You can get to Ireland by sea ferries or air. See the map and the list of websites below.

By Air

Aer Lingus
Aer Arann

By Sea

Irish Ferries
Stena Line
P&O Ferries
Brittany Ferries



Cape Clear is an island located 12 km (approx. 45 minutes) off the South West coast of Ireland. A regular boat/ferry runs from the village of Baltimore (or Schull at certain times of the year). 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. Dublin International Airport is located 166 miles (267 Km) or 3 hours from Cork city by car. Shannon Airport is located 77 miles (123 Km) or 2 hours by car.

A regular bus service runs between Cork and Skibbereen or Baltimore.


By Bus

To Skibbereen / Baltimore

Bus Eireann
View Timetable


By Train

To Cork

Irish Rail


Boat to Cape Clear

From Schull / Baltimore

By Car

Approximate distances (within Ireland) to Baltimore & Schull

Cork (Airport) – Baltimore:  61 miles /   97 km   1h 41m
Dublin (Airport) – Baltimore:217 miles / 350 km   4h 25m
Shannon (Airport) – Baltimore:137 miles / 221 km   3h 34m
Belfast (Airport)  – Baltimore:323 miles / 520 km   6h 17m
Galway  – Baltimore:183 miles / 295 km   4h 28m
Farranfore – Baltimore:  84 miles / 135 km   1h 35m
Cork (Airport) – Schull:  67 miles / 107 km   1h 46m
Dublin (Airport) – Schull:224 miles / 360 km   4h 29m
Shannon (Airport) – Schull:144 miles / 231 km   3h 39m
Belfast (Airport) – Schull:331 miles / 529 km   6h 22m