Cheap flights to Cork
Located on the banks of the River Lee in Southern Ireland, Cork is the republic's second largest city and home to a diverse range inhabitants, thanks in part to its university population and international appeal. Whether you're after a city break with a difference or fancy getting out and exploring the surrounding countryside, look no further than this Irish gem. Discover its charms for yourself and book your cheap flights to Cork with Flybe today.
- Flight frequency: Weekly
- Currency: EUR (€)
- Population: 198,582
Overview of Cork
Effortlessly combining traditional charm with a vibrant atmosphere and a roaring nightlife, visitors to Cork won't fail to be captivated. Dating back over 1,400 years, the city started life as a monastery before becoming a walled city in the middle ages - with some of the original walls still visible today. The city may have one foot in the past, it's other is firmly in the present, with cool bars, a vibrant dining scene and more attractions to keep visitors of all interests entertained. As one of Ireland's sunniest cities, the region benefits from a mild climate with cool winters and pleasant summers. Discover more about the city with our guide below.
Restaurants and nightlife
Foodies won't feel out of place in Cork, as the city offers cuisine from all over the world. Fans of locally brewed beer and hearty, home-cooked food should look no further than Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse. Offering an array of house beers and mouth-watering mains cooked to precision set against a stylish, intimate backdrop, this is the perfect place to refuel after a day exploring. For lighter fare, try Gallo & Galetti in Bishopstown. Offering contemporary Italian cuisine made with the best local produce, this popular spot is the brainchild of multi-award winning chef Brendan Cashman. For lunch, we recommend stopping off at the English Market and picking up a bite to eat. Located off Grand Parade, this covered market is not only worth a visit for the range of produce, but also for the building itself.
Visitors seeking retail therapy are well catered for in Cork, with shops ranging from local boutiques to international chains. Patrick Street and Princes Street are good places to start, with a range of instantly recognisable names lining the streets. For vintage gems at reasonable prices, the highly recommended Mother Jones Flea Market off MacCurtain Street is worth a visit.
Events and Attractions
With a rich history, it comes as no surprise that Cork has no shortage of things to do and see. History buffs should be sure to check out the Red Abbey - the remains of a 14th century Augustinian church - and the imposing Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, whilst those with a penchant for the macabre should beeline for Cork City Gaol. Once described as the finest prison in the 'three kingdoms', it's now home to a museum that tells the tales of its former inmates. If you're looking to escape the city and discover Ireland's natural beauty, there a wealth of activates on your doorstep. No trip to the region would be complete without a visit to the world famous Blarney Stone and Castle. Located around a 15-minute drive from the city centre, legend has it that kissing the famous stone will give you the gift of the eloquence.
Find Hotels around Cork
Whether you're planning to stay in Cork or discover the county further, you'll find a range of great hotels and guesthouses. Once you've booked your cheap flights, find your ideal place to stay with our booking tool below.
Travel to and from Cork Airport
Cork Airport is one of the three principal international airports of Ireland, along with Dublin and Shannon. It is located 6.5 km south of Cork city in an area known as Farmers Cross.
IATA code: ORK
Name: Cork Airport
Address: Kinsale Road, Cork, Ireland
Telephone: +353 21 431 3131
Cork Airport offers over 4,300 parking spaces with both short- and long-stay options available. Bus Éireann operate a direct Air Coach service from the city centre and Kent Railway station. From here you can connect to a number of national and regional bus and train services.
The taxi rank is located outside the terminal building. A taxi to Cork city centre will cost between €10-€15
A number of international car hire companies operate from Cork Airport including Avis. All the desks are located in the arrivals concourse and we recommend you book in advance to ensure a suitable vehicle is available.