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There are 8 ways to get from Londonderry to Cork by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus Aircoach  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Derry, Water Street to Dublin, Gate Theatre 933
  2. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 704-x / ...

$15 - $32

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Bus, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Dublin Busáras Bus X3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent Cork/Mallow Service

$84 - $123

Bus Bus Eireann  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Dublin Busáras Bus X3 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 707 / ...

$72 - $95

Train  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Londonderry station to Belfast Central station
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

$103 - $154

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Londonderry to Cork 274.2 miles

$55 - $90

Shuttle to Belfast City, fly  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Derry to Belfast City Airport
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Cork (ORK) BHD - ORK

$130 - $337

Shuttle to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Derry to Belfast
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Cork (ORK) BFS - ORK

$126 - $342

Fly from Derry  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Derry (LDY) to Cork (ORK) LDY - ORK

$50 - $234

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The cheapest way to get from Londonderry to Cork is to bus which costs £11 - £25 and takes 7 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Londonderry to Cork is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Londonderry to Cork. However, there are services departing from Derry, Water Street and arriving at St. Patricks Quay via Dublin, Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire and Dublin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

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The distance between Londonderry and Cork is 221 miles. The road distance is 274.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Londonderry to Cork without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 24 min and costs £11 - £25.

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from Londonderry to Cork, including transfers.

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Londonderry to Cork bus services, operated by Mc Ginley Coach Travel, depart from Derry, Water Street station.

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The best way to get from Londonderry to Cork is to bus which takes 7 h 24 min and costs £11 - £25. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £75 - £120 and takes 9 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £180 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Belfast City Airport to Cork Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Londonderry to Cork.
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  • Distance: 220.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

What companies run services between Londonderry, Northern Ireland and Cork, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Londonderry to Cork via Dublin, Gate Theatre, Dublin, Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire, Dublin City South, D'Olier Street, and Dublin in around 7 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Londonderry to Cork via Belfast Central station, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, Connolly, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Malaga
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Derry to Cork via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Derry to Cork via Edinburgh, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Derry to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Derry to Cork via Glasgow, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Derry to Cork via Edinburgh, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Train operators
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 Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Londonderry station to Belfast Central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Derry, Water Street to Dublin, Gate Theatre
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
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 - $22
Schedules at
gobe.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Dublin Busáras Bus
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$30 - $45
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Derry to Belfast City Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Derry to Belfast
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Londonderry to Cork is 274 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to drive from Londonderry to Cork.

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British Airways, KLM, Flybe and Aer Lingus offer flights from Belfast City Airport to Cork Airport.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Londonderry to Belfast City Airport is to shuttle which takes 2 h and costs £18 - £23.

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