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Overview: Coach from Cork to London

distanceDistance357 miles (576 km)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Eurolines Switzerland

Coaches from Cork to London cover the 357 miles (576 km) long route 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 London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

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National Express coaches between Cork and London

Travel on National Express coaches between Cork and London at great prices. Omio finds you coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Cork - London coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach from Cork to London:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Coach from Cork to London

    With two buses a day, and a journey that takes around 17 hours and 30 minutes, with a single change in Dublin, it's convenient to take the bus from Cork to London. Sit back and relax on a luxurious bus with reclining seats and let the driver do the hard work! Passengers will arrive the following morning into London Victoria, ready for the day ahead.

    How long is the journey by bus from Cork and London?

    The bus from Cork to London takes between 17 hours and 30 minutes and 18 hours depending on the service chosen. This includes the ferry crossing with Irish Ferries and a single stop at Dublin. The journeys arrive at around 8:00 a.m. the following morning. 

    How many coaches are there from Cork to London

    There are two buses scheduled every day for the journey from Cork to London, including weekends. Both of these buses leave at around 2:00 p.m, with one operated by National Express and one operated by Eurolines. Both arrive at London Victoria. The coach station clearly marks the services so that passengers end up on the right bus.

    What is/are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Cork to London?

    Departure Bus Station: Cork Bus & Coach Station is located on Parnell Place, next to the River Lee. It is spacious, bright and modern, and just a stone's throw away from Cork Opera Lane and Patrick Street. For onward travel, local buses, trains and the taxi rank are a short walk away. Passengers will find toilets, payphones, a coffee kiosk, newspaper outlet and information boards. Ticketing facilities are available and there is a customer service desk during usual office hours.

    Arrival Bus Station: Located in London's Victoria, the coach station has immediate links to the London Underground, train, buses and taxis. It is also perfectly situated for walking into the main attractions of the city. Inside the terminus, there are payphones, toilets, coffee outlets, newspaper stands and food outlets. There are plenty of seats, digital information boards, customer service facilities and ticket machines available, along with free WiFi. 

    Which coach providers travel from Cork to London?

    The bus from Cork to London is operated by two providers; National Express and Eurolines. Both carriers operate one service a day, and both leave at around 2:00 p.m. These two coaches run every single day, including Sundays.

    National Express Cork to London

    With one service leaving daily at around 2:00 p.m. National Express coaches have a single stop at Dublin Busáras, an 18-hour journey duration. The journey incorporates a ferry crossing with Irish Ferries. The stop at Dublin is a mandatory half-hour stop for the driver. The journey ends at London Victoria.

     Eurolines Cork to London

    Similarly, Eurolines operates one single bus from Cork to London every day of the week, including weekends. The journey can take from 17 hours and 35 minutes to 18 hours depending on the service. Again, there is a stop at Dublin Busáras, and the ferry crossing is carried out with Irish Ferries before travelling on to London Victoria.

    Cork to London Coach: Services on Board

    These luxury coaches do not have first or second class areas, but there are options to upgrade for certain services, like to purchase additional luggage allowances. Most services allow up to 30 kg or thereabouts of luggage, with two pieces that can be stored in the hold of the coach. Buggies are allowed as an additional item. There are specific rules around pieces of non-suitcase luggage that can be carried on the coach, such as sports equipment. One to two pieces of hand luggage are also allowed onto the coach with the passenger. Eurolines suggests that passengers double-check the specific luggage allowance when they book as some of their coaches have local variation.

    Pets are not allowed on the coaches unless they are service dogs. National Express coaches usually have a wheelchair lift at the front of the coach. Accessibility support is available if the passenger or passenger's companion calls the customer services team after booking, and ideally two weeks before the date of travel. 

    National Express offers free in-journey entertainment with free TV and films. Eurolines has real-time journey progress updates. Both operators have spacious seats which recline, adjustable lights and air-conditioning, toilets and charging points for digital devices. The coaches don't have specific overnight facilities, but the seats do recline, lights are switched down and passengers are invited to bring blankets and other overnight essentials on board.

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    FAQs
    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my coach between Cork and London?

    Travel by coach between Cork, Ireland and London, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

    Is international entry into London from Cork restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Cork?

    Entry Requirements:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Regional advice

    The above information was last checked on 05/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach from Cork to London closer to your date of departure here.

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Cork, Ireland from London, United Kingdom?

    Return travel from United Kingdom to Ireland is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cork from London?

    Entry into Ireland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Ireland from London?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Cork, Ireland?

    The government of Ireland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    Last checked on 29/11/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your coach to Cork from London.

    How many miles is it from Cork to London by coach?
    The Cork to London coach distance is approximately 357 miles (576 km).
    What is the departure coach station in Cork and arrival coach station in London?

    Omio customers book a coach from Cork City   to London, Hammersmith Bridge Road   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the coach station in Cork to go to London? Where is the coach station in London located?

    Passengers board the coach most frequently from Cork City, which is located around 0.6 miles (997 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at London, Hammersmith Bridge Road, located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) away from the city centre.

    What coach companies go from Cork to London?
    If you're looking for coaches from Cork to London, you can rely on National Express or Eurolines Switzerland to get you to London. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Cork to London trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.