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There are 9 ways to get from Liverpool to Cork by train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, 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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Train, car ferry  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

$130 - $216

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Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  16 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 707 / ...

$42 - $78

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Car ferry, train  •  12 h 16 min

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

$125 - $306

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 707 / ...

$64 - $83

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 44 min

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

$93 - $126

Train to Manchester, fly to Cork  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cork (ORK) MAN - ORK

$65 - $238

Train to Liverpool, fly to Cork  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Cork (ORK) LPL - ORK

$54 - $406

Train to Birmingham, fly to Cork  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Cork (ORK) BHX - ORK

$88 - $295

Train to Manchester, fly to Dublin, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) MAN - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

$89 - $242

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Cork is to train and bus and ferry and bus which costs £30 - £60 and takes 16 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Cork is to train and fly which costs £40 - £320 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Cork station. However, there are services departing from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill and arriving at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station via Manchester and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 35 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Cork is 254 miles.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Cork without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 12 h 10 min and costs £95 - £170.

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It takes approximately 12 h 10 min to get from Liverpool to Cork, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Cork bus services, operated by National Express, depart from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill station.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Cork Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Liverpool to Cork bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station.

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

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Cork.
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  • Distance: 254.2 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 10 min

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Cork, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Liverpool to Cork. However, you can take the train to Chester, take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the car ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, take the line 53 bus to Amiens Street Junction Upper Sheriff Str, take the walk to Busáras Luas Stop, take the tram to Heuston Luas Stop, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Cork Kent. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Liverpool to Cork via Bootle, Dublin, The Point Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 12 h 16 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Single
$21 - $30
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$1 - $2
Off-Peak Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Single
$3 - $6
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$1 - $2
Anytime Day Single
$2 - $3
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
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 - $22
Schedules at
gobe.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
transportforireland.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 - $50
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53

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