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Cork Car Hire

Cork Car Hire

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Pick-up location Cork
Rental locations 34
Airport locations 24

Cork car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Easirent
easirent
Best rated
10.0 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Cork
Easirent
Locations in Cork
Cork Airport - In Shuttle
+353 21 236 3163
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
19 Oct 2018
Great customer service
Pros: Chris was very friendly and helpful. Car was perfect.
Cons: The location is slightly away from the airport
10.0 Excellent
29 Mar 2019
Cons: Nothing. The whole service was excellent.
10.0 Excellent
30 Jul 2019
Pros: The staff was helpful and they dropped me off at the airport when I returned the car which was very helpful.
Rated no. 2
Europcar
europcar
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Cork
Europcar
Locations in Cork
Lee Garage, 11-13 South Terrace
+353 212 400 140
Main Terminal, Cork Airport
+353 212 400 100
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Europcar reviews in Cork
Rated no. 3
Thrifty
thrifty
8.0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Cork
Thrifty
Locations in Cork
Cork Ap
+353 214 965 849
Railway Street
+353 214 552 240
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
28 Feb 2017
Thrifty Cork Airport
Pros: Opted for insurance instead of credit card deposit. Great Car , fairly new, clean , good spec of vehicle.
Cons: Breakdown of charges werent explained at all.
Rated no. 4
Alamo
alamo
7.6 Good (1 review)
1 location in Cork
Alamo
Locations in Cork
Enterprise Rent A Car
+353 214 838 973
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
7.6 Good
4 Jul 2019
Pros: We were traveling with 7people and renting 2 cars. We had 6 very large pieces of luggage and 6 small bags. I figured there was no way we would get 2, five passenger vehicles to move all that luggage and 7 people and Alamo/Enterprise gave us there 2 cars with the biggest trunks and it worked perfect.
Cons: The X insurance is expensive but the piece of mind made it necessary since driving in Ire is chaotic. Also, rented GPS was worthless since it did not recognize places, only addresses and in Ireland, addresses are only a convenience. The cell apps work much better, best pay for cell service in Ire.
Rated no. 5
CARHIRE.ie
carhire
5.8 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Cork
CARHIRE.ie
Locations in Cork
Main Terminal, Cork Airport
1844 1944
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
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  • 5.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
22 Apr 2019
Cons: Be careful with age require to rent a car and when we go to complain, stop changing my age to not refund
9.6 Excellent
5 Jun 2019
Pros: Yes
Cons: All ok
Rated no. 6
Payless
5.5 Okay (4 reviews)
1 location in Cork
Payless
Locations in Cork
Cork Airport
+353 212 427 392
  • 4.5
  • 7.0
  • 6.5
  • 5.5
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay
8 Aug 2018
Surprise Charges at Pickup
Pros: The car was clean at pickup and came with a full tank.
Cons: We were quoted $331 by booking online. At pickup, our total came to $846 after all taxes and ‘required insurances.’ I’d asked to drop the insurances because my VISA benefits from my credit union would provide coverage, however, they then added cancellation fees that made cancelling not worth the trouble. Will not be using Payless/Budget or Kayak ever again.
2.0 Mediocre
10 Jan 2019
Did not end up renting a car
Cons: Showed up to pick up the car I booked online for 86 euros and the man wanted a 5,000.00 Euro deposit for the car because I decline insurance because I have international coverage through my policy here in canada. I said I don't have that kind of money so how much for the car with insurance? I was quoted 571 euros. Remember I booked it online for 86. My Irish boyfriend asked what if i put it on my credit card and drive what is your best price? They dropped 250.00 euros off the rental price. At that point it was clearly discriminatory and subjective so we Did not rent a car and his sister drove us around for the week. How many other people have they ripped off with their insurance scam? Grateful for our backup plan.
5.6 Okay
18 Aug 2019
Pros: The staff explained that the insurance was not part of the rental agreement and I would have to pay separately. This was not the fault of the car rental company and they remained helpful and professional in their dealings with me.
Cons: The offer from Kayak did not include insurance, which I had to purchase at the desk and more than doubled the cost of the rental. This is a total rip off as the offer presented didn't stipulate this . Incidentally if I had hired directly from the car hire company it would have been much cheaper.
10.0 Excellent
11 Nov 2018
Pros: Great staff, very helpful!
Rated no. 7
Hertz
hertz
5.2 Okay (1 review)
3 locations in Cork
Hertz
Locations in Cork
Cork Airport
+353 214 965 849
Kent Train Station
+353 214 552 240
Railway Street
+353 214 552 240
  • 2.0
  • 8.0
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  • 2.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
22 Apr 2019
