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Top tips for hiring a car at Cork Airport

  • If you’re looking at car hire at Cork Airport, then you’ll find plenty of options for rental companies that can offer competitive rates. Renting a car is a popular choice with tourists especially with the accessibility of the airport from Cork city and surrounding areas such as Blarney Castle just north of the city, Ballycotton on the south coast and various other picturesque places along the coast. You can access major roads such as the N27 into Cork’s centre, which takes around 15min to drive, while the N22, N25, N28, N40 and N71 roads are all comfortable drives to surrounding towns, coastal and rural areas.
  • If you’re thinking of travelling around the southern coast of Ireland without any issues, then car hire at Cork Airport is the perfect way. In Cork and its surrounding areas, renting a car has several advantages over using public transport, especially as local transport links tend to become less frequent and less reliable away from the city. If you want to get away from the city and experience the stunning views that this area has to offer, then having a rental car is essential. It allows you the time to explore the region without having to wait for connecting buses or trains to more rural sites.
  • Cork Airport car hire is a very straightforward process. Once you’ve collected your luggage you will find all the various car hire companies in the arrivals area where all the desks are located. Once you’ve signed everything and been given the keys, your car will only be a short 3–5min walk away from the airport building. To help with a speedy service, make sure to book your car in advance of your flights through KAYAK; that way you’ll get a better price and you’ll be on your way much faster.
  • When renting a vehicle, be mindful that companies that offer car hire at Cork Airport may have different policies in place regarding the time the car needs to be returned. To make sure you avoid incurring any additional charges, remember to check the company policy prior to booking. You may find that some policies are more flexible than others, like that of Avis which has 24h drop-off service, while others such as Hertz, Budget and SIXT all require you to contact them directly to request an out-of-hours drop-off. Also keep in mind your company’s office hours, as each company differs from the other.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at Cork Airport for $80 or less
  • Book your car hire at Cork Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Cork Airport

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

    To finalise your rental agreement, you must provide a valid driving licence, your passport and a credit or debit card to process payment if you haven’t prepaid. In addition, if you booked your vehicle online prior to your arrival, you must present your booking confirmation. Note that some companies may require additional proof of your home address, so it is advised you double-check the rental company’s policy.

  • What additional services do car hire companies offer at Cork Airport?

    There are various additional services that car hire companies at Cork Airport offer. If you want to keep your carbon emissions down, hybrid cars are available to rent through Europcar. Other extras include Roadside Assistance Plus services, which are offered by Avis and Budget in addition to help should you lose your keys or experience a flat battery and other possible unfortunate scenarios. Various companies offer insurance that includes a collision damage waiver and theft coverage, as well as unlimited mileage but make sure to check this prior to booking. Payless provide can supply an excellent rate with the same coverage; check out their deals through KAYAK.

  • What types of vehicles are available when hiring a car at Cork Airport?

    As there are a lot of car hire companies to choose from at Cork Airport, you shouldn’t have any issues with finding the right vehicle for you and your journey, be it a city tour or a coastal drive. From SUVs to estate cars to hatchbacks, and many different models like Ford, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Renault, your needs should be met. To really get an idea, check out KAYAK’s extensive range of deals.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Cork Airport?

    On average a rental car at Cork Airport costs $104 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Cork Airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at CARHIRE.ie ($26/day), Thrifty ($67/day) and Europcar ($187/day).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Cork Airport?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Cork Airport to off-airport locations is Thrifty.

Cork Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+353 21 483 8973

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Great - Eoin was a legend, sorted us out

7.6 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

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.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
This was a great experience! Shirish was amazing at pick-up. Incredibly helpful and attentive. Shawna was great at drop-off and helped make sure we got our deposit back. Thanks for an easy rental!

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

5 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

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Ground Floor

+353 21 483 8973

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2.0 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

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

2.0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Enterprise failed to provide a vehicle, insurance problem!

1 out of 1

Hertz

9.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

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Cork Airport

+353 21 496 5849

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Nice clean car. Helpful staff,

1 out of 1

Avis

8.0

Very Good

7 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

7.5

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Arrivals Hall

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Aug 2018

KAYAK

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!!!

2.0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
I had to pay about 140 euros separately, because despite taking out additional insurance, I had to leave an extra guarantee of 2,000 euros. Bad information. I never rent through the website again and my recommendations towards your service will be very bad.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Easy pick up drop off. Patient attendant answering our many questions regarding directions & sites. Will rent again…thanks

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Friendly and helpful staff at Avis - had to speak direct to Avis as Priceline were difficult to contact

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Don’t like the drop off at cork airport Carol and Scott were so helpful Would rent again from Avis

1 out of 2

Sixt

7.7

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.4

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Kinsale Road

+353 1 235 2030

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Everything was perfect. Easy pickup and drop off and car was clean and drive seamlessly. Price was an extra bonus considering how expensive rentals can be.

