Travelling to Bantry

Getting to Bantry

Bantry Harbour

Bantry Harbour

Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, Bantry is approximately 90 km west of Cork City.

If you are unsure of travel directions please get in touch – we are more than happy to help you to get to this beautiful part of Ireland.

GPS: Latitude : 51.680563 | Longitude : -9.448771

Bantry on Google Maps


By Car

Bantry is along the N71 between Glengariff and Ballydehob.

  • From Cork (via N71):  Approx 90 km or 1 hr – 1 ¼ hr drive
  • From Dublin (via M7 & M8):  Approx 285 km or 4.5 hr drive
  • From Limerick (via N20):  Approx 180 km or 3 hr drive.

By Plane

Cork Airport
– Cork Airport is located 1 ¼ hr drive from Bantry
– Daily direct flights from Paris, Amsterdam and the UK
– Direct flights from Portugal, Spain, Germany and more

Kerry Airport
– Kerry Airport is located just outside Killarney, approx 75km or 1 ¼ hr drive from Bantry

Shannon Airport
– Shannon Airport is located in County Clare, approx 180 kms or 2 ¾ hr drive from Bantry

Dublin Airport
– Dublin Airport is located just outside Dublin, approx 348 km, 4 ¾ hr drive from Bantry

Private Transport

Contact George Plant Minibus & Taxi Services who provides private transport services for the West Cork/South East Kerry Region.

+353 (0)27 50654
+353 (0)86 239 8123

By Train

Cork City is served by a mainline rail terminal (Kent Station), however, there is no train connection to Bantry.

Visit Irish Rail website for more information.

By Bus

Cork City to Bantry
Bus Eireann
West Cork Connect

Local West Cork bus services
Local Link

Daily time tables

By Ferry

Cork Harbour (1½ hr drive) is serviced by Brittany Ferries.

Find out all other ferry services to Ireland here.