Travel from Cork to Dublin

Train, bus or fly from Cork to Dublin?

Irish Rail operates a train from Cork to Dublin hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, Aircoach operates a bus from Cork to Dublin every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $28 and the journey takes 3 h. 2 other operators also service this route.

How to get from Cork to Dublin

ModeDurationPrice
From Cork Kent Train Station train to Heuston Train Station.2 h 35 min56€
From St. Patricks Quay bus to Bachelor's Walk.3 h19€
From Cork drive to Dublin.2 h 32 min34€
From Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station line 226 bus to Cork airport, fly to Dublin airport, then bus to Dublin.4 h 57 min173€
From Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station bus to Kerry airport, fly to Dublin airport, then bus to Dublin.4 h 17 min60€

Is there a direct train between Cork and Dublin?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cork Kent Train Station and arriving at Heuston Train Station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2½ hours.

Is there a direct bus between Cork and Dublin?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St. Patricks Quay and arriving at Bachelor's Walk. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 hours.
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