Flights from Cork to London
Flight information Cork to London
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Average flight time, total distance 585 kilometres
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London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton and others
This information is correct as of November 2015
Airlines that fly from Cork to London
There are a few direct flights a day from Cork to London airports. Ryanair fly to Stansted, Cityjet fly to London City, Aer Lingus fly to Heathrow, and Ryanair also fly to Gatwick.
If you are hoping to head straight into London on business, London City is the best airport to fly into. Heathrow and Gatwick are the other ‘main’ airports for London, with good train links to the city centre. Stansted is much further away than the other airports, but it’s great for getting into Greater London.
Terminal Information - Departing
Cork Airport is the main airport for flights departing form the south of Ireland. It’s a relatively new, but small airport, which makes it easy to navigate. There’s only one main terminal in the airport.
There’s good free Wifi available in the entire airport. There are more food and drink options available on the landside of Cork Airport than on the airside, however there are better shops located on the airside.
If you want to change money, there are Currency Exchange’s on both air and landside of Cork airport. You will need pounds for London, and if you want to secure the best rate you’re best of ordering them online to pick up at the airport.
Terminal Information - Arriving
- London City
London City is a compact city airport, located in the centre of London. From here, you can catch the DLR to Bank (the nearest underground station), then join any of the other Underground lines.
- London Gatwick
Ryanair flights from Cork usually land in the South terminal of Gatwick. The Gatwick Express train is the easiest way to reach the city from here.
- London Heathrow
Typically Aer Lingus flights will land in Terminal 2 at Heathrow. The best way to reach the city is via the Heathrow Express train, which stops at Terminal 2. It takes 15 minutes to reach the centre of London (Paddington) on this train.
- London Stansted
Stansted is located to the northwest of London. This is a major hub for budget airlines. Free Wifi, dining options and shops are available to passengers arriving into Stansted. You will need to catch a train from the ground floor to reach other areas of the UK, including Greater London.
You will need a passport for travelling to the UK, but Irish citizens do not need a visa for work or leisure.
It’s recommended that you arrive 60 minutes prior to European flights in Cork, and allow more time for flights during summer.
If using public transport in London, invest in an Oyster card. These cost 5 Pounds to set up, then you can top up as you go. A Day Pass often works out at the best value, for around 9 Pounds, and offers routes throughout Zones 1 - 6.
What to expect in London
London is the capital of the UK, and there’s no denying that it’s a very, very expensive place to visit. It’s an average of €3.60 for a coffee, and over €5 for a beer. Transport, accommodation and food are all noticeably more expensive than Dublin.
The Underground is one of the oldest metro lines in the world, and it’s the best way to get around the city. Buy an Oyster card when you get there, which can be used on both buses and trains. There are also Boris bikes to rent, and a number of taxi services in the city.
Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.