There are 3 ways to get from Cork to Skellig Michael by train, bus or ferry

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Recommended option

Train, bus, ferry  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Killarney
  2. Take the bus from Killarney, Killarney Bus Station to Cahersiveen, Cahersiveen
  3. Take the ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island

$70 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Killarney, Killarney Bus Station 40
  2. Take the bus from Killarney, Killarney Bus Station to Cahersiveen, Cahersiveen
  3. Take the ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island

$63 - $69

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry via Tralee, Tralee Bus Station  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Tralee, Tralee Bus Station 40
  2. Take the bus from Tralee to Cahersiveen R37
  3. Take the ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cork to Skellig Michael is to bus and ferry which costs 50€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cork to Skellig Michael is to train and bus and ferry which costs 60€ - 70€ and takes 6 h 59 min.

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The distance between Cork and Skellig Michael is 142 km.

The best way to get from Cork to Skellig Michael without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 6 h 59 min and costs 60€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to get from Cork to Skellig Michael, including transfers.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Skellig Michael. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cork to Skellig Michael.
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  • Distance: 89.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 59 min

What companies run services between Cork, Ireland and Skellig Michael, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Cork to Skellig Michael. However, you can take the train to Killarney, take the walk to Killarney, Killarney Bus Station, take the bus to Cahersiveen, Cahersiveen, take the walk to Cahersiveen, take the bus to Portmagee, then take the ferry to Skellig Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cork to Skellig Michael via Killarney, Killarney Bus Station, Cahersiveen, Cahersiveen, Cahersiveen, and Portmagee in around 7 h 15 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Killarney, Killarney Bus Station to Cahersiveen, Cahersiveen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Killarney, Killarney Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Tralee, Tralee Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
local link
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
locallink.ie
Bus from Tralee to Cahersiveen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
locallink.ie
Ferry operators
Skelligs Rock Ferry
Website
skelligsrock.com
Ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
skelligsrock.com
Book at
skelligsrock.com

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