There are 4 ways to get from Cork to Glendalough by train, taxi, bus or car

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, taxi  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston Cork/Mallow Service
  2. Take a taxi from Heuston to Glendalough

$132 - $174

Cheapest option

Bus Gobe  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin City South, Burgh Quay 707
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Leeson Street to Glendalough Visitor Centre 181

$30 - $40

2 alternative options

Bus Aircoach  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Bachelor's Walk 704-x
  2. Take the bus from Dawson Street to Glendalough Visitor Centre 181

$30 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Cork to Glendalough 157.2 miles

$30 - $50

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

You can take a bus from Cork to Glendalough via Dublin City South, Burgh Quay, Dublin City South, D'Olier Street, and Dublin City South, Leeson Street in around 5 h 23 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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
$20 - $24
Schedules at
gobe.ie
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Leeson Street to Glendalough Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dawson Street to Glendalough Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Other operators
Taxi from Heuston to Glendalough
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Lynx
Phone
+353 1 471 5333
Website
lynk.ie
National Radio Cabs
Phone
+353 1 677 2222
Website
nrc.ie

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cork and Glendalough is 191 km. The road distance is 252 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cork to Glendalough is to bus which costs 25€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Cork to Glendalough is to drive which takes 2 h 39 min and costs 28€ - 45€.

No, there is no direct bus from Cork to Glendalough. However, there are services departing from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay and arriving at Glendalough Visitor Centre via Dublin City South, D'Olier Street and Dublin City South, Leeson Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Cork to Glendalough, including transfers.