italy 25-14  ITA

spain-162428_640  ESP

Cork Airport. How to get there by plane. Links Ireland, Limerick, Kinsale

Cork Airport

Cork Airport is Ireland’s third most important commercial airport, after Dublin and Shannon. It is located about 8 kilometers from the city of Cork, in the southernmost part of the country.
Except for the period of the pandemic, the airport has seen just under 3 million passengers pass through each year.

The building consists of a single Terminal where you will find all essential services, shops, bars and various outlets. If you are traveling with small children, a play area is available in the departures area, near ATM COFFEE. The changing areas for the little ones are located near the toilets and areas for the disabled. If you are traveling with animals, please refer to the rules applied by the individual airlines. In any case, it will always be mandatory to have a passport, microchip and certificate of vaccinations.

Cork Airport

Photo ©, pl:Wikipedysta:A

The WIFI line is available FREE throughout the Terminal. Simply connect to the Cork Airport Wi-Fi network without any registration. Here are the main direct* connections from/to Cork Airport:

AUSTRIA: Salzburg.
CROATIA: Dubrovnik.
ENGLAND: Birmingham, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, London–Luton, London–Stansted,
FINLAND: Rovaniemi.
FRANCE: Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Paris–CDG, Paris-Orly.
GERMANY: Frankfurt, Munich.
ITALY: Bergamo, Venice, Verona.
POLAND: Gdańsk, Poznań.
SCOTLAND: Edinburgh.
SPAIN: Alicante, Girona, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Reus, Tenerife–South.


You can travel from/to the Irish airport by bus, car or taxi. There is no train station. Those wishing to use the train will have to reach the center of Cork (just 8 km away) and from there, travel by train to other Irish destinations.


You can rent your car directly at the airport. Cork can be reached in approximately 15 minutes via the N27. Continuing along the R600 regional road will take you to Kinsale. Instead, you have to travel about 100km to get to Limerick, and over 250km to the capital.
By booking online in advance, you can get the then economic rates for car rental.


The taxi rank is located near the ARRIVALS area. The rate based on the kilometers traveled is applied. Typically, a trip to Cork city center costs around €20. All official taxis are well marked by appropriate external signs and by the presence of the taximeter inside. The service is regulated by the “National Transport Authority’s Taxi Regulation Directorate”.


Public transport is operated by the Irish company Éireann. The bus station is located immediately outside the terminal. Lines 225, 226 and 226A connect Cork Airport every 30 minutes to the city center, Cork Bus Station and Kent Railway Station. On holidays, frequencies are 60 minutes. Here is the detail:

  • Line 225: Haulbowline – Ringaskiddy – Carragaline – Ballygarvan – Airport.
  • Line 226: Cork Railway Station – Cork City Bus Station – Airport – Kinsale.
  • Line 226A: Cork Railway Station – Cork City Bus Station – Airport.
  • Line 252: Cork – Airport – Skibbereen – Glengarriff – Kenmare.

It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Kinsale. The one-way ticket costs €7.30 per person.

Citylink offers direct connections to Galway and Limerick.
For Galway it takes about 3 hours to arrive at your destination. Tickets, per adult, cost €21 one way, and €34 round trip. Discounted rate for children of €15 (one way) and €22 (round trip). The prices are intended for purchases on board the vehicle; by booking online, however, you can take advantage of a discounted rate from €2 to €6 per ticket.
Limerick can be reached in about 2 hours by bus. The adult ticket, on the vehicle, costs €18 for one way (€16 online). Also for Limerick there are discounts on round-trip, child and online fares.

*The list is subject to change. All links, updated, are available on the official website. Before leaving, it is recommended to inquire about the provisions and rules on COVID-19 in Ireland. Timetables and connections are subject to change.

Leave a comment



map of the airport

Share the post