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Last minute flights to Cork

Departure Mon, 06 Jan Return Wed, 08 Jan
STN London
SNN Shannon
return from £14
Departure Wed, 01 Jan Return Wed, 08 Jan
LGW London
SNN Shannon
return from £14
Departure Wed, 11 Dec Return Sun, 15 Dec
MAN Manchester
SNN Shannon
return from £21
Departure Thu, 12 Dec Return Mon, 16 Dec
BHX Birmingham
ORK Cork
return from £88
Popular flight routes to Cork
London - Shannon
return from £19
Manchester - Cork
return from £20
Birmingham - Cork
return from £102
Bristol - Cork
return from £109
Liverpool - Cork
return from £14
Glasgow - Cork
return from £119

Trips to Cork

Cork travel

Cork is Ireland's second largest city and famed for its beautiful castle, fascinating history, river channels and culture. The city's history goes back to the 6th century when it was founded by St. Fin Barr. Cork's story is characterised by rebellions, religious and civil wars, famine and emigration. Its port has played an important role in its history and, to this day, is of economic significance. Today, Cork is a centre for education and its economy is rooted on valuable manufacturing and information technology industries. Tourism is also a growing sector with flights to Cork increasing to serve the air travel needs of tourists and holidaymakers. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Cork!

Things to do and places to see in Cork

The city of Cork offers its visitors a broad range of activities suitable for all kinds of travellers out to have a good time in the area. Browse through markets, visit parks or explore museums. Tour medieval castles, check out abbeys or watch performances at theatres. Whether you are visiting for the weekend or are in Cork for a longer period, you will not run out of delightful entertainment options. If you are on cheap flights to Cork, your only concern is to decide which attractions will fit your schedule.

When visiting Cork, be sure to:

  • Go to the science centre/observatory of Black Rock Castle
  • Visit Cork City Gaol, a former prison that is now used as a museum
  • See the Church of St. Anne, an Anglican Georgian church
  • Admire the ornate spires of the Victorian Gothic Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral
  • Check out exotic plants and animals at the Fota Wildlife Park
  • Shop at the renowned English Market
  • Learn about modern Irish works of art at the Crawford Art Gallery
  • Find out if the legend of Blarney Stone is real (just for laughs)
  • Head over to Spike Island and see the 18th century Fort Mitchel
  • Arrange a tour of Garnish Island and enjoy its picturesque scenery
  • Watch a performance or two at the Cork Opera House
  • Get together with friends for some drinks at the local pub
  • Walk around the beautiful university campuses, such as the University College Cork
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Cork airports

Cork Airport, the second busiest airport in Ireland, is the principal airport serving the city of Cork. It covers 37 domestic and international destinations. Amenities at the airport for the convenience of passengers on trips to Cork include restaurants, shops, currency exchange, cash dispensing machines and lounges.

  • Shannon Airport

    Top airlines

    Some of the top carriers to this location are: Ryanair, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

    Location

    The airport is at a short distance of under 6km from the main city. It is also well-connected by road to Dublin and Cork.

    Transport options

    Use the bus to get you to the city or other further locations like Dublin and Cork. All buses are available from the terminal building itself. The other option for getting to the city would be the Airport Taxi. These can be pre-booked for a faster exit. There are a number of car rental offices at the airport building itself. You can take a rental car and drive to explore this place on your own.

  • Cork Airport

    Top airlines

    The top carriers at Cork Airports are as follows: Aer Lingus , Ryanair and Flybe .

    Location

    The airport is located approximately 6.5km from the centre of Cork city.

    Transport options

    Bus 226 leaves from the airport to Parnell Place Bus Station in the city. Travel time is usually 20 minutes. To get to Kent Railway Station for train connections on the Irish Rail, you have to ride the bus to Parnell Place Bus Station. From there, it is just a short walk to the train station. Other means of connecting from the airport to downtown Cork include taxis and car rentals.

FAQ's about Cork

🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Cork?
The top month to book flights to Cork is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Cork flights is August. In third place: September. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Cork, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Cork?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Cork is... August. The next best month to travel to Cork is October. And let's not forget July, the third top choice for when to go to Cork. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Cork is January.
🕑 How long before a flight to Cork should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Cork, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Cork departing from over 8 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Cork at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
✈️ What is the name of Cork’s airport?
Cork is served by 9 airport[s]. Dublin Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 8 cities, such as London, Manchester and Birmingham, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Cork’s airport from the city centre?
Cork’s airport Dublin Airport is located 140 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Cork’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 2.02 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Dublin Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to Cork centre is around 3.36 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Cork. Pick your preferred car type and get from Dublin Airport to Cork city centre on your own terms.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to Cork city centre?
There are many ways to get from Dublin Airport to central Cork:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from Dublin Airport to Cork city centre when driving is 2 hours 42 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
By bus:
Another way to go to Cork city center is by bus. On average, it is possible to get there in around 3 hours 42 mins
By Bus
Commuting from Dublin Airport to central Cork by Bus takes around 3 hours 44 mins, depending on the time and the day of the week.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Cork?
If you are going to Cork, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 12.62 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 50.47 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 6.73 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 4.21 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 4.21 GBP
  • - Coffee: 2.61 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.79 GBP
  • - Water: 1.39 GBP

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