Flights from Edinburgh to Cork

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Edinburgh to Cork

Favourite airline: KLM
96 % of travellers choose to book flights on this route with KLM, British Airways and easyJet.
KLM
62 %
British Airways
31 %
easyJet
3 %
Tip: book 7 weeks before departure
The best time to find a cheap flight on this route is 7 weeks before travel. Save up to 33 %.
51 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Tuesday
The cheapest days to fly on this route are Tuesday.
Favourite connection: via Amsterdam
On this flight route, flights with a stopover in Amsterdam are the most popular.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
06h 05min, from £173
64 %
1 stopover London Heathrow
06h 10min, from £256
27 %
1 stopover London City London Heathrow
06h 00min, from £311
5 %

Useful information about the flight from Edinburgh to Cork

Pretty Cork on Emerald Ireland

Surrounded by beautiful green countryside and sitting on a river, Cork is very pleasant and makes for a lovely break. With a varied and fascinating history which dates back 1400 years, Cork also has some brilliant landmarks and old buildings to visit and diverse culture to experience. Great folk and Jazz music and a relaxed ambiance draw travellers back here time and time again. Wonderful local produce and food are also a pull for many. But don't let this fool you into thinking Cork is just another 'foodies' and culture town. With a lively University scene and many pharmaceutical companies based here, the atmosphere is decidedly 21st century.

Best of Cork

Cork has mild, but unreliable weather with frequent rain, which is why it is so green and fertile. Winters are also mild and temperatures rarely fall below freezing. However, Cork is one of the sunniest cities in Ireland. 

The Cork Midsummer Festival, which sees one month of arts and events from mid June, is an annual highlight. There's also the Cork Folk Festival in October which attracts top Irish musicians and sessions, and a Jazz Festival in the last week of October, as well as a Film Festival at the beginning of November.

Cork facts before you go

City centre is situated on an island on the River Lee, so it can get crowded. Parking charges are 2EUR for one hour during the day, so it might be best to leave the car further out. The city centre is not big, and easily explorable on foot. The cost of living is nearly always cheaper here than London, and a basic meal out is about 12EUR, with a beer at around 3EUR.

Getting about Cork and local info

226A bus, operated by Bus Éireann, operates between the airport and Cork bus station. It costs around EUR7.40 and takes 30 minutes or so. Taxis are between EUR30 and EUR35. 

As far as accommodation goes, a cheap hostel is from around EUR12 in shared rooms, whilst a 3 star hotel will cost you 90EUR appx. 

Single tickets for local buses are available for around EUR2 and day travelcards cost about EUR5; tickets are purchased on the bus. Buses also run right into the suburbs.

There are taxi ranks throughout town and the taxis are metered charging standard fares. Culinary specialities to try are 'Drisheen' (a kind of black pudding) and some great local cheeses.

Flight information: Edinburgh - Cork

Outbound and return from £173.25
Flight duration min. 01:35 / max. 01:45
Return flight duration min. 01:40/ max. 01:50
Distance 567 km
Flights per week 10
Departure airport Edinburgh (EDI)
Arrival airport Cork (ORK)
Destination country Ireland
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