Getting to Cork

Travel direct to Cork

Flights to Cork Airport (ORK)

There are direct flights to Cork from most major UK airports. There are also scheduled flights to Cork from France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.

From Cork Airport (ORK) to Cork city centre

Outside the front of the airport is a taxi rank to the left and the bus stop to the right. These are the two simplest and quickest ways to get into the city. Taxis are approx €15 and the bus costs €2.70.

Bus numbers 226 and 226A take you in to the city centre. They take approximately 20 minutes and they run every half an hour.

Please ensure you check that you get on the bus towards Kent Train Station: buses with the same numbers travel in the opposite direction to Kinsale and use the same stop.

Travel via Shannon

Flights to Shannon Airport (SNN)

Shannon Airport is located on Ireland’s west coast and is served by flights from a host of destinations, including:

UK: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester.

Europe mainland: Barcelona, Frankfurt, Krakow, Lanzerote, Malaga, Palma, Tenerife, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zurich.

North America: Boston, New York (JFK) (EWR) (SWF), Philadelphia, Toronto

For more information on flying direct to Shannon Airport, click here.

Shannon Airport to Cork city centre

From Shannon Airport there is a bus service that takes roughly 2h 35m to Cork bus station, which is located in the city centre. For more information on the bus service and tickets click here.

Travel via Dublin

Flights to Dublin (DUB)

Dublin is served by flights from domestic, UK, mainland Europe and long-haul flights from over 180 locations. For more information on the services available, click here.

Dublin Airport to Cork city centre

From Dublin Airport you first need to get to Dublin’s Heuston Station and from there is a direct train to Cork. There is an ‘airlink’ bus service between Dublin Airport and Heuston Station. To book train tickets, click here.

Alternatively, a bus service is available, which takes around 3hrs. For more information on the bus service and tickets click here.