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

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Train  •  3h 35m

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

$46 - $74

Cheapest option

Bus Dublin Coach  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Athy, Duke Street to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre 817
  2. Take the bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to St. Patricks Quay 600

$19 - $33

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Athy to Kilkenny MacDonagh Kildare/Waterford Service
  2. Take the bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to St. Patricks Quay 600

$22 - $39

Bus Bus Eireann  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 40

$43 - $55

Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Athy to Cork 121.7 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Athy to Cork is to bus which costs 16€ - 29€ and takes 4h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Athy to Cork is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athy to Cork. However, there are services departing from Athy, Duke Street and arriving at St. Patricks Quay via MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Athy to Cork. However, there are services departing from Athy and arriving at Cork Kent via Kildare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 35m.

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The distance between Athy and Cork is 158 km. The road distance is 194.7 km.

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The best way to get from Athy to Cork without a car is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs 40€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Athy to Cork, including transfers.

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Athy to Cork bus services, operated by Bernard Kavanagh & Sons, depart from Athy, Duke Street station.

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Athy to Cork train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Kildare station.

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The best way to get from Athy to Cork is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 29€ and takes 4h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Athy to Cork.
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  • Distance: 98.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Athy to Cork once a week. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athy to Cork via MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre in around 4h 1m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kildare to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
Irish Rail
Train from Athy to Kilkenny MacDonagh
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Athy, Duke Street to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Athy to Cork is 195 km. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Athy to Cork.

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There are 171+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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