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Location & Car Park


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. 

Dublin International Airport:  The Imperial Hotel is just a 2hour and 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.

Shannon International Airport;  Shannon International Airport is just a 1hour and 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.

Sea: Travel by ferry from the UK to Rosslare or Dublin

Rosslare port is a 2hour and 45 minute drive from Cork City Centre

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


Kent Station is an Iarnród Éireann railway station in Cork. 

Located approx 15 min walk from the Imperial Hotel and a 5 min drive.

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 to your room.

It is a privately owned car park but we have a preferred price for guests, there is a charge of €12.00 per day from 3pm on the day of arrival to 12 noon on the day of check out.

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 6-minute walk from the hotel).

Coca-Cola Zero Bikes:

Coca-Cola zero bikes are available on South Mall facing The Imperial Hotel. With many drop off points across the city, it's a great way to explore Cork while reducing your carbon footprint.