Cork Airport

Behind Dublin Airport, Cork Airport is the busiest in the Republic of Ireland in terms of passenger numbers. The airport is 8km south of the centre of Cork, and has been used for passenger flights since 1961.


The majority of flights in and out of Cork are with Aer Lingus and Ryanair, who are joined by half a dozen other airlines on a seasonal basis.


Cork Airport has a single terminal for all flights. For departures, turn left once you enter the terminal to find the check-in desks.


The main attraction at Cork Airport is The Loop, a shopping area with duty-free prices on alcohol, fragrances and other products. If you think you're going to be short of time, you can order goods online and pick them up at the airport. The collection point is to the right of the exit of The Loop. As well as this, there's also a mini-supermarket and a newsagent in the terminal, both of which are open from 5am.


For those hoping to get a bite to eat before they fly, the majority of eateries are before you go through security. Here you'll find a bar, a couple of cafes and Cork's Food Market. After security, there's a cafe and a restaurant, as well as an airport lounge, where you can grab food. 

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Take the Western Rd/N22 to Gaol Walk and then continue on to Hartland's Ave. From there, take Pouladuff Rd to Forge Hill. Turn left there and make a slight right to Kinsale Rd/N27. Drive to Avenue 2000 to arrive at the airport.

Trains hide 

Get down at Kent Railway and take the buses to the airport.

Buses hide 

Buses leave from the front of the terminal, connecting the airport to Cork and various other cities across Ireland.


For local journeys, take the 226 to Parnell Place Bus Station. This journey takes 20-30 minutes and costs €6. Buses headed to Kinsale are going in the wrong direction.


Long distance buses are also available from Cork Airport to Dublin, Galway and Limerick. 

Taxi hide 

Taxis can be found outside the terminal, waiting for arrivals from all flights. Taxis in Ireland work on a metered basis, and a fare to Cork city centre – including trips to the bus or train station – should be no more than €20. 

 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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