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There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Cork by train, bus, car or plane

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Cork.
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  • Distance: 136.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Cork hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 2 hours 35 minutes. Alternatively, Aircoach operates a bus from Dublin to Cork every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $29 and the journey takes 3 hours. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Heathrow
Avg. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Manchester
Avg. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Newcastle
Avg. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Edinburgh
Avg. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Amsterdam
Avg. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Birmingham
Avg. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Glasgow
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Rennes
Avg. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Munich
Avg. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Southampton
Avg. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Bristol
Avg. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Stansted
Avg. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Gatwick
Avg. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Carcassonne
Avg. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Amsterdam
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Cardiff
Avg. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay
Avg. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Gobe
Website
gobe.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay
Avg. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
gobe.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Avg. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay
Avg. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie

How far is it from Dublin to Cork?

The distance between Dublin and Cork is 219 km. The road distance is 253 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dublin to Cork?

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Cork is to bus which costs 19€ and takes 3 hours.

What is the fastest way to get from Dublin to Cork?

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Cork is to drive which takes 2 hours 32 minutes and costs 35€.

Is there a direct train between Dublin and Cork?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston Train Station and arriving at Cork Kent Train Station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 hours 35 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Dublin and Cork?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin and arriving at St. Patricks Quay. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 hours.

How long does it take to get from Dublin to Cork?

The train from Heuston Train Station to Cork Kent Train Station takes 2 hours 35 minutes including transfers and departs hourly.