Cork Airport

Short-Term Parking at Cork Airport

Our short-term multi-storey car park is available for both drive up parking and online pre-booking spaces. We recommend online pre-booking especially during the busy summer period as the best rates are always available when booked in advance online.

Customers should arrive early to allow adequate time to park, unload and walk to from the car park to the Terminal.

Entrance to the Short Term Car Park at Cork Airport

Short-Term Car Park

  • Within walking distance of the terminal via a covered walkway.
  • Ideal for business and leisure stays.
  • Cheapest option if you are collecting or dropping off your loved ones and will be parked for more than 10 minutes.
  • Always pre-book online for the best rates.
  • Click Here to view the Short-Term Car Park on Google Maps.
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Cork Airport parking set down zone

Set Down Lane

The outer right-hand lane on the forecourt can be used by private vehicles for dropping off or collecting passengers at Cork Airport. This set-down lane is there to facilitate the loading and unloading of people and/or baggage.

A barrier system with automatic number plate recognition is in place and access is 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. Please use the short-term multi-storey car park if you wish to stay longer, which is also free for the first 15 minutes.

Contact Us

If you have any queries or require assistance, you can contact the Car Parks Team by phone on: +353 21 432 9633 or by email at:


Short Term Car Parking Rates (Gate)

Always book online in advance for the best rates. The below rates are the drive up gate rates for the short-term car park at Cork Airport. If you are dropping off or collecting loved ones from Cork Airport and are expecting to wait or spend more than 15 minutes at the airport it is recommended that you park in the short-term car park to avail of the best rates.

  • First 15 minutes Free
  • Up to 1 Hour €2.50
  • Up to 2 Hours €5.00
  • Up to 3 Hours €7.50
  • Up to 4 Hours €10.00
  • Up to 6 Hours €12.50
  • Up to 12 Hours €15.00
  • Up to 24 Hours €20.00
  • €20.00 for each subsequent 24-hour period (or part there-of)

Set Down Lane Parking Rates

In the interest of good traffic management, vehicles are not permitted to wait excessively for arriving or departing passengers outside the terminal. Attended vehicles will be moved on and unattended vehicles will be clamped and removed. Below are the set down lane rates that are payable at the barrier upon exit in cash, coins or by card.

  • First 10 minutes Free
  • 11 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 rates calculated from time of entry. 

Online bookings will not be accepted less than 6 hours in advance of car park entry time and date.

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