Cork ferry port

Cork Ferry Port, also known as Ringaskiddy Ferry Port, is situated on the South Coast of Ireland, about 30-40 minutes drive away from central Cork. There is an efficient road network providing easy access to and from the ferry terminal.

Brittany Ferries operates cruise ferries sailing from Cork Harbour direct to Roscoff in France. Our weekly service from here allows you to completely bypass the UK, so saving yourself considerable time and inconvenience.

Cork port contact


Tel: + 353 21 437 8401
GPS co-ordinates: 51.832449,-8.323345

Getting to and from Cork Ferry Port

By car

From Cork city centre take the N28 in the direction of Douglas and Ringaskiddy. The Ringaskiddy ferry port is approximately 30 to 40 minutes from Cork city.

Driving distances to Cork ferry port
From Miles (Km)
Athlone 136 (227)
Belfast 264 (424)
Derry 266 (428)
Donegal 250 (402)
Dublin 160 (257)
Dundalk 202 (325)
Galway 130 (209)
Kilkenny 92 (148)
Killarney 54 (87)
Limerick 65 (105)
Portlaoise 108 (174)
Roscommon 156 (251)
Rosslare 129 (208)
Shannon 80 (129)
Sligo 209 (336)
Waterford 78 (126)
Wexford 116 (178)
Wicklow 116 (267)

By train

There is no direct service to the terminal. The nearest railway station can be found in Cork city. All enquiries: Irish Rail 00 353 21 450 67 66/21 450 47 77.

By coach

Bus Eireann operate a service to/from Ringaskiddy/ Cork Port only on Saturdays from 30 March – 02 November 2019.

Check-in advice

Due to our new health and safety measures, passengers must check-in at least 90 minutes before departure.

Cork ferry port facilities

Baby care/Changing room

There is a baby changing and feeding room in the terminal.


There are no facilities available in the terminal building. However, the local village bar (about 1 mile away) offers light snacks and more substantial meals can be found in the nearest town to the port which is about 4 miles away.

Information desk

The Brittany Ferries information desk is open for ship arrivals and departures only.

Disabled facilities

  • Single storey terminal building is easily accessible with a wheelchair
  • Disabled toilets can be found in the terminal, but there are none in the vehicle check-in areas
  • For passengers with limited mobility who do not have their own wheelchair and require assistance, the port provides and operates an electric wheelchair to embark and disembark passengers on and off the ship
  • Wheelchairs are available in the terminal in case of emergencies

Travelling with dogs

Dogs are allowed on the grassed area at the edge of the port and must be on a lead at all times. They are not allowed in the terminal or to leave the car once they have passed security.

The nearest park is Currabinny Woods which is a 20 minute drive away. From the port take the R613 towards the south and turn left onto Seamount at the Curraghbinny sign and continue for approximately 3kms.

Parking facilities at Cork ferry port

Parking is only permitted for dropping off and picking up. Passengers wishing to park for longer must use one of the nearest paying car parks at Cork Airport. Vehicles parked at the port are parked at owners risk.

Got a few hours to spare?

If you have a few hours to spare before your sailing, then why not check out some of the great attractions in Cork? 

Spike Island

Drive: 35 mins (33.4 km)

Have a few hours to spare? Then take the short ferry journey from the pier beside the Titanic Experience Cobh across to the award-winning Spike Island. In 2017, it even won the World Travel Award for Europe's leading tourist attraction. Discover 1300 years of Irish history on this island that has been home to a monastery, a fortress and the largest prison in the history of Britain and Ireland.

The 24-acre, star-shape fortress is a formidable sight and affords spectacular views of Cork from the top of its walls. Its military heritage is on show at the Gun Park where you can see cannon and modern artillery from the last 200 years. Step inside the prison walls and discover what life was like in this harshest of prisons and uncover the secrets of some of the men who were sent, including their many escape attempts. 

Take advantage of the guided tour, just over an hour long,  that is included in the entry price for the best experience of this extraordinary, historic location. 

Nano Nagle Place

Drive: 23 mins (16.4 km)

Discover the remarkable story of Nano Nagle and her tireless work to provide education and schooling to the children of the 18th-century poor on the streets of Cork. Nano set up seven schools across the city that welcomed both boys and girls and you can learn about the Cork that Nano lived in at the Heritage Centre on site.

A religious woman, she built two convents at Nano Nagle Place as well as setting up her own Order, the Presentation Sisters. Members of her Order still live at Nano Nagle Place today and carry out a guided tour in the afternoons as well as continuing her good work.

Explore the peaceful gardens and the cemetery where Nano Nagle's tomb resides and visit the Design Shop filled with books and gifts from local artists.

English market

Drive: 26 mins (17.3 km)

Feeling hungry? A visit to the famed English Market in Cork is not to be missed. Rick Stein has called it the best covered market in the UK and Ireland and it is easy to see why.

Meander through the aisles and enjoy the sights and smells of a whole host of culinary delights. Fresh meat and seafood, fruits and vegetables, cakes and pastries, spices, sweets and wines, there's so much to savour on the stalls of this bustling and lively market.

Head to the cafés and food outlets in the market to enjoy the delicious, fresh flavours from foods sourced locally. From tasty grilled sandwiches and vegan street food to an elegant sit-down meal, there's something for everyone to enjoy.