Ground transportation from/to Cork Airport:
Cork Airport is one of the three main international airports of the Republic of Ireland, along with Dublin and Shannon. It is located in an area known as Farmers Cross just 8 km south of Cork City Centre. From Cork Airport, there are bus and coach services to the city as well as connections to other parts of the country. Car rentals are easily available as well as taxis.
Bus Éireann provides a frequent direct coach service between Cork Airport and Cork City Centre and Cork Bus Station. From the Cork Bus Station Bus Éireann has connecting bus services to local and long distance destinations. Journey time to the city is approx. 25 minutes and all coaches serve Evergreen Road and the Cork Airport Business Park.
Tel: +353 21 4508188
Skylink operates a fast and regular express coach link between Cork Airport and Cork City Centre. Their airport buses provide a non-stop link direct to the city centre and connects with most major hotels, B&Bs and hostels.
Skylink’s Cork Airport bus service operates 7 days a week including public holidays (excluding December 25th and 26th ) and offers high frequency Airport departures from 07:45 – 00:15. Fares are only €5 one-way and €8 return, a much cheaper alternative to taxis. Bookings can be made on-line.
Tel: +353 21 4321020
Citilink provides daily connections to Cork city centre, Limerick, Shannon Airport, Galway, Clifden and Dublin Airport. Citilink closed their call centre in January 2010 so all bookings are via their website.
There is no direct train link to Cork Airport. Iarnrod Éireann, Ireland’s national train company operates from Cork’s Kent Train Station which is located on the Lower Glanmire Road, north of the River Lee, less than 10 minutes walk from the Cork City Bus Station. Connections to all major rail-linked towns and cities can be made from Kent Station.
Bus Éireann provides a regular Air Coach bus service from Cork’s Parnell Place Bus Station to Cork Airport throughout the week. Distance to the Airport is just 8 kilometres.
Tel: +353 21 4506766 or 1850 366222
The following major car rental operators have a desk at Cork Airport:
- Avis – Tel: +353 21 4327460
- Alamo/National – Tel: +353 21 4318644
- Budget – Tel: +353 21 4314000
- Hertz – Tel: +353 21 4965849
- 353 Car Rental – +353 21 4318623
In addition, the following companies provide rental cars on a pre-booked basis:
- Auto Europe – Select your car and book online
- Dooley – Tel: +353 21 4321099
- Enterprise – Tel: +353 21 4975133
- Sixt – Tel: +353 21 4917300
- Thrifty – Tel: +353 21 4977884
There is a taxi rank outside the main terminal building. The cost from Cork Airport to the City Centre and the Central Bus Station and railway stations is between € 10.00 and € 15.00.
Cork Airport is just 8 kilometres from Cork City Centre on the south end of the N27 when coming from the North, West, or East of Cork and off the R600 when coming from Kinsale.Hopefully these tips have been helpful. What do you think?