Airport Guide to Cork (ORK)

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Airport Name

Cork Airport

Airport Location

8km (5 miles) from Cork city centre.






+353 21 4 31 31 31

Airport Overview

Terminal Transfer | Getting into Town | Car Parking | Information Desks | Airport Facilities

Featuring a brand-new, state-of-the-art terminal building which only opened in 2006, Cork Airport is a very pleasant hub to transit through while on your Emerald Isle adventure.

Flights to Cork Airport are mainly provided by charter airlines and low-cost carriers, such as, Ryanair, and Wizz Air. Seeing nearly 2.5 million passengers annually, Cork Airport is the second-busiest in Ireland, after Dublin.

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Terminal Transfer

Cork Airport has only one terminal.

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Getting into Town

Airport taxi: Taxis are readily available at the rank outside the terminal building. It will cost between €10 and €15 to get downtown, and take about 15 minutes.

Bus: Bus Eireann provides a regular service from Cork Airport to Cork’s Parnell Place bus station, as well as to Kent Railway Station. Buses leave every 30-40 minutes throughout the week (slightly less frequently during the early morning and late evening hours, and on weekends). Tickets cost €3.90 (one-way), and the journey time is about 30 half an hour.

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Car Parking

Cork Airport has more than 4,600 parking spaces available, in both long-term (P1 and P2) and short-term, multi-level car parks. Both the parks have spaces allocated for disabled passengers. Short-term parking costs €2.50 for one hour (or part thereof); €7.50 for up to 3 hours; €12.50 for up to 6 hours; and €17.50 a day. Long-term parking costs €9.50 per day, and €49 per week. A free shuttle-bus service connects the terminal and the long-term parking lots; and a covered walkway links the terminal with the (short-term) multi-level car park.

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Information Desks

A prominent, helpful information desk – staffed by friendly, knowledgeable people – is located in the centre of the terminal building.

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: There is a Bank of Ireland branch and a currency exchange office located in the lower level of the terminal building, next to the Eason book store. The bank is open on weekdays, from 10am to 4pm; the bureau de change is open on weekdays from 6:45am to 8pm, and on weekends from 9pm to 6:30pm. There are two ATMs right next to the bank, and another by Boarding Gate 4. Internet kiosks are located in the lower level, adjacent to the Eason book store; and in the arrivals area, next to Starbucks. On the upper level, internet kiosks are located in the departures area, next to Lir Chocolate Cafe.

Luggage: No luggage lockers available. Inquiries about lost luggage should be directed to the information desk.

Conference and business: The Jack Lynch Departure Lounge (€25 for three hours) is located opposite Boarding Gate 8, and offers complimentary refreshments, newspapers, and free internet access. It also has a private meeting room (for up to four people) available for hire. More extensive business and conference facilities are available from the Cork International Airport Hotel, located across the road from the terminal building.

Other facilities: Baby-changing facilities, a hair stylist, and basic access for disabled passengers.

Wi-Fi: There is free Wi-Fi access in all areas of the terminal building.

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Airport Guide to Cork (ORK) was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3252 posts)

Content Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!