How to Get Here

where we are located and and how to travel to Bantry

Bantry is located at the heart of West Cork, one of the most scenic areas of southern Ireland.  Bantry is the central hub of the three peninsulas that surround it, The Sheep’s Head Peninsula, The Mizen Peninsula and The Beara Peninsula. Our location along the Wild Atlantic Way touring route also makes us the the perfect stop to explore this stunning part of Ireland. 

Getting here is easy.

Leaving, not so much.


Bantry is accessed by the N71 national secondary road and is approx 1hr 20mins drive from Cork City.


Cork Airport is approx 1hr 20min drive from Bantry.

Kerry Airport is approx 1hr 30min drive from Bantry.

Shannon Airport is located approx 2hr 40mins from Bantry on the N20.

Dublin Airport is located approx 4hrs drive from Bantry via the M8.

All airports operate a year-round schedule of international flight routes and provide links with public transport for onward journeys.

Public Transport

Bus Eireann operates scheduled bus services which connect Bantry town with Cork city, Glengarriff, Killarney, Castletownbere and nearby towns and villages.

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Cork Port or Ringaskiddy as it is also known, is located approx 1hr. 30mins drive from Bantry and has excellent transport links with Cork city.

Cork Port offers weekly sailings from Cork to Roscoff in France or Santander in Spain. Visit for timetables and more information.

Rosslare Port is approx 3hrs 40mins drive from Bantry and offers routes to the UK and mainland Europe.  You can find more information about Rosslare Port here.

Cruise Tourism

Bantry Bay is the largest of the long marine inlets in south-west Ireland and it is approximately 35 km long, running in a south-west to north-easterly direction. With the ability to cater for large cruise liners in either Bantry harbour or Glengarriff harbour, Bantry has become a popular stop for cruise liners.

Explore the Bantry area

The Sheep's Head Way

The Sheep’s Head Way is right on our doorstep.  Explore it on foot or by car and enjoy these spectaculr views across Bantry Bay.

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The Beara Way

The Beara Way begins in Glengarriff, which is only a quick 20mins drive from Bantry.  Travel this spectacular route over the Healy Pass and enjoy untouched rugged landscapes.

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Mizen Head

At the end of the Mizen Peninsula, the cliffs of Mizen Head rise high above the Atlantic Ocean and the next stop is America!  Visit the Signal Station and excellent Visitor Centre.

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The Wild Atlantic Way

Bantry is centrally located at the heart of West Cork along the Wild Atlantic Way driving route. 

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