Transport Information

Christmas Transport Information

If you are travelling into Cork City Centre for the Christmas celebrations, there are multiple modes of travel available:

 

Bus Transport

A regular bus service is available to the city centre. Information on routes is available at:

 

http://www.buseireann.ie

 

 

CHRISTMAS LATE NIGHT BUS SERVICES

TO: BALLINCOLLIG,  BLARNEY,  CARRIGALINE, MIDLETON

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th December

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th December

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd December

 

Pick up only: St. Patrick’s St.

DEPARTING: 01:00, 02:00 & 03:00 hours

 

  • Route 220 – Douglas East Village – Maryborough Hill – Carrigaline (Departs outside Brown Thomas)
  • Route 220 – Bishopstown Rd. – Curraheen Rd. – Melbourne Rd. – Ballincollig (Departs outside Debenhams)
  • Route 261 – Dillons Cross – Mayfield – Glanmire – Glounthaune – Carrigtwohill – Midleton – Carrigtwohill – Midleton (Departs outside Easons)
  • Route 215 – Blackpool – Churchfield – Farranree – Killeens – Blarney – Cloghroe (Departs outside The Savoy)

Car Parking

Christmas Opening Hours for Cork City Park and Ride, both at Black Ash Park and the extra seasonal Christmas Park and Ride at County Hall are available below, plus Christmas opening hours in Cork City Council operated Car Parks, along with links to Cork City Council’s Park by Phone service and some privately operated Car Parking options. Live details of  available parking spaces can be found at: http://data.corkcity.ie/dataset/parking

Park & Ride

BLACK ASH PARK & RIDE

The Black Ash Park & Ride is located just off the Kinsale Road Roundabout. It has over 940 spaces.  Buses leave every 10 mins at peak times, the final stop is at Lapps Quay in the City Centre.

Open Monday to Saturday 07:30 to 19:15

€5: car & all passengers return

 

Extra Christmas Opening Hours

  • Late night opening – Last bus leaving Lapps Quay at 20:30
  • Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th November
  • Thursday 30th November to Saturday 2nd December
  • Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th December
  • Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th December
  • Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd December
  • Open Sundays 26th November, 3rd, 10th & 17th December
  • First bus departing Black Ash Park & Ride at 11:00
  • Last bus departing Lapps Quay  at 20:30

Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December

  • First bus departing Black Ash Park & Ride at 07:30
  • Last bus departing Lapps Quay at 18:30

Closed 25th & 26th December 2016

  • Normal service from 27th to 30th December

New Year’s Eve, 31st December:

  • First bus departing Black Ash Park & Ride at 11:00
  • Last bus departing Lapps Quay at 18:30

Closed  1st January 2018

Normal hours resume with effect from 2nd January 2018

 

TEMPORARY CHRISTMAS PARK & RIDE AT COUNTY HALL – WEEKENDS ONLY

 

A temporary Park & Ride will operate from County hall on the Carrigrohane Road to Sheares Street.

€5 family return/€3 adult return/€1.50 child return – Includes all day parking &  return bus fare.

Note: Commuter tickets & Free Travel passes (DSFA) are not valid on this service.

This service begins on November 25th and will run – weekends only – up to and including December 24th. Buses every 15 minutes.  Open Saturdays 25th November, 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd December.

  • First bus departing County Hall at 09:30
  • Last bus departing County Hall at 20:15
  • First bus departing Sheares Street at 09:45
  • Last bus departing Sheares Street at 20:30
  • Open Sundays 26th November, 3rd, 10th, 17th December
  • First bus departing County Hall at 10:30
  • Last bus departing County Hall at 20:15
  • First bus departing Sheares Street at 10:45
  • Last bus departing Sheares Street at 20:30
  • Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December
  • First bus departing County Hall at 10:30
  • Last bus departing County Hall at 17:45
  • First bus departing Sheares Street at 10:45
  • Last bus departing Sheares Street at 18:00

Cork City Council Car Parks

 

PAUL STREET CAR PARK

Open Monday to Saturday 07:30 to midnight; Sundays 11:30 to midnight (Normal charges apply)

Extra Christmas Opening Hours

  • Sundays 26th November & 3rd December 09:00 to midnight
  • Sundays 10th and 17th December 07:30 to midnight
  • Sunday 24th December 07:30 to 18:30
  • Closed 25th & 26th December 2016
  • Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December 07:30 to midnight
  • Sunday 31st December 10:00 to 18:30
  • Closed 1st January 2018

Normal hours resume with effect from 2nd January 2018

 

NORTH MAIN STREET CAR PARK

Open Monday to Saturday 07:30 to 21:30; Sundays 11:30 to 21:30 (Normal charges apply)

Extra Christmas Opening Hours

  • Sundays 26th November & 3rd December 09:00 to 21:30
  • Sunday 10th and 17th December 07:30 to 21:30
  • Sunday 24th December 07:30 to 18:30
  • Closed 25th & 26th December 2016
  • Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December 07:30 to 21.30
  • Sunday 31st December 2017 10:00 to 18:30
  • Closed on 1st January 2018

Normal hours resume with effect from 2nd January 2018

 

Park by Phone

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Park by Phone enables users to pay for on-street parking over the phone or through the free Cork City Parking App.

To set up Park by Phone download the free Parking app:

www.play.google.com/store/apps/parkmagic.cork

www.itunes.apple.com/ie/app/cork-park-by-phone

Alternatively, register on www.corkparking.ie  or Phone 021-4924030

 

More on Car Parks in Cork City

Q-Park

Privately operated car parks at Grand Parade, St. Finbarr’s Wandesford Quay, Carroll’s Quay and City Hall.

See here for rates & to book: www.q-park.ie/

 

Merchants Quay Car Park

Privately operated. Car Park Office Phone Number 021 4251001

Normally open until 7pm. LATE OPENING Dates/Times for Christmas 2017 as follows:

FRIDAY 1st 9pm
SATURDAY 2nd 8pm
THURSDAY 7th 9pm
FRIDAY 8th 10pm
SATURDAY 9th 8pm
SUNDAY 10th 10am – 8pm
MONDAY 11th 8pm
TUESDAY 12th 8pm
WEDNESDAY 13th 8pm
THURSDAY 14th 9pm
FRIDAY 15th 10pm
SATURDAY 16th 9pm
SUNDAY 17th 9pm
MONDAY 18th 9pm
TUESDAY 19th 10pm
WEDNESDAY 20th 10pm
THURSDAY 21st 10pm
FRIDAY 22nd 12pm
SATURDAY 23rd 5am – 10pm
SUNDAY 24th 9am – 6pm
MONDAY 25th CLOSED
FRIDAY 29th 9pm
SUNDAY 31st 11am – 6pm

Prices of all the above parking options, plus locations of other car parks in Cork, including Citi Car Park on Grand Parade, can be viewed at

www.parkopedia.ie/parking/cork

Contact

E-mail: christmascelebration@corkcity.ie
Telephone: 021-492 4344

T.E.A.M,
Cork City Council,
City Hall, Cork