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

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Bremen (BRE) ORK - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf

Cheapest option

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train, bus  •  9h 4m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ORK - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen
  3. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer

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Fly to Hamburg, train  •  9h 28m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Hamburg (HAM) ORK - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf

Fly to Hannover, train  •  9h 33m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Hannover (HAJ) ORK - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Emden Hbf

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  10h 12m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ORK - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ireland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Ireland

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Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Ireland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Ireland
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Ireland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Emden is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Emden is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Emden is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Ireland from Germany.

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from Cork to Emden is to fly and train and bus which costs €80 - €250 and takes 9h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Cork to Emden is to fly and train which costs €130 - €550 and takes 8h 31m.

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The distance between Cork and Emden is 1068 km.

It takes approximately 8h 31m to get from Cork to Emden, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cork Airport to Bremen Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Emden is 1h ahead of Cork. It is currently 8:44 PM in Cork and 9:44 PM in Emden.

Aer Lingus, Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Cork Airport to Bremen Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Emden. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Cork to Cork Airport is to line 226 bus which takes 14 min and costs €6 - €9.

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Map of how to get from Cork to Emden.
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  • Distance: 1068.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 31m

What companies run services between Cork, Ireland and Emden, Germany?

There is no direct connection from Cork to Emden. However, you can take the line 226 bus to Cork Airport, stop 230061, take the walk to Cork airport, fly to Bremen, take the walk to Bremen Airport, take the line 6 tram to Bremen Hauptbahnhof, take the walk to Bremen Hbf, then take the train to Emden. Alternatively, you can take the line 226 bus to Cork Airport, stop 230061, take the walk to Cork airport, fly to Hamburg, take the walk to Hamburg Airport, take the train to Hamburg Hbf, take the train to Bremen Hbf, then take the train to Emden.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cork to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €490
Flights from Cork to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €490
Flights from Cork to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from Cork to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Flights from Cork to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cork to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Cork to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Flights from Cork to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Flights from Cork to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Flights from Cork to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cork to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €450
Flights from Cork to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €360
Flights from Cork to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cork to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €480
Flights from Cork to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Flights from Cork to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cork to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cork to Hamburg via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€25 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
arriva.nl
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus

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