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

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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 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Belfast to Cork via Connolly Train Station, Busáras Luas Stop, and Heuston Train Station in around 6 h 6 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via London Heathrow
Avg. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Edinburgh
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Manchester
Avg. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Birmingham
Avg. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Newquay
Avg. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Edinburgh
Avg. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Manchester
Avg. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Birmingham
Avg. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Bristol
Avg. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via London Stansted
Avg. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Gdansk
Avg. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via London Gatwick
Avg. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via London Heathrow
Avg. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Cardiff
Avg. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Glasgow, Cardiff
Avg. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast Central Train Station to Connolly Train Station
Avg. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston Train Station to Cork Kent Train Station
Avg. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Avg. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to St. Patricks Quay
Avg. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Gobe
Website
gobe.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
gobe.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Avg. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station
Avg. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$24 - $35
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay
Avg. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Belfast to Cork?

The distance between Belfast and Cork is 345 km. The road distance is 421 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Belfast to Cork?

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Cork is to bus which costs £30 and takes 5 h 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Belfast to Cork?

The quickest way to get from Belfast to Cork is to drive which takes 4 h 8 min and costs £50.

Is there a direct bus between Belfast and Cork?

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 35 min.

How long does it take to get from Belfast to Cork?

It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Belfast to Cork, including transfers.