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Cheap Flights to Cork Airport

While Dublin may be the official capital of Ireland, if you want to experience a "real" Irish city then you need to head to Cork. This colourful and vibrant city is the second largest in the Irish Republic and is full of museums, youthful energy, historic architecture, and, of course, pubs. Cork has played a pivotal role in Irish history and the friendly inhabitants are justifiably proud of their city and its culture.

Cork Airport is located just 6.5 km south of the city itself and is one of Ireland's most important international gateways. Skyscanner's Whole Month search tool can help you find some excellent deals on flights to Cork during any time of the year.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Cork

Irish weather is famously temperamental and rain is possible during any season. That being said, the best time to visit Cork is certainly during the summer months, which offer the most sunshine and comfortable temperatures. During the winter, the skies are permanently grey and while snow is rare the days are certainly chilly. If you're looking to grab a great deal on flights to Cork, Skyscanner's Price Alerts can help make sure you don't miss out.

Airlines that Fly to Cork Airport

Cork Airport is served by a number of airlines, although they are exclusively European ones. The only direct flight from North America to Cork Airport is offered by Norwegian Air Shuttle, which operates a Providence, Rhode Island to Cork service. Otherwise, you will have to connect through a European city. Some of the biggest airlines serving Cork includes Aer Lingus, Flybe, Iberia, Ryanair, and Swiss International Air Lines.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

To get from the airport to Cork itself you will have to take either a bus or a car as there is no rail service to the airport. Taxis to the city centre should cost about 20 euros. Bus 226 is the most economical choice and will take you to Cork's main bus station. You can also rent a car while you're in Cork, which perhaps offers the easiest way of getting around, especially if you plan on venturing outside of the city.

Airport Facilities

Passenger traffic to Cork Airport has been growing rapidly in recent years, which has led to the airport authorities investing a lot in improving the services and amenities on offer. While this is still a relatively small airport, you can find some excellent shopping and dining facilities both landside and airside. Not surprisingly, Cork Airport is a great place to pick up a bottle of Irish whiskey when you head back home. Free WiFi is also on offer and there are ATMs and currency exchanges available.

What to See and Do in Cork

Cork has a number of fascinating places to visit, including the English Market, the Cork City Gaol, Shandon Church, and St. Finbarr's Cathedral. Fort Elizabeth offers some truly spectacular views of the city while Opera Lane provides for the best shopping. For a traditional Irish experience you can learn Irish dancing, watch a Gaelic game, or take part in a pub crawl along Barrack Street. Cork has plenty of accommodation options and Skyscanner can help you find a hotel to stay at during your holiday.

 

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