It's 14 miles to Cork from Cobh (the port of Cork) by cab or 25 minutes by train.
The train station is about 100 yards away from where we were berthed.
Cork is about a 20 minute train from Cobh. The ship docks right at the train station and it's about €14pp round trip. You buy a return ticket from the booking office on the platform.
Trains leave at 7, 7;30, 8, 8;30 etc and take 24mins
Return trains go on the hour 3p, 4p etc
From Cork into centre of town it is a 5-8 min walk ,follow other travellers,
You can see the train station at Cobh (Cove ) from the ship and it's very cheap to travel, and a nice little journey. The station staff at Cork were very helpful and polite, and you'll get a lovely welcome and send off from the people at Cobh as the ship leaves. The gift shops at the quay get long queues before the ship is due to leave, so buy early. Nice little pub there too where you can sit outside if the weather's nice and have a Murphy's and atch the ship. Enjoy your trip.