There are 11 ways to get from Portsmouth to Cork by train, plane, night bus, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Cork  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK

79€ - 322€

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 17m

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay

38€ - 51€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Cork  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cork (ORK) LGW - ORK

57€ - 274€

Train to London Stansted, fly to Cork  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cork (ORK) STN - ORK

83€ - 245€

Train to Bristol, fly to Cork  •  7h 2m

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

117€ - 322€

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Cork  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Cork (ORK) LTN - ORK

94€ - 351€

Fly Southampton to Dublin, night bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dublin (DUB) SOU - DUB
  2. Take the night bus from Dublin Airport to St. Patricks Quay

68€ - 281€

Train, car ferry, bus  •  16h 59m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 40

170€ - 256€

Train, bus and ferry  •  17h 10m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Winchester
  2. Take the train from Winchester to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

102€ - 167€

Bus, bus and ferry via Birmingham  •  18h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Birmingham, Navigation Street M34
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay 707

55€ - 78€

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 4m

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

107€ - 141€

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Cork is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 19h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Cork is to train and fly which costs £45 - £240 and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Cork. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange and arriving at Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay via Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 42m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Cork is 527 km.

The best way to get from Portsmouth to Cork without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 16h 59m and costs £140 - £230.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Portsmouth to Cork, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Cork bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cork Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Portsmouth to Cork bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay station.

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

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Cork.
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  • Distance: 526.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

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

There is no direct connection from Portsmouth to Cork. However, you can take the train to Woking, take the walk to Woking, take the bus to Heathrow Airport London T2,3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Cork, take the walk to Cork Airport, then take the line 226 bus to Cork. Alternatively, you can take the train to Horsham, take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick airport, fly to Cork, take the walk to Cork Airport, then take the line 226 bus to Cork.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 450€
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 440€
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Flights from London Stansted to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 180€
Flights from London Luton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
25€ - 50€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
25€ - 35€
Anytime Day 1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day 1st Class
60€ - 75€
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Winchester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
14€ - 19€
Anytime Day 1st Class
24€ - 29€
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 45€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
16€ - 23€
Anytime 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
26€ - 40€
Advanced Single
28€ - 40€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 90€
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
35€ - 55€
Advanced Single
35€ - 55€
Anytime Day Single
65€ - 120€
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
14€ - 18€
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
20€ - 28€
Anytime Day Single
40€ - 65€
First Anytime Day Single
65€ - 100€
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Winchester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 90€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
35€ - 55€
Anytime Single
55€ - 90€
Off-Peak Single
50€ - 80€
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Night bus from Dublin Airport to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Aircoach
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Bus Eireann
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
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Book at
National Express
Bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
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National Express
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Book at
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 40€
Website
Megabus UK
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 25€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
34€
Website
Stena Line

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