One of the three main airports in Ireland (along with Dublin and Shannon), Cork Airport is located four miles (6.5km) south of the city of Cork, in an area called Farmer's Cross. As Ireland's second busiest airport, Cork Airport processes nearly 2.5 million passengers each year.
The terminal is a new, state-of-the-art facility opened in 2006, with a selection of shops and restaurants that would be impressive even in a larger airport. Cork Airport's traffic is mainly via low-cost carriers like Ryanair and Jet2.com, and savvy travellers know that flights to Cork are often better bargains than similar itineraries to Dublin.
The airport is located at Farmers Cross, four miles (6.5km) south of Cork city.
Getting to the city
There are city buses that depart from the airport to the city centre as well as to Parnell Place Bus Station and Kent Railway Station. There are also taxis and rental cars available at the airport, and it takes about 25 minutes to reach the city centre.
GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +353 (0)21 431 3131.
Car rental companies operating from the airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Dooley Car Rentals, and Enterprise.
There are taxis available outside the airport arrivals hall and the fare to the centre of Cork is about €15.
The information counter is in the arrivals hall, between the car rental counters and the Londis shop. There are ATMs, a bank and bureau de change at the airport, as well as a VIP lounge. There is also a sports bar with big-screen TVs, a Starbucks café and a Subway Sandwich outlet at the airport.
There is short and long-term parking available in multi-level car parks, with fees ranging from €2.50 per hour to €9.50 per day. The long-term lots are serviced by a free shuttle to the terminal.
Flights to Cork Airport are available on Aer Lingus, Jet2.com, Ryanair and Wizz Air.
Cork Airport offers free wifi for passengers.
There are private meeting rooms in the Jack Lynch Departure Lounge, which costs €25 for three hours and provides refreshments, newspapers, and internet access. More conference facilities are available at the Cork International Hotel across the road from the terminal.
Cork Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.