There are 9 ways to get from Southampton to Cork by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Southampton  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Cork (ORK) SOU - ORK

$62 - $303

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6 h 6 min

  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

$109 - $382

Train to Bristol, fly  •  6 h 20 min

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

$124 - $333

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cork (ORK) STN - ORK

$83 - $220

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5 h 59 min

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

$79 - $306

Train, carferry, bus  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the carferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay 600

$170 - $260

Train, bus and ferry  •  16 h

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent

$141 - $207

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 707 / ...

$78 - $98

Drive, carferry  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Fishguard
  2. Take the carferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Cork

$118 - $155

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Cork station. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station via London Victoria and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 47 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Cork is 314 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Cork without a car is to train and carferry and bus which takes 15 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Southampton to Cork, including transfers.

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Southampton to Cork bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Cork Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Flybe, KLM and Aer Lingus offer flights from Southampton Airport to Cork Airport.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Cork.
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  • Distance: 313.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

Aer Lingus, Flybe and KLM fly from Southampton to Cork twice daily.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
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
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
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 Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
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
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
transportforireland.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

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
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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