Travelling to Cork by Public Transport

By Bus 

Bus Éireann operate a huge number of routes from all over Ireland to Parnell Place Bus Station in Cork city centre whilst a large number of a number of regional private bus companies (including Air Coach) have their bus stop across the river on Patricks Quay.

By Train 

All Dublin and regional connecting trains with Irish Rail come into Kent Street station along with commuter routes from East Cork (Midleton, Cobh, Carrigtwohill and Little Island). 

To complete your journey by foot, simply follow the directions below. 

Travelling by foot

From Cork Kent Railway Station (15 minutes)

  • Head north toward Lower Glanmire Rd/N8
  • Turn left onto Lower Glanmire Rd/N8
  • Turn right toward Clifton Terrace - Take the stairs
  • Continue straight onto Clifton Terrace
  • Turn right onto Summerhill N/R614
  • Turn right onto Middle Glanmire Rd
  • Turn right

Travelling by foot continued..

From Cork Parnell Place Bus Station (21 minutes)

  • Head north on Parnell Pl/R610 toward Merchant's Quay/N8
  • Turn right onto Merchant's Quay/N8
  • Turn left onto Brian Boru St/N8
  • Continue to follow Brian Boru St
  • Brian Boru St turns slightly right and becomes Summerhill N/R614
  • Turn right onto Middle Glanmire Rd
  • Turn right
  • The Montenotte Hotel will be on the right


The hotel is easily accessible by the local bus service, with the number 207 & 208 bus stopping down at the nearby St Luke’s. 

Once at St.Lukes, simply turn right and enjoy a 400m stroll through the Montenotte neighborhood where you will find the hotel on your right hand side.

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Using GPS


When using the GPS, the suggested route takes you via Lover's Lane. Please note from guest feedback this route can be difficult for those driving a large vehicle or if you are not familiar with driving on the left side of the road. We reccommend you perhaps take a few extra minutes and take an alternative route.

Post Code: T23 E9DX

Longitude: -8.452505


Travelling from Cork airport


  • Turn left out of airport at roundabout
  •   Straight through next set of traffic lights
  •   At "Kinsale Road roundabout" take road for Dublin & Waterford (N8 & N25)
  •   Keep going straight, you will go through the "Jack Lynch Tunnel"
  •   At roundabout take 1st exit on left for Cork City, with signs for Limerick on your left on the Duel Carriageway.
  •   Take the exit for Limerick N20
  •   Go over the flyover and drive past the Silversprings up the hill.
  •   At the traffic lights at the top of the hill turn left, and turn left again at the next set of traffic lights.
  •   Continue on this road for approx 1.5 miles to a junction called St. Lukes Cross.
  • Turn right, continue for 400m and the entrance to the hotel is on the right.

Travelling from Dublin


  • Get on M50 from Swords Rd/R132, Old Airport Rd and R108, 8 min (4.8 km)
  • Follow M50 to N7 in Dublin. Take exit 9 from M50, 10 min (14.9 km)
  • Continue to Kildare, 14 min (20.9 km)
  • Follow M7 and M8 to N8 in Cork. Take the N8 exit from M8, 2 hr 3 min (218 km)
  • Continue on N8 to your destination in Cork
  • Continue onto N8 (350 m)
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on N8 (1.8 km)
  • Continue straight onto Lower Glanmire Rd/N8 (500 m)
  • Turn right onto Trafalgar Hill (180 m)
  • Continue onto Lover's Walk (1.0 km)
  • Continue onto Middle Glanmire Rd (450 m)
  • Turn left and The Montenotte Hotel will be on the right

Travelling from Cork city


  • Through the main Street "St. Patricks Street" continue forward onto St Patricks Bridge - N8
  • Turn right onto Maccurtain Street - N8
  • At the end of the MacCurtain Street, take the turn to the left, "Summerhill North"
  • At the top of the hill you will come to a cross roads, St. Lukes Cross
  • Turn right, continue for 400m and the entrance to the hotel is on the right.
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