There are 12 ways to get from Bournemouth to Cork by train, plane, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train to Southampton, fly  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Cork (ORK) SOU - ORK

$73 - $317

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry via Birmingham  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth to Birmingham
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 707

$59 - $78

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK

$88 - $346

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cork (ORK) STN - ORK

$90 - $230

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cork (ORK) LGW - ORK

$88 - $320

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Cork (ORK) BHX - ORK

$127 - $321

Train, train to Bristol, fly  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Cork (ORK) BRS - ORK

$134 - $382

Train, car ferry, bus  •  16 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Swansea
  3. Take the train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
  4. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  5. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...
  6. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay 600

$220 - $345

Train, bus and ferry  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

$152 - $223

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth to Birmingham
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

$89 - $126

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 035
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 707

$81 - $106

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Cork

$114 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Cork is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £45 - £60 and takes 17 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Cork is to train and fly which takes 5 h 10 min and costs £55 - £240.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Cork is 476 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Bournemouth to Cork, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Cork. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at St. Patricks Quay via Birmingham, Outside Connolly Station and Dublin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Cork, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Bournemouth to Cork. However, you can take the train to Southampton Airport Parkway, take the walk to Southampton airport, fly to Cork, take the walk to Cork Airport, then take the line 226 bus to Cork. Alternatively, you can take the train to Woking, take the bus to Heathrow Airport London, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Cork, take the walk to Cork Airport, then take the line 226 bus to Cork.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Birmingham to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Woking
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $28
Train from Bournemouth to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
Train from Bournemouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Bournemouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $160
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $19
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
$40 - $50
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
aircoach.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
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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