap Card

Leap Card

The Leap Card is a convenient way to pay for public transport services in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Sligo, Athlone and Wexford. It saves you carrying change and fares are up to 31% cheaper than cash single tickets. You can buy your student Leap Card and find out more from MTU Students Union.


Cork International Airport is the country's second busiest airport after Dublin and serves more than 50 destinations. The airport is located just 10 minutes from Cork City centre on the highest point of the south side.

MTU - Cork Bishopstown campus is only 15 minutes away by car or taxi. You can get a bus from the airport into the city centre and then bus to MTU - Cork Bishopstown campus. You can find out more here

Public Bus

There are a number of regular bus services running from MTU provided by Bus Eireann. You can find out more here and see live timetables here, You can use your Leap card on most public bus services.

Private Bus

In recent years prices for seats on private buses running the Cork-Dublin and Cork-Limerick-Galway route have become very competitive - good news for visitors to Cork! A three hours journey to Dublin or Galway can cost as little as 15 euro if booked in advance or slightly more if you just turn up. Buses run from 6am until midnight in both directions. Aircoach and GoBe offer competitive prices.


Ireland's intercity road system is now of the highest international standard and the two lane M8 motorway between Cork and Dublin is now entirely 120km/h resulting in journey times of only 2.5 hours. There is plenty of on-street parking in the city (2€/h between 8.30am and 6.30pm Mon-Sat) and a plethora of multi-storey car parks.

Cork is a very safe city so it is perfectly acceptable to leave your car parked on any street overnight and on-street parking can be paid for by buying paper discs (available in hundreds of shops around the city) or using your phone and signing up with Park Magic to pay by credit card.


Cork city's railway hub and access point to the national rail network is Kent Station on the Lower Glanmire Road, a ten minutes walking east of the city centre and directly on the 205 bus from MTU - Cork bishopstown campus. It can be very expensive to buy your train tickets at the station so we reccommend you prebook online


The hugely popular Brittany Ferries vessel the Pont Avon runs between Cork (Ringaskiddy) and Roscoff in north-western France.










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