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

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK

$82 - $334

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Bus and ferry, bus via Dublin  •  15 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 704-x / ...

$51 - $65

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Fly from London Stansted  •  5 h

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cork (ORK) STN - ORK

$53 - $172

Fly from London Gatwick  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cork (ORK) LGW - ORK

$56 - $282

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Cork (ORK) BHX - ORK

$114 - $305

Train, car ferry, bus  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Swansea
  2. Take the train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay 600

$196 - $305

Train, bus and ferry  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

$147 - $215

Train, car ferry, bus via Newport (S Wales)  •  15 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay 600

$185 - $284

Bus and ferry, bus  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 707

$69 - $90

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Drive from London to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Cork

$121 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Cork is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 15 h 48 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Cork. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at St. Patricks Quay via Outside Connolly Station and Dublin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 48 min.

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The distance between London and Cork is 360 miles.

The best way to get from London to Cork without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 14 h 34 min and costs £140 - £240.

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

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London to Cork bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cork Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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London to Cork bus services, operated by Aircoach, arrive at St. Patricks Quay station.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cork Airport.

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Map of how to get from London to Cork.
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  • Distance: 360.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $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 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from London Paddington to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
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
$29 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
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
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
transportforireland.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
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 Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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 - $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
$20 - $23
Schedules at
gobe.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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There are 168+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at $97 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £20 - £29.

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