About Cork Airport (ORK)
Cork Airport, in the southwest of Ireland, is one of the country's busiest airports, second only in passenger numbers to Dublin Airport. Our Cork Airport Guide includes information on terminal facilities, transport options and nearby hotels.
There are future plans to further expand the main terminal building, and improve road access.
The airport information desk is located on the lower level, in the arrivals hall.
From Cork city, take the N27 southbound. From the south (Kinsale), take the R600 northbound. These routes run directly past the airport site.
Cork Airport is located 8km (5 miles) to the south of central Cork.
+353 21 431 3131
Public transport road:
Bus:Bus Éireann (tel: +353 21 450 8188; www.buseireann.ie) provides a regular bus service (bus 226) from Cork Airport to the city's Parnell Place bus station and main railway station, every 30-40 minutes throughout the week (slightly less frequently during early morning, late evening and weekends). The journey time is around 20 minutes, and the single fare is €5. Bus 252, which runs between Cork and Kinsale, Skibbereen and Kenmare, also calls at Cork Airport.
Bus Éireann also offers long-distance services to destinations throughout Ireland, while Citylink (tel: +353 91 564 164; www.citylink.ie) operates regular services to Limerick, Galway, Clifden and Dublin.
Taxi:Cork Airport Taxi (tel: +353 87 281 2581; www.corkairporttaxi.com) is the main taxi provider for Cork Airport. Taxis can be hailed at the rank located outside the main terminal. The journey time into Cork is around 15 minutes, and the fare starts at around €20.
Public transport rail:
Rail:Trains to Dublin and other destinations in Ireland run from Cork's Kent Railway Station (tel: +353 1 836 6222; www.irishrail.ie), which is 8km (5 miles) from the airport. Regular bus services operate from the airport to the station.
The bureau de change and bank (closed at weekends) are located on the lower level, next to the Eason bookshop. There are two ATMs in the check-in hall and another airside in the departures area.
Places to eat at Cork Airport include Cork's Food Market, Lir Chocolate Café and a sandwich shop. There are also two bars in the terminal building, including an Irish-style pub.
The Loop shopping area features a number of shops selling designer brands, perfumes, local produce and gifts, as well the usual array of books, newspapers, alcohol and tobacco. A 'shop and collect' service is on hand for departing passengers who don't wish to take their purchase with them on their trip. Duty-free shopping is available to passengers leaving the EU.
For items lost or found at Cork Airport, call the lost property office (tel: +353 21 432 9633).
There is a hairdressers' within the airport terminal. The meeting point for picking up arriving passengers is located opposite the airport information desk, in the arrivals hall.
Conference and business:
The Jack Lynch Executive Lounge (tel: +353 21 432 8854) is located opposite gate 8 in the departures area, after security. As well as the usual lounge facilities, it also houses a small meeting room that's for hire. Opening hours are from 0600 to 2100 every day.
Conference and meeting facilities are also available at the Cork Airport Hotel (tel: +353 21 494 7500; www.corkairporthotel.com) and Cork International Airport Hotel (tel: +353 21 454 9800; www.corkinternationalairporthotel.com).
Cork Airport has a range of facilities for travellers with disabilities. There are dedicated toilets, lowered telephones and ample lifts and escalators throughout the terminal building – clear signage points the way to these. All lifts have inbuilt voice and Braille control buttons. Parking spaces reserved for disabled travellers are available in the multistorey car park.
Cork Airport has more than 4,600 parking spaces spread between short- and long-term car parks that operate 24 hours a day. The multistorey short-term parking area is connected to the terminal building by a covered walkway. Long-term parking is within walking distance of the terminal. Drivers dropping off passengers can stop momentarily outside the terminal, but those meeting arriving passengers must park in the short-term multistorey car park, as vehicles are not permitted to park directly outside the terminal building. For further information, contact the parking information service (tel: +353 21 431 3131).
The following car hire companies are represented in the arrivals concourse at Cork Airport: Avis, Budget, Dooley, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. Enterprise offers hire cars on a pre-bookable basis only.