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There are 11 ways to get from Southampton to Cobh by train, car, car ferry, bus, plane or subway

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, drive, car ferry, bus  •  13h 58m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Drive from Bristol City Centre, The Centre to Fishguard
  3. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the bus from Redmond Square to The Quay 340
  5. Drive from The Quay to Cobh

$145 - $217

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Cork  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cork (ORK) LGW - ORK

$84 - $356

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Train, car ferry, drive via Roscoff  •  28h 9m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to St Peter Port, Guernsey
  3. Take the car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Saint-Malo
  4. Drive from Saint-Malo to Roscoff
  5. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port

$198 - $251

Train, car ferry Stena Line, drive  •  30h 29m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Rosslare
  4. Drive from Rosslare to Ringaskiddy

$133 - $236

Bus, car ferry  •  34h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  3. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port

$136 - $227

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 1m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Cobh

$117 - $155

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Cork  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK

$114 - $390

Train to Bristol, fly to Cork  •  7h 30m

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

$126 - $339

Train, subway to London Stansted, fly to Cork  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the subway from Green Park station to Tottenham Hale station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cork (ORK) STN - ORK
  4. Take the train from Cork Kent to Cobh

$88 - $228

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Cork  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Cork (ORK) LTN - ORK

$88 - $340

Fly Southampton to Dublin, train  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dublin (DUB) SOU - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

$108 - $355

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Cobh is to train and subway and fly which costs £65 - £180 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Cobh is to train and fly which costs £85 - £300 and takes 7h 10m.

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The distance between Southampton and Cobh is 306 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Cobh without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 34h 40m and costs £100 - £180.

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It takes approximately 13h 58m to get from Southampton to Cobh, including transfers.

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

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There are 180+ hotels available in Cobh. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs £1 - £28.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Cobh.
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  • Distance: 305.9 miles
  • Duration: 13h 58m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Cobh, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Southampton to Cobh. However, you can take the train to Bristol Temple Meads, take the walk to Redcliffe Way, take the bus to Bristol City Centre, The Centre, take the drive to Fishguard, take the car ferry to Rosslare, take the walk to Rosslare Europort, take the train to Wexford, take the walk to Redmond Square, take the bus to The Quay, then take the drive to Cobh. Alternatively, you can take the train to Poole, take the walk to Poole, take the car ferry to St Peter Port, Guernsey, take the car ferry to Saint-Malo, take the drive to Roscoff, take the car ferry to Cork Port, take the walk to Ringaskiddy, then take the line 223 bus to County Cork, Haulbowline.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Poole
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Cobh
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Wexford Bus
Phone
053 9142742
Email
info@wexfordbus.com
Website
wexfordbus.com
Bus from Redmond Square to The Quay
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
Wexford Bus
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 from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to St Peter Port, Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Brittany Ferries
Website
brittanyferries.ie
Car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
brittanyferries.ie
Adult
$80
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$29 - $40
Car
$55 - $80
Car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $120
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$60 - $70

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