Cons: We arrived 2 hours late, due to air delays to find the Hertz pickup location closed (at 2pm). There was no notification on how to pick up our car. Instead, we had to wait until the next morning at 9am to return to Hertz to find out that they did not have our car.
Rated no. 8
Budget
budget
4.6 Okay (4 reviews)
1 location in Cork
Budget
Locations in Cork
Arrivals Hall
+353 214 314 000
  • 3.5
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 4.0
  • 3.5
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay
9 Oct 2018
Difficult return
Cons: Very expensive. Windshield was dirty inside and out. Was on a sight- seeing trip through Ireland with dirty windshields. Car exterior was dirty also. Had no idea how to return car at Cork airport. No instructions on what to do, where to go, how to walk to terminal from car park. No signs at airport car park to indicate how to walk to terminal. Car itself was good size and easy to drive.
3.2 Mediocre
5 Jun 2019
Cons: hidden admin charge of 30 dollars, damage to car not correctly recorded, had to waste 40 mins re inspecting the car, long walk from terminal to car pick up, had to wait 30 mins for car to be inspected and deposit returned.Not a Budget rental but a franchise called flynn brothers
6.8 Good
2 Oct 2019
Pros: there was no wait.
Cons: We had to make a change in the itinerary and we returned the car 40 hours earlier than initially planned. I expected a refunded for one day rental. They never mentioned that there is no refund for earlier return.
4.0 Okay
30 Apr 2018
Extra fees and not the car we ordered
Pros: The vehicle worked properly
Cons: We were charged an extra drop fee of 65 Euros even though the original quote included this fee (verified by the US Budget office). When I questioned the local pickup office in Cork, they said to take it up with Kayak. We were also given a smaller vehicle than requested - a Nissan Juke, versus the intermediate Toyota Corolla or similar. We had a hard time fitting 3 people and three bags and it was supposed to fit 5 people with 3 bags. We then inquired about a different car and was told it would cost more.
Rated no. 9
Enterprise
enterprise
2.0 Mediocre (2 reviews)
3 locations in Cork
Enterprise
Locations in Cork
Commons Road Blackpool
+353 214 395 464
Ground Floor
+353 214 838 973
Kinsale Road Business Park
+353 214 975 133
  • 2.0
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
28 Aug 2017
Cons: Enterprise failed to provide a vehicle, insurance problem!
2.0 Mediocre
6 Sep 2017
ripp off
Cons: the representative did not want to take the excess on my credit card and force me to take an insurance . so intead of 60 euros, the rental fees end up reaching 200 euros. the representative said I had to have a letter from my credit card issuer telling they agree to cover the full value of the car , she said the car is worth 30 000. they abuse customers which arrive in a fragile postiion. i have to rent car to visit my daughter in Ireland and such fees are to high for the family budget. Edouard Notte
Rated no. 10
Avis
avis
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Cork
Avis
Locations in Cork
Arrivals Hall
+353 214 327 460
  • 5.0
  • 6.0
  • 4.0
  • 6.0
  • 5.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
1 Aug 2018
Ireland avis sucks..don't use them
Cons: They charged me 30eur....that's about 36 us dollars...for "waiving "their insurance because my credit card covered me extensively....they never mentioned there would be a fee. Let alone such a extortionistic one as large as that.. Will never use them again and implore you not to either.. Crooks!!!
Sunnycars
sunnycars
3 locations in Cork
Sunnycars
Locations in Cork
Commons Road Blackpool
Cork Airport
Kinsale Road
Dollar
dollar
2 locations in Cork
Dollar
Locations in Cork
Cork Ap
+353 214 965 849
Railway Street
+353 214 552 240
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Cork
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cork
Lee Garage, 11-13 South Terrace, Cork
+353 212 400 140
Main Terminal Cork Airport
+353 212 400 100
24 Hour Rent A Car
24hourrentacar
1 location in Cork
24 Hour Rent A Car
Locations in Cork
Main Terminal, Cork Airport
+353 1234 5678
Ace
ace
1 location in Cork
Ace
Locations in Cork
Airport East Bus & Tech park
+353 212 363 163
Advantage
advantage
1 location in Cork
Advantage
Locations in Cork
Cork Int`l Airport - Europcar Main Arrivals Hall
+353 212 400 100
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Cork
AutoEurope
Locations in Cork
Europcar
Dooley Car Rentals
dooleycarrentals
1 location in Cork
Dooley Car Rentals
Locations in Cork
Cork Airport
FLIZZR
flizzr
1 location in Cork
FLIZZR
Locations in Cork
Serviced By Europcar
+353 1235 2030
GREEN MOTION
greenmotion
1 location in Cork
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Cork
Cork Airport
Irish Car Rentals
irishcarrentals
1 location in Cork
Irish Car Rentals
Locations in Cork
Cork airport
National
national
1 location in Cork
National
Locations in Cork
Enterprise Rent A Car
+353 214 838 973
Sixt
1 location in Cork
Sixt
Locations in Cork
Kinsale Road
+353 1235 2030
Smile Rent
smilerent
1 location in Cork
Smile Rent
Locations in Cork
Cork Airport
19 travellers who rented a car in Cork gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

