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

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Train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Heuston 1 to Cork Kent 1 Cork/Mallow Service

20€ - 29€

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Bus  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 4 704-x / ...

16€ - 27€

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Cork 253.1 km

30€ - 50€

Fly  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Cork (ORK) DUB - ORK

64€ - 300€

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Cork is to bus which costs 16€ - 27€ and takes 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Cork is to train which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin and arriving at St. Patricks Quay 4. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston 1 and arriving at Cork Kent 1. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Dublin and Cork is 219 km. The road distance is 253.1 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Cork without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs 20€ - 29€.

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The train from Heuston 1 to Cork Kent 1 takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Dublin to Cork bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from Dublin station.

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Dublin to Cork train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Heuston 1 station.

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Heuston 1 to Cork Kent 1 hourly. Tickets cost 20€ - 29€ and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, Aircoach operates a bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 4 hourly. Tickets cost 16€ - 23€ and the journey takes 3h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 440€
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 440€
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 440€
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 440€
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 440€
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 440€
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 440€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 500€
Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 4
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Aircoach
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 Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Bus Eireann
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Dublin Coach
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 25€
Website
Transport for Ireland

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The best way to get from Dublin to Cork is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs 20€ - 29€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 27€ and takes 3h, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 300€ and takes 5h 39m.

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There is no direct flight from Dublin Airport to Cork Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Dublin to Cork bus services, operated by Aircoach, arrive at St. Patricks Quay 4 station.

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Dublin to Cork train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Cork Kent 1 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Cork is 253 km. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Dublin to Cork.

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Air France, KLM, Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Cork Airport.

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There are 201+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs 2€ - 11€.

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