Car rental at Cork Airport

Car rental at Cork Airport

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Cork, Ireland - Cork
22 Aug — 29 Aug
Same drop-off
Cork, Ireland - Cork
Mon 22/8
Noon
Mon 29/8
Noon
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Cork Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Cork Airport
Hertz
Locations in Cork Airport
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Rated no. 2
Thrifty
8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Cork Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Cork Airport
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8.0 Excellent28 Feb 2017
Thrifty Cork AirportOpted for insurance instead of credit card deposit. Great Car , fairly new, clean , good spec of vehicle.Breakdown of charges werent explained at all.
Rated no. 3
Alamo
7.6 Good (1 review)
1 location in Cork Airport
Alamo
Locations in Cork Airport
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7.6 Good4 Jul 2019
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.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. 4
Avis
7.4 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Cork Airport
Avis
Locations in Cork Airport
  • 7.7
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10.0 Excellent21 Jun 2022
Easy pick up drop off. Patient attendant answering our many questions regarding directions & sites. Will rent again…thanks
10.0 Excellent15 Jun 2022
Friendly and helpful staff at Avis - had to speak direct to Avis as Priceline were difficult to contact
10.0 Excellent25 Jul 2021
Don’t like the drop off at cork airport Carol and Scott were so helpful Would rent again from Avis
2.0 Mediocre1 Aug 2018
Ireland avis sucks..don't use themThey 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!!!
Rated no. 5
Easirent
6.5 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Cork Airport
Easirent
Locations in Cork Airport
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2.0 Mediocre16 Mar 2022
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.
2.0 Mediocre13 Mar 2022
Disaster is too kind a word. Dont go there. Why is this company on the Kayak site!
2.0 Mediocre13 Jan 2022
They didn't have the car I wanted when I showed up. No other options at the time. No communication between Kayak and the company. Ended up getting screwed by having to rent last min during the holidays.
10.0 Excellent30 Jul 2019
The staff was helpful and they dropped me off at the airport when I returned the car which was very helpful.
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2019
Nothing. The whole service was excellent.
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2018
Great customer serviceChris was very friendly and helpful. Car was perfect.The location is slightly away from the airport
Rated no. 6
Sