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Cork Airport Car Hire

Last Updated: 24th April, 2024

Cork airport car hire deals from the best rent a car companies at Cork Airport. Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Budget Dollar, National Car Rental, Sixt, Thrifty Europcar . If you plan to tour Waterford West Cork and Kerry why not rent a car at Cork airport, or from Europcar and Hertz at their Cork City offices. We can arrange one way rental where you can drop the car back to Shannon Airport or Dublin Airport. Prices include one way rental fee Just click on Car Hire Quote to get a total price with no hidden extras car hire prices. Car Hire for 19 to 80 years All Inclusive Greece

Cork Airport Terminal and car park

Choose from BMW, Mercedes, Toyota and Automatic, nine seater Vans all inclusive with full to full fuel policy. Get a fast and simple to understand quote with free cancellations and free amendments.

Car Hire desks at Cork Airport, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz

City Car Rentals will compare the prices of all the major car hire companies in Cork to get you the best deal. Not only will we save you money we will also save you a lot of time as we will give you a quote in seconds. All quotes come with free cancellation up to 48 hours before pick up. Free amendments to you booking so you have nothing to loose if you change your mind. Lock in the advance prices now and if they happen to drop in price cancel and rebook. It is a win win situation for you.

Hertz and Europcar both have offices in Cork City centre as well as at Cork Airport. Hertz is close to Cork Railway Station on Lower Glanmire road and Euopcar is on the South Terrace close to most city centre hotels.

Cork Car Rental FAQ

Which is the best car hire company at Cork Airport?

Based on feedback from over 10,000 customers who hired a car at at Cork Airport, Keddy has the best customer satisfaction rating with a score of 9.5 out of a maximum of 10 points.

Can I rent a car at Cork Airport Ireland if I am over 70?

Yes, you can hire a car in Cork from selected car rental companies up to 99 years of age with no extra charges. Contact us we will be glad to assist you by comparing the leading car hire companies to get you the best deal.

Can I rent a car at Cork Airport if I am under 25?

Yes you can hire a car at Cork Airport at 21 years of age, with an additional fee. Flizzr has a supplement for young driver's aged 21 to 24 years. Charge €38 EUR per day. Includes 18% taxPlease contact us directly and we will be glad to explain how to get the best deal for your age group.

Can I take a rental car from Cork to Northern Ireland?

Yes some car hire companies will allow you to take a rental car cross border, but you will need to get permission first. Depending on the car hire company you choose, there may be additional fees to cross an the border.

How long do I need to hold a licence in order to rent a car in Cork Airport?

A full licence held for minimum of 2 year with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card

Which documents do I need to hire a car at Cork Airport?

The principle driver will need to have the following documents in his or her name. A full licence, a credit card, the voucher we will send you when you complete your booking, and a passport.

What is the fuel policy for a hire car in Cork Airport?

The vast majority of cars have a full to full fuel policy, which means your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it.

Car Rental Companies in Cork

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Car Hire Companies Ratings Cork Airport

This rating is taken from feedback we received from over 10,000 customers that booked car hire at Cork Airport Ireland in the last 12 months.

Avis 7.8

Europcar 7.9

Flizzr 8.0

Enterprise 8.0

Hertz 8.2

Carhire.ie 8.3

Sixt 8.3

Budget 8.4

Alamo 8.6

Thrifty 8.7

Dollar 9.2

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Cork Airport Information

Airport Name: Cork International Airport
Address: Farmes Cross, Kinsale Road Cork
City: Cork
Country: Ireland
Telephone: +00353 (0)21 431 3131
Time Zone: GMT
Coordinates: 51°50′29″N 008°29′28″W
Driving Directions to Cork Airport Follow signs Kinsale, Car Ferry to leave by South City Link Road N27 Junction with N28 (South Ring) At roundabout take 2nd exit (signposted Kinsale, Airport) and at mini-roundabout forward Cork Airport (on right)
Car Parking: Short Term and Long term Parking at Cork Airport is available with over 4,600 spaces available in total. There are two long term car parks and Park 'N' Ride facility operates to and from the long-term car Drivers with special needs may avail of the short-term car park in the multi-storey in order to be closer to the main Terminal
Taxi service: From outside the main Terminal
Train service: To Cork City only with a bus link to the airport
Bus service: Bus service by Bus Eirean and City Link
Car Hire: Desks are located directly opposite, as you exit the security area on the ground floor.
Information Desk: Information Desk is located on the Arrivals floor. To the right after leaving the security area on the ground floor

