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|Most popular car type||Economy|
Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type 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).
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A Economy car rental in Cork costs $39 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Cork costs $42 per day, on average.
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.
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).
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.
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.