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Flights to Cork

Visiting Ireland's second city couldn't be easier when passengers choose to fly. Flights arrive at Cork Airport from a huge range of European cities, and there are plenty of transfer options for those arriving from across the Atlantic. The airport is conveniently sited to reach the city center, while connections to Galway, Killarney, and Limerick are easy to arrange as well.

Which is the main airport in Cork?

There's only one option when arriving in Cork: flights to Cork International Airport. The airport is around 20 minutes away from the city center (Parnell Square) by bus, and transfers are even quicker by taxi so getting to accommodation should be simple. Major auto hire brands are present in Arrivals as well, allowing visitors to get self-drive adventures underway.

Which airlines offer flights to Cork?

There are no direct flights from North America to Cork. However, those arriving from the USA can catch short transfer flights from London Heathrow, Paris CDG, Madrid, and Amsterdam. Airlines serving the airport include Aer Lingus, Air France, Flybe, and Ryanair so budget and premium operators are all represented.

Why travel by plane to Cork?

Flying is always a sensible way to reach Cork and Ireland's beautiful southwestern region. While direct flights from the USA aren't an option, North American visitors can take transfers from some of Europe's most appealing city break destinations. Options include Amsterdam, cosmopolitan Paris, and London, all of which are one or two hours from Cork Airport. This can often be faster than flying into Dublin, then taking trains or buses, which can take three to four hours. Finally, arrival is usually stress-free, with good transport links to Cork, and plenty of car hire options for those headed to Limerick or the Dingle Peninsula.

Before you travel to Cork by plane - good to know!

Cork isn't that large, but it's a culturally vibrant, friendly city, with plenty to do. When visiting, check to see whether any events are taking place, as the city hosts a packed schedule of film, folk music, art, and pop festivals. But attractions like Cork Gaol or Spike Island are worth seeing at any time. When getting around, a TFI Leap Card will be handy. They don't just offer discounted transport within the city but are also applicable to regional buses, which will suit those headed on excursions to Cobh or Blarney Castle.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Bus Éireann operate a direct service 226A between Cork Airport and Cork city centre, Parnell Place Bus Station and Kent Railway Station.

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