Flight Destinations from Cork Airport

Aer Lingus Amsterdam, Lanzarote, London-Heathrow, Málaga, Munich, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Alicante, Barcelona, Brussels, Düsseldorf Faro, Geneva, Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-South Salzburg
CityJet London-City
Croatia Airlines
Ryanair Alicante, Bergamo, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Faro, Fuerteventura, Girona, Gran Canaria, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Reus, Tenerife-South Gdańsk, Lanzarote, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Wrocław
Stobart Air Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow-International, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne Jersey, Rennes

Cork See & Do

Once you collect your Car Hire at Cork Airport you can set off and at the roundabout take a right and you will be in the correct direction for travelling to the lovely town of Kinsale, known for its gourmet restaurants, and why not take a stroll before dinner, visit Charles Fort on the Hill a nice walk from Kinsale town or take the little train up to it. On your way back take in the Sciliy Walk, a beautiful riverside walk back into Kinsale. Visit Sandycove with its little beach, boat marina and spectacular views from James Fort. Also visit Desmond Castle and find out some of its ancient history.

Travelling the West Cork route in your hire car gives you the freedom to explore The Wild Atlantic Way and the colourful towns and villages of Bandon, the abbey in Timoleague, popular Courtmacsherry, Clonakility and Inchydoney, Rosscarbery and the tip which is Galley Head. You will take in some of Ireland's lively towns and some great driving routes. Be prepared to stop off along the way and meet the locals,all part of the fun. There are many fine Blue Flag Beaches in West Cork so be prepared to take to the water.

River lee in Cork City

Equally if you are using your Car Hire from Cork Airport to visit East Cork this is also very accessible with a good road network to take you there. Stop in Carrigtwohill and visit the historic Barryscourt Castle beautifully restored with a tea shop on site. Further on is Midleton town, home to Jameson Midleton Distillery and then Castlemartyr, Killeagh and the seaside town of Youghal with its Blue Flag Beach of Claycastle, a great family spot. Also from Carrigtwohill you can decide to veer off and visit the wonderful Fota House and Gardens and Fota Wildlife Park for the Kids, a great day out and then on to the historic town of Cobh, with Cobh Heritage Centre and the Queenstown Experience

Flying into Cork Airport and renting a car there, makes visiting both West Cork and East Cork very accessible, even travelling further to Kerry or Limerick or the Shannon Region are all comfortable drives.


A good place to start is East Cork about a 20 minute drive front Cork City. Just outside Midleton you have Barryscourt Castle open to the public during the summer months and is free of charge. In Midleton you will find the famous Jameson Midleton Distillery where many well know Irish Whiskeys are produced. A tour is available for visitors which includes whiskey sampling. Ten minutes drive from Midleton towards Cobh you will Fota Wildlife Park where a great day out for all the family will be enjoyed. Next stop is Cobh just 5 minutes further along Here you will find The Cobh Heritage Centre a maritime museum with a special feature on The Titanic which paid its last port of call here in Cobh. Before leaving Cobh call to St Coleman's Cathedral where for a small fee you can ring the bells . Back in Cork City don't miss The Shandon Steeple and the Butter Museum on the North side of the city.


Don't Miss - 5 Places to Drive to in Cork

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle

Legend has it that if you Kiss the Blarney Stone you will gain the gift of eloquence. Situated approximately 8km from Cork City in Blarney Castle it is just a short trip from Cork City. Take the N20 and via Blackpool and you should arrive in Blarney in less then 15 minutes.

Kinsale marina

Kinsale Gourmet Capital of Ireland

The N71 from Cork city via the Airport will take you to the coastal town of Kinsale on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Kinsale Gourmet Festival is now in it 40th year.

