Cork Airport

Dropping-Off Passengers 

The short-term car park is located in the Multi-Storey Car Park adjacent to the terminal building and should be used by those dropping-off passengers. The terminal can be accessed from the Multi-Storey Car Park via a covered walkway

Paying For Parking

By cash:

  • Customers paying by cash must settle their car parking charges at a Pay Station before reaching the car park barrier. 
  • Car Park staff can be contacted for assistance at any Barrier or Pay Station by pressing the ‘i’ button.

By Credit or Debit Card:

  • Take a ticket at Entry and pay for this ticket with your card at any Pay Station.
  • Take a ticket at Entry and pay for this ticket by inserting your card at the Exit barrier.
  • Insert your Credit or Debit card in the Entry barrier and the same card in the Exit barrier when leaving.

Setting-Down Passengers

If you are setting down passengers at Cork Airport, the forecourt outside the terminal is the set-down lane to facilitate the unloading of people and/or baggage. 

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.  Attended vehicles will be moved on and unattended vehicles will be clamped and removed.

The outer right-hand lane on the forecourt can be used by private vehicles, for set down and drop off 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%.