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Cork Airport is situated just 8km south of the city on the N27 (Kinsale Road). This means you are practically there as soon as you land: so it won’t be long after your flight before you are exploring the waterways, browsing through the shops and sampling the gastronomic delights of Ireland’s second city.
It is one of Ireland’s main airports and there are plenty of inbound and outbound flights available to a wide variety of destinations every day. The airport provides all the conveniences that travellers expect: hotels are just a stone’s throw away, ATMs and exchange kiosks are easy to find, there are plenty of places to refresh and a good choice of car hire desks.
You can arrange your car hire through Expedia, picking yourself up a great deal and saving yourself time when your flight lands.
Over 15 airlines fly to over 68 destinations from Cork Airport. Direct flights to Cork are only offered within Europe: other overseas flights go via Dublin and there are many available trains (2.5 to 3 hours), buses (3.5 hours) or car hire options (2.5 to 3 hours) .
Among the main scheduled flights to Cork for UK passengers there is the choice of using airports at Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow (International), Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Heathrow & Stansted), Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne. UK flights take around one and a half hours.
Cork Airport is on the south side of Cork in an area known as Ballygarvan. It is situated just 8km from the city and connected to it by the N27 road.
There is a taxi rank located just outside the entrance to arrivals, which should not cost you many of your Euros, considering the short journey you will need.
There are two public bus options offered by Bus Éireann into the city: route 226 and route 249.
If you want to explore the beautiful surrounding area then arranging a car hire with Expedia means you can get to the city with the minimum of fuss, and you can get out there into the country whenever you like during your stay.
Cork can be a delightful city to visit at any time of the year. The compact city centre is full of interesting shops, it is surrounded by winding waterways and has many restaurants that will release the foodie in even the most puritan of palettes.
There are times, however, when the city really comes to life. If jazz is your thing then you can’t afford to miss one of the largest jazz festivals in Europe that takes place in Cork during October. Likewise if its films that light up your screen, then Cork’s Film Festival in November should be just the flight ticket. Of course, if winter visits are off the agenda, you could visit during June’s Food Festival or the month long feast of cultural delights that is the Midsummer Festival.