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There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Cork by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent Cork/Mallow Service

$50 - $75

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Bus Aircoach  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 704-x / ...

$13 - $50

3 alternative options

Bus Dublin Coach  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay 600

$19 - $39

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Cork 158.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Cork (ORK) DUB - ORK

$120 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Cork is to bus which costs 11€ - 45€ and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Cork is to train which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin and arriving at St. Patricks Quay. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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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 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Cork is 219 km. The road distance is 253.1 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Cork without a car is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 45€ - 65€.

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The train from Heuston to Cork Kent takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Dublin to Cork bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from Dublin station.

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

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The best way to get from Dublin to Cork is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 45€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 45€ and takes 3 h, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 380€ and takes 5 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Cork.
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  • Distance: 136.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Cork, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Cork hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, Aircoach operates a bus from Dublin to Cork hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Rennes
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Southampton
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Gobe
Website
gobe.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
gobe.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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There is no direct flight from Dublin Airport to Cork Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Dublin to Cork bus services, operated by Aircoach, arrive at St. Patricks Quay station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Cork is 253 km. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Dublin to Cork.

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Air France, Flybe, Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Cork Airport.

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There are 157+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 14 min and costs 4€ - 11€.

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