How do I get to Cape Clear Island?

Cape Clear is an island located 12 km (approx. 45 minutes by ferry) off the South West coast of Ireland. A regular boat/ferry runs from the village of Baltimore. Allow plenty of time to park the car, enjoy the village refreshments and amenities, and get yourselves to the ferry. It doesn’t wait for you, if it’s going… it’s gone.

From Cork

The nearest airport is Cork International Airport which is located 58 miles (93 Km) or 1 hr 45 minutes by car from Baltimore. Cork airport is about 15 minutes outside Cork City.

From Dublin

Dublin International Airport is located 360 km or 4 hrs 45 from Baltimore by car.

From Shannon

Shannon Airport is located 197 km or 3 hrs 12 from Baltimore by car.

By Bus 

The best way to travel to Cape by bus is to go from Cork City (which can be reached by regular trains from Dublin). Bus Éireann operates a bus, Bus 237, from outside Kent station in Cork to Skibbereen (Stop 249701). From here, a bus leaves to Baltimore three times a day, the earliest at 13.30pm. For more info see:

 Ferry to Island foot passengers only, allow plenty of time for Car parking. It is best to book sailings online. For more info see: