There are 4 ways to get from Cobh to Dublin by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent 1 to Heuston 1 Cork/Mallow Service

27€ - 36€

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Bus  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay 1 to Bachelor's Walk 1 704-x / ...

20€ - 29€

2 alternative options

Bus via Dublin, Eden Quay ->E1  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station ->N2 to Dublin, Eden Quay ->E1 X8

24€ - 32€

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Cobh to Dublin 262.4 km

30€ - 50€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cobh to Dublin is to bus which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 3h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Cobh to Dublin is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cobh to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Cobh, Smalls Well 1 and arriving at Bachelor's Walk 1 via St. Patricks Quay 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cobh to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Cobh 1 and arriving at Heuston 1 via Cork Kent 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Cobh and Dublin is 215 km. The road distance is 262.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cobh to Dublin without a car is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs 26€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Cobh to Dublin, including transfers.

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Cobh to Dublin bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from St. Patricks Quay 1 station.

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Cobh to Dublin train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Cork Kent 1 station.

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The best way to get from Cobh to Dublin is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs 26€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 3h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Cobh to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 215.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between Cobh, Ireland and Dublin, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Cork Kent 1 to Heuston 1 hourly. Tickets cost 20€ - 28€ and the journey takes 2h 32m. Alternatively, Aircoach operates a bus from St. Patricks Quay 1 to Bachelor's Walk 1 hourly. Tickets cost 16€ - 23€ and the journey takes 3h. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay 1 to Bachelor's Walk 1
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Aircoach
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Dublin Coach
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 25€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station ->N2 to Dublin, Eden Quay ->E1
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Bus Eireann

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Cobh to Dublin bus services, operated by Aircoach, arrive at Bachelor's Walk 1 station.

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Cobh to Dublin train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Heuston 1 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cobh to Dublin is 262 km. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Cobh to Dublin.

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