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There are 5 ways to get from Sligo to Cork by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Eyre Square Galway  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Clarion Road to Eyre Square Galway 964
  2. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to St. Patricks Quay 251 / ...

$27 - $63

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Bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Sligo, Sligo Bus Station to Dublin Rd 64
  2. Take the bus from Gmit to St. Patricks Quay 251 / ...

$40 - $70

Train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Sligo to Kilcock Sligo/Longford Service
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent Cork/Mallow Service

$96 - $139

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Sligo to Cork 197.1 miles

$40 - $65

Bus, fly  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sligo, Sligo Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
  2. Fly from Knock (NOC) to Cork (ORK) NOC - ORK

$78 - $366

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The cheapest way to get from Sligo to Cork is to bus which costs 23€ - 55€ and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sligo to Cork is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sligo to Cork. However, there are services departing from Clarion Road and arriving at St. Patricks Quay via Galway Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Sligo and Cork is 264 km. The road distance is 315.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sligo to Cork without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 40 min and costs 23€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Sligo to Cork, including transfers.

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Sligo to Cork bus services, operated by Bus Feda Teoranta, depart from Clarion Road station.

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The best way to get from Sligo to Cork is to bus which takes 5 h 40 min and costs 23€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 80€ - 130€ and takes 6 h 43 min.

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There is no direct flight from Knock Airport to Cork Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Sligo to Cork bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at St. Patricks Quay station.

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Map of how to get from Sligo to Cork.
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  • Distance: 164.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Sligo to Cork via Eyre Square Galway and Galway Coach Station in around 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sligo to Cork via Kilcock, Kilcock, The Square Shopping Centre, Outside Heuston Train Station, and Heuston in around 6 h 43 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Knock to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Sligo to Kilcock
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Feda Teoranta
Website
feda.ie
Bus from Clarion Road to Eyre Square Galway
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
feda.iesite
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$16 - $23
Web Fare
$14 - $20
Bus from Gmit to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$16 - $23
Web Fare
$14 - $20
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Sligo, Sligo Bus Station to Dublin Rd
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Rd to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Sligo, Sligo Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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Yes, the driving distance between Sligo to Cork is 315 km. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from Sligo to Cork.

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Flybe, Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Knock Airport to Cork Airport.

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There are 158+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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