Getting to Clayton Hotel Cork City

Our hotel is located right in the heart of Cork city, making it easily accessible from Cork Airport, Dublin and Limerick.

clayton hotel cork city

Clayton Hotel Cork City

Cork’s premier 4-star hotel overlooking the River Lee and facing the inspired architecture of City Hall.

Driving directions to Clayton Hotel Cork City

From Cork Airport

Clayton Hotel Cork City is only an 8km from Cork International Airport.

Driving: Cork Airport is at the south end of the N27 when coming from the north, west, or east of Cork and off the R600 when coming from Kinsale. You can also arrange car hire at the Cork International Airport. Guest relations and the front office team at the hotel would be happy to make some suggestions for you.

Aircoach: Bus Eireann’s Aircoach service provides a frequent bus service from Cork Airport to Cork Bus Station which is located along-side Clayton Hotel Cork City.

Taxi: Taxis are available from outside the arrivals hall at Cork Airport and cost from approximately €12-€15 to Clayton Hotel Cork City.

From Dublin


● Take the M7 from Dublin and exit left for Cork sign posted the M8 just after the toll just after Portlaoise and travel straight to Cork:
● At the Dunkettle Interchange (N25), take 3rd exit to Cork city centre
● Junction with R639 at roundabout forward – direction city centre.
● Travel along Andersons Quay. Forward through 1st set of lights (Penrose Wharf on right) at Michael Collins Bridge.
● Transfer into left lane.
● At next set of traffic lights, bear left. Cross the Brian Boru Bridge (wrought iron structure).
● Go through two more set of lights and Clayton Hotel Cork City is on your left. (Turn left at 2nd set of lights to access the Lapps Quay car park)

From Limerick

● Directions from Limerick/ Mallow (N20) – (35kms)
● Start out at Mallow, Cork. Follow signs Cork (N20).
● Pass through the village of ‘Rathduff’. Junction with R635 (Cork North Ring).
● At traffic signals turn right (Signposted City Centre-N20). Stay in left lane.
● Travel through 6 sets of traffic lights. At 7th set, Statoil Station on your left, Heineken Ireland on your right, go through these lights
● Travel straight to the next set of light and travel over the bridge (verging to the left) with the Cork Opera House on your right-hand side. Turn left and travel to the next set of traffic light.
● Go straight through and continue past next set of traffic lights (at the Cork Bus Station on your right)
● Enter the right hand lane and Turn right at the next set of traffic lights
● Take 1st left turn which is approx. 30 metres from the previous lights
● Clayton Hotel Cork City is now on your right and turn right to access the Lapps Quay car park

From Killarney or West Cork

● Start out at Ballincollig. Follow signs Cork- City Centre, N22.
● Coming up to the Kinsale Road Roundabout, take 2nd Exit N27 (signposted city centre).
● Travel through 2 sets of traffic lights-stay in middle lane.
● At 3rd set of traffic lights take a right-stay in left lane.
● Travel through 2 sets of lights and cross the bridge, passing through 2 more sets of lights.
● At the 2nd set of lights (Jury’s Inn on the corner, take a left).
● At the end of the street – bus station opposite you-take a left onto Deane Street and stay in left lane.
● Go through one more set of lights and Clayton Hotel Cork City is on your left. (Turn left at these set of lights to access the Lapps Quay car park)

From Kent Street Train Station

Clayton Hotel Cork City is only a 5 minute walk from Kent Street Train Station. Come out of the train station and exit left from the station and following the footpath and head towards the River Lee, once you are alongside the River you will see Clayton Hotel Cork City ahead of you.

From Cork Parnell Place Bus Station

Clayton Hotel Cork City is only a 1-minute walk from Cork Parnell Place Bus Station. Come out of bus station and exit right and right again and you will see Clayton Hotel Cork City just ahead of you.


Parking is available at Lapps Quay Public Car Park located in the basement of Clayton Hotel Cork City.

Hotel Residents

Guests of the hotel can avail of a special rate of €12.00 per night which is valid from 3 pm on the day of arrival to 12noon the following day.
This rate is valid for a one car single entry and exit.
The ticket must be stamped at reception and is payable directly at car park pay stations.


From everyday efficiencies to new innovations, we always aim to have a positive impact on the environment.

Environment, Energy Management & Emissions

We recognise the importance of managing and reducing our energy and Greenhouse Gas emissions. To this end, we have an active program of measurement and reporting our performance in these areas across the hotel.


Water is a critical resource, and we recognise our responsibility to engage in conservation projects. We have implemented a number of activities across the hotel including the use of glass bottles used in all our meeting rooms, bars, and restaurants to reduce our plastic and water usage.

We have installed showers that use less than 7.5 litres of water per minute and self-closing taps.


Removing single-use plastics from all aspects of our business is the primary waste reduction.

We work closely with Greenstar Waste Management on this but also have eliminated plastics straws from use in all hotels, and replacing them with paper, compostable versions. We use specialist food waste companies to manage our waste produce in order to minimise the negative environmental impact we have.

Travel – Car Transportation

We have taken steps to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels for transportation through staff education on available low-carbon driving options such as taking the train, if possible.

If employees use their cars for company journey’s we encourage carpooling amongst our sister hotels.

Public electric car charge points are located within 500m of the hotel at Kent Train Station.


We have a number of supportive structures to encourage green commuting with bike parking stations located in Lapps Quay Car Park.  Our employees can avail of a discounted bike to work scheme or of the Cork bike-share station location on our doorstep.


Flying is unavoidable in certain circumstances, but we encourage our team to fly wisely and only as necessary.


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