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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Portlaoise, Portlaoise

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
  2. Take the bus from Kilkenny Railway Station, stop 337801 to Tullamore, stop 135651

2 alternative options

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Portlaoise, Portlaoise
  2. Take the bus from Portlaoise, Outside Train Station to Market Square Tullamore

Drive

  1. Drive from Cork to Tullamore

Cork to Tullamore by train

The train journey time between Cork and Tullamore is around 4h 32m and covers a distance of around 225 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 16m. The fastest train normally takes 2h 49m. Operated by Irish Rail, the Cork to Tullamore train service departs from Cork Kent and arrives in Tullamore. Typically 46 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 16m
Layover time:
2h 16m
Total time:
4h 32m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 49m
Train distance:
225 km
Trains per week:
46
Cheapest price:
€29
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:45
Last train departs at:
20:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cork to Tullamore train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Cork to Tullamore is to drive which costs €23 - €35 and takes 2h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Cork to Tullamore is to drive which costs €23 - €35 and takes 2h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cork to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from St. Patricks Quay and arriving at Tullamore, stop 135651 via Kilkenny Railway Station, stop 337801. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cork to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Cork Kent and arriving at Tullamore via Portlaoise, Portlaoise and Portarlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 49m.

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The distance between Cork and Tullamore is 167 km. The road distance is 200.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cork to Tullamore without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs €29 - €40.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Cork to Tullamore, including transfers.

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Cork to Tullamore bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, depart from St. Patricks Quay station.

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

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The best way to get from Cork to Tullamore is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs €29 - €40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €35 and takes 5h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Cork to Tullamore.
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  • Distance: 166.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Cork, Ireland and Tullamore, IE-OY, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Cork Kent to Portlaoise, Portlaoise every 3 hours. Tickets cost €16 - €23 and the journey takes 1h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cork to Tullamore via MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre and Kilkenny Railway Station, stop 337801 in around 5h 55m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Portlaoise, Portlaoise
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€16 - €19
Flexible
€19 - €23
Bus operators
Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
Phone
05786-24416
Email
slievebloomcoaches@live.com
Website
slievebloomcoaches.ie
Bus from Portlaoise, Outside Train Station to Market Square Tullamore
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Transport for Ireland
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Cork, St. Patricks Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Kilkenny Railway Station, stop 337801 to Tullamore, stop 135651
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Bus Eireann

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Cork to Tullamore bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Tullamore, stop 135651 station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cork to Tullamore is 200 km. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Cork to Tullamore.

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