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There are 5 ways to get from Cobh to Tullamore by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Portlaoise, Portlaoise

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cork, St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny
  2. Take the bus from Ormonde College, stop 337811 to Tullamore, stop 135651

3 alternative options

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Portlaoise, Portlaoise
  2. Take the bus from Portlaoise, Outside Train Station to Market Square Tullamore

Bus via Dublin

  1. Take the bus from Cork, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin, Eden Quay
  2. Take the bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs

Drive

  1. Drive from Cobh to Tullamore

Cobh to Tullamore by train

The train journey time between Cobh and Tullamore is around 5h 15m and covers a distance of around 243 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 37m. The fastest train normally takes 3h 44m. Services are operated by Irish Rail. Typically 42 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 38m
Layover time:
2h 37m
Total time:
5h 15m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 44m
Train distance:
243 km
Trains per week:
42
Cheapest price:
€36
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:30
Last train departs at:
19:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cobh to Tullamore train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cost-effective way to get from Cobh to Tullamore is to drive, which costs €24 - €40 and takes 2h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Cobh to Tullamore is to drive which costs €24 - €40 and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cobh to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Cobh, Smalls Well and arriving at Tullamore, stop 135651 via Cork, St. Patricks Quay and Ormonde College, stop 337811. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cobh to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Cobh and arriving at Tullamore via Cork Kent, Portlaoise, Portlaoise and Portarlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 11m.

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The distance between Cobh and Tullamore is 167 km. The road distance is 209.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cobh to Tullamore without a car is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs €35 - €50.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Cobh to Tullamore, including transfers.

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Cobh to Tullamore bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Cork, St. Patricks Quay station.

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

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The best way to get from Cobh to Tullamore is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs €35 - €50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €28 - €45 and takes 6h 57m.

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  • Distance: 167.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Cobh, Ireland and Tullamore, IE-OY, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Cork Kent to Portlaoise, Portlaoise every 2 hours. Tickets cost €16 - €23 and the journey takes 1h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cobh to Tullamore via Cork, Saint Patricks Quay, Cork, St. Patricks Quay, and Ormonde College, stop 337811 in around 6h 57m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Portlaoise, Portlaoise
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€16 - €19
Flexible
€20 - €23
Bus operators
Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
Phone
05786-24416
Email
slievebloomcoaches@live.com
Website
slievebloomcoaches.ie
Bus from Portlaoise, Outside Train Station to Market Square Tullamore
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
Dublin Coach
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €17
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 Ormonde College, stop 337811 to Tullamore, stop 135651
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Bus Eireann
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Cork, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin, Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Kearns Transport

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Cobh to Tullamore bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Tullamore, stop 135651 station.

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Cobh to Tullamore train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Portlaoise, Portlaoise station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cobh to Tullamore is 209 km. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Cobh to Tullamore.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Tullamore. Prices start at €87 per night.

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