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Dublin to Cork drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day


Dublin to Cork road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Dublin to Cork. If you're planning a road trip to Cork, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Dublin
drive for about 48 minutes

10:48 am  Kildare
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:48 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:52 pm  Kilkenny
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:52 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

2:35 pm  Rock of Cashel
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:35 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:53 pm  Kinsale
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:53 pm
drive for about 33 minutes

6:26 pm  arrive in Cork
eat at Sin é
stay at Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel

driving ≈ 4.5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Dublin, Ireland.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Kildare  (2 answers)
    questions about Kildare:
        What to see
Kilkenny  (30 answers)
    Kilkenny Castle  (4 mentions)
    Smithwicks Brewery Tour  (3 mentions)
    hotels around Kilkenny:
        Kilkenny River Court Hotel
    questions about Kilkenny:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Kilkenny?
Rock of Cashel  (11 mentions)
Kinsale  (21 answers)
    Triskel Arts Centre  (2 mentions)
    Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Kinsale:
        Fishy Fishy Café
    questions about Kinsale:
        Food & Accommodation in Kinsale, Ireland




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Cork, Ireland.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



Where's the best place to stay in Cork?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Cork.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Cork? Click the blue button below.





Where's the best place to eat in Cork?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Sin é, which was mentioned 2 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Cork? Click the blue button below.





What are some things to do in Cork?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Blarney Castle  (9 mentions)
Cork English Market  (3 mentions)
Crawford Art Gallery  (3 mentions)
The English Market  (2 mentions)
Farmgate Café  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Cork. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Cork?  (4 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Cork.





Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Cork to Dublin drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Dublin to Cork. Or get a full Dublin to Cork flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Dublin well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dublin!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 158 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 35 minutes
219 Dublin travel answers
2 Kildare travel answers
30 Kilkenny travel answers
21 Kinsale travel answers
47 Cork travel answers





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