Cork airport is Ireland´s second busiest airport and it services the south west of Ireland including Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford. It is a small, modern airport located about 8kms outside Corks city centre and is on the road that brings you south to famous towns of Kinsale and Clonakilty. Tourist come in droves to this part of Ireland to see its beauty and majesty. The airport is also very popular for business travellers as Cork has many big business located there including the European headquarters for Apple. Cork is Ireland´s second largest city and is a hub for industry and commerce as well as being a fun and vibrant city. It was voted one of the top 10 cities in the world in 2010 by the Lonely Plant and further to the south lies West Cork which is an area of outstanding beauty.
More About Cork Airport Ireland
A hire car is the best and easiest way to see Ireland or to holiday in Ireland. Unless you are on an organised tour, you will find public transport in Ireland is good between the main cities, however, when you want to get out and about and see the real Ireland of your postcard dreams, then a hire car is the way to go. Cork airport has a good selection of car hire providers including Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Avis, Dooley Car Hires and Enterprise rent a car. Car Booker compares all these car hire providers, checking out their latest prices, discounts and offers in Cork airport, to get you the best selection of hire car deals. You can then pick the best deal for you, depending on your car size, amount of luggage, fuel policy or any added extras such as GPS or child seats that you may need. All our prices are inclusive of all taxes and charges, and we do not charge credit card fees, so the price you see if the price you pay.
As we said, Car hire is by far the easiest way to get around, however, if you want to use public transport then there are a few options. Mainly to get from the airport, you will need to take a bus or a taxi, and depending on your end destination, you may need to take an onward bus or train from the city centre. If you are looking to explore Cork, West Cork or head into Kerry, then a hire car is really the only way to go. Buses depart about once an hour (check timetable) and go to Parnell Place bus station in Cork city with a bus changed required for other towns and cities. From the bus station you can also get a taxi to somewhere in the city centre, or you can walk (or taxi) to the train station to get a connecting train. Buses also go from south to Kinsale and Clonakilty from the airport. Taxi run from the taxi rank outside the airport; €15 cost to city centre/train station.
For Cork city, there is the Old English market which is lovely to stroll around a great place for lunch or dinner. Outside the city you have the Blarney stone to the north or also from north Cork, you are within easy reach of Limerick, Clare, Galway & Tipperary. For the east of Ireland, you are not far from Waterford County and you can drive through and into Wexford; these are known as the sunny south east. For a true Cork experience, head west into West Cork for great views, picturesque towns full of charm and character and great pubs and fabulous restaurants. My personal favourites are Kinsale, Clonakilty, Crosshaven, Baltimore, Bantry, Castletownbear, Schull and Skibbereen and Cape Clear Island. And even further to the west lies Kerry which is a county of mountains, seas, rugged hills, astounding views and great character and well work a visit. Don’t miss Dingle and the Connor Pass or the lakes in Killarney.