|Distance||252 miles (407 km)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Eurolines Switzerland|
Coaches from Cork to Bristol cover the 252 miles (407 km) long trip with our travel partners like National Express or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cork City and arrive in Bristol, City Centre.
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National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Cork and Bristol, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
With an average of three buses a day, the bus from Cork to Bristol is a convenient way to travel between the two cities, with the ferry crossing integrated into the route. The journey takes around 20 hours and there are usually two changes to incorporate. Sit back on the luxury coach and relax as you enjoy onboard entertainment and comfortable seats.
The journey takes between 19 hours and 20 minutes and 21 hours and 10 minutes depending on which service you choose. The services which make the second change at Birmingham (rather than London Victoria) tend to be the faster ones. All routes take in a first stop at Dublin and incorporate a ferry crossing with Irish Ferries.
There are three journeys each day, including the weekends. Each bus from Cork to Bristol leaves at roughly 2:00 p.m. from Cork Bus Station and arrives in at Bristol Bus & Coach Station. Two of the coaches are operated by National Express and one is run by Eurolines. The reason that National Express puts on two coaches simultaneously is that one service makes its second change at Birmingham and the other makes its second change at London Victoria.
Departure Bus Station: Located on Parnell Place, Cork Bus & Coach Station is clean, modern and spacious. On the banks of the River Lee, it's just a few minutes walk to the main shopping area on Patrick Street and Cork Opera Lane. Onward travel is made easy too, with a short walk to the train station, local buses and a taxi rank.
Arrival Bus Station: Located on Marlborough Street, Bristol Bus & Coach Station has ticketing facilities, a waiting area, toilets, payphones, coffee facilities, a newspaper stand and a food outlet. It's also just a short walk away from nearby attractions and onward public transport options, plus a taxi rank.
This route is served by two providers; National Express and Eurolines. Eurolines runs one service a day, and National Express runs two. Each of the three coaches on offer per day leaves Cork at roughly 2:00 p.m. Clear signposting is provided at each coach bay to help passengers identify their correct coach.
Eurolines operates one service a day and it has two stops; the first at Dublin and the second at Birmingham. The ferry crossing is handled by Irish Ferries.
National Express operates two services every day, both leaving at the same time. They make their first stop at Dublin. One then makes its second stop at Birmingham and the other at London Victoria, so passengers are advised to choose their coach carefully if they are planning to disembark before Bristol.
There are no first and second class seats on these coaches, but each provider prides itself on offering modern, clean and very comfortable coaches with plenty of legroom.
National Express and Eurolines both offer generous luggage allowances of around 30 kg per person. One to two pieces of hand luggage can be carried onboard to be stowed above the seats. Other luggage is stored under the coach in the hold - and two suitcases or equivalents are usually permitted ('equivalents' being things such as sports equipment.) A pram can be carried in the hold in addition to the luggage allowance. Further details on this are found on the carrier's websites, and with Eurolines, these terms can vary by service.
Both carriers have adjustable air vents and heating nozzles above each site, adjustable lighting and charging points for digital devices. They have toilets on board and reclining chairs with plenty of legroom. National Express offers a full in-journey entertainment package for free with TV shows and films. Eurolines offers real-time digital updates of the journey progress.
National Express and Eurolines also have accessible services for any disabled travellers taking the bus from Cork to Bristol. Both carriers recommend calling their customer services line well in advance of travel in order to guarantee an extra staff member on hand to assist but will offer as much help as possible for late-notice requests. Most National Express coaches have a wheelchair lift at the front of their coaches.
Pets are not allowed onboard these services, but guide dogs and service animals are given an exception and allowed to accompany their passenger. Full details of each carrier's customer services policies are detailed on their respective websites.
Travel by coach between Cork, Ireland and Bristol, United Kingdom is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland
The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 29/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach between Cork and Bristol closer to your date of departure here.
The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from Bristol to Cork is: Fully open
Reentry to Ireland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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The government of Ireland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 25/06/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Bristol to Cork coach here.
When taking the coach to Bristol from Cork, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Cork, St. Patricks Quay, Cork and Cork, Bus Station. Your route can end in coach stations such as Bristol, City Centre, Bristol, Bus & Coach Station (Marlborough St) and Bristol, Bond Street / St James Barton Roundabout.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cork City and arrive in Bristol, City Centre.
You can find the most popular departure coach station for this trip, Cork City, located approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city centre of Cork. The most popular arrival coach station in Bristol, called Bristol, City Centre, is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from its city centre.
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