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How to get from Cork Bus Station to Cork Airport

Cork City Bus Station is located at Parnell Place on the banks of the River Lee and, for this reason, is also known as Parnell Place Bus Station. Buses run between Cork Bus Station and all of Ireland’s major towns and capitals. You can get from Cork Bus Station to Cork Airport in 15 minutes by taxi or private transfer, or in 20 minutes by bus.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €18 15min 24/7
Bus €6 20min 05:52–23:52

How to get from Cork Bus Station to Cork Airport by taxi

The fastest and easiest way to get from Cork Bus Station to Cork Airport is a taxi or private transfer. Under normal traffic conditions, the transfer from Cork bus station to the airport takes just 15 minutes.

Taxi fare from Cork Bus Station to Cork Airport

As taxis in Cork do not use set rates, the fare for the transfer is calculated with an official taximeter and takes into account variables such as destination, duration of the trip, and time of day. There are two types of taxis you might encounter in Cork; the official taxis that have a roof sign and branding and are the only ones allowed to pick up a passenger from the street or from a taxi rank, and private taxis operated by taxi companies, called hackneys. The official taxis are required by law to use a taximeter, but hackneys are not, so make sure you agree upon a price for your transfer before your journey. On average, a transfer from Cork Bus station to Cork airport takes about 15 minutes in normal traffic, and costs €17.

As other fees may apply, to secure a competitive set rate for your trip without worrying about surcharges and hidden charges, you can book your private transfer in advance.

Cost

€17

Trip Duration

15 Min.

*Prices vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

Taxis should be available 24/7 at Cork Bus Station.

Where do I get the taxi from?

Upon your arrival at Cork Bus Station, you will find the taxi rank outside the main building.

Convenience

A taxi or private transfer from Cork Bus Station to the airport is definitely the quickest and most convenient way to reach your destination. With a private transfer, you don’t have to wait for up to an hour for the next bus and can instead get to the airport straight away without any additional stress before your flight. For a fast, comfortable, and stress-free transfer from Cork Bus Station to Cork airport, we recommend that you book your private transfer in advance.

Editor’s Note

A taxi or private transfer is the fastest way to get to the airport from Cork Bus Station, as the available bus service only runs once every hour.

Useful Tips

Taxis in Ireland also have additional surcharges such as a €2 booking fee, and a €1 fee for each additional adult passenger, whereas, for children under 12, the first child rides for free and for each additional two children, there is a €1 surcharge.
All taxis in Cork are required by law to accept cards, with no additional charge.
Though you are not obligated to tip your driver in Ireland, you can add 5-10% or just round up the fare to the nearest euro.
Before setting off, check that the taximeter has been reset to the initial fare.

How to get from Cork Bus Station to Cork Airport by bus

Getting from Cork Bus Station to the airport by bus is a budget-friendly option as a single adult ticket costs €3. The Bus Éireann service 226 (towards Kinsale) drops you off outside the airport in 20 minutes.

How much is the bus from Cork Bus Station to Cork Airport?

A single ticket from Cork Bus Station to the airport costs €3 and the trip usually takes about 20 minutes. Tickets can be bought online or on the bus, and there should also be ticket machines at the bus station. If you are planning on coming back from Cork airport to the bus station, you might be able to benefit from a better price if you purchase a return ticket instead of two singles.

Cost

€3

Trip Duration

20 Min.

There is a waiting time of 60 minutes for the bus service from Cork Bus station to Cork airport.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

The bus service to the airport runs only once every hour from 05:52-23:52, with slight changes to the times on weekends.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus to Cork airport departs from the Cork Bus Station. You should be able to find information about the specific gate or bus stop on your ticket or at the bus station.

Convenience

Although the bus is a very budget-friendly way to get to the airport within 20 minutes, the service only runs once every hour, from 05:52-23:52. Depending on what time you need to be at the airport, a bus can be a convenient option. Keep in mind, that the bus station is in the northeastern part of the city.

Editor’s Note

As the buses run only once every hour, make sure you give yourself enough time to get to the airport on time.

Useful Tips

In order to avoid stress and unnecessary delays on the day of your flight, it is advisable that you book your tickets in advance.
Tickets can be purchased online or on the bus, and you should also be able to get them at the bus station.
There are discounts available for young adults and children.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Cork bus station to Cork airport?

The fastest and easiest way to get from Cork Bus Station to Cork Airport is a taxi or private transfer which takes 15 minutes and usually costs about €17. You can also get to the airport in approximately 20 minutes by bus, with a single ticket costing €3. However, keep in mind that the bus service to the airport runs only once every hour.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Cork bus station to the airport?

On average, a taxi or private transfer from Cork bus station to the airport takes 15 minutes and costs €17. However, as prices can vary, we recommend booking your private transfer in advance so that you can secure a set rate fee.

How long does it take to get from the Cork bus station to the airport?

Cork airport is just 6.5 km south of the city centre, and the fastest way to get there from Cork Bus Station is a taxi or private transfer which takes 15 minutes. There is also a bus service that runs every hour and takes about 20 minutes to get to the airport from Cork Bus Station.

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