Midleton Distillery

Midleton Distillery

Situated in East Cork approximately 40 km from Cork City Visit the The Jameson Experience at Midleton Distillery is well worth a visit. Volunteers are offered the opportunity to take part in a whiskey tasting that will demonstrate the differences between Scotch, American and Irish whiskey

Beara Peninsula Dursey Island

Beara Peninsula

Situated in West Cork approximately 125 km from Cork City the Beara Peninsula is one of Ireland's most beautiful locations. Enjoy the beautiful drive on the Beara Way from Glengarriff to Ardrigole to Castletownbere and then onto Dursey Island by Cable car. Return on the northern side of the peninsula visiting Allihies, Eyeries, Ardgroom and on to Kenmare town. Accommodation available at Windy Point House, Summer Hill House and Island View House along the route.

Mizen Head

Mizen Head

Ireland’s most South-Westerly Point situated on the Wild Atlantic Way. Watch Dolphins and seals from the iconic Bridge high above the gorge. Less then 2 hours drive from Cork City.

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Hotels Near Cork Airport

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Hayfield Manor Hotel Cork

Hayfield Manor Hotel Cork

Situated 5km for Cork airport The Hayfield Manor is a luxury hotel tucked away in a leafy corner, just one mile from Cork City Centre in the South of Ireland. Family owned and managed, this deluxe 5 star hotel has been planned with meticulous care to look and feel like a large period house.

Hayfield Manor combines grandeur and opulence with the comforts and facilities found only in the most modern establishments. The hotels guests can expect the charm and character of an inviting manor house, while enjoying 5 star amenities in Cork's first 5 star hotel.

Cork International Airport Hotel

located next to Cork Airport, just a 3 minute walk (or use our FREE shuttle bus if you like) to the hotel and a short 15 minute drive to Cork City centre. If you are driving to Cork or availing of one of our Stay, Park & Fly Packages, we offer FREE car parking for all our guests. 146 Hotel Rooms with large, comfortable beds. Choose from Deluxe, Executive or Apartments. Spacious hotel rooms designed for style and more importantly comfort. We even have black out blinds for weary travellers who need a daytime rest.

Park Inn Hotel Cork Airport

formally the Radisson SAS Hotel, is a stylish contemporary hotel situated within the airport complex. It is located just 10 minutes form Cork City and is on the main route to Kinsale and West Cork. There is complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel. There is a 24 hour complimentary shuttle service available to and from the Airport terminal and also the Airport business park. Also we now offer complementary car parking to our guests.

The Cork Travelodge Hotel

is ideally situated (1 mile from Cork Airport & 1.5 miles from City Centre) for those looking for a base to explore Cork city and county offering spacious, modern rooms together with unbeatable fixed room pricing. For the budget conscious family, corporate guest or short break customer the Cork Travelodge hotel cannot be beaten for low cost accommodation and value. "Eddie Rockets" American style Diner open from 8.00am to 11pm serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Glen Country House

Glen Country House, near Kinsale, offers luxurious and exclusive 5-Star bed & breakfast accommodation in one of the most scenic locations in West Cork, Ireland. The house was built in 1860, on a much older site overlooking gorgeous Courtmacsherry Bay, with views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Clarion Hotel

in Cork City Centre offers cool, clean lines. Simple, elegant colours. Stress-free check-in. People who love what they do. And all the services you dream of. Welcome to the 4 star Clarion Hotel Cork. Designed to redefine the idea of what a four star hotel should be. Superbly located overlooking Cork's infamous River Lee and facing the splendid architecture of City Hall, the new Clarion Hotel is only two minutes walk to the business, shopping and entertainment centre of Cork City. 197 contemporary rooms, complimented by elegant riverside suites and a stunning rooftop Penthouse overlooking the city's skyline. The Clarion features Augustine's Restaurant, Kudos Bar and a stunning Atrium lounge and state of the art Conference & Event suites with capacity for 380 delegates. SanoVitae Health & Spa boasts 18m pool, fully equipped gym, sauna.

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