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

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Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Parnell Street to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 40 / ...

$7 - $27

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Waterford to Limerick Junction Waterford - Limerick Junction Service
  2. Take the train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent Cork/Mallow Service

$39 - $54

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Waterford to Cork 74.7 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Cork is to bus which costs 6€ - 24€ and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterford to Cork is to drive which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Parnell Street and arriving at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Waterford to Cork. However, there are services departing from Waterford and arriving at Cork Kent via Limerick Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between Waterford and Cork is 101 km. The road distance is 119.5 km.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Cork without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 6€ - 24€.

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The bus from Parnell Street to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station takes 2 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Waterford to Cork bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Parnell Street station.

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Waterford to Cork train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Waterford station.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Cork is to bus which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 6€ - 24€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Waterford to Cork.
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  • Distance: 63.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

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

Bus Eireann operates a bus from Waterford to Cork hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $27 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Waterford to Cork via Limerick Junction in around 3 h 41 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Waterford to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Parnell Street to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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

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Waterford to Cork train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Cork Kent station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterford to Cork is 120 km. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Waterford to Cork.

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

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