Car hire locations in Cork

Good to know

Most popular car type Economy

When to book a hire car in Cork

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Top tips for renting a car in Cork

  • No trip to Cork is complete without a road trip. With a hire car, travelers can see for themselves the beauty of the Irish landscape. Cork is conveniently located near a number of stunning attractions that all an easy drive from the city. For instance, Blarney Castle is just 6.2 miles from the city center, and Rock of Cashel is 59 miles away.
  • Excited to pick up your hire car and get your vacation in Cork started? For travelers landing at Cork Airport, you will find all of the hire car offices located in the airport’s Arrivals Hall.
  • One tip to keep in mind when driving in Cork is that you must yield to the car on the right. This may be confusing at first, especially for drivers not used to driving on the left side of the road. You will adjust soon enough, though -- just make sure to look both ways and keep an eye on the other cars on the road.
  • Drivers in cork can expect to experience rush hour traffic in the morning from 6:30 a.m. up until 9:30 a.m. Rush hour picks up again in the afternoon from 3:30 p.m. until around 6:30 p.m. In terms of congestion, the South Ring Road and the M8 Highway experience some of the highest levels of traffic during peak hours and therefore are worth avoiding during rush hour.
  • Book your rental car in Cork at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Cork

What is the most popular rental car in Cork?

Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cork.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Cork?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Europcar ($59/day), Easirent ($64/day) and Budget ($88/day).

What is the best rental car company in Cork?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Cork are Enterprise (8.5, 12804 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2247 reviews), and Payless (6.6, 2645 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Cork?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar Main Terminal, Cork Airport T12 H5XN (6 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in Cork?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Cork?

A Economy car rental in Cork costs $39 per day, on average.

How much does a Compact car rental cost in Cork?

A Compact car rental in Cork costs $42 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Cork?

For the most part, drivers will find mid-sized and smaller cars such as sedans, SUVs, and compacts are perfectly suited for hitting the road in Cork. This is because, in general, the roads and parking spaces are fairly large in the city. However, it should be noted that some of the older streets and alleys in Cork will be slightly on the narrower side so it may be worth renting a smaller car.

What's the speed limit in Cork?

Speed limits in Cork vary from 50 km/h (31 mph) in built-up areas to 80 km/h (50 mph) on regional and local roads in the city. Additionally, larger roads in rural areas that aren’t quite highways go up to 100 km/h (62), while on freeways the speed limit is 120 km/h (75 mph).

How are gas prices in Cork?

Petrol prices in Cork are about €1.43 ($1.62) per liter, which is roughly €5.41 ($6.12) per gallon. This is slightly above average for Europe and is just a bit more expensive than Bilbao, for example, where petrol is €4.73 ($5.36) per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Cork?

If you are in the central business district, then parking garages and lots are the go-to option. There is a decent amount of streetside parking in the city, but in the busiest areas these spaces can fill up fast. Outside of the downtown core, parallel streetside parking is abundant and easy to find, so it will likely be your best bet.