Limerick to Cork bus

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Journey Information

There are 9 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€14.60
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceIrish Citylink
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Limerick to Cork?

€14.61 is the average price of a bus ticket from Limerick to Cork. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Limerick to Cork by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €16 whenever you decide to travel.

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 Citylink91h 25m€14.63
  • Irish Citylink

    Irish Citylink

    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

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.

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.

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 from Limerick to Cork?

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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Cork. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

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 9 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

Limerick

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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: 104 Henry St - Hibernian Insurance

Limerick has two bus stations with service to Cork.

All bus stations in Limerick:

  • 104 Henry St - Hibernian Insurance

  • Dooradoyle Bus Stop, Raheen

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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