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Public Transportation to Cork from Dublin

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Public Transportation to Cork from Dublin

I've been looking at taking the most reasonable (price and time wise) way to Cork from Dublin using public transportation with our luggage.

The cheapest would be the bus. While it is cheap, it also take 5.5 hours and it seems a bit confusing. The confusion may change once we have actually staying a few days in Dublin and have gotten use to them.

The aircoach also seems like a pretty inexpensive way to go and only takes 3.5 hours.

Has anyone used public transportation to Cork and found the best way? I would like the least amount of hastle because of the luggage.

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1. Re: Public Transportation to Cork from Dublin

Don't see why the bus would be confusing. Fastest services are Aircoach and GoBe, both taking around 3 hours non-stop between the two cities. Aircoach fares can be as low as €9 each way if you book online, GoBe starts at €13 which is still very reasonable.

www.aircoach.ie

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2. Re: Public Transportation to Cork from Dublin

If booked in advance the train from Heuston station in Dublin to cork can be as cheap as €10. It is an easy and comfortable journey with trains running hourly.

Www.irishrail.ie for online booking and information.

Also I don't know where you are looking at timetables but the bus does not take 5.5 hours

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3. Re: Public Transportation to Cork from Dublin

Bus Eireann (the public service), has a bus that travels Dublin-Cork in 3hrs 45 mins - bus # X8, and departs from Bus Aras in Dubin city centre every two hours - 8.00AM, 10.00AM and so on - booked on website - €14.25 single journey / €23.27 return.

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4. Re: Public Transportation to Cork from Dublin

Thank you all. We are staying near the airport in a B&B and when I looked at the bus schedule it said 5.5 hours through www.buseireann.ie .

I will check into all these.

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5. Re: Public Transportation to Cork from Dublin

www.a-b.ie is the national journey planner. It is useful for planning journeys around the country using public transport.

to get from Dublin to Cork you will need to get to Busaras (the main bus station for services outside Dublin) or Heuston Railway Station for trains to Cork. Both Heuston and Busaras are in central Dublin, not near the airport

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7. Re: Public Transportation to Cork from Dublin

A lot of this will come down to where in Dublin is your destination.

If you're going to Dublin Airport, use GoBE or Aircoach, which have direct services.

If you're going to somewhere round the IFSC, GoBE will bring you to Busaras directly.

For most other places in Dublin, the train is the best option.

Bus Eireann routes 7 & 8 are primarily usefuly to link the towns between Dublin and Cork to both cities, but because they stop so often they are a painful way to get between the cities.

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8. Re: Public Transportation to Cork from Dublin

Bawunns, you are correct when you say that some of the Dublin-Cork buses take over 5 hours to reach destination - but under no circumstances should you take any of those buses as it involves connections - firstly you go from Dublin to Limerick, change bus in Limerick and then onto Cork. If you use Bus Eireann for Cork, then you get the 'express' bus number X8 from Bus Aras in the city centre at the times I mentioned in my earlier post. The X8 has only 6 stops on it's route to Cork. However this would require you to make your way into Bus Aras from your B&B location.

Depending on where exactly your B&B is in relation to Dublin airport, you might be better off going back to the airport and getting a bus with either of the two companies mentioned by scampibear. Both of those will do the journey about 15 minutes quicker than the Bus Eireann # X8

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9. Re: Public Transportation to Cork from Dublin

Bus Eireann Route X8 Service Between Cork and Dublin Airport will be Now Serving Urlingford and Portlaoise To and From Cork and Dublin Airport On the Bus Eireann Route X8 Revised Affective Timetable From Sunday February 2nd 2014. Bus Eireann Route X8 Service Between Cork and Dublin Airport will be No Longer Non Stop Between Cashel and Newlands Cross On the Bus Eireann Route X8 Revised Affective Timetable From Sunday February 2nd 2014. M&A Coaches Between Cashel Urlingford Johnstown Cullahill Durrow Abbeyleix and Portlaoise will Be No Longer Operating M&A Coaches Between Portlaoise Abbeyleix Durrow Cullahill Johnstown Urlingford and Cashel From Sunday February 2nd 2014. Bus Eireann Route X8 Service Between Cork and Dublin Airport will Be Stopping In Urlingford and Portlaoise Back on the Bus Eireann Route X8 Revised Affective Timetable From Sunday February 2nd 2014. Bus Eireann Route X8 Service Between Cork and Dublin Airport will Have NO Stops Between Portlaoise and Newlands Cross To and From Dublin Airport and Cork On the Bus Eireann Route X8 Revised Affective Timetable From Sunday February 2nd 2014. Bus Eireann Route X8 Service Between Cork and Dublin Airport will Have A Toilet Break in Josephine's Urlingford For 10 Minutes Break In Josephine's Urlingford To and From Cork and Dublin Airport On the Bus Eireann Route X8 Revised Affective Timetable From Sunday February 2nd 2014.

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Bus Eireann Route X8 Service Between Cork and Dublin Airport will be Now Serving Urlingford and Portlaoise To and From Cork and Dublin Airport On the Bus Eireann Route X8 Revised Affective Timetable From Sunday February 2nd 2014. Bus Eireann Route X8 Service Between Cork and Dublin Airport will be No Longer Non Stop Between Cashel and Newlands Cross On the Bus Eireann Route X8 Revised Affective Timetable From Sunday February 2nd 2014. M&A Coaches Between Cashel Urlingford Johnstown Cullahill Durrow Abbeyleix and Portlaoise will Be No Longer Operating M&A Coaches Between Portlaoise Abbeyleix Durrow Cullahill Johnstown Urlingford and Cashel From Sunday February 2nd 2014. Bus Eireann Route X8 Service Between Cork and Dublin Airport will Be Stopping In Urlingford and Portlaoise Back on the Bus Eireann Route X8 Revised Affective Timetable From Sunday February 2nd 2014. Bus Eireann Route X8 Service Between Cork and Dublin Airport will Have NO Stops Between Portlaoise and Newlands Cross To and From Dublin Airport and Cork On the Bus Eireann Route X8 Revised Affective Timetable From Sunday February 2nd 2014. Bus Eireann Route X8 Service Between Cork and Dublin Airport will Have A Toilet Break in Josephine's Urlingford For 10 Minutes Break In Josephine's Urlingford To and From Cork and Dublin Airport On the Bus Eireann Route X8 Revised Affective Timetable From Sunday February 2nd 2014.

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