If you are planning to visit the city of Cork in the Republic of Ireland and resolve to travel by air, know that your flight will land in Cork airport, a small hub connecting this Irish destination to European cities like Amsterdam, Lisbon, London and Paris (with Aer Lingus) as well as to a wide array of airports within the United Kingdom including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow and Southampton (with Aer Lingus Regional). Also, numerous routes to holiday places like Málaga, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Palma de Mallorca, Dubrovnik, Budapest and Faro are operated on a seasonal basis from this origin.
Since it is located just 6,5 kilometres away from the city centre, passengers arriving at Cork airport in the Republic of Ireland can quickly commute by either taxi or bus to the downtown. While a taxi ride will last between eight and ten minutes, a bus journey on line 226 from the terminal building to Cork city may take up to thirty minutes due to the various stops along the way; the former option is the fastest one, but the latter is the cheapest.
By staying in a hotel close to Cork airport in Ireland, you will sleep near the passenger terminal if you need to catch an early morning flight, while also being able to travel to Cork city for some sightseeing or to attend business meetings any time you like. For further details, take a look at our recommendations below.
Cork airport hotel near the terminal building
This 4-star hotel near Cork airport in Ireland might be the best option for your trip. Conveniently situated in an adjacent building, the establishment stands metres away from the departures area and offers guests long-stay parking spaces. In case you are not hiring a car, there are airport shuttle services available if you do not feel like walking to the hotel with your bags after landing. The ample rooms have a touch of luxury and feature complimentary wireless internet, coffee maker, a work desk and en suite bathroom with amenities. Your reservation entitles you to enjoy a daily hearty breakfast at the onsite restaurant. Whether on a business or leisure trip, you will have meeting facilities at your disposal to host events during your stay, and family rooms that will meet your needs as a group while making it possible for you and your loved ones to sleep under the same roof.
Transit hotel close to Cork International
This hotel near Cork airport has also been rated with four stars and offers free airport transfers, even when it is located right in front of the passenger terminal. Its free parking lot and luxurious guest rooms lie roughly ten minutes from Cork city centre by car, which makes it all the more ideal for travellers taking a weekend city break or who are on a quick work trip to Ireland. The Cork International hotel is popular for its isolated units featuring free WiFi –where you will be able to sleep and work without any noise coming from the runways-, its beautiful views and cosy beds and, furthermore, because of the availability of nice studio apartments close to Cork airport. Room service is operational 24 hours a day and there are banquet facilities and several restaurants inside the premises.
Travelodge hotel near Cork airport in Ireland
Although there is a 3-star Travelodge hotel near the passenger terminal, it is not as close as the previous recommendations, standing five kilometres from the airport in Kinsale Road Roundabout and only 5 minutes from Cork city centre by car. In line with the rest of properties of this hospitality chain, the Travelodge Cork airport hotel offers unlimited WiFi at no extra charge all throughout the facilities, functional rooms, an onsite restaurant serving both continental and full Irish breakfast, vending machines and complimentary coffee. We particularly recommended it to those who wish to stay halfway between the air terminal and the city, who will certainly benefit from good-value-for-money nightly rates that include every feature a home away from home must have.
Will Dublin be another stop in your Ireland tour? Take a look at our guide to Dublin International airport.