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Birmingham to Cork

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5 suggested routes to go from Birmingham to Cork by flight, ferry, train, car, bus

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How to get from Birmingham to Cork?

We are suggesting 5 routes by train, bus, ferry, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Birmingham Cork. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Birmingham-Cork

For your trip from Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) to Cork (Ireland) with a distance of 282 mi you will be able to take 5 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, ferry, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Cork from Birmingham but it is possible to make this trip only by plane with the flight routes Birmingham-Cardiff and Cardiff-Cork.
Leave Birmingham and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Birmingham International BHX airport, 6.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Cardiff (Cardiff-Wales airport, IATA code: CWL) operated by Eastern Airways. From Cardiff, take another plane with FlyBE that will carry you to Cork airport (Cork, Ireland).
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Birmingham Cork only by bus, there are other means of transport (ferry) that will complete the journey Birmingham-Swansea.
You will board a coach of National Express in Birmingham. The bus will drop you off at Swansea bus station (5.3 mi from Swansea, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Swansea.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Birmingham to Cork without changing trains. You can take the train Birmingham-Liverpool and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains of London Midland to Liverpool leave from Birmingham New Street railway station in Birmingham. Arrival in Liverpool will take place at Liverpool Lime Street station (0.2 mi from the city centre).
There is no direct crossing between Birmingham and Cork, you will have to use another mean of transport (bus) to combine with ferry in order to complete the sea crossing Swansea-Cork.
You will embark at the port of Swansea Ferry Terminal at 1.9 mi from Swansea aboard a ship of Fastnet Line. The ferry will dock in the port of Ringaskiddy Terminal Ferries at 9.3 mi from Cork. We advise you to show up at the port of Swansea for boarding around one or two hours before the time of departure indicated on your reservation.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Birmingham-Swansea will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by ferry in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Birmingham and Cork?

Aer Lingus carries out a flight from Birmingham International BHX airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Birmingham to Dublin (arrival at Dublin DUB airport)
FlyBE flies on the route from Cardiff-Wales CWL airport (located 9.3 mi from Cardiff, United Kingdom) to Cork (serving Cork ORK airport)
Ryanair schedules the flight from Liverpool John Lennon LPL airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Liverpool to Cork (arrival at Cork ORK airport)
Eastern Airways ensures the flight route from Birmingham International BHX airport (located 6.8 mi from Birmingham, United Kingdom) to Cardiff (serving Cardiff-Wales CWL airport)
Bus companies
The bus company AirCoach operates the intercity service from the bus station of Dublin Airport in Dublin and to the one of St. Patricks Quay ( Ireland)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Birmingham (serving Birmingham bus station at 0.5 mi from centre) and the city of Cardiff where the coach will drop you off at Cardiff station situated at about 0.4 mi from Cardiff city centre.
The coach company National Express carries out the route from the bus station of Birmingham in Birmingham and to the one of Swansea (Wales United Kingdom)
The network of GoBus includes a coach line between the city of Dublin (serving Dublin Airport bus station at 5.9 mi from centre) and the city of Cork where the coach will drop you off at Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place) station situated at about 1.2 mi from Cork city centre.
The bus company Bus Eireann operates the intercity service from the bus station of Dublin Airport in Dublin and to the one of Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place) ( Ireland)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Birmingham-Swansea (106.3 mi)
Ferry companies
The ships of Fastnet Line ensure the maritime connection between the port of Swansea Ferry Terminal and the one of Cork (Ringaskiddy Terminal Ferries at 9.3 mi from the city)
Railway companies
CrossCountry provides a rail connection Birmingham-Cardiff with the train from Birmingham New Street railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Cardiff Central at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
London Midland transports passengers on a rail line from Birmingham to Liverpool with the train which leaves Birmingham New Street station to arrive at Liverpool Lime Street railway station (England United Kingdom)
Iarnród Éireann operates the train journey Dublin-Cork with the train InterCity from Dublin Heuston railway station (1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Cork Kent at arrival (1.7 mi from centre)

Stop cities from Birmingham or cities to visit near Cork

When travelling from Cork to Birmingham by plane, carpooling, ferry, bus, train, you might have to change at Cardiff located at 88 mi from Birmingham, Swansea 106 mi away from Birmingham, Liverpool situated at 79 mi from Birmingham (United Kingdom) Dublin at approximately 137 mi from Cork (Ireland). If you have some time on your way to Cork or back to Birmingham, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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