There are 11 ways to get from Bournemouth to Cork by train, plane, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

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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

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6 h 25 min

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

$148 - $442

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

$92 - $233

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 - $320

Train, train to Bristol, fly  •  7 h 41 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 13 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

$219 - $340

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

$157 - $227

Bus, train, car ferry  •  18 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  2. Take the train from Chepstow to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay 600

$138 - $191

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

$80 - $111

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 £60 - £85 and takes 20 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Cork is to train and fly which costs £55 - £250 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Cork station. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station and arriving at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station via London Victoria and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 7 min.

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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 car ferry and bus which takes 16 h 13 min and costs £160 - £260.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min 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.

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

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Bournemouth to Cork bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station.

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Flybe 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: 5 h 10 min

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 London Paddington, 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
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 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 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
$18 - $28
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 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 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 Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
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 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
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
Train from Chepstow to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
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 - $20
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 - $55
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
transportforireland.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

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
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
$28 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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