How to travel from Dublin to Cork

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from Dublin to Cork

You can get from Dublin to Cork by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Dublin to Cork on Mar 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Dublin to Cork

distanceDistance135 miles (218 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $25
fastestFastest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAirCoach

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 135 miles (218 km) between Dublin and Cork. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are AirCoach among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Dublin to Cork.

Travel Tips: Travel from Dublin to Cork

Travel Tips: Travel to Cork easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Dublin to Cork.

You can travel from Dublin to Cork 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Cork from Dublin is by taking a flight, which costs on average $9 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cork:

Taking a flight is about $8 (€7) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $17 (€15) for this journey.

Taking a flight is about $16 (€14) less than taking a train, which costs on average $25 (€22) for this journey.

The quickest way to travel to Cork from Dublin is by bus, which takes on average 3 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Cork by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 38 min   of travel time.

Cork is approximately 135 miles (218 km) away from Dublin.

The average frequency per day from Dublin to Cork is:

  • 26 buses a day.
  • 13 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Cork from Dublin as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Dublin to Cork:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Dublin, Dublin Airport to Cork, MacCurtain Street (Hillbillys).
  • Most travelers board their plane from Dublin Airport and arrive in Cork Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Dublin to Cork depart from Dublin Connolly Railway Station to Cork (Kent).

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Dublin to Cork:

  • You can travel by bus to Cork from Dublin with AirCoach, and you can find AirCoach Dublin to Cork tickets for $17 (€15) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Dublin to Cork with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Cork with AirCoach with 26 direct buses per day.

Direct services to Cork tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Looking to extend your trip from Dublin to Cork? Many Omio customers who go from Dublin to Cork usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Belfast or Galway. If you're looking to explore London, Belfast or Galway from Cork, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Dublin to Cork, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $17 (€15) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $9 (€8) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $25 (€22) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Dublin to Cork online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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