Flights from Cork to Edinburgh

Flight information Cork to Edinburgh

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 567 kilometres

1h 40min

Most popular airline last month

Aer Lingus


1 airport

This information is correct as of December 2015

Airlines that fly from Cork to Edinburgh

Aer Lingus operate a non-stop route from Cork to Edinburgh throughout the week. Aer Lingus is Ireland’s national carrier, operating many domestic and international routs from the Emerald Isle.

Terminal Information - Departing

Cork has a small and modern airport, operating domestic and international flights to a number of European countries. If you’re flying with Aer Lingus, you’ll need to make your way into the main terminal, check in under the green Aer Lingus desks then make your way through to security.

Security is usually a fairly smooth process, so before long you’ll be airside. There’s a Duty Free shop, and a newsagents on the airside of Cork Airport. There’s also a restaurant, however you may want to bring snacks if you have any specific dietary requirements, as there isn’t a huge array of cafes. However, there is a sports bar for a few cold ones before your flight!

heck into the Jack Lynch Departure Lounge if you fancy relaxing in style. Free Wifi and power points are available throughout the airport.

Terminal Information - Arriving

Similarly to Cork, Edinburgh’s Airport is small, yet operates a host of domestic and European flights. Usually you’ll be on the other side within 15 minutes of landing.

There’s a newsagents and Bureau de Change on arrival, in case you forgot to change your cash over to Pounds. There’s also a restaurant for waiting out any delays in.

Edinburgh is just 30 minutes via bus from the airport. The Airlink 100 goes to Waverley Bridge, and departs every 10 minutes. It costs £4.50 for an adult’s one-way ticket. There’s also a Night Bus for flights arriving after 00.47 and 4.17 in the morning, which costs a flat rate of 3 for all night travel.

You can also get to Glasgow, Halbeath and Heriot Watt on the bus. It costs £11.40 to get to Glasgow, and the journey takes 60 minutes. The bus departs every 30 minutes in operating hours.

You can also opt to get the tram to Edinburgh’s city centre, which takes 35 minutes, and the tram departs every 10 minutes. This costs £5 for an adult, one way.

You may find it easier to book a cab prior to arriving in Edinburgh if you are heading to a remote location. A journey to the city centre tends to take 25 minutes, but costs £22.

Practical Information

You will need pounds (GBP) in Edinburgh, as they are in the United Kingdom. However, you will notice they use Scottish bank notes here. They are not received well elsewhere in the UK – so use them whilst you’re here!

It’s recommended that you arrive in Dublin at least 2 hours prior to your flight, as Edinburgh is in the UK.

What to expect in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a small, historic city, looked over by the famous Edinburgh castle. You can also easily reach the coast and some of Scotland’s best distilleries from here. Make sure you pack an umbrella and a coat though, as the weather is notoriously bad.

August is one of the busiest months in Edinburgh due to the Fringe Festival. Accommodation is usually at a premium during this time, and the airport can get very busy.

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