Cork Airport Guide

Cork Airport

Cork Airport is the second largest airport in Ireland after Dublin Airport and also the second busiest. And the international gateway into the south of Ireland.
In recent years it has seen an enormous growth due to wild Atlantic way and ancient east routes.

Travellers now travel directly into Cork airport to explore the wild west of Ireland which comprises of counties Cork, Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and all the way north in Donegal. The Atlantic way is best enjoyed when you have the flexibility of choosing you own travel path by car rental.

Airport Location

Cork Location

Important information


Aer Lingus and Ryanair are the two major airlines based flying from the airport as with other airports in Ireland. Ryanair operates low cost flights from the only terminal in the airport to primarily the United Kingdom airport such as Gatwick, Stansted, Liverpool and Manchester other European destinations are by Aerlingus.

With the new introduction of Cityjet airline the airport now has scheduled flights to London city airport (LCY). These flight is targeted towards business travellers and it is affordable to anyone to fly into the heart of London city.

Other airlines that operate flights to the airport includes Volotea, Flybe, Air Lingus, Air Contractors, Air Europa, Croatia Airlines, Flybe, Jetairfly, Onur Air, Niki and

Transportation to and from Cork airport

Bus Service

On normal days, there is no need to arrange for Taxi as there are abundant numbers of taxis parked and waiting to take you to your destination an average trip to the Cork city from the airport will cost you about €25/$30.

There is only one bus service in and out of the airport area and it is run by Bus Eireann. You can pre-book your tickets online with that you get about 10% just for purchasing your ticket online to save some money. Bus 226 run the route every 30 minutes on weekends and every hour on weekend the cost is about €6/$9 for a 1-way trip and about €8/$11.

The most efficient way to travel around cork and the Wild Atlantic route is by car rental. Car Hire is very affordable in Cork. Car rental Ireland has its desk operated by Europcar by the airport arrival lounge.

Parking in Cork Airport

There are both short and long term parking at the airport, you can book your long term car parking with CAPS (Cork Airport Parking Services), and they provide a private car park service which is located next to Cork airport. They also provide you a free ride to the airport free of charge.
You can also arrange for your car to be serviced while you are away. CAPS also have electric charging points for your electric vehicles.

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