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Local bus services
All services are operated by Bus Eireann (service number in brackets).

Cork–Bandon–Clonakilty–Skibbereen–Bantry–Killarney (252)
Cork–Bandon–Clonakilty–Skibbereen–Schull (237)
Cork–Bandon–Drimoleague–Bantry–Castletownbere (236)
Drimoleague–Skibbereen–Baltimore (251)

Taxi & coach services
For private transport to and from Baltimore and the surrounding area, including transfers to and from Cork airport.

Island ferries
Baltimore is the main ferry port for the islands of Sherkin and Cape Clear. The ferries operate all year round. Extra trips can be arranged for groups on request. (There may be additional routes/services in summer.)

BALTIMORE–SHERKIN ISLAND – Mystic Waters (8 minutes)
BALTIMORE–CAPE CLEAR – Cailin Óir or Dún Aengus (40 minutes)
BALTIMORE–HEIR ISLAND (by arrangement) – Thresher (15 minutes)

Distances from Baltimore

Skibbereen - 11 km (7 miles)
Cork - 100 km (60 miles)
Shannon airport - 200 km (120 miles)
Rosslare - 290 km (170 miles)
Dublin - 350 km (210 miles)

Please note: routes and services on this page are liable to change.

Baltimore Taxi Service

Tel: 087 131 7313

Car or minibus (wheelchair facility) any place any time

Cape Clear Ferry

Tel: 028 39159 / 086 3465110

Cailí­n Óir – Ferry and cruise service, operating to Cape Clear Island all year round.


Heir Island Ferry

Tel: 086 809 2447

Year-round service between Heir Island and Cunnamore Pier. Special trips between Heir Island, Baltimore, Sherkin, Schull, Cape Clear. Excursions to smaller islands


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