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Cork, County Cork, Ireland

How much does it cost to travel to Cork?

You should plan to spend around $109 (€101) per day on your vacation in Cork. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $32 (€30) on meals
  • $17 (€16) on local transportation
  • $129 (€120) on hotels

A one week trip to Cork for two people costs, on average, $1,528 (€1,417). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cork cost?

A one week trip to Cork usually costs around $764 (€709) for one person and $1,528 (€1,417) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cork on average costs around $1,528 (€1,417) for one person and $3,055 (€2,835) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cork will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cork on average costs around $3,274 (€3,037) for one person and $6,547 (€6,074) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Cork has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Cork expensive to visit?

Prices in Cork are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Cork is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Delphi or Riga.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Cork Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Cork?

The average Cork trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Cork travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 120 ($129)
Local Transportation 1 16 ($17)
Food 2 30 ($32)
Entertainment 1 9.29 ($10)
Alcohol 2 6 - 19 ($7 - 21)
Accommodation Budget in Cork
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cork is $65 (€60). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cork is $129 (€120). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Cork

Looking for a hotel in Cork? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cork based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $142. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Cork
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cork is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $17 (€16) per person, per day, on local transportation in Cork.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Cork
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cork can vary, the average cost of food in Cork is $32 (€30) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cork should cost around $13 (€12) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cork is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Cork
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Cork typically cost an average of $10 (€9.29) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Cork
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $14 (€13) on alcoholic beverages in Cork per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Last Updated: Feb 13, 2024
Cork On a Budget
Cork Cork, Ireland
Located on the banks of the River Lee, Cork has a small, but pleasant downtown that is easy to walk around. The city was built up on marshland, and many of the streets today, including St Patrick's Street, the South Mall and the Grand Parade, are actually built over what was once river channels. Today there are more than thirty bridges that cross over the channelized River Lee. As an orientation, it's nice to take a historic walking tour of the downtown area. Then you can explore the area in more detail by yourself. There are cathedrals, museums, and galleries around town so you can keep yourself quite entertained. If the weather is nice, head out to Lough park, which has a small freshwater limestone lake and some interesting water fowl to see. It's a great place to people watch and see daily life in the city of Cork.

Cork's climate is mild with lots of rain. The temperature rarely drops below freezing and extremely hot days above 25 degrees Celsius during the summer months are also uncommon. It rarely snows and if it does, the snow does not linger long. There are an average of 152 rainy days a year and foggy weather is common. Still, you can expect on average about 4 hours of sunshine most days.
One of the must see attractions in Cork is Elizabeth Fort, which offers a great view of the city. Near the fort you will find St Finbarr's Cathedral, witch is a gothic building constructed during the 19th century. In town you will want to swing by the Lewis Gluckman Gallery if you're interested in art. A visit to the University College Cork while you're in the area is worthwhile as well.
Most visitors spend almost all of there time in the city center of Cork. There you will find plenty of restaurants, hotels and most of the city's main attractions. It's a compact and small area that can easily be walked around. It is recommended that you grab a map before you begin exploring.

During the summer and fall months there are some great local festivals that are worth checking out. The Midsummer Festival lasts for a month between June and July and includes art, poetry, and drama. The Film Festival, which is more than 50 years old, is in November and has both Irish and international films. The Jazz Festival is one of the largest in Europe and is at the end of October. Finally, the Elizabeth Fort Market Festival showcases Cork heritage and takes place every Sunday. It's a great place to check out some local crafts, taste some good food, and have a cultural experience.
Food and Dining
There are plenty of different dining options available in Cork. One interesting place to eat is the Cork English Market. It's located near Grand Parade and South Mall and is open between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm. This is an old, covered market that has a variety of great food available in a nice setting. There is often live piano music as well. The Ivory Tower is another notable place to eat in Cork. It offers an eclectic setting with unusual food. It can be quite pricey, but you can experience an eight course traditional Irish Food Tasting menu if you choose. The restaurant is small and the staff is very friendly.

International options around town include Thai food, pizzerias, Italian, Chinese and Japanese. These restaurants are often more affordable, but the quality of the food can be variable.

Cork has a small city center, so you can really explore most of the area on foot. In general, you do not need to use public transportation as a tourist. If you do decide to travel further outside of town, then there are bus routes that go to the residential suburbs. Most of the buses leave from St. Patrick's Street, South Mall, Grand Parade and Merchant's Quay. You can also catch a guided bus tour at the intersection of Grand Parade and South Mall. This is a good way to get oriented and see the main attractions of the city.

Taxis are readily available around town and prices are set for in town trips. If you're heading further out of town then you may want to negotiate the price. You can also discuss a guided tour with taxi drivers as these are often available. There is also a carpooling program available in Cork. This is predominantly used by commuters that travel between Kinsale and Cork during the mornings and evenings.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.