Cork Urban Network Enhancement

Bus Éireann, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) are pleased to announce the introduction of significant service enhancements on the Cork Urban Network.

These enhancements will see the introduction of enhanced services on the following routes/corridors:

  • Route 202: Apple – City Centre – Mahon Point Corridor
    • Evening frequency will be increased to every 15mins
    • Core Sunday frequency will be increased to every 15mins
    • Two way operation will be introduced on Righmahon Rd.
    • A new Route 212 will provide a service from Kent Station to Mahon Point via City Centre & Monahan Rd in both directions
    • The Route 202 timetable will now operate as either Route 202 or 202a to distinguish the different routings taken in both the Mahon Point & Hollyhill area’s
  • Route 208: Curraheen – City Centre – Ashmount Corridor
    • Evening frequency will be increased to every 15mins
    • Core Sunday frequency will be increased to every 15mins
  • Route 214/221: CUH – City Centre - GlanmireCorridor
    • Combined Route 214/221 will now provide a cross city route from Glanmire to CUH.
    • Frequency between Glanmire and the city centre will increase to every 20mins.
    • Increased evening & weekend frequency
    • All services operate via Kent Rail Station
  • Route 220: Ballincollig – City Centre – Carragaline
    • This route will now extend to serve the Carragaline Primary Care Centre.
  • Route 225/226/226a – Cork Airport Corridor
    • Route 226/226a will now provide an hourly service linking Kinsale to Cork City with extended hours of operation
    • Route 225 will be extended to Cork City providing an hourly service linking Carragaline & Ringaskiddy via Cork Airport
    • Combined Route 225/226 will provide a bus every 30mins to/from the City Centre & Kent Station.
    • Route 225L will provide an hourly local service linking Carragaline to Ringaskiddy and combined with Route 225 will provide a service every 30mins between these locations.
    • All services will now be operated by low floor vehicles

For the best value fares, customers can save by using their Leap Card and get up to 30% savings on the price of a single ticket or use a zonal product for best value multi-journey fares.

If customers have any feedback in relation to the revised service offering, they can forward their comments to

Bus Éireann would like to thank our customers on the Cork Urban Network for their continued support of the public transport services on this corridor and we look forward to welcoming you on-board our improved services in the near future.

Driver training and route familiarisation has commenced on these routes and will continue throughout the holiday season, with full operation of the routes commencing on 3 January, 2021.  All timetables have been approved by the National Transport Authority (NTA) and are available on

Friday, 18th December, 2020