Travelling Cork – Belfast

The table below gives details of two sample return Cork-Belfast journeys made by public transport with Irish Rail and Aircoach.  All times given the timetables below have been checked, but should be checked again at the time of making a booking. Journey times via public transport are approximately 5:30 hours each way.

Journeys can be made up of any combination of bus or rail to suit. You will find alternatives and different bus/rail combinations at Get There.

Journey times by road are shorter at approximately 4 hours. See  Cork-Belfast (Google Maps) for details. If you are a driver and are able to offer a seat in your car, please fill in the DRIVER FORM. Similarly, if you are looking for a lift, please fill in the PASSENGER FORM. We will then endeavour to match you up accordingly.

Outward Cork-Dublin-Belfast

Cork-Dublin Heuston or Bachelor’s Walk Dublin-Belfast Belfast Lanyon Place or Glengall Street
06:15-08:20 (Irish Rail)

06:00-09:00 (Aircoach)

30 minutes approx. to Connolly Station

15 minutes walk to O’Connell Street



10 minutes approx. to WWIEM at QUB

Return Belfast-Dublin-Cork

Belfast-Dublin Connolly or O’Connell Street Dublin-Cork Last Train/Bus
18:05 or 20:05-20:15-22:15 (Irish Rail)

18:30 or 19:30 or later 20:40 or 21:40 (Aircoach)

30 minutes approx. to Heuston

15 minutes approx walk to Aston Quay



21:00 (Last train to Cork)

23:59 (Last bus to Cork)