There are 7 ways to get from Holyhead to Cork by car ferry, bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Car ferry, bus  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay 707

58€ - 86€

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Car ferry, bus via Dublin  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  2. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 704-x

53€ - 64€

5 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent Cork/Mallow Service

58€ - 74€

Car ferry, drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  2. Drive from Dublin to Cork

63€ - 87€

Train to Manchester, fly  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cork (ORK) MAN - ORK

90€ - 368€

Train to Liverpool, fly  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Cork (ORK) LPL - ORK

83€ - 500€

Train, train to Birmingham, fly  •  8h

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Cork (ORK) BHX - ORK

103€ - 441€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Cork is to car ferry and bus via Dublin which costs £45 - £55 and takes 7h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Cork is to car ferry and drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 4h 56m.

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The distance between Holyhead and Cork is 303 km.

The best way to get from Holyhead to Cork without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 7h 11m and costs £50 - £75.

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It takes approximately 7h 11m to get from Holyhead to Cork, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Cork Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from Manchester Airport to Cork Airport.

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There are 184+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Cork.
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  • Distance: 302.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 11m

What companies run services between Holyhead, Wales and Cork, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Holyhead to Cork. However, you can take the car ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Ferry Terminal, take the line 53 bus to Mabbot Street, take the walk to Dublin City South, Burgh Quay, then take the bus to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Holyhead to Cork via Dublin, Ferry Terminal, Mabbot Street, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 7h 20m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from Birmingham to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Train operators
Irish Rail
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 60€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
120€ - 160€
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
95€ - 130€
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 95€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
26€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
70€ - 95€
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
18€ - 25€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 60€
First Anytime Day Single
60€ - 90€
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
14€ - 21€
Anytime Day Single
30€ - 50€
First Anytime Day Single
45€ - 75€
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
10€ - 15€
Anytime Day Single
22€ - 35€
First Anytime Day Single
35€ - 55€
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
25€ - 40€
Anytime Single
35€ - 60€
Off-Peak Single
27€ - 40€
Bus operators
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 25€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin, Burgh Quay to Cork City, Patrick's Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Bus Eireann
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Aircoach
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
41€
Small Car
140€

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