Transfer to/from - Cork airport (ORK)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Cork airport (ORK)

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COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
 
Cork airport (ORK)

Bus - Bus stops are found in front of the terminal building. Line 226/226A from Bus Éireann (Tel +353 185 083 6611) travels to the city centre, Parnell Place bus terminal and Kent train station between 5:30 am and 0:30 am, with a frequency of 30 minutes from Monday to Saturday and every hour on Sundays and holidays. Journey time is around 20 min. and tickets have a cost of €2.80. The bus also goes to Riverstick, Belgooly and Kinsale (30 min.; €7.30). Route 252 goes to Kinsale, Innishannon, Clonakilty, Rosscarbery, Bantry, Kenmare and Killarney at 10:00 am.
Citilink (Tel +353 9156 4164) provides transportation several times a day to Limerick (2 hours; €18.00) and Galway (3 hours and 20 min.; €22.00).

Train - From Kent Station, in Cork city centre, depart services from Iarnród Éireann (Tel +353 1836 6222) headed for the main cities in Ireland.

 

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Taxi - Vehicles are available directly outside the terminal. The fare to downtown Cork is approximately €20.00 and the trip takes about 15 minutes.

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Latest updates: May 16, 2019

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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