Cork Ferries


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Cork Routes

Book a ferry to Cork with AFerry. Ferries to Cork, in Ireland, are available from France and Spain. You can take a ferry to Cork from Roscoff and Santander.

Cork Ferry Companies

Ferries to and from Cork are operated by Brittany Ferries. When you search for a ferry to Cork, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like Dublin and Rosslare to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.

Cork ferries with Brittany Ferries are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Cork will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.

  • Cork Ferries
  • Cork Ferries
  • Cork Ferries

About Cork

Ireland's second city, Cork is a university city in the Republic of Ireland situated on the river Lee. Cork city is located to the northwest of Cork Harbour, whereas Ringaskiddy lies on the lower harbour on the western shore and has therefore been developed into a modern deep water ferry port because of its easy access to Cork and surrounding cities.

Thanks to a sustained period of traffic growth and investment in modern facilities, Cork is today acknowledged as one of Europe's most progressive and successful ferry ports. Cork is a very important sea port, offering shortest and fastest ferry route to the continent from Ireland. The Port of Cork is enjoying high traffic with an average of 36 cruise ships scheduled.

Ferries to and from Cork

Brittany Ferries operate the crossing to Roscoff onboard one of their most luxurious £100 million flagship vessels, the Pont-Aven which in itself is a holiday. The Pont Aven is a state of the art cruise liner with features such as a vast swimming pool and leisure area, all round promenades on the deck and a high atrium with panoramic views along with various restaurants and bars and superb accommodation.

Brittany Ferries operate the crossing to Santander onboard the Connemara. This ship is part of Brittany Ferries' économie programme. Whilst not a cruise ferry, you will find very comfortable cabins, lounges, self-service dining, shopping and a café/bar ensuring you are never bored on your journey.

So book your Cork ferry today with AFerry. Simple and secure booking and great prices year round.

Cork port

Cork Ferry Port is situated in Ringaskiddy village 12 miles to the south of Cork city, in Ireland. Cork Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world and is located at the mouth of River Lee. Sailing from Cork to Swansea often saves a 300 mile round trip in driving time, and this great route can be booked online with AFerry. Cork also offers the quickest trips from Ireland to the Continent.

Cork port facilities

Cork Ferry Port has excellent modern facilities to ensure the safe and smooth passage of passengers through the port.

Parking facility is available at the port but please call 00 353 (0) 21 4277 801 for more information.

Cork Ferry Port Directions

Take the N25 South Link road from the Cork City and then take the N28 to Ringaskiddy and follow signs to the ferry terminal. Dublin is linked through N8 and N20 links Cork - Limerick and Galway.

The train station is on the Lower Glanmire road less than a mile from the city centre. Nationwide trains operate from here. Irish Rail's travel centre is located at 65 Patrick Street for all enquiries.

There is an hourly service from Cork train station to the Ferry port which takes approximately 45 minutes.Private buses operate from various points along St. Patrick's street and from outside Mulligan's on Parnell Place.

Cork Map

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Port Addresses

Brittany Ferries

Ringaskiddy Terminal, Ringaskiddy, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Fastnet Line

Ringaskiddy Terminal, Ringaskiddy, County Cork, Republic of Ireland


  • 27 Jul 2018
    Good no frills crossing
    • As it's advertised..leaves you in Santander ready to start your holiday. They load motorcycles last but at least you are first off. We had two calm sea crossings which helped.

      Review by BRIAN

  • 29 May 2014
    Visiting family and friends
    • We enjoyed the journey. Staff were nice. Food was good. Water for tea was cold. Could do with another pillow or better quality one.

      Review by pleasant but not wonderful

  • 14 Jul 2013
    My comments
    • As an infrequent ferry user, we found this crossing very good, apart from the very rough seas which is beyond anybody's control. Cabins though small, were good.

      Review by Ed Reid

  • 19 Sep 2012
    Almost a disaster...
    • The company decided to change Roscoff to Brest and I did not receive any information about this change. Fortunatly I asked the ticket agent if the route had any delay and in this moment she said the route had been changed of Port. I had to drive at the last minute from Roscoff to Brest and arrive on time.

      Review by EDUARD DENUC

  • 24 Aug 2012
    • The ship was excellent as long as we were on our feet or in public areas, BUT as soon as we lay on the bunk, there was a constant vibration, not just a noise, and not the sea motion. The rooms need to be rehung somehow. How about hammocks?

      Review by Alexandra Graham

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