Cork Airport

Ireland's second busiest airport, Cork Airport handles the travel needs of roughly 2.5 million passengers each year. This bustling transport hub provides flights to over 60 domestic and international destinations. It's 8 km south of the colourful Cork city centre, close to must-see attractions such as Blarney Castle, and is one of three international airports in Ireland.

Background Information

With plans in place to build an airport in Cork starting in 1957, the airport finally opened its doors to the public in 1961 serving passengers of Aer Lingus and Cambrian Airways. The airport recently opened up a new terminal in 2006, with a host of new amenities and services for its multitude of passengers. Airlines currently operating out of Cork Airport include Aer Lingus, Jet2, Ryanair, and Wizz Air.

Getting To and From Cork Airport

There are several ground transportation options available, including rail, taxi, bus, or coach. Bus Eireann runs an Air Coach service to and from the Parnell Place Bus Station to Cork Airport. Numerous car rental companies are also represented in the Arrivals Concourse.

Airport Amenities

Cork Airport offers a range of shopping and dining facilities both before and after the security checkpoint. Shopping facilities are called "The Loop," and feature everything from luxury brands to local smoked salmon for sale. Further amenities include vending machines scattered throughout the terminal, a bank with a bureau de change service, and paid Internet access at numerous points. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal. Cork's Food Market is a casual, family-friendly dining option, while those wanting a drink to calm their fear of flying can kill time at the Sports Bar or Victorian-styled Red Bar before their flight.
If you're in search of a more luxurious atmosphere, you can pay a visit to the Jack Lynch Lounge, which is open for frequent flyers and business class passengers. This lounge features free internet service, soft and comfortable seating, complimentary refreshments, and a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. If your flight's been delayed, you have an early morning flight to catch, or you simply fancy a stay overnight near the airport, you can stay at the Cork International Airport Hotel or Park Inn by Radisson.


Airport Arrivals & Departures


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 Getting to & from the Airport

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Just 8 kilometres from Cork city centre, Cork Airport is easily reached by car.

Directions from the North – from Cork head south along the N20 and N27, taking the L42 south and following signs for the airport.

Directions from the South – from Kinsale, take the L42 north, following it to the L242 then turning left on reaching the airport.

Directions from the East – from Waterford take the N24 and the N8 west, passing Cork on the N27. Take the L42 south and follow signs for the airport.

Directions from the West – take the N22 towards Cork then south at Fitzgerald Park, after which follow the signs for the airport.

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There is no direct rail link from Cork city centre to Cork Airport; however, Iarnrod Eireann or Irish Rail trains run to and from Cork's Kent Railway Station to Parnell Place Bus Station from where Bus Eireann’s Air Coach takes up the 8km journey to Cork Airport.

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Bus Eirann and City Link are two companies that operate bus and coach services from Cork Airport to the surrounding towns including to Cork city centre.

From there you can connect to other providers who offer transport to many or Ireland’s major towns and cities.

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There is a taxi rank located outside the main terminal building.

A taxi journey from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 30 minutes and cost around 10 to 15 euro.

 Who flies to Cork

 Airport Contact Details

Cork Airport

Aer Rianta,
Kinsale Road,
Co Cork,

Tel:+353 (0)21 4313131
Fax:+353 (0)21 4313442


Dublin Airport Authority plc (DAA)

 Location Details

Longitude:8° 29' 25'' W
Latitude:51° 50' 35'' N

 Airport Location

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