Bus Hire Dublin to Cork: Traverse the Irish Southwest

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Hiring a private bus from Dublin to Cork is one of the most comfortable ways to experience the lush green landscapes, monolithic sites, and Gaelic heritage of the Irish Southwest. Cork is Ireland’s second-largest city and one of its main tourist attractions. In this article, we’ll discuss the best ways to get to Cork from Dublin Airport by bus, especially for bigger groups which may be looking to hire a private coach.

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Dublin Airport to Cork Bus

Cork is located about 260 km away from Dublin airport. The average travel duration with a bus is 3 hours. Dublin and Cork are excellently connected with over 50 direct and indirect buses connecting the two cities, there is a bus almost every hour. The ticket price for a single adult is about €15.

Direct airport transfers from Dublin Airport to Cork

While buses from Dublin airport are well connected to Cork and getting on one isn’t that much of a hassle, bigger groups will undoubtedly enjoy more of the flexibility of a direct airport transfer. The main benefit is that your entire group will have guaranteed seats and a bus that follows your schedule. Arrange an airport transfer with Volubus.

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Mini Bus Hire Cork: Small Group Travel Solutions

Large groups face difficulties in organizing and coordinating their travel arrangements. Hiring a minibus to take you around Cork, regardless if you are going sightseeing or have a planned event, is an excellent idea.

What are the advantages of hiring a private bus?

A private bus gives groups unparalleled flexibility and command over their journey as they can stop and see sights at leisure. Moreover, hotel arrangements become easier as everyone arrives at the same time. Lastly, sharing a trip as a group is a bonding experience. Hire a private minibus with Volubus.

Coach vs. Mini Bus in Cork?

A coach and a minibus largely offer the same benefits, but a coach is a step up in terms of size, comfort, and price. However, the biggest factor that you should consider is the seat capacity that you need.

Volubus offers:
Mini bus – 15 seats
Mini Coach – 25 seats
Medi Coach – 35 seats
Maxi Coach – 55 seats

What’s there to see in Cork?

Being Ireland’s second-largest city, Cork has a bunch of touristic sites bundled together. You can check out the English Market, Fitzgerald Park, and the Gaol, which is Cork’s historical museum. Besides that, Cork is the starting point for the Wild Atlantic Way, which is a 2,500 km trail around Ireland’s coast with stunning coastal views.

Bus travel from Dublin to Cork in a nutshell

Cork and Dublin are excellently connected by bus with buses departing almost every hour. The journey itself takes around 3 hours but it’s well worth it, as Cork has an abundance of things to see and do. Larger groups may be interested in hiring a private bus with Volubus to maximize their comfort and efficiency.

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Vehicle categories


For up to 15 passengers

Mini Coach

For up to 25 passengers

Midi Coach

For up to 35 passengers

Maxi Coach

For up to 36+ passengers

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    How to book?

    How can I place a booking? Our clients can book either transfer (point-to-point) or per-hour services online via our booking platform. If your request is more complex than a transfer or an hourly rental, you can send us all details of your itinerary, so that we can put together a specialized quote. What vehicle categories can I book with Volubus? You can select Minibus or Mini, Midi and Maxi Coach services. Example vehicle types are available upon request and can be guaranteed if requested in advance and the vehicle requested is available.

    Types of services

    Transfer Pick-up from a specific address and drop-off at a specific address. Rental by the hour If you need a vehicle for more than a straight transfer service on a particular date, renting by the hour might be the solution. Special request If your request is more complicated than a transfer or an hourly rental, you send us all of the details of your itinerary so that we can put together a specialized quote.

    Changes and cancellations to bookings

    How can I change my booking? Changes to all services can be made at any time, and will be enacted if possible, depending on vehicle availability. If a change is requested over 7 (seven) days before the service, and the change is possible, the total price will be adjusted to represent the new service parameters. If the change is requested under 7 (seven) days before the service, the new total price cannot be less than originally confirmed price. How can I cancel my booking? For all transfer services including but not limited to point to point Transfers, Airport Transfers, and Hourly Transfers cancellation is free of charge if there are more than 5 (five) days between the cancellation day and time and the agreed pickup time. If there are less than 5 (five) days before the agreed pickup time, the 100% cancellation fee is applied (total cost of booking).

    Billing and payments

    How can I pay for my booking? Once your booking has been confirmed with a service provider, you will receive a confirmation email with payment details included.I n order to fully confirm your booking, your online payment must be placed in 24 hours from the receipt of the invoice and payment details. Are there any extra fees? If there are special requests, not bookable in the booking process and beyond the specifics of the point-to-point transfer or hourly service, there may be extra fees additional to the initial quotation price.


    Travelling with children The need for safety seats for children should be requested by the Client in the online booking process, to allow for the necessary safety measures to be taken, for the carriage of children under the regulations of the locality of the service. Please note that safety seats cannot be guaranteed. Passenger(s) with disabilities Should any of the passengers require assistance related to a disability or impairment, this information needs to be included in the booking request. When travelling with an assistive device, the dimensions of the device are needed in order to ensure it will fit in the vehicle. Please note that the local service provider has the right to refuse the carriage of guests if specific requests have not been made and then confirmed by the provider prior to the service, especially if the service provider believes that the safety conditions of the travellers might be compromised.


    What kind of luggage am I allowed to take? The amount of luggage for all the passengers must be entered during the booking process. The vehicle type quoted will take into consideration one piece of checked luggage per person. Carry-on bags also need to be mentioned. A carry-on bag is typically between 8 and 10kg, while a regular checked bag is typically between 20 and 23 kg. Oversized luggage Oversized luggage (greater than 23 kg and/or larger than the typical dimensions of a regular checked bag) and special luggage (ie. golf bags, skiing equipment, bicycles, etc.) must be mentioned in the booking process as an additional request. Neglecting to mention any excess luggage could result in additional charges.


    How can I guarantee the safety and quality of the driver and vehicle I book with Volubus? Our team verifies, assesses and partners with all of our suppliers included in our network, striving to maintain our high quality standards from our suppliers, throughout all of our active locations.

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