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

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Bus Aircoach  •  5h 41m

  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 / ...

$34 - $52

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Train  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly 8
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent 1

$89 - $129

Bus Dublin Coach  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...
  2. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay 600

$47 - $73

Drive  •  4h 8m

  1. Drive from Belfast to Cork 263 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Belfast City  •  6h 33m

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

$109 - $312

Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  6h 50m

  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 £26 - £40 and takes 5h 41m.

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

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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 5h 41m.

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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 5h 41m and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m 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 5h 41m and costs £26 - £40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £65 - £100 and takes 6h 6m, you could also fly, which costs £80 - £240 and takes 6h 33m.

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There is no direct flight from Belfast City Airport to Cork Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m 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: 5h 41m

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 5h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Belfast to Cork via Connolly, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 6h 6m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Malaga
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Bus from Dublin Airport to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
Bus Eireann
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
Transport for Ireland
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Belfast to Cork is 263 miles. It takes approximately 4h 8m to drive from Belfast to Cork.

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British Airways, KLM, Flybe and Aer Lingus offer flights from Belfast City Airport to Cork Airport.

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There are 157+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8m and costs £2 - £4.

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