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There are 10 ways to get from Bournemouth to Cork by train, plane, bus and ferry, bus, car or car ferry

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

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Train to Southampton, fly  •  5h 3m

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

$73 - $316

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Bus, bus and ferry via Birmingham  •  19h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay 600

$53 - $84

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK

$118 - $396

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  7h 9m

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

$92 - $232

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 41m

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

$88 - $332

Train, train to Bristol, fly  •  7h 41m

  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

$132 - $379

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Cork (ORK) LTN - ORK

$92 - $344

Train, bus and ferry  •  16h 31m

  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 1

$150 - $220

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to London Victoria Coach Station 035
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 707 / ...

$56 - $83

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 17m

  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 £40 - £65 and takes 19h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Cork is to train and fly which costs £55 - £250 and takes 5h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Cork. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road and arriving at St. Patricks Quay via London Victoria, Outside Connolly Station and Dublin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 30m.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Cork is 298 miles.

The best way to get from Bournemouth to Cork without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 16h 31m and costs £110 - £170.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Bournemouth to Cork, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Cork bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Cork Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Flybe, KLM and Aer Lingus offer flights from Southampton Airport to Cork Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Cork.
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  • Distance: 297.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 3m

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 Reading, take the train to Hayes & Harlington, take the train to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, 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
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $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
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $28
Train from Bournemouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
28m
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 Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
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 Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
National Express
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
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
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Aircoach
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Website
Transport for Ireland
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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