There are 6 ways to get from Belfast to Cork by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Aircoach  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport 705-x
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to St. Patricks Quay 704-x

$36 - $49

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Train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent Cork/Mallow Service

$90 - $135

Bus Bus Eireann  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 707

$65 - $86

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Belfast to Cork 263 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Belfast City  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Cork (ORK) BHD - ORK

$109 - $312

Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Cork (ORK) BFS - ORK

$112 - $326

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Cork is to bus which costs £27 - £40 and takes 5 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Cork is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Cork. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at St. Patricks Quay via Dublin Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 38 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Cork is 215 miles. The road distance is 263 miles.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Cork without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 38 min and costs £27 - £40.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Belfast to Cork, including transfers.

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Belfast to Cork bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Cork is to bus which takes 5 h 38 min and costs £27 - £40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £65 - £110 and takes 6 h 6 min, you could also fly, which costs £80 - £240 and takes 6 h 18 min.

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There is no direct flight from Belfast City Airport to Cork Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Cork.
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  • Distance: 215.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Cork, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Belfast to Cork via Dublin Airport in around 5 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Belfast to Cork via Connolly, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 6 h 6 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Gdansk
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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