There are 11 ways to get from Plymouth to Cork by train, car ferry, car, bus, bus and ferry 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

Train, car ferry, drive  •  15 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Swansea
  3. Take the train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
  4. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  5. Drive from Rosslare to Ringaskiddy

$211 - $313

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth to Birmingham
  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

$80 - $106

9 alternative options

Train, car ferry, bus  •  16 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
  4. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  5. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...
  6. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay 600

$193 - $325

Car ferry  •  27 h 13 min

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

$124 - $210

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 19 min

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

$122 - $160

Train to Exeter, fly  •  8 h 45 min

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

$147 - $671

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

$147 - $384

Train to Newquay, fly  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Cork (ORK) NQY - ORK

$102 - $442

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

$206 - $558

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  8 h 36 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

$199 - $508

Train, train to Cardiff, fly  •  7 h 39 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

$196 - $1,143

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 Bristol Parkway, take the train to Swansea, take the train to Fishguard Harbour, take the walk to Fishguard, take the car ferry to Rosslare, take the drive to Ringaskiddy, then take the line 223 bus to Douglas Road. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Plymouth to Cork via Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central, Fishguard Harbour, Fishguard, Rosslare, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour, Waterford, Waterford Bus Station, and Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford in around 16 h 27 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Exeter to Cork via Rennes
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Exeter to Cork via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Exeter to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Exeter to Cork via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Newquay to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Southampton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
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
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Parkway to Swansea
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Plymouth to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Plymouth to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $230
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 - $85
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
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
$81
Schedules at
brittanyferries.ie
Adult
$81

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Plymouth and Cork is 346 km.

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Cork is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £60 - £80 and takes 18 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Cork is to train and fly which takes 6 h 22 min and costs £75 - £340.

No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth to Cork. However, there are services departing from Plymouth and arriving at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station via Birmingham and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 15 h 16 min to get from Plymouth to Cork, including transfers.