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Limerick - Cork Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Limerick to Cork. Traveling by bus from Limerick to Cork usually takes around one hour and 25 minutes, but the fastest Irish Citylink bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance54 mi (86 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price$21.69
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceIrish Citylink
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Limerick to Cork?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Limerick to Cork. Irish Citylink connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Irish Citylink101h 25m$21.69
  • Irish CityLink is a bus transportation company with routes to major cities across Ireland, including Limerick to Cork. On this route, it usually takes Irish CityLink 1 hours and 25 minutes to make the journey. Irish Citylink coaches have ample storage space for any luggage you may be carrying and also provide complimentary Wi-Fi, toilets, and friendly, attentive staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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The bus takes an average of one hour and 25 minutes to cover the 86 kilometers from Limerick to Cork. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 20 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Limerick to Cork, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Limerick to Cork every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Limerick to Cork without transferring.

City Information


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Located on the River Shannon in the Munster province of Ireland, Limerick is a charming city with a lot to offer visitors and locals alike. Medieval castles and churches give the city a feeling of historical weight, while the lively bars and modern collection of shops ensure Limerick is an exciting place to explore.

To discover Limerick's history, your first stop should be King John's castle. This 13th-century castle overlooks the River Shannon and is home to a new museum offering hands-on experiences exhibits. The Hunt Museum and the Limerick City Gallery of Art are also available for culture-lovers, showcasing many famous works of art.

Although Limerick has many streets filled with all the usual modern high street shops, those looking for a more unique experience should visit the Milk Market. Many local vendors sell their wares at the Milk Market, where you can buy anything from local organic foods to hand-crafted jewelry.

Limerick can be reached by plane, bus, train, and car. Shannon Airport serves the city, with many international flight routes. Irish Citylink and National Express buses connect Limerick to Cork,Galway, Dublin, and more. Ireland’s train network serves Limerick for easy access by rail.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Limerick?

Main departure station: Dooradoyle Bus Stop, Raheen

The local bus stop is on Dooradoyle Road in Raheen, a town southwest of Limerick. Only one bus departs every fifteen minutes towards the University of Limerick, with alternative stops in the opposite direction to Raheen Roundabout. The bus stop is in a residential area, so there are no amenities in the immediate vicinity, although there is a restaurant called Collins Bar on the same road. Once you arrive at the University, there are more amenities, including shops and supermarkets, as well as other bus connections towards the major city of Limerick proper.

All bus stations in Limerick:

  • Dooradoyle Bus Stop, Raheen

  • 104 Henry St - Hibernian Insurance

Where does the bus arrive in Cork?

Main arrival station: St Patrick's Quay

All buses from Limerick arrive at one main station in Cork.

Bus stations in Cork:

  • St Patrick's Quay

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