There are 9 ways to get from Cork to Londonderry by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7 h 45 min

  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 / ...

$87 - $124

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Bus Aircoach  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Dublin Airport 704-x
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport Airport Terminal 2 to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre X3 / ...

$50 - $72

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Bus Bus Eireann  •  9 h 13 min

  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  •  9 h 26 min

  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

$107 - $156

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Cork to Londonderry 273.9 miles

$55 - $90

Fly Cork to Derry  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Derry (LDY) ORK - LDY

$51 - $285

Fly Cork to Belfast City  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Belfast City (BHD) ORK - BHD

$130 - $337

Fly Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) ORK - BFS

$127 - $343

Bus to Kerry, fly to Dublin, bus  •  8 h 6 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
  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

$92 - $165

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cork to Londonderry is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 8 h 6 min.

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

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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 Airport Airport Terminal 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 6 min.

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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 7 h 45 min and costs 70€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min 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 8 h 6 min and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 9 h 26 min, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 250€ and takes 7 h 7 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cork Airport to Derry Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 45 min 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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Yes, the driving distance between Cork to Londonderry is 438 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Cork to Londonderry.

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Loganair, BMI Regional, Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Cork Airport to Derry Airport.

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

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

You can take a bus from Cork to Londonderry via Dublin Airport and Dublin Airport Airport Terminal 2 in around 8 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cork to Londonderry via Heuston, Heuston Luas Stop, Busáras Luas Stop, Connolly, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, and Belfast Central station in around 9 h 26 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cork to Derry via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from Cork to Derry via London Stansted, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Cork to Derry via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove) via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cork to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Cork to Belfast City via Faro
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Kerry to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cork to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Cork to Belfast City via Paris CDG, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Kerry to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Cork to Derry via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cork to Belfast City via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Cork to Belfast City via Cardiff, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Cork to Derry via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Heuston
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
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
2 h 10 min
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
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$30 - $45
Bus from Dublin Airport Airport Terminal 2 to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$17 - $24
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Gmit
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$16 - $23
Web Fare
$14 - $20
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Dublin Rd
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Rd to Foyle Street Bus Station Derry
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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

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