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

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  •  4h 19m

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

$82 - $334

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  15h 53m

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

$45 - $68

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Fly from London Stansted  •  5h

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

$53 - $172

Fly from London Gatwick  •  4h 43m

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

$56 - $282

Train to London Luton, fly  •  5h

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Cork (ORK) LTN - ORK

$54 - $287

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5h 41m

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

$92 - $304

Train, bus and ferry  •  14h 49m

  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

$117 - $208

Bus and ferry, bus via Red Cow LUAS  •  17h 45m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay 600

$46 - $73

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 23m

  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 £30 - £55 and takes 15h 53m.

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

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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 15h 53m.

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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 bus and ferry which takes 14h 49m and costs £90 - £160.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m 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 1h 15m.

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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.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 360.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 19m

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
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Birmingham to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
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
$45 - $340
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
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 Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Aircoach
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Website
Transport for Ireland
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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