Getting into the city

Taxi, Train or Coach


The taxi rank is located right outside the terminal. The cost from Cork Airport to Cork city centre and the main bus and railway stations is around EUR 20-25. All licensed taxis are obligated to display passenger information including rights and responsbilities and fare information.


Iarnord Eireann or Irish Rail is Ireland's national train company and operates trains to and from Kent Railway Station in Cork city. Kent Station is located on the Lower Glanmire Road in Cork and is a 10-minute walk from the main Cork city bus station at Parnell Place. 


From Cork Airport you can take the 226 to Parnell Place Bus Station, the main bus station for Cork city.

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Getting around the airport


Cork Airport lies 8km south of Cork City centre. It has one main passenger terminal with eight gates, connecting southern Ireland with cities all around Europe.

  • Different dining and bar options, shopping facilities, ATMs and Bureau de Change can all be found in the main terminal
  • For checking in at Cork Airport, turn left when you are approaching the terminal building. You will find the Departure Hall with its check-in desks on the ground floor
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  • Jack Lynch Executive Lounge, main terminal, airside, next to gate 8. Hours: 6:00-21:00 daily.
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Where to eat

Food and Drinks

  • Red Bar, landside. Hours: 11:00-20:00 daily.
  • Refuel, landside. Hours: 5:00-18:00 Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00 Sat-Sun.
  • Cork Coffee Roasters, landside. Hours: 8:00-20:00 daily.
  • Cork's Food Market, landside. Hours: 4:30-20:30 daily. 
  • The Last Call, airside. Hours: 4:30-20:30 daily.
  • Lir Café, airside. Hours: 4:30-19:30 daily.
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Car rental

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You will find car hire agencies in the arrivals hall of the airport. The following companies are available: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Dooley and Hertz. 

You can book a car at the airport, or save money by booking online before you travel.

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