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There are 3 ways to get from Shannon to Cork by bus, train or car

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Line 343 bus, bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 343 bus from Drumgeely Road to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station 343
  2. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 51

$24 - $28

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Line 343 bus, train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the line 343 bus from Drumgeely Road to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station 343
  2. Take the train from Limerick to Limerick Junction
  3. Take the train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent

$37 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Shannon to Cork 74.5 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Shannon to Cork is to drive which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shannon to Cork is to drive which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shannon to Cork station. However, there are services departing from Drumgeely Road and arriving at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station via Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Shannon and Cork is 95 km. The road distance is 119.3 km.

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The best way to get from Shannon to Cork without a car is to line 343 bus and bus which takes 3 h 17 min and costs 20€ - 25€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Shannon to Cork, including transfers.

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Shannon to Cork bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Drumgeely Road station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Shannon to Cork is 119 km. It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to drive from Shannon to Cork.

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There are 156+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shannon to Cork.
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  • Distance: 59.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

What companies run services between Shannon, Ireland and Cork, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Shannon to Cork via Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station in around 3 h 17 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Drumgeely Road to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Website
Bus Eireann

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