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Cork Airport (ORK)

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Cork Airport


cork airport exterior shot showing modern glass building

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Cork Airport (IATA code: ORK) is an airport serving Cork City in Ireland. It is the second largest international airport in the Republic of Ireland, following Dublin Airport.

Cork Airport serves as a focus city for Aer Lingus and Ryanair. The airport hosts both international and seasonal flights to/from Europe and North America.

Did you know? In 2017, ORK was named as the 'Best Airport in Europe under 5 million passengers' at the 27th Airports Council International Europe General Assembly!



The airport is located 6.5 km (4.0 mi) south of Cork City, in an area known as Farmers Cross:



Facilities Include:


ATMs: Available, Airside near Gate 4

Childrens facilities: Play area available

Currency exchange: Available, level 1

Eating and drinking: Food concessions, including coffee shops, are available throughout the airport

WiFi: Available and free to passengers

Shopping: There is a WHSmith and a Spar for newspapers, books, snacks, and travel essentials. The Loop also offers a variety of luxury brand items


Lounges Include:

Aspire Lounge: Airside, opposite Gate 8. This is a pay to enter lounge; a pre-purchase pass is available. Services and facilities include: air con, drinks (including alcoholic), fax, flight monitors, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, telephones, and TV.  The lounge is open 5am to 9pm. 

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Did you know that you can buy lounge passes for Cork Airport with Alternative Airlines? You can purchase them for the Aspire Lounge.



There are two runways at the airport. 16/34 is 2,133 meters long (6,998 feet). 07/25 is 1,310 meters long (4,298 feet).



Cork has a single passenger terminal building, which is bright, modern, and clean. The terminal has three levels:

The Ground Floor: This is the Arrivals Hall; you will also find ground transportation options

First level: Home to the Departures and the Check-in Hall

'The Loop': This is the third level, and is the commercial section. In this area, you will find retail, food and drink concessions

Airlines that fly to Cork Airport


Scheduled Flights


Airline Destinations
Aer Lingus Amsterdam, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London–Heathrow, Málaga, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Alicante, Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Faro, Gran Canaria, Munich, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife–South
Air France Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Flybe Cardiff
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid
Ryanair Alicante, Budapest, Gdańsk, Gran Canaria, Katowice, Lanzarote, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Málaga, Malta, Poznań, Tenerife–South, Wrocław
Seasonal: Bergamo, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Faro, Girona, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Reus
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Zürich
Volotea Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca

Top Destinations



Rank Destination Passengers
1 London–Heathrow 346,997
2 London–Stansted 346,997
3 Amsterdam 155,796
4 Málaga 149,800
5 London–Gatwick 122,928


How to get to Cork Airport


By Bus

Bus 226 links the airport to the city center. The journey takes 20 minutes. There is also a direct bus service is available from Cork Airport to Galway and Limerick. 

By Train

The nearest train station is Kent Station, which is about a 10 minute walk away from Parnell Place Bus Station. Kent station can be easily reached via a taxi from the airport.

By Taxi

Taxis can be picked up from outside the station. All taxis are metered. 

By Car Rental 

A number of car rental agencies have on-site facilities. Counters can be found in the arrivals hall. Companies include: Avis. Budget/Payless, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt.