Cork Airport is located 8 kilometres south of the city proper, and it takes about 15 minutes to drive between the two under standard traffic conditions. Renting a car from the terminal is the most convenient method of getting around, but there are plenty of public transport services available as well.
Travel by car
As mentioned, travelling to Cork Airport by car is most convenient. The short-term car park is close to the terminal entrance, and those who have rented a car at the airport through CARHIRE.ie can leave their vehicle here when they return it.
In all, there are just shy of 5,000 parking spaces across the short- and long-term facilities. The long-term car parks (P1 and P2) are located opposite the short-term complex and east of the terminal, respectively.
Travel by taxi
Taxis queue outside the main terminal, and offer metered rates anywhere in the vicinity. They can be expensive, and it’s a good idea to figure out the fare before you set out so that you know what you are in for. Anyone wary of getting in too deep with taxi fares may want to consider cheap car hire at Cork Airport.
Travel by rail
There are no rail services at the airport, but Iarnrod Eireann (Irish Rail) runs a shuttle bus terminal from the terminal to Cork Kent Railway Station. This station is relatively close to the Parnell Place bus station, and it takes about 10 minutes to walk between the two.
Travel by bus
Buses are affordable and can work if you do not have too many bags. Bus Éireann operates regular service between the terminal and the city. Meanwhile, Citylink operates intercity service between Cork and Galway (3 hours) and Limerick (2 hours).