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

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Train  •  3h 50m

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

27€ - 38€

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Bus  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin, Eden Quay 707 / ...

25€ - 35€

2 alternative options

Bus via Kilkenny  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre 600
  2. Take the bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 600

28€ - 39€

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Cobh to Dublin 262.2 km

29€ - 45€

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The cheapest way to get from Cobh to Dublin is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 4h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from Cobh to Dublin is to drive which takes 2h 39m and costs 29€ - 45€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cobh to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Cobh, Smalls Well and arriving at Dublin, Eden Quay via Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cobh to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Cobh and arriving at Heuston via Cork Kent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Cobh and Dublin is 215 km. The road distance is 262.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cobh to Dublin without a car is to train which takes 3h 50m and costs 26€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Cobh to Dublin, including transfers.

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Cobh to Dublin bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, depart from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay station.

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

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The best way to get from Cobh to Dublin is to train which takes 3h 50m and costs 26€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 4h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Cobh to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 215.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 50m

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Cork Kent to Heuston hourly. Tickets cost 20€ - 30€ and the journey takes 2h 35m. Alternatively, GoBus.ie operates a bus from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin, Eden Quay every 3 hours, and the journey takes 3h. Bus Eireann also services this route 4 times a day.

Train operators
Bus operators
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin, Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
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 Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Eden Quay, stop 135351
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Bus Eireann
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Dublin Coach

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Cobh to Dublin bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, arrive at Dublin, Eden Quay station.

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