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Location & Car Parking

Travel by Air

Cork International Airport:  
The Imperial Hotel is just a 10-minute drive from Cork International Airport
You can take the 225 bus to the South Mall or rent a car in the arrivals hall. 

Directions from Cork Airport
Travel by Bus

Dublin International Airport:  
The Imperial Hotel is just a 2hour 30 minute drive from Dublin International Airport.
You can take the 600 bus to the city centre or rent a car in the arrivals hall.

Directions from Dublin Airport
Travel from Dublin Airport by Bus
Travel from Dublin Airport by Aircoach 

Shannon International Airport:
Shannon International Airport is just a 1hour 50 minute drive from the Imperial Hotel
You can take the 51 bus to Cork City centre or rent a car in the arrivals hall.

Directions from Shannon Airport 
Travel from Shannon Airport by Bus


Travel by Sea

You can travel by ferry from the UK to Rosslare or Dublin.

Rosslare Port
Rosslare is a 2hour 45 minute drive from Cork City Centre
Directions from Rosslare 

Dublin Port
Dublin Port is a 2hour 30 minute drive from Cork City Centre
Directions from Dublin 



Travel by Train

Kent Station is an Iarnród Éireann railway station in Cork. 
Located approx 15-minute walk, 10-minute cycle or a 5 min drive. from the Imperial Hotel

Directions from Kent Station



Travel by Bus

Parnell Bus Station is the main city centre bus station. You can plan your routes to various parts of Cork here. 
Parnell Bus Station is a 6 minute walk from the hotel.

Directions from Parnell Bus Station


Travel by Bike 

TFI bikes are available on South Mall facing The Imperial Hotel. There is a collection point facing the hotel and with many drop off points across the city, it's a great way to explore Cork while reducing your carbon footprint.

Rent a Bike



Location & Surrounding Area

Our boutique Cork hotel enjoys an unrivaled setting in the centre of the pedestrianised zone in Cork City. The world famous English Market and the bustling main shopping districts of Patrick Street and Oliver Plunkett Street are all right on our doorstep.

Explore Things to do in Cork



Car Park

We do not offer a Valet Parking Service but we have limited spaces available at a preferred price in Union Quay car park, a five-minute walk from the hotel. Please note that these spaces can fill up quite quickly, so we may offer you a preferred rate in another car park if the Union Quay car park is full. 

To avail of this car parking facility, please park outside the main entrance of the hotel, on check-in the receptionist will give you a pass and directions. It would be an idea to bring in your luggage when you check in and our porters will deliver it to your room.

It is a privately owned car park but we have a preferred price for guests, there is a charge of €15.00 per day from 3 pm on the day of arrival to 12 noon on the day of check out.

Directions to the Car Park


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

There are also many electric vehicle charging stations around Cork. The closest one is the charging point on South Mall (less than a minute walk to the hotel) and Copley Street (approx a 6-minute walk from the hotel).



Contact Us

The Imperial Hotel
76 South Mall
Cork, Ireland, T12 A2YT

Tel: +353 21 4274040