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There are 5 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 to Cork Kent 1

$50 - $75

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Bus Aircoach  •  3h

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

$13 - $50

3 alternative options

Bus Dublin Coach  •  5h 8m

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

$19 - $39

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Cork 158.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  5h 34m

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

$120 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Cork is to bus which costs 11€ - 45€ and takes 3h.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin and arriving at St. Patricks Quay. Services depart every 30 minutes, 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 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 45€ - 65€.

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The train from Heuston to Cork Kent 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 station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Cork is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs 45€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 45€ and takes 3h, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 380€ and takes 5h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Cork.
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  • Distance: 136.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Cork hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, Aircoach operates a bus from Dublin to Cork hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 3h. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Rennes
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Cork via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Cork via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday and 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
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Aircoach
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Website
Transport for Ireland
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
$13 - $20
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
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
$40 - $50
Website
Bus Eireann

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There is no direct flight from Dublin Airport to Cork Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Dublin to Cork bus services, operated by Aircoach, arrive at St. Patricks Quay 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 32m to drive from Dublin to Cork.

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

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There are 157+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 14m and costs 4€ - 11€.

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