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There are 7 ways to get from London to Cork by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  4h 12m

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

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Train to London Luton, fly  •  4h 36m

  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

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Fly from London Stansted  •  4h 47m

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

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cork (ORK) LGW - ORK

Bus, car ferry  •  18h 6m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Tenby
  2. Take the car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
  3. Take the bus from Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 40 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Cork, Anderson's Quay 600 / ...

Train, car ferry  •  27h 44m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  3. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 20m

  1. Drive from London to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Cork
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cork is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cork is recommended.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Cork is to train and fly which costs £30 - £210 and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Cork is to fly which costs £65 - £400 and takes 4h 12m.

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It is approximately 576 km to get from London to Cork.

The best way to get from London to Cork without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 18h 6m and costs £55 - £75.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from London to Cork, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cork Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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There are 59+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at €100 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 £4 - £35.

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Map of how to get from London to Cork.
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  • Distance: 576.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

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

Aer Lingus flies from London Paddington to Cork 3 times a day.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €290
Flights from London Gatwick to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €380
Flights from London Luton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €420
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€15 - €19
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €22
Off-Peak Single
€13 - €19
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€18 - €26
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€90 - €110
Anytime Day 1st Class
€150 - €210
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Tenby
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
National Express
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 to Parnell Place, stop 255021
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Bus Eireann
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Cork, Anderson's Quay
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Dublin Coach
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€34 - €38
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€34 - €38
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €95
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Brittany Ferries
Adult
€30 - €40
Car
€65 - €95
Car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Brittany Ferries
Stena Line

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