Transportation from Cork Airport


Bus Éireann's 2 bus lines stop directly outside the terminal, connecting the airport with Cork city centre and other nearby towns.

However, most tourists rent a car at the airport and set off on a road-trip around Ireland.

Buses - Cork

Bus routes 225 and 226 take you to Parnell Place Central Bus Station and Kent Railway Station in Cork city centre.

Timetables and information at

Both services run between the airport and Cork city centre on virtually the same route.

  • Fares - 2,20 eur / 1,55 eur with Leap card
  • Journey time - 25 minutes
  • Frequency - 30 minutes (each line runs once per hour)
  • Last bus from airport - 0:22
  • First bus to airport (Kent Railway) - 5:20

In the opposite direction to Cork city centre the following lines continue in the following directions:

  • 225 - towards Cork Harbour, Haulbowline, Carrigaline (1x per hour)
  • 226 - towards Kinsale (1x per hour)

Leap Card

If you're going to be travelling around Cork and the rest of Ireland more often, it's definitely worth buying a Leap Card. Details can be found at

Where can I buy a Leap Card at the airport?

  • WHSmith - Arrivals Hall (open 5:00-22:00)

Pay a deposit 5 eur, which will be refunded if you return the card. You must load a minimum credit 5 eur onto the Leap Card (at any of the points of sale or via the mobile app, or at the vending machines at stations or tram stops). The fare is then charged when you attach it to the reader on the bus or any other means of transport. In the case of bus travel, you only need to attach the card when you board. You do not have to "beep" when you get off.

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Buses - Limerick, Galway

Citylink's long-distance service 251 also runs directly from the airport in the direction of Limerick and Galway.

Timetables and information at

Tickets are always slightly cheaper when bought online at

  • Limerick - 18 eur / 21 eur from the driver
  • Galway - 22 eur / 26 eur from the driver

Buses run at intervals of 60-120 minutes along the route.


Taxis to the city centre are priced at around €20 according to the meter. At peak times the price can go up to 26 eur. Payment can be made by cash or contactless card.

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