There are 9 ways to get from Londonderry to Cork by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus, train  •  7 h 11 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

$83 - $122

Cheapest option

Bus Aircoach  •  7 h 29 min

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

$40 - $63

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Bus Bus Eireann  •  7 h 50 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

Train  •  8 h 39 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

$101 - $154

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Londonderry to Cork 274.2 miles

$55 - $90

Fly Belfast City to Cork  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Cork (ORK) BHD - ORK

$124 - $329

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Cork (ORK) BFS - ORK

$121 - $335

Fly Derry to Cork  •  8 h 17 min

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

$45 - $227

Bus to Donegal, fly to Dublin, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
  2. Fly from Donegal (CFN) to Dublin (DUB) CFN - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

$116 - $212

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Londonderry to Cork is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 7 h 29 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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The distance between Londonderry and Cork is 221 miles. The road distance is 274.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Londonderry to Cork, including transfers.

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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 Airport and Dublin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

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There are 175+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Londonderry to Cork.
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  • Distance: 220.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

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

You can take a bus from Londonderry to Cork via Dublin Airport, Dublin City South, O'Connell Bridge, and Dublin in around 7 h 29 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 8 h 39 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Derry to Cork via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Derry to Cork via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Donegal to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via Gdansk
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Cork via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Derry to Cork via Edinburgh, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Derry to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Derry to Cork via Edinburgh, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Donegal to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Belfast City to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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
Hourly
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 - $21
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
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
John McGinley
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Derry, Water Street to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
johnmcginley.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 - $26
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
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Mangan Tours
Phone
+353 749135460
Website
mangantours.ie
Bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
mangantours.ie
Bus Feda Teoranta
Website
feda.ie
Bus from Letterkenny, Ramelton Road to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
feda.iesite

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