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Dublin to Cork by bus

The journey from Dublin to Cork by bus is 219.13 km and takes 5 hrs 30 mins. There are 164 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:25 and the last at 23:30. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Cork by bus for as little as €12.00 or as much as €59.28. The best price for this journey is €12.00.

Lowest Price€12.00
Journey Duration5 hrs 30 mins
Connection per Day164
Lowest Price€12.00
Highest Price€59.28
First Departure00:25
Last Departure23:30
Distance219.13 km
CarriersIrish Citylink, Aircoach

Dublin to Cork Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday 21 Jul 2024

Traveling from Dublin to Cork with Virail

Planning to travel from Dublin to Cork? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Dublin to Cork?

When you're traveling from Dublin to Cork, you can expect to pay an average of approximately €26.18. You might be able to find prices as low as €12.00, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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The prices for bus tickets from Dublin to Cork vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately €26.18. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long is the journey from Dublin to Cork by bus?

The distance between Dublin to Cork is approximately 219.13 km. In general, it will take you about 5 hrs 30 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The distance between Dublin and Cork is around 219.13 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 5 hrs 30 mins. However, the fastest routes between Dublin and Cork take 3 hrs 0 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

How many journeys from Dublin to Cork take place each day?

The exact number of journeys from Dublin to Cork can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 164 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Dublin to Cork. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Dublin to Cork varies, but in general, you can expect to find 84 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 80 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Dublin to Cork. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Dublin to Cork.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Dublin to Cork, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Dublin to Cork.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

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If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around €13.87 to €15.71 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 12% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Dublin to Cork

The cheapest Dublin - Cork bus tickets can be found for as low as €13.08 if you’re lucky, or €14.74 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €15.41.

Find the best day to travel to Cork by bus

When travelling to Cork by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Aircoach is a private bus and coach operator that provides transportation services in Ireland. It was established in 1999 and has since grown to become one of the largest and most popular coach operators in the country. Aircoach offers a range of services, including airport transfers, commuter services, and private hire. Its airport transfer services operate between Dublin Airport and various locations in Dublin city, as well as other cities such as Cork and Belfast. Aircoach is known for its modern fleet of coaches, comfortable seating, and reliable service. It also offers free Wi-Fi and charging points on board its coaches.

Irish Citylink is a bus company that operates intercity services throughout Ireland. It was established in 2003 and is a subsidiary of the larger transport company, ComfortDelGro Corporation. Irish Citylink operates a fleet of modern coaches that are equipped with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and comfortable seating. The company's routes connect major cities such as Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork, and Belfast, as well as smaller towns and villages. Irish Citylink also offers airport transfer services to Dublin, Shannon, and Knock airports. The company is committed to providing safe, reliable, and affordable transportation options for its passengers.

Services on board Aircoach and GoBus from Dublin to Cork
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Dublin to Cork CO2 Emissions by Bus


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Dublin to Cork?
A bus ticket from Dublin to Cork is €26.18. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as €12.00.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Dublin to Cork?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Dublin to Cork is €12.00. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Dublin and Cork by bus?
Dublin to Cork is 219.13 km.
How long does the bus between Dublin and Cork take?
Dublin to Cork is on average 5 hrs 30 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 0 mins.
Which companies operate from Dublin to Cork?
The bus journey from Dublin to Cork is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Irish Citylink, Aircoach and GoBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Dublin to Cork?
Dublin to Cork has 164 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Dublin to Cork leave?
The earliest bus from Dublin to Cork departs at 00:25. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Dublin to Cork depart?
The latest bus from Dublin to Cork departs at 23:30. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Dublin to Cork in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is €12.00 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Dublin to Cork?
There are on average 84 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Cork.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Cork by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Dublin and Cork is 3 hrs 0 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Dublin to Cork?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Dublin and Cork.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Cork by bus?
The bus journey from Dublin to Cork creates 16.43kg of CO2 emissions.

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