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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, car ferry, drive  •  11 h 10 min

$123 - $161

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h 50 min

  1. 871
  2. 707

$73 - $98

9 alternative options

Train, car ferry, bus  •  12 h 21 min

  1. 40 / ...
  2. 600

$112 - $143

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 56 min

$90 - $115

Train to Bristol, fly to Cork  •  5 h 29 min

  1. BRS - ORK

$103 - $312

Fly Cardiff to Cork  •  4 h 25 min

  1. CWL - ORK

$111 - $963

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Cork  •  6 h 27 min

  1. LHR - ORK

$162 - $480

Train to Birmingham, fly to Cork  •  6 h 50 min

  1. BHX - ORK

$112 - $334

Fly Cardiff to Dublin, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. CWL - DUB

$107 - $282

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Cork  •  7 h 15 min

  1. SOU - ORK

$155 - $435

Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. BRS - DUB

$115 - $301

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Cork, Ireland?

Flybe flies from Cardiff to Cork twice a week.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
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 Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
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
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
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
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 from Cardiff Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Cork is 368 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Cork is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £55 - £75 and takes 15 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Cork is to fly which takes 4 h 25 min and costs £80 - £750.

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Cork. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station and arriving at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station via Birmingham and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 11 h 10 min to get from Cardiff to Cork, including transfers.