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Overview: Bus from Bristol to Cork

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Bristol to Cork cover the 252 miles (407 km) long route with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Cork, St. Patricks Quay.

Bus companies: Bus from Bristol to Cork with National Express

Find the best journey from Bristol to Cork with Omio's bus partners National Express! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

National Express

Looking for a cheap and hassle-free way to travel from Bristol to Cork? National Express is the UK’s leading bus company that provides premium services and comfortable travel experiences on a budget. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. Check National Express bus schedules and tickets available for the route on Omio to find the best deals on buses from Bristol to Cork. When you ride with National Express, you can expect to travel 252 miles (407 km) between Bristol and Cork.

All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. You can select from three ticket options for the Bristol to Cork bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend splurging on the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus between Bristol and Cork:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips: Bus to Cork from Bristol

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by bus from Bristol, United Kingdom to Cork, Ireland?

Travel by bus between Bristol, United Kingdom and Cork, Ireland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cork from Bristol restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Ireland from Bristol?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Cork, Ireland?

The government of Ireland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 1/13/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Bristol and Cork closer to your date of departure here

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Cork, Ireland?

Return travel from Ireland to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Bristol from Cork?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Cork?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Bristol, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 1/19/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Bristol from Cork.

How far is Cork from Bristol by bus?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Bristol to Cork by bus to be approximately 252 miles (407 km).

When traveling by bus from Bristol to Cork, which bus station in Bristol do I depart from and which bus station in Cork do I arrive in?

There are a few bus stations in Bristol to start your journey from including Bristol, City Centre, Bristol, Bus & Coach Station (Marlborough St) and Bristol, The Centre (c9). In Cork you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Cork, St. Patricks Quay and Cork, Bus Station.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads   and arrive in Cork, St. Patricks Quay.

Where is the bus station in Bristol to go to Cork? Where is the bus station in Cork located?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Cork, St. Patricks Quay, located 0.2 miles (356 m) away from the city center.

What bus providers offer a service between Bristol and Cork?

For the route from Bristol to Cork you can take a bus with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services between Bristol and Cork on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.