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Flights to Cork in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,509Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$1,593From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cork
One-way from$558One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Cork (ORK)

Cork 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cork found for this year
13 May - 26 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ORK

Cork

3 stops

36h 15m
ORK

Cork

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

42h 50m
$1,593

KLM

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Deal found 25/1/22

13 May - 26 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ORK

Cork

3 stops

36h 15m
ORK

Cork

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

39h 20m
$1,618

KLM

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Deal found 25/1/22

25 Apr. - 12 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ORK

Cork

2 stops

39h 50m
ORK

Cork

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

39h 20m
$1,640

KLM

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Deal found 24/1/22

Can I fly to Cork from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Cork

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cork.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cork.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Cork.

Documents
Passenger Locator Card - The form must be filled in within 72 hours before arrival in Ireland from overseas.


Can I fly back to Australia from Cork?

Returning to Australia from Cork

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cork must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cork are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

When is the best time to fly to Cork?

Average Cork flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - ORK

Price

$1,155 - $2,505

ORK

Temperature

6 - 15 °C

ORK

Precipitation

60 - 120 mm

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cork?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Cork. Flying on Monday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cork?

Flights at midday are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Cork. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

When to fly

Peak season: 

The summer months of July and August are Cork’s busiest in terms of tourism. This is mostly due to this period coinciding with UK school summer holidays. Flights to Cork will be at their most expensive during these months so it is advised to book your flights well in advance.

Off season: 

The winter months (December through February) usually comprise Cork’s quietest period, as this is when the weather is coldest and wettest which results in cheaper accommodation and cheap flight prices. However, the months of May, June and September, which immediately surround the peak months often enjoy favourable weather but are outside the high season’s crowds and price increases.

An exciting time to book your flights to Cork is on St. Patrick’s Day. St Patrick’s Festival is one of the biggest events held in Ireland which provides free family-fun madness throughout the city’s streets. The centre is transformed into an extravaganza of colour, sound, parades and activity.  There is something for everyone to enjoy at this three day festival from puppet shows and storytelling, to live music and circus walkabouts. The parade is at the forefront of the festival and features an array of wacky and brilliant displays from street theatre companies, inflatable floats, tractors, puppets and live bands.

Why visit

The Republic of Ireland’s second-largest and third most populous city, Cork is nevertheless second to none in the eyes of Corkonians, who refer to the city on the River Lee as the “real capital of Ireland”. County Cork, which takes its name from the city, is sometimes known colloquially as “The Rebel County” in reference to its role in the Irish War of Independence and even today its inhabitants are known among their countrymen for their pride and sense of identity.

In recent decades, Corkonians have gained another reason to sing the city’s praises as the county has become renowned as a foodie mecca, with excellent local produce and top eating establishments such as the restaurant of Shanagarry’s famed Ballymaloe House gaining international acclaim for their mastery of traditional Irish cuisine.

When your flight touches down, you will have the opportunity to visit sights like the historic Cork City Gaol, the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, St Anne’s Church in Shandon, the medieval Red Abbey Tower and St Finbarre’s Cathedral. For a charming glimpse of bygone Cork visit Princes Street Market, also known as the Cork English Market. The market has been rebuilt since its construction in the 19th century and retains its original Victorian design and character. Other attractive County Cork holiday destinations like Cobh, Oysterhaven, Kinsale, Mallow, and Midleton. Nearby Blarney Castle, home of the famed Blarney Stone, can also be easily visited.

Cork climate

Cork’s climate is mild, with rain throughout the year and low likelihood of either extremely warm or extremely cold conditions. The city is, however, one of Ireland’s sunniest, with an average of 3.8 hours of sunshine every day. The summer months of June, July and August are generally the warmest and driest and the winter months of December, January and February usually the coldest and wettest.

Getting around Cork

The city of Cork has a relatively small town centre, with major tourist attractions, nightlife, restaurants, and shops within easy walking distance of each other.

For those wishing to travel to the outer and largely residential suburbs however, there are bus services departing from the Parnell Place bus station or main shopping thoroughfare Patrick’s Street.

How to get to the city from the airport

Buses, coaches, shuttles and taxis operate from Cork Airport (ORK) and provide convenient transport options to the city centre.

What is good to know if travelling to Cork?

  • University College Cork is open to the public and is notable for its splendid architecture and leafy, well-maintained grounds, which contain a number of California Redwood trees. The university’s Tudor Gothic quadrangle was devised by renowned local architect Sir Thomas Deane and based upon the style of those in Oxford University. 
  • Cork’s English Market, also known as Princes Street Market, is a covered market that was constructed in the 19th century, although markets have been held on the site since as early as 1788. Although the complex was damaged by fire in the 1980s, Cork City Council, taking care to preserve the original Victorian design, undertook extensive refurbishment and the market remains both a thriving institution of modern city life and a charming glimpse of bygone times. 
  • Kinsale, a lovely town in County Cork around 25 km south of the city of Cork, draws many visitors due to its excellent water sports possibilities and high quality restaurants. Such is the town’s reputation among foodies that it holds an annual Gourmet Festival each October, a tradition that has existed since 1976. 
  • Fitzgerald’s Park, alongside which the River Lee runs, is a beautiful natural area with many statues and sculptures, which is enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. Named after Edward Fitzgerald, the first elected Lord Mayor of Cork who held office from 1901 to 1903, the park contains Cork History Museum as well as a children’s playground and café. 
  • Elizabeth Fort, built in the 17th century, was originally devised as an outer fortification for the city but later housed a barracks, garda (police) station and prison as the urban area outspread around it. The historic star-shaped fort offers views of the city and is sometimes used as a venue for markets and other events.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cork?

For a flight to Cork, you will be flying into Cork. Cork (ORK) is just 6.5 km from the centre of the city.

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