How to get from Dublin to Cork

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 30 min

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

$55 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus Dublin Coach  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay 600

$19 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus Aircoach  •  3 h

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

$19 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Cork 158.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  5 h 36 min

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

$124 - $430

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Cork hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, Aircoach operates a bus from Dublin to Cork every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Rennes
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Newquay
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Faro
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Gobe
Website
gobe.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
gobe.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Cork is to bus which costs 16€ - 23€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Cork is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 45€ - 65€.

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 2 h 30 min.

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 h.

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