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Bus Dublin to Cork: Times, Prices and Tickets

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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 € 20.30. You might be able to find prices as low as € 15, 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.

Dublin to Cork by bus

Best price € 15
Journey duration 3 h 22 min
Connections per day 53
First departure 20:25
Last departure 23:30
Distance 219 km
Departure Dublin
Arrival Cork
Carriers GoBus, Aircoach,

Ticket price Dublin - Cork every day

€ 1.40
€ 16.97
€ 1.40
€ 16.97
In 2 days
€ 1.40
€ 16.97
In 3 days
€ 1.40
€ 16.97
In 4 days
€ 0.31
€ 16.97
In 5 days
€ 0.22
€ 16.97
In 6 days
€ 1.54
€ 16.97

Route Summary by Bus

Minimum price
€ 15
Maximum price
€ 22.97

Dublin - Cork


Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Train

€ 0.01

Sunday, August 21st 2022
Irish Rail-logo
Dublin Connolly - Cork (Kent)
07:50 - 11:41
Irish Rail
3h 51min
3 changes
CO2: 0.63kg
By Bus

€ 16.97

Sunday, August 21st 2022
Aston/Crampton Quay - St Patrick's Quay
22:00 - 01:00
CO2: 7.7kg

How long does it take to get from Dublin to Cork by bus?

The journey between Dublin and Cork runs for about 219 km and usually takes approximately 3 h 22 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 2 h 30 min. If you are trying to get from Dublin to Cork as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the first and last departures from Dublin to Cork?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Dublin to Cork leaving at 22:00. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 23:30.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

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

The route from Dublin to Cork is served by providers including GoBus, Aircoach and From this list of transport providers, there are up to 53 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Dublin 36 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Dublin to Cork, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 36 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.


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