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Klaudia Minton Bus driver Bus Éireann, Fiona Connolly, Aled Williams Senior Manager Operations, Bus Eireann and Garrett Lyons Cork Airport. Image: Gerard McCarthy

Bus Éireann, is encouraging customers to take the bus when travelling to Cork Airport this summer.

Young Adult passengers can travel on Cork City services (Carrigaline/Ringaskiddy) to Cork Airport for as little as 65 cent using the TFI Go App, while adults can travel for just €1.55 using their Leap card. Young Adults travelling on Route 226 to/from Kinsale can travel for €2.04, while adults can travel for €4.06.

“With the summer holiday season fast approaching, we would like to encourage our passengers to take some of the stress out of their holiday plans,” said Aled Williams, Bus Éireann, Senior Operations Manager in the Southern region.  “Travelling by bus to Cork Airport is the ideal way to begin your journey, passengers can sit back and relax in comfort, with no need to worry about fuel costs or parking. Our services to Cork Airport are frequent, operating every hour on weekdays and a typical journey from Cork City to Cork Airport takes just 20 minutes”.

Over 4.5 million passengers have made journeys with us in Cork so far this year, more people than ever are using our services, passenger numbers nationally are 20-30% higher than they were in 2019, we look forward to a busy summer of connecting our customers to Cork Airport and beyond.”

“When flying to or from Cork Airport this summer season, we encourage our passengers to consider the option of public transport” said Garrett Lyons, Operations Support Manager for Cork Airport. “With frequent services to and from Cork City which connects with suburban and provincial bus routes as well as rail commuter and intercity routes, a fast and friendly bus service adds to the convenient travel experience of flying from Cork Airport.”

Aled Williams Senior Manager Operations, Bus Eireann, Klaudia Minton Bus driver Bus Éireann, Garrett Lyons Cork Airport and Eamon O’ Donovan Cork Airport. Image: Gerard McCarthy

Bus Éireann operates 76 daily services between Cork City and Cork Airport and from communities including Ballygarvan, Carrigaline, Shanbally, Ringaskiddy, Haulbowline, Belgooly and Kinsale. The first morning service arrives at Cork Airport at 5.38am and the last departure from Cork Airport leaves at midnight. Customers can connect to local and long-distance bus services at Parnell Place Bus Station, as well as rail connections at Kent Railway Station.   

The TFI Go app allows you to buy tickets directly from your phone, your ticket is downloaded to the app and can be used to travel straight away. There is no need for printing, just activate before each journey and show your driver while boarding.

When using a TFI Leap Card on Bus Éireann PSO services, customers can get a 30% discount on single adult fares. For more information on TFI Leap fares and how to apply for a student or Young Adult Leap Card visit Leap Cards can be purchased across the city and county including WHSmith in Cork Airport.