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

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

Fly from London Heathrow  •  4 h 19 min

  1. LHR - ORK

$82 - $334

Cheapest option

Fly from London Stansted  •  5 h

  1. STN - ORK

$53 - $172

7 alternative options

Fly from London Gatwick  •  4 h 43 min

  1. LGW - ORK

$56 - $283

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. BHX - ORK

$115 - $307

Train, bus and ferry  •  14 h 51 min

  1. 871

$143 - $217

Train, car ferry, bus  •  14 h 58 min

  1. 40 / ...
  2. 600

$198 - $304

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h 30 min

  1. 871
  2. 707

$56 - $74

Bus and ferry, bus  •  16 h 30 min

  1. 871
  2. 707

$69 - $91

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 24 min

$121 - $160

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

Aer Lingus flies from London to Cork 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Birmingham to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $85
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
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 - $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 - $23
Schedules at
gobe.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Cork is 576 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Cork is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £40 - £60 and takes 15 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Cork is to fly which takes 4 h 19 min and costs £60 - £260.

No, there is no direct bus from London to Cork. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at St. Patricks Quay via Birmingham, Outside Connolly Station and Dublin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from London to Cork, including transfers.