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There are 9 ways to get from Plymouth to Cork by train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, 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.

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Train, bus and ferry  •  17 h 1 min

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

$164 - $241

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 707 / ...

$79 - $100

7 alternative options

Car ferry  •  27 h 14 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  2. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port

$122 - $206

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Pembroke
  2. Take the car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Cork

$117 - $159

Train to Exeter, fly  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Cork (ORK) EXT - ORK

$146 - $669

Train to Bristol, fly  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Cork (ORK) BRS - ORK

$144 - $379

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK

$202 - $553

Train, train to Cardiff, fly  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Cork (ORK) CWL - ORK

$189 - $1,134

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Cork (ORK) SOU - ORK

$197 - $504

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Cork is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £60 - £80 and takes 18 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Cork is to train and fly which costs £110 - £300 and takes 6 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Cork station. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station via Birmingham and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 10 min.

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The distance between Plymouth and Cork is 216 miles.

The best way to get from Plymouth to Cork without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 17 h 1 min and costs £120 - £190.

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It takes approximately 17 h 1 min to get from Plymouth to Cork, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Cork bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to Cork Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Plymouth to Cork bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station.

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Air France, Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Exeter Airport to Cork Airport.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Cork.
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  • Distance: 216.4 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 1 min

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

There is no direct connection from Plymouth to Cork. However, you can take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the walk to Birmingham, take the bus and ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Busáras Luas Stop, take the tram to Heuston Luas Stop, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Cork Kent. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Plymouth to Cork via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Birmingham, Dublin, and Busáras in around 18 h 10 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Exeter to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Exeter to Cork via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Southampton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Exeter to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Plymouth to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
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
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $120
Car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
brittanyferries.ie
Adult
$80
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43

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