There are 10 ways to get from Liverpool to Cork by train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  11 h 7 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

$136 - $225

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry via Dublin  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 060
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 707

$46 - $61

8 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  11 h 37 min

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

$113 - $283

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 060
  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

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 42 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  •  6 h 2 min

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

$60 - $232

Fly Liverpool to Cork  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Cork (ORK) LPL - ORK

$49 - $394

Fly Liverpool to Dublin, train  •  6 h 25 min

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

$78 - $305

Train to Birmingham, fly to Cork  •  7 h 5 min

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

$82 - $287

Train to Manchester, fly to Shannon, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Shannon (SNN) MAN - SNN
  3. Take the train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent

$60 - $352

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Cork is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £35 - £50 and takes 16 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Cork is to fly which costs £35 - £310 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Cork is 254 miles.

It takes approximately 11 h 7 min to get from Liverpool to Cork, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Cork. However, there are services departing from Liverpool University and arriving at St. Patricks Quay via Manchester, Outside Connolly Station and Dublin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 9 min.

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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 National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Cork.
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  • Distance: 254.2 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 7 min

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

Ryanair flies from Liverpool to Cork 4 times a week.

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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
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
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
irishrail.ie
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 from Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 - $26
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
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
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 - $160
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$40
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
$128
Passenger & Car Flexi
$192
Overnight Cabin
$52

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