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There are 3 ways to get from Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK) by bus or car

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Bus  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Cork, St. Patricks Quay 600

2 alternative options

Bus via Waterford College, stop 352051  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Waterford College, stop 352051 to Parnell Place, stop 255021 40

Drive  •  1h 34m

  1. Drive from Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK) 124.9 km

Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK) by bus

The bus journey time between Waterford and Cork Airport (ORK) is around 2h 39m and covers a distance of around 129 km. This includes an average layover time of around 34 min. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 12m. Operated by Dublin Coach, Eurobus and Bus Eireann, the Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK) bus service departs from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford and arrives in Cork Airport, stop 230061. Typically 70 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
2h 5m
Layover time:
34 min
Total time:
2h 39m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
2h 12m
Bus distance:
129 km
Buses per week:
70
Cheapest price:
€18
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:25
Last bus departs at:
22:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK) bus schedules

Waterford → Cork Airport (ORK)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cork Airport (ORK) is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cork Airport (ORK) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cork Airport (ORK) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK) is to drive which costs €14 - €22 and takes 1h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK) is to drive which costs €14 - €22 and takes 1h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK). However, there are services departing from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford and arriving at Cork Airport, stop 230061 via Clontarf Street, stop 247811. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 15m.

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The distance between Waterford and Cork Airport (ORK) is 105 km. The road distance is 124.9 km.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK) without a car is to bus which takes 2h 15m and costs €17 - €23.

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It takes approximately 2h 15m to get from Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK), including transfers.

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Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK) bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford station.

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Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK) bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Cork, St. Patricks Quay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK) is 125 km. It takes approximately 1h 34m to drive from Waterford to Cork Airport (ORK).

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  • Distance: 104.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 15m

What companies run services between Waterford, Ireland and Cork Airport (ORK), Ireland?

Dublin Coach operates a bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Cork, St. Patricks Quay hourly. Tickets cost €11 - €14 and the journey takes 1h 50m. Eurobus also services this route every 3 hours.

Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Cork, St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
Eurobus
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Waterford College, stop 352051 to Parnell Place, stop 255021
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Bus Eireann

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