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

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Bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station 51 / ...

$9 - $23

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Train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction Cork/Mallow Service
  2. Take the train from Limerick Junction to Limerick Limerick Service / ...

$28 - $40

Taxi  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cork to Limerick 62.2 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Cork to Limerick 62.2 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station station and arriving at Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cork to Limerick. However, there are services departing from Cork Kent and arriving at Limerick via Limerick Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Cork and Limerick is 86 km. The road distance is 99.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cork to Limerick without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station takes 1 h 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cork to Limerick bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Cork to Limerick is to bus which takes 1 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 12 min.

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Cork to Limerick bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station.

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

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Map of how to get from Cork to Limerick.
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  • Distance: 53.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

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

Bus Eireann operates a bus from Cork to Limerick hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $23 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Citylink also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cork to Limerick via Limerick Junction in around 2 h 12 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Limerick
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Henry St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$12 - $17
Web Fare
$9 - $14
Other operators
Taxi from Cork to Limerick
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Cork Taxi
Phone
+353 1890 800 500
Website
corktaxi.ie
Satellite Taxis
Phone
+353 1890 202 020
Website
satellitetaxis.ie

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Yes, the driving distance between Cork to Limerick is 100 km. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from Cork to Limerick.

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