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There are 9 ways to get from Glasgow to Cork by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Fly Glasgow to Cork  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Cork (ORK) GLA - ORK

Cheapest option

Fly Glasgow to Kerry, train  •  12h 2m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Kerry (KIR) GLA - KIR
  2. Take the train from Killarney to Cork Kent

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Cork  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cork (ORK) EDI - ORK

Fly Glasgow to Dublin, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Dublin, train  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

Bus, car ferry  •  14h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport X1 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Cork Patrick's Quay 707

Bus, car ferry via Ayr  •  15h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane to Ayr, Bus Station X77
  2. Take the bus from Ayr, Wellington Square to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 358 / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport X1 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Cork, St. Patricks Quay

Train, bus, car ferry  •  18h 24m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, station to Bootle, Linacre Lane X2
  3. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 2m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Cork

Glasgow to Cork by bus, car ferry and walk

The journey time between Glasgow and Cork is around 14h 24m and covers a distance of around 641 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 12m. The fastest journey normally takes 12h. Operated by Scottish Citylink, Stena Line, Translink UK and others, the Glasgow to Cork service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Cork Patrick's Quay. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
10h 12m
Layover time:
4h 12m
Total time:
14h 24m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
12h
Journey distance:
641 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
82 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:30
Last service departs at:
16:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Cork bus, car ferry and walk schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Cork is to fly and train which costs £30 - £110 and takes 7h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Cork is to fly which costs £50 - £160 and takes 5h 2m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Cork is 520 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Cork without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 14h 3m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Glasgow to Cork, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Cork Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Cork Airport.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Cork.
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  • Distance: 520.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Cork, Ireland?

Aer Lingus flies from Glasgow to Cork 4 times a week.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €80
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €85
Flights from Glasgow to Kerry via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Glasgow to Kerry via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€11 - €120
Flights from Glasgow to Kerry via London Stansted, Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Flights from Glasgow to Kerry via Belfast (Aldergrove), Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€11 - €120
Flights from Glasgow to Kerry via London Heathrow, Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€320 - €800
Flights from Edinburgh to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€300 - €800
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €400
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €30
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€20 - €24
Flexible
€26 - €30
Train from Killarney to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€11 - €13
Flexible
€13 - €15
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Scottish Citylink
Translink UK
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Cork Patrick's Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €19
Website
GoBus.ie
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Wellington Square to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Cork, St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Website
Aircoach
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, station to Bootle, Linacre Lane
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
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