Cork Airport is backed by a range of car parking facilities, offering more than 4,300 spaces across the long- and short-term car parks. These car parks are patrolled by airport police and open 24 hours a day, so drivers can come anytime they wish to collect their vehicle.

Payment procedures are the same for all car parks. When you pull in, you will be given a ticket that you need to keep on your person at all times. Upon returning to the airport, you can insert the ticket into one of several pay stations. One of these is in the terminal building, another is on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park and two more stand at the entrances to the long-term car parks. Payment in cash and credit is accepted.

The multi-storey car park located directly across from the terminal building is intended for short-term parking. Rates are charged in hourly increments up to 24 hours, at which point daily rates are incurred. The different levels are all colour-coded, and there are luggage trolleys situated throughout the short-term car park. A covered walkway connects to the terminal.

Long-term spaces are available in two remote parking lots (P1 and P2). A letter and number will correspond to the row and space you park in, so make note of this before you leave for the terminal. Daily and more economic weekly rates are levied here. A complimentary shuttle bus delivers drivers to the terminal entrance.