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Buses from Limerick to Cork

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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€14.82
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceIrish Citylink
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Limerick to Cork

Monthly average prices


What bus companies travel from Limerick to Cork?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Limerick to Cork. Irish Citylink is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Irish Citylink101h 25m€14.97
  • Irish Citylink

    Irish Citylink

    Book Irish Citylink from Limerick to Cork from €15. There are 10 Irish Citylink schedules from Limerick to Cork and you can expect on average to pay for a Irish Citylink ticket to Cork. In Limerick, Irish Citylink departs to Cork from Dooradoyle Bus Stop, Raheen and 1 other station. In Cork, Irish Citylink arrives at St Patrick's Quay and no other station.

    An average trip on Irish Citylink from Limerick to Cork takes 1 hours and 25 minutes , while the fastest available Irish Citylink trip will get you to Cork in 1 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Irish Citylink offers 10 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Cork.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Limerick to Cork during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Cork, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Limerick?

The first bus leaves at 09:00 and the last bus leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all buses from Limerick to Cork, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Cork are there per day?

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Limerick?

Departure stations

Limerick has two bus stations with service to Cork.

All bus stations in Limerick:

  • Dooradoyle Bus Stop, Raheen

  • 104 Henry St - Hibernian Insurance

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