Book a Hotel Near Cork Airport

Cork Airport is the 2nd largest of Ireland’s international airports and 4th largest on the island of Ireland, by the volume of passenger numbers. It is regulated by the Dublin Airport Authority and handled 2.3m passengers in 2018 alone. In the first 10 years of the airports opening in 1961, airlines were operating from Cork to London Heathrow, Bristol and Manchester airports.

The airport has now grown immensely and operates airlines like Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Norwegian Airlines, Air France and TUI. Flights are available all over the world, such as flights to destinations like Amsterdam, Lanzarote, Malaga, Paris and all over the UK.

The airport is traditionally cheaper to fly to and from as it is not as busy as airports like Dublin airport. Flights with Ryanair from Cork to Liverpool can be as low as €25 for a round trip and flights to Faro, Portugal €45 for a round trip! The airport is a 15-minute drive from the city centre and a 3-hour drive to Dublin city.

In 2019, the airport won an international digital media award at the Moodie Davitt Digital Awards, this covers social media, digital and marketing activities across all airports. They were awarded the best use of Facebook (airport) award.

  • Maldron Hotel Cork Twin Room

    Maldron Shandon Cork City

    Newly refurbished 4 star hotel in the heart of Cork.

  • Maldron South Mall

    Cork City’s newest 4 star hotel.


Maldron Shandon Cork City

Relaxed Dining in Bells Bar at Maldron Hotel Cork10 minutes by car

Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City is a newly refurbished hotel excellently located in the heart of Cork city, near Shandon Bells. Enjoy comfortable, spacious and affordable accommodation that makes an ideal base for exploring the beautiful, historic city of Cork.

Cork Airport is 17 minutes from the hotel by taxi. You can also catch the bus which will take approximately 25 minutes. Bus routes to the airport are 226, 206 or 203.

Maldron South Mall

13 minutes by car

Maldron Hotel South Mall is Cork’s newest 4-star hotel. It is wonderfully located in the heart of the city, with Cork’s busiest shopping district right on its doorstep – making it perfect for weekend breaks, girlie getaways and even family breaks away.

Cork Airport is 7.5km away from the hotel, which is a 13-minute drive by taxi or 30 minutes with the 226 bus.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What’s the best hotel to stay with easy access to Cork Airport?

    Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City and Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork are both a great choice if you are flying out of Cork Airport. You can reach the airport by car or taxi within 20 minutes from either hotel. Both hotels offer a restaurant, a bar and free WiFi in city centre location.

    How to get to Maldron Hotel from Cork Airport?

    Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City is a 17 minutes taxi drive from Cork Airport. You can also catch the bus which will take approximately 25 minutes. Bus routes to the airport are 226, 206 or 203 from the hotel.
    Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork is located 7.5km away from the airport, which is a 13 minutes taxi drive or 30 minutes drive with the 226 bus.

    How early should you be at the airport when catching a flight?

    It’s recommended arriving at Cork Airport between 90 minutes and 2.5 hours before your flight’s departure time. This depends on checked luggage, additional security checks, busy dates etc, so make sure to take plenty of time. Cork Airport is easily accessible in less than 20 minutes from both Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City and Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork.

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