Visitors to the southern region of Cork will fly into the Cork Airport (ORK), located just 8 km south of the city. Travelers arriving who wish to rent a car will find that numerous car rental agencies available in the terminal. The region is one of the best for touring in a car, and from Cork City, guests will find that there are many day trips that can be made to see some wonderful parts of the country that most tourists miss. Some of the drives to the outer peninsulas and outlying areas provide scenic vistas of unspoiled lakes, rivers, mountains, and views of the Atlantic Ocean and the various bays and harbors.
Passengers who do rent a car, will take the N27 (also known as Kinsale Rd.) to the N27 (also known as S. City Link Rd.) which goes straight into the heart of Cork City. The drive should take about 15 minutes.
The airport serves many international European destinations, in addition to service to the U.K. and other parts of Ireland. The airlines working out of the airport are Aer Arann, Aer Lingus, Air Southwest, bmibaby, Central Wings, Jet2.com, Malev, Ryanair, and Wizz Air.
Cork Airport offers 24-hour short and long term parking inside the airport complex. From the short-term lot, there is a covered walkway to the terminal entrance. Passengers parking in the long-term lots are provided with a free shuttle service to and from their cars. Short-term rates are 2.20 Euros per hour, and 15 Euros per day. Long-term rates are 8 Euros per day, and 40 per week. All areas are constantly patrolled by security teams.
Cork Airport serves the needs of all its passengers, and those with disabilities are well-served. Numerous lifts, escalators, toilets, telephones, and trained personnel are available to assist.
The Great Southern Hotel Cork Airport is located adjacent to the terminal, and the Travelodge Cork Airport Hotel and Quality Hotel and Leisure Center are both located less than two miles from the airport.
Available in the airport are change bureaus and banks, as well as numerous ATM machines. Several restaurants, pubs, delis, and coffee shops are also available. Visitors wishing to finish some last minute shopping can do so in the duty-free store, bookstores, or newsstand.
Taxi service is available with the Cork Airport Taxi, and also a taxi stand outside the terminal. Bus Eireann has service from the airport to Parnell Place Station every half hour, and there is also a shuttle service to all the major destinations and hotels in the city.