7.2 Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was good

Cons:

I had to cut my trip short 2 days, but I did not get and refund. I was charged the full amount

9.6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful and friendly staff

Cons:

Shuttle service from Cork city would be great

2.0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

they didn't told me i have to bring the credit card until i reached to the airport

7.2 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy and fast. We have had good luck with Sixt and will rent from them again.

Cons:

Pick up didn't tell us what to do with damage report if we found discrepancies. Drop off signs were easily missed and we had to stop several times to ask for drop off directions.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
The people at the rental location were so helpful, friendly, and went out of their way to be helpful.

1 out of 3

Budget

6.9

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

4.6

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Arrivals Hall

+353 21 431 4000

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6.8 Okay

Oct 2019

KAYAK

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.

3.2 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

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

4.4 Mediocre

Oct 2018

KAYAK

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.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2018

KAYAK

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.

4.0 Mediocre

Aug 2023

KAYAK
A very clear warning that booking via Kayak on the American Website would reduce insurance rights as opposed to booking on apparently the same site in UK

1 out of 2

Easirent

6.5

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.5

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Cork Airport - In Shuttle

+353 21 236 3163

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful and they dropped me off at the airport when I returned the car which was very helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing. The whole service was excellent.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Chris was very friendly and helpful. Car was perfect.

Cons:

The location is slightly away from the airport

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Fantastic service cannot fault the process at all. Would recommended and would 100% use the service again.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
everything went smooth and the contactperson was very helpful and friendly

2.0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Easirent does not have a kiosk at the airport and requires you to call them for a car pickup, which is difficult if you don’t have an Irish phone number (SIM cards aren’t available for sale at the Irish airport).The location of the actual car pick-up, once you get there, is less than desirable. The booking site also doesn’t state that you’re almost required to buy additional insurance when you buy the car AND you have to vacuum out the car yourself before returning it. Stick with a bigger name rental company, you’ll thank yourself later.

1 out of 3

Europcar

6.0

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

6.0

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Main Terminal, Cork Airport

+353 21 240 0100

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2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
On return - after a short rental I was fully charged the excess for 1 item that there was no way I would have checked when assessing damage the black wall above the wheel was missing - I would never have thought to look there and 100% certain it did not fall off when I was driving. I feel it is a scam and a rip off. Will never rent from them again and will not recommend them to anyone I know.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Beware, they will try every way possible to pressure you to take their CDW. Currently this involves requiring you to have written documents showing you have coverage (typically most credit cards provide this). Even then they have hidden this requirement in small print and if you have booked via a reseller like kayak, then it is further hidden via a very small link. Oh, they will pre-authorize your credit card or bank card for 5000 euros per rental. Yes, you read that correctly. 5000 euros. Customer service is grumpy and says it’s the customers issue or th “system” issue. Go elsewhere. Preferable not Ireland. Sorry.

1 out of 1

Payless

5.6

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

2.0

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Cork Airport

+353 21 242 7392

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5.6 Fair

Aug 2019

KAYAK

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.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2019

KAYAK

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.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff, very helpful!

4.4 Mediocre

Aug 2018

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 2

Dollar

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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Cork Ap

+353 21 496 5849

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2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Arrived at desk and told insurance not included also that the extra hire insurance I had bought from AIG wouldn’t cover me either. The price then went up To include insurance over 100 extra. Also advise never to book on an American website. Be very aware. Buying on these sites and the insurance coverage. Won’t be using this site or dollar again.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

9.0

Wonderful

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Main Terminal Cork Airport

+353 212 400 100

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FLIZZR

8.0

Very Good

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Sixt Rent a Car, Kinsale Road

+353 1235 2030

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National

8.2

Very Good

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+353 21 483 8973

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DRIVALIA

5.6

Fair

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Locations in Cork Airport

Cork Airport - In Shuttle,Airport East Business&Technology Park,CORK,Ireland

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Cork Airport

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GREEN MOTION

4.2

Mediocre

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Cork Airport

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24 Hour Rent A Car

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Main Terminal, Cork Airport

+353 1234 5678

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CARHIRE.ie

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Main Terminal, Cork Airport

1844 1944

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9.6 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

All ok

2.0 Poor

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Be careful with age require to rent a car and when we go to complain, stop changing my age to not refund

Dooley Car Rentals

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Cork Airport

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Irish Car Rentals

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Cork airport

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Shouqi

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Main Terminal, Cork Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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Smile Rent

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Cork Airport

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Sunnycars

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Cork Airport

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Thrifty

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Cork Ap

+353 21 496 5849

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8.0 Very Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

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.
59 travellers who rented a car in Cork Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

Car rental locations at Cork Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$102/day

Good deal

$78/day