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Duration 2h 39m
Distance 252.9 km
Average price €27
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between Dublin and Cork takes 2h 39m and the fastest train takes 2h 32m. The train service runs several times per day from Dublin to Cork. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Heuston
  2. Cork
2h 37m
€20 - €30

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Want to know about travelling from Dublin to Cork? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston and arriving at Cork Kent. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 37m.

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The distance between Dublin and Cork is 219 km. The road distance is 252.9 km.

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Dublin to Cork train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Heuston station.

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Dublin to Cork train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Cork Kent station.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at €87 per night.

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What companies run services between Dublin and Cork?

Irish Rail operates a train from Heuston to Cork Kent hourly. Tickets cost €20 - €30 and the journey takes 2h 37m.
Train operators
Irish Rail
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Estimated price
€20 - €30

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