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Best Way to get from Dublin to Cork?

  • 23-01-2010 10:29am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 160 ✭✭


    I'm a silly Yank going to school in Dublin in a couple weeks and I wanna know the best way to get out to cork from Dublin. Let's say I have a couple days off during the week and I want to do an overnighter in Cork (or Kerry) what's the best way to do so?

    Thanks! :)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 454 ✭✭irishdub14


    Dublin to Cork?? M50 and then M8 maybe......??!! lol :)

    Try www.openstreetmap.com... it shows all the motorways and n roads from dublin to cork and everywhere else....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 160 ✭✭Dragons Revenge


    I was kinda thinking more along the lines of buses and trains, actually.


  • Registered Users Posts: 512 ✭✭✭wilson10


    The Train is the way to go.

    http://www.irishrail.ie


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,419 ✭✭✭Cool Mo D


    I'm a silly Yank going to school in Dublin in a couple weeks and I wanna know the best way to get out to cork from Dublin. Let's say I have a couple days off during the week and I want to do an overnighter in Cork (or Kerry) what's the best way to do so?

    Thanks! :)

    The train will get you to Cork city, or Killarney or Tralee in Kerry (I'd recommend Killarney). It is quite expensive though - it's about €70 return if you turn up and pay at the station. But if you're a student, with a student travel card, it'll be about half that. It's about 2hr45 to cork, and 3h20mins to Killarney on the train. If you book in advance online, and travel off peak, you can get a Dublin - Cork return for €20 - but the times may not suit.

    The bus is much cheaper - around €20 standard fare, but takes much longer - around 4 hours Dublin - Cork.

    Try http://irishrail.ie/home/ or
    http://www.buseireann.ie/


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭EI111


    ryanair 14 euro return


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  • Subscribers Posts: 16,537 ✭✭✭✭copacetic


    as noted above you can often get a flight for much cheaper than the train and save yourself a fair bit of time also.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,419 ✭✭✭Cool Mo D


    copacetic wrote: »
    as noted above you can often get a flight for much cheaper than the train and save yourself a fair bit of time also.

    If the flight is cheaper, you will save money, but you def won't save any time - it'll take an hour to get to the airport from the centre, to be an hour early for your flight, which will take half an hour, and you need to get to Cork from the airport too. And it's €14 one way - same price as a student on the train, and more than the bus.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 160 ✭✭Dragons Revenge


    Cool Mo D wrote: »
    If the flight is cheaper, you will save money, but you def won't save any time - it'll take an hour to get to the airport from the centre, to be an hour early for your flight, which will take half an hour, and you need to get to Cork from the airport too. And it's €14 one way - same price as a student on the train, and more than the bus.

    Plus I would kinda like to take the scenic route and do stupid American touristy things like ogle the sights and take pictures and stuff.

    20 return for students? That's not bad at all.


  • Subscribers Posts: 16,537 ✭✭✭✭copacetic


    Cool Mo D wrote: »
    If the flight is cheaper, you will save money, but you def won't save any time - it'll take an hour to get to the airport from the centre, to be an hour early for your flight, which will take half an hour, and you need to get to Cork from the airport too. And it's €14 one way - same price as a student on the train, and more than the bus.

    you don't have to be an hour early for these flights in my experience, 30 mins at most. So you can get from Dublin city centre to Cork city centre in less than 2 hours, but you are right on the other ones, it depends how much time you have available.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 160 ✭✭Dragons Revenge


    Unless I looked wrong, a standard return ticket from Dublin to Cork was 46 eu with the student discount... That was from 9 feb thru the 11th.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8 RPUinspector


    check out this link there are a limited number of €2 fares available on Bus Éireann services !!!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8 RPUinspector


    www.twitter.com/buseireanndeals.
    forgot to include the link :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 56 ✭✭mtkenne2


    would really appreciate it


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