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Train/Bus from Dublin Airport to Cork

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Train/Bus from Dublin Airport to Cork

I am flying into Dublin and looking for the easiest way to get to Cork via train or bus. It doesn't look like the train goes directly to the airport but can I get a bus to the train station and go from there?

Is it easeir to train or bus around the country? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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1. Re: Train/Bus from Dublin Airport to Cork

http://www.aircoach.ie/table.routes.cork.php

trains do not cover the country as extensively as buses - the national service provider is:

http://www.buseireann.ie/

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2. Re: Train/Bus from Dublin Airport to Cork

Hi Katie

I notice on your other post you are enquiring about Galway as well.

You have two options for both Cork and Galway, you can get a bus from the airport to Heuston Station and from there take the trin to either Cork or Galway.

dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/…

http://www.irishrail.ie/

Alternatively you could get a coach from Dublin Airport directly to Galway or Cork

http://www.citylink.ie/

http://www.aircoach.ie/

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3. Re: Train/Bus from Dublin Airport to Cork

Yes, deciding on where to go so I posted for both cities :) Thanks for your feedback, this is helpful!

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4. Re: Train/Bus from Dublin Airport to Cork

For Cork, there won't be much in it timewise between transfering to Heuston for the train and taking the bus. For Galway, the bus is likely to be faster. In both cases, the bus will be cheaper, but the train more comfortable.

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5. Re: Train/Bus from Dublin Airport to Cork

For sheer convenience, I would take the bus from Dublin airport to Cork/Galway - you get off the plane, put your luggage in the hold of the bus, get your seat, next stop Cork/Galway.

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6. Re: Train/Bus from Dublin Airport to Cork

I agree with fenladublin and the service is very good, I've used it. They journey took me 3.5 hours recently from Dublin Airport to Cork City Centre. It's a non stop service - so don't drink to many fluids before your trip !!!! Having said that, I am told that some of the newer Aircoach buses now have toiliets on board.

By the way, no luggage restrictions (to speak of) on the Aircoach. There is loads of room in the hold. It;s also very cheap if you book online,just be sure to have the paper booking ticket (that you print off yourself before leaving home), The driver is very strict about the paperwork.

If you don't want to book ahead on the internet, you can buy at the ticket desk at Dublin Airport Arrivals (ticket desk outside the arrivals door - where the aircoach stops. You are not guaranteed a seat this way, however as it's the first stop on the journey it should not be an issue.

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7. Re: Train/Bus from Dublin Airport to Cork

Agree with these posts about the Aircoach buses. I am an Australian living in cork and have traveled to and from Dublin airport several times via train and via Aircoach. I always go on the Aircoaches now as they are very comfortable, convenient and much cheaper than the train!

Oh and the coaches I have been on always have stopped for a bathroom break half way to Cork.

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