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Car rental offers Cork Airport

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable car for the lowest price. Below are a few examples from our selection in Cork Airport.

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The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Cork Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Hertz

    8.6 (5686)
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  • Alamo

    8.2 (7456)
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  • Budget

    8.2 (8462)
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  • Avis

    8.1 (4864)
  • Thrifty

    8.1 (4499)
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  • Flizzr

    8 (249)
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  • Sixt

    7.9 (2565)
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  • Europcar

    7.9 (6691)
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  • Enterprise

    7.8 (1606)
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  • Carhire

    7.8 (5)
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  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.6 (3609)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.5 (2783)
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  • Payless Car Rental

    7.4 (426)
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Car rental location Cork Airport

Cork Airport Guide


Cork Airport is situated 10 minutes outside of Cork city, a short 5-mile drive along the Kinsale road. It serves as a direct link to the beautiful and diverse landscape of southern Ireland. Connections to mainland Europe, the UK and domestic flights to Dublin are available. Chartered flights serve destinations in the Mediterranean and northern Africa, whilst scheduled transatlantic flights are also available.

Enter your destination, pick-up and drop-off dates in the search box provided above and reserve car hire at Cork Airport today. Cork Airport car hire depots include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise, Sixt, Thrifty, 353 and Dan Dooley Car Rentals. These are located on the ground floor of the main terminal building. Booking your Cork Airport car rental with us will be your cheapest option as we compare the market finding you the best deals from all major UK car rental companies. It is far more expensive paying at the airports.

There is just one terminal in the airport, with check-ins located on the ground floor of the terminal.

At Cork the banking facilities are open from 07.30 to 17.30 hours. The bureau de change facility operates from hours 06.45 - 20.00, Mon-Fri. Outside of these hours you may use a currency exchange machine located on the ground floor. ATM machines located on the ground floor will dispense both Sterling and Euro.

A Post box is located beside the Informatioxn Desk in the Main Terminal. To purchase postage stamps, refer to the Skyshop located on the ground floor of the Terminal building.

Good Restaurants and Public areas are provided. Café Kylemore is located on the first floor. The Café is open from 0500 to 2030 and caters for all tastes from sandwiches to a full a la carte menu. The Wild Geese Bar/Lounge is also situated on the first floor behind the restaurant. It is large and spacious yet very intimate. It is open from first arrival to last departure.

Disabled passengers are well provided for and a "take to plane" service is available when required.

There is much to do and see in Cork and it's neighbouring towns and cities so by purchasing cheap car hire from Cork Airport you will be able to visit many areas in this part of Ireland. Having a rental car during your time in Cork will definitely give you the freedom to venture around and see a lot more than you would via public transport. 

To & From

By car, Cork Airport is easily reached by following the Main N71 Route, 5 Miles from the City Centre and is well signposted on all major routes. Waterford, Tipperary and Kilkenny are within easy reach via the new Lee Tunnel.

A frequent bus service operates from the airport to the city centre. A daily service is available to and from Cork City Centre with regular departures every 45 minutes.

Iarnrod Eireann's regular Inter-City Train Service to and from Cork has a frequent bus connection from its Railway Station to Cork Airport. Train services operate downtown from Kent Station, and serve destinations all over Ireland.

As for shuttle buses, most major hotels will arrange for you to be collected and quality tour operators will have someone meet you or your group at the airport.

There is also a taxi rank located just outside the main terminal. The cost is approximately 10 Euro from the airport to the city centre with journeys taking around 15 minutes on average. A Hackney Service (Private Hire) also operates from the airport; rates of hire are displayed at the desk.

Short-term and long-term parking is available within the airport, with over 2,800 spaces available in total. Special rates are available for frequent users of car parking facilities. The car parks operate 24/7. Car key holding facilities are available from the Car Park Services Desk in the Terminal building.

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  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Irish
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Hertz
  • Alamo
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • Thrifty
  • Flizzr
  • Sixt
  • Europcar
  • Enterprise
  • Carhire
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Payless Car Rental
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