Flights from London to Cork

London to Cork

  • £29 was the cheapest return price from London to Cork last month
  • The average flight time from London to Cork is 1h 15min
  • 2 airlines fly direct from London to Cork
  • London to Cork is 364 miles
  • There are 59 flights a week from London to Cork
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Cork last month was Aer Lingus

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Flights from London to Cork

This information is correct as of September 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Cork

Ryanair, CityJet and Aer Lingus all provide direct flights from London to Cork. Ryanair fly from Standsted Airport, CityJet fly from London City Airport and Aer Lingus fly from London Heathrow.

Terminal Information

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport has just one terminal. Passengers are advised to arrive at least two hours before their scheduled flight departure time. The airport offers a Fast Track pass for a fee of £3.50 for passengers who want to avoid queues at security.

The departures lounge boasts all of the usual shopping, food and drink options. There’s Next, Hamleys, Boots and WHSmith for a bit of retail therapy and Starbucks, Burger King and a Wetherspoon pub for refreshments.

Passengers can also pay to enjoy facilities at the Escape Lounge which offers free Wi-Fi, complimentary drinks and snacks and a quiet space in which to spend the time before your flight.

London City Airport

Check-in desks at London City Airport open two hours before each flight’s scheduled departure time. However, as the airport is so compact, CityJet passengers can check-in 15 minutes before their flight is due to depart if they are carrying just hand luggage.

The airport’s departures lounge has free Wi-Fi access and internet stations offering high speed, pay-as-you-go connections. The small airport terminal has a handful of shops including Boots, WHSmith and a duty free store. Food and drink can be found at Caffe Nero, Panopolis sandwich shop and The City Bar.

London Heathrow

London Heathrow Airport has a number of terminals. Aer Lingus flights for Cork leave from Terminal 2. Once passengers have checked-in and passed through security, they’ll find plenty of facilities in the Terminal 2 departures hall. There are shops like Sunglass Hut, WHSmith and Boots where you can buy last minute holiday essentials and more exclusive stores like Ted Baker, Harrods, Mulberry and Gucci.

Passengers will also find a range of food and drink options, from places to pick up a quick snack to outlets serving more substantial fare. There’s M&S Simply Food, Costa Coffee, The Perfectionists' Café (created by Heston Blumenthal) and La Salle French Restaurant and Bar.

There’s a currency exchange, internet stations and a number of premium lounges too.

Cork Airport

Cork Airport is 6.5 kilometres south of Cork city. There is just one terminal at the airport.

In the small arrivals hall, after baggage reclaim, there is an information centre, a small café and a convenience store. Passengers will also find a car rental centre inside the arrivals hall and both bus stops and taxi rank just outside. A taxi to the city centre will typically cost somewhere between €10 and €15.

Practical Information

Ireland and the UK are part of the Common Travel Area. As a result, you don’t need a passport to travel between London and Cork. However, in lieu of a passport, you will need some other form of photographic ID. It’s best to check with your airline as to which forms of identification they accept.

What to Expect in Cork

Cork is often a little cooler and a little rainier than London so be sure to pack an extra layer and your umbrella.

Prices in Cork are a lot cheaper than in the English capital. You can expect to pay €4.50 for a bottle of beer, €55.00 for a mid-range meal for two and €2.00 for a one way journey on public transport.

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