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About Cork Airport (ORK)

Cork Airport, in the southwest of Ireland, is one of the country's busiest airports in terms of passenger numbers. Our Cork Airport guide includes information on terminal facilities, transport options and nearby hotels.


The airport information desk is located on the lower level, in the arrivals hall.


Driving directions:

From Cork city, take the N27 southbound then take the first exit at Airport Roundabout. From the south (Kinsale), take the R600 northbound then take the first exit at Airport Roundabout. These routes run directly past the airport site.

Airport Info


Kinsale Road

Cork Airport is located 8km (5 miles) to the south of central Cork.

No. of terminals:

+353 21 431 3131

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Bus Éireann (tel: +353 1 836 6111 for customers calling the airport from outside the Republic; provides a regular bus service (bus 226 and 226A) from Cork Airport to Cork city’s Parnell Place bus station and main railway station. The journey to Parnell Place bus station from Cork Airport usually takes 20 minutes, and the single fare is €2.80 for an adult. Tickets can be purchased on the bus, at the ticket machine situated outside the terminal or on the Bus Éireann website.

Bus 252, which runs from Parnell Place bus station to Cork Airport, then on to Kinsale, Skibbereen and Kenmare, also calls at Cork Airport. This bus only operates during summer months.

Bus Éireann also offers long-distance services to destinations throughout Ireland, while Citylink (tel: +353 91 564 164; operates regular services to Limerick, Galway, Clifden and Dublin.

Taxi: Cork Airport Taxi (tel: +353 87 281 2581; 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;, which is 8km (5 miles) from the airport. Regular bus services operate from the airport to the station.

Terminal facilities


The bureau de change (open 0500-2200 daily) are located on the lower level, next to the WHSmith bookshop. There is an ATM located next to the ICE Currency Exchange on the ground floor.


Places to eat at Cork Airport include a café, sandwich shop, restaurant and bar.


The Loop shopping area features a number of shops selling designer brands, perfumes, accessories and gifts, as well as an array of homeware, 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 at The Loop.


For items lost or found at Cork Airport, call the lost property office (tel: +353 21 431 3131 then press 4). Items left at the lost property office will be kept for 90 days after which it will be disposed of. Lost items can be reported missing at Valid ID is required when collecting lost property. A €5 handling fee is payable for each lost item that is returned to its owner.


The meeting point for picking up arriving passengers is located opposite the airport information desk, in the arrivals hall.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

Conference and meeting facilities are available at the Cork Airport Hotel (tel: +353 21 494 7500; and Cork International Airport Hotel (tel: +353 21 454 9889;

Communication Facilities:

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the Aspire Lounge which is located opposite Gate 8 in the departures area.

Disabled facilities:

Cork Airport has a range of facilities for travellers with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility (PRM). 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 voiceovers and Braille control buttons. Parking spaces reserved for PRM are available on the ground floor of the short-term car park.

Car parking:

Cork Airport offers short- and long-term car parks that operate 24 hours a day. The multi-storey short-term parking area is connected to the terminal building by a covered walkway. Long-term parking is within walking distance of the terminal. A shuttle bus service from the long-term car park to the terminal is available. Drivers dropping off or picking up passengers can stop momentarily outside the terminal in the set-down lane for a maximum of 15 minutes free of charge. For further information, contact the parking information service (tel: +353 21 432 9633; email:

Car rental:

The following car hire companies are represented in the arrivals concourse at Cork Airport: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. Enterprise offers hire cars on a pre-bookable basis only.

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