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

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, 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

Cheapest option

Bus Aircoach  •  7 h 59 min

  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 / ...

$50 - $72

7 alternative options

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 29 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast Central
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Londonderry station

$108 - $156

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Cork to Londonderry 273.9 miles

$55 - $90

Fly Cork to Derry  •  7 h 4 min

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

$51 - $285

Fly Cork to Belfast City  •  8 h 45 min

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

$131 - $342

Fly Cork to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  7 h 59 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

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 7 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cork to Londonderry via Heuston, Heuston Luas Stop, Busáras Luas Stop, Connolly, Belfast Central, and Belfast Central station in around 9 h 29 min.

Airlines
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 5 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
Monday, 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
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 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 Girona
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
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
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Cork to Belfast City via Cardiff, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
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 Liverpool
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
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
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Cork to Derry via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Cork to Derry via Cardiff, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 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
$16 - $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 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 Bachelor's Walk
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 10 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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cork and Londonderry is 353 km. The road distance is 438 km.

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

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

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 7 h 59 min.

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