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There are 8 ways to get from Cork to Londonderry by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston Cork/Mallow Service
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre X3 / ...

$86 - $123

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Bus Aircoach  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Bachelor's Walk 704-x
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre X3 / ...

$49 - $71

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Bus Bus Eireann  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Gmit 251 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Rd to Foyle Street Bus Station Derry 64

$59 - $99

Train  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Londonderry station

$106 - $155

Drive  •  5h 3m

  1. Drive from Cork to Londonderry 273.9 miles

$55 - $90

Fly Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) ORK - BFS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry

$126 - $343

Fly Cork to Belfast City, shuttle  •  9h 23m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Belfast City (BHD) ORK - BHD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry

$130 - $337

Bus to Kerry, fly to Dublin, bus  •  8h 14m

  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
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  4. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre

$91 - $165

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The cheapest way to get from Cork to Londonderry is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 7h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Cork to Londonderry is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 5h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cork to Londonderry. However, there are services departing from St. Patricks Quay and arriving at Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre via Dublin Busáras Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 59m.

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The distance between Cork and Londonderry is 353 km. The road distance is 438.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cork to Londonderry without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 45m and costs 70€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 7h 45m to get from Cork to Londonderry, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cork to Londonderry is to bus which takes 7h 59m and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 9h 25m.

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There is no direct flight from Cork Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Cork to Londonderry bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre station.

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Map of how to get from Cork to Londonderry.
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  • Distance: 220.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 45m

What companies run services between Cork, Ireland and Londonderry, Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Cork to Londonderry via Bachelor's Walk and Dublin Busáras Bus in around 7h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cork to Londonderry via Heuston, Heuston, Busáras, Connolly, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, and Belfast Central station in around 9h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove) via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cork to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Kerry to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove) via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cork to Belfast City via Cardiff, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Cork to Belfast City via Cardiff, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cork to Belfast City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Heuston
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central station to Londonderry station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$30 - $45
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$16 - $24
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Bachelor's Walk
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Aircoach
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Gmit
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
Citylink
Standard
$16 - $23
Web Fare
$14 - $20
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Dublin Rd
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Rd to Foyle Street Bus Station Derry
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Farranfore, Kerry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast to Derry
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast City Airport to Derry
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Cork to Londonderry is 438 km. It takes approximately 5h 3m to drive from Cork to Londonderry.

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Aer Lingus, easyJet and Ryanair offer flights from Cork Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are 199+ hotels available in Londonderry. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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

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