While Cork Airport is not connected to the rail network, Kent Station in Cork City operates as a hub for Intercity rail services to Dublin and Tralee. Commuter services to Mallow, Cobh and Midleton are also operated out of Kent Station.

Kent Station is located close to Cork City Centre on the Lower Glanmire road. In terms of distance, it is less than 9km from Cork Airport to Kent Station. Passengers using the bus connections between Cork Airport and Cork City will have a 10 minute walk to the train station once they disembark in Cork City.