Cork Airport serves the beautiful Irish city of Cork, situated in the south-west of the Republic of Ireland. It is the second-busiest airport of the country (after Dublin Airport), handling more than 2 million passengers yearly. Operational from 1961, Cork Airport is served by over 30 airlines and offers flights to more than 50 destinations within Europe. There is only one passenger terminal at Cork Airport, and it is divided into upper and lower levels. Free wi-fi is available throughout the airport compound.
Cork Airport is located only about 8 kilometres from the heart of Cork, with numerous transport options available for making the commute. Buses that head to the city centre as well as the main bus station – Parnell Place Bus Station – are available direct from outside the airport terminal. Simply look for Bus Éireann’s direct Air Coach service (route 226A) if you’re heading that way. From Parnell Place Bus Station, you can grab another bus connection to go anywhere within and outside of Cork.
Those travelling to Irish cities outside of Cork can also walk from Parnell Place Bus Station to Kent Railway Station to take the Irish Rail (Iarnrod Eireann).
If you’re strapped for time, taxis are also readily available outside Cork Airport – the ride into town should cost about €10-15. Otherwise, car hire agencies can also be found within Cork Airport.
What to see and do
If in Cork, don’t miss a visit to one of the city’s most loved attractions - the English Market. Said to have been visited by the Queen herself (Queen Elizabeth II, to be specific) the English Market is one of the oldest in Europe and famed for its good ol’ locally produced foods. Stuff yourself with tasty farmhouse cheese, artisan breads, locally-grown fruit, fresh seafood and meats, vegetables, spices and more from the region itself – guaranteed to taste all the better because you’re having it at the source! Finish your gastronomic journey off with a dinner and coffee at Farmgate Restaurant, then bring your tales of amazing Irish food home to share.
If you’re more a road trip kind of person, though, then the Wild Atlantic Way is for you. Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, the Wild Atlantic Way takes you from Cork to Donegal along the Atlantic Coast, promising some of the most gorgeous coastal sceneries you can find in the world. Imagine wild sea cliffs, idyllic sandy beaches, turqoise seawaters, lush greenery and more – these are the types of sceneries you’d encounter on the Wild Atlantic Way up north. Besides natural beauty you’d also pass by medieval castles, tons of charming little Irish towns and villages, ancient mansions, farms and much, much more. What better way is there to experience Ireland?
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