There are 5 ways to get from Cork to Dublin by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Cork/Mallow Service

$55 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h

  1. 704-x / ...

$19 - $55

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. 158.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Cork  •  5 h 18 min

  1. ORK - DUB

$120 - $430

Bus to Kerry, fly  •  4 h 16 min

  1. KIR - DUB

$64 - $132

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Cork to Dublin hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, Aircoach operates a bus from Cork to Dublin every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cork to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Faro
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Kerry to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cork to Dublin via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Cork to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Bachelor's Walk
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Gobe
Website
gobe.ie
Bus from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin City South, Burgh Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
gobe.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Busáras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Farranfore, Kerry Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cork and Dublin is 219 km. The road distance is 253 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cork to Dublin is to bus which costs 16€ - 45€ and takes 3 h.

The quickest way to get from Cork to Dublin is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs 45€ - 65€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cork Kent and arriving at Heuston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St. Patricks Quay and arriving at Bachelor's Walk. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

The train from Cork Kent to Heuston takes 2 h 32 min including transfers and departs hourly.