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

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Train  •  2h 37m

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

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Bus  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Aston Quay to Cork, Lower Glanmire Road 704x / ...

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Cork 252.9 km

Fly  •  5h 1m

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

Dublin to Cork by train

The train journey time between Dublin and Cork is around 2h 37m and covers a distance of around 265 km. Operated by Irish Rail, the Dublin to Cork train service departs from Heuston and arrives in Cork Kent. Typically 148 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

148 Weekly Trains
2h 37m Average Duration
€20 Cheapest Price
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Dublin → Cork
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The cost-effective 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 drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Temple Bar, Aston Quay and arriving at Cork, Lower Glanmire Road. 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 and arriving at Cork Kent. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 37m.

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The distance between Dublin and Cork is 219 km. The road distance is 252.9 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Cork without a car is to train which takes 2h 37m and costs €20 - €30.

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The train from Heuston to Cork Kent takes 2h 37m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Dublin to Cork bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from Temple Bar, Aston Quay station.

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

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The best way to get from Dublin to Cork is to train which takes 2h 37m and costs €20 - €30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €27 and takes 3h, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €180 and takes 5h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Cork.
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  • Distance: 219 km
  • Duration: 2h 37m

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Heuston to Cork Kent hourly. Tickets cost €20 - €30 and the journey takes 2h 37m. Alternatively, Aircoach operates a bus from Temple Bar, Aston Quay to Cork, Lower Glanmire Road hourly. Tickets cost €17 and the journey takes 3h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Reus
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €500
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Faro
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€190 - €500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €750
Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Aston Quay to Cork, Lower Glanmire Road
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17
Website
Aircoach
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Cork, Lower Glanmire Road
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Cork, Anderson's Quay
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
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 Busáras, stop 135001 to Parnell Place, stop 255021
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Bus Eireann

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There is no direct flight from Dublin Airport to Cork Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Dublin to Cork bus services, operated by Aircoach, arrive at Cork, Lower Glanmire Road station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Cork is 253 km. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Dublin to Cork.

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

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There are 75+ 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 line 703 bus which takes 13 min and costs €7 - €10.

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