Arriving By Road

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Arriving by Road

Cork Airport is in the south of Ireland. It is 8 kilometres from Cork city to the airport.

The address is below and the postcode for the airport is T12 P5NF.

Cork Airport,

Kinsale Road,



Do you need information on drop-off points for a rental car, please see our Hire a Car page.

Getting to Cork Airport is made easier if you have access to the Google maps app, see this link provided. AA Route planner is also very helpful for directions and route layout. We have included a list of travel and kilometres. Please note that these times can vary depending on a few factors including, traffic and travel times.

Distance and travel times to Cork Airport

From Limerick 113.9km (1 hour 40 minutes via R513 and M8)

From Galway 215.5km (2 hours and 55 minutes via the M18)

From Ennis 157.9km (2 hours and 10 minutes via R513 and M8)

From Cork City 8.2km (12 minutes via South Link Road and N27)

From Dublin 264.6km (2 hours 50 minutes via M7 and M8)

From Waterford 130.0km (1 hour 55 minutes via N25)

From Kerry 100.9km (1 hour 40 minutes via N22)

From Tipperary town 103.0km (1 hour 15 minutes via M8)

From Kinsale 21.0km(35 minutes via R600)

From Cliff of Moher 195.5km (2 hours 45 minutes via R513)

From Rock of Cashel 99.8km (1 hour 20 minutes via M8)

From Bunratty Castle 131.0km (1 hour and 55 minutes via R513 and M8)

From Dromoland Castle 146.9km ( 1 hour and 55 minutes via R513 and M8)

From Adare Manor 99.8km (I hour and 35 minutes via N20)

From Thomond Park 124.6km (1 hour 45 minutes via R513 and M8)

From University Limerick 115.4km (1 hour 45 minutes via R513 and M8)

Car Hire

The car hire depots are located right next to the terminal building. Travelling into Cork Airport via the Kinsale road you will see the terminal building in front of you after passing through some roundabouts and the Circle K fuel station on your right-hand side. See the link here for the Circle K fuel station if you need fuel or a coffee. The car rental desks are situated in the terminal building just a short walk from the drop-off depots right next to the terminal building.

Follow the Kinsale road, and signs for the airport to arrive on the grounds and then see signs for car rental company return areas.

Car Parking

There are 3 main car parks at Cork Airport, Short term car park. The two long-term car parks are Express Red carp park and Holiday Blue car park. Approaching the airport follow the signs for car parks, either short-term or long term depending on your requirements. All car parks are a short distance from the terminal building. Please see our car parking page for full information.

There is a set-down area right in front of the terminal building for dropping off.

Please contact the car parking section at or +353(0)21 432 9633

Arriving by Public Transport Coach

Travelling to Cork Airport by Coach, the main companies operating services are Bus Eireann and Citylink. The bus driver will drop you off right at the terminal building. You will just have a short walk into the terminal building. Attract links for bus Eireann and Citylink.

Arriving on a Private Coach

Travelling on a private coach your driver will drop you at the terminal building. You will walk a short distance and enter the terminal building. If you want to give your private coach company a review on trip advisor click here.

Arriving by Taxi

Your driver will drop you right outside the terminal building, there is a set-down lane outside the terminal building and also a taxi rank area. Your taxi driver will drop you off and it’s a short walk into the terminal building. Cork Airport Guide recommends the free now taxi app and also Lee cabs Cork. You can contact Lee cabs at +353(0)21 4393977

Arriving by Limousine

Cork Airport Guide recommends that you take into account traffic delays while travelling to Cork Airport. Your driver will enter via Kinsale road, and drop you off in the set-down area right in front of the terminal building. Luggage trolleys are available if you require one for your bags.

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FAO – Frequently Asked Questions

What road leads to Cork Airport?? 

Answer – The N20 road leads you to the airport, it is a very good road with a great surface and all amenities you will need are. on the roadway.

How much free parking do you get to drop off at Cork Airport?

Answer – You will get 15 of minutes free parking in the set-down area to drop off family or friends.

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