Flights from Stansted to Cork only take around an hour and a half; due to the strong availability of services there should be no need to take a connecting flight. There are plenty of flights departing throughout the day from early in the morning until the evening, and with a similar choice on the return journey, it should be possible to organise both legs according to your needs.
Cork Airport is located less than five miles south of the city centre, which is reached easily enough with public transport. Route 226A is Bus Éireann’s direct Air Coach service, which connects the airport to central Cork, Parnell Place Bus Station and Kent Railway Station. The number 226 also serves the city centre, with tickets available online or direct from the driver.
Taxis are located outside the airport’s arrivals hall, with a ride to the city centre costing approximately 10-15 euros. Those wishing to hire their own vehicle can choose from a range of rental companies, situated in the arrivals concourse. Avis, Budget, Dooley, Enterprise, Europcar and Hertz all operate from the airport.