Cork Airport

Greeting Passengers

The meeting point for greeting arriving passengers is located opposite the Airport Services Desk in the Arrivals Hall. 

If you are collecting passengers from Cork Airport, please ensure you know the flight number of your family, friends or colleagues and the airport they are flying from. 

Find up to date flight arrival times here

When greeting passengers, you can park in the Short Term multi-storey car park for free for up to 15 minutes or on the Set Down Lane on the forecourt for free for up to 15 minutes.  

Due to the high volume of traffic using the forecourt at Cork Airport and in the interest of good traffic management, vehicles are not permitted to wait excessively for arriving passengers outside the terminal on the forecourt in the Set Down Lane. Attended vehicles will be moved on and the policy of clamping unattended vehicles is strictly enforced by Airport Police. Cars must not be left unattended at any time.

The outer right-hand lane on the forecourt can be used by private vehicles, for set down, drop off and collection only. A barrier system with automatic number plate recognition is in place and access will be free-of-charge for up to 15 minutes to allow for normal drop off and collection. For drivers who wish to stay beyond the 15 minute grace period, charges will apply. Those dropping off or collecting passengers who wish to stay longer are advised to use the short-term multi-storey car park, which is also free for the first 15 minutes.

Forecourt Car Parking Rates

First 15 minutes Free
16 to 20 minutes €3.00
21 to 30 minutes €5.00
31 to 60 minutes €10.00
61 to 120 minutes €20.00
Beyond 121 minutes - Clamping in operation. Fixed penalty notice of €120 and/or towed away, subject to relevant fees.

All of the above rates are inclusive of VAT @23%.