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Best price 1.86 €
Journey duration 3 h 17 min
Connections per day 68
First departure 05:50
Last departure 21:25
Distance 219 km

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What's the best way to get from Cork to Dublin? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Cork to Dublin, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

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

The cheapest train tickets from Cork to Dublin cost 0.01 €. On average, you can expect to spend around 6.59 € for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Cork to Dublin.

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Trains from Cork to Dublin

How long will it take me to travel from Cork to Dublin by train?

In order to get from Cork to Dublin faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Cork and Dublin will complete the journey in 2 h 15 min. On average, it will take you about 3 h 16 min to travel the 219 between Cork and Dublin.

When do departures from Cork to Dublin leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Cork to Dublin, which usually leaves at 08:25. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 21:25. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use on the Cork to Dublin route?

You will be able to leave Cork by using stations such as Cork (Kent). These connect you to stations including Dublin Heuston, Dublin Connolly, Tara Street and Dublin Pearse in Dublin. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Cork or in Dublin, for your convenience while traveling.

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

On average, there are 59 daily departures from Cork to Dublin. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 68 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Irishrail and Irish Rail, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 13 departures from Cork which travel directly to Dublin. There are 46 journeys with one change or more.