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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, taxi, ferry  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Killarney
  2. Take a taxi from Killarney to Portmagee
  3. Take the ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island

$156 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus Transport for Ireland, ferry  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Parnell Place to Ardgroom 231
  2. Take the ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island

$66 - $76

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry via Tralee, Tralee Bus Station  •  8 h 6 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, Tralee Bus Station to Dingle, Dingle 275
  3. Take the ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island

$79 - $92

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 taxi to Portmagee, then take the ferry to Skellig Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cork to Skellig Michael via Ardgroom and Portmagee in around 6 h 25 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Parnell Place to Ardgroom
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
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
Bus from Tralee, Tralee Bus Station to Dingle, Dingle
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Skelligs Rock Ferry
Website
skelligsrock.com
Ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
skelligsrock.com
Book at
skelligsrock.com
Other operators
Taxi from Killarney to Portmagee
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Windmill Cabs
Phone
+353 66 718 6777

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cork and Skellig Michael is 142 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cork to Skellig Michael is to bus and ferry which costs 55€ - 65€ and takes 6 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Cork to Skellig Michael is to train and taxi and ferry which takes 4 h 33 min and costs 130€ - 170€.

It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Cork to Skellig Michael, including transfers.