Passenger guide - Cork airport (ORK) 


Cork Airport, opened on October 16, 1961, is one of the busiest in the Republic of Ireland. It operates with international flights to several locations in the United Kingdom and the main destinations in Europe.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 2 million passengers went through it in 2015.
Tel: +353 214 313 131. The information counter is situated on the Arrivals level.


The airport is located 8 km (5 miles) to the south of the city of Cork.

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Bus - 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 €5.60. The bus also goes to Riverstick, Belgooly and Kinsale (30 min.; €7.60). Route 252 runs from Cork to Kenmare via the airport (at 10:05 am and 7:50 pm), with intermediate stops in Kinsale, Innishannon, Bandon, Clonakilty, Rosscarbery, Skibbereen, Bantry and Glengarriff. Citilink (Tel +353 9156 4164) provides transportation several times a day to Limerick (2 hours; €19.00) and Galway (3 hours and 20 min.; €23.00). Bus stops are found in front of the terminal building.

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

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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Car rental counters are found in the Arrivals Hall. Avis (Tel +353 214 327 460), Budget/Payless (Tel +353 214 314 000), Dooley (Tel +353 214 321 099), Enterprise (Tel +353 214 838 973), Europcar (Tel +353 212 400 100), Hertz (Tel +353 214 965 849).


The airport has a bank, ATMs, currency exchange bureau, public telephones, internet kiosks and free Wi-Fi access. The Jack Lynch Executive Lounge is located in front of gate 8 and opens from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm; it has a cost of €25.00 before 12:00 pm and of €20.00 after that hour; it provides courtesy refreshments, newspapers and magazines, internet access, meeting room.

Food and Drinks- Cafés, bars, restaurants and vending machines both before and after the security control.
Shopping- Convenience store on the ground floor, in addition to shops selling newspapers, books, magazines, gifts, toys, apparel, perfumes, alcoholic beverages.
Baggage- The lost and found service is handled by the information booth (Tel +353 214 313 131).
Other Services- Travel agencies.


There are parking lots for short and long stays open 24 hours a day and regularly patrolled. More information: Tel +353 214 313 131. Rates

Short-Term Car Park - Multi-storey facility with access to the terminal through a covered walkway. The first 15 minutes are free.
Holiday Blue - For long stays, with courtesy shuttle service.
Express Red - Long-term parking. There are bays for motorcycles and bicycles.


It is important that passengers requiring special assistance inform their airline or travel agency about the details of their needs at least 48 hours before their flight. Inside the enclosure there are adapted toilets, lifts, escalators, accessible telephones, contrasting signage and reserved parking.


Inside the grounds are located the Cork Airport Hotel (Tel +353 214 947 500) and the Cork International Hotel (Tel +353 214 549 800). Some alternatives nearby include: Travelodge Cork Airport (Tel +353 214 310 722), Higgins' B&B (Tel +353 877 507 284), Ardfield Farmhouse (Tel +353 214 885 723), Briarville B&B (Tel +353 214 891 597), Belvedere Lodge (Tel +353 214 294 545), River View B&B (Tel +353 214 893 762), Brookside House B&B (Tel +353 214 543 564), Maryborough Hotel & Spa (Tel +353 214 365 555).

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Latest updates: January, 07, 2017