There are 6 ways to get from Cork to Dublin by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 32 min

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

$50 - $80

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Bus Eurobus  •  4 h 36 min

  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

$17 - $36

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Bus Aircoach  •  3 h

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

$19 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Cork to Dublin 158.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Cork  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Dublin (DUB) ORK - DUB

$120 - $430

Bus to Kerry, fly  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Farranfore, Kerry Airport
  2. Fly from Kerry (KIR) to Dublin (DUB) KIR - DUB

$64 - $132

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

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

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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.

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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.

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The distance between Cork and Dublin is 219 km. The road distance is 253.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cork to Dublin without a car is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs 45€ - 65€.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Cork to Dublin is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs 45€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 45€ and takes 3 h, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 370€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Cork to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 136.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Cork to Dublin hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $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 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 and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
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
Flights from Cork to Dublin via Faro
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
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, Eden 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
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie

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There is no direct flight from Cork Airport to Dublin Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cork to Dublin is 253 km. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Cork to Dublin.

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Air France, Flybe, Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Cork Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 1213+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cork to Cork Airport is to line 226 bus which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 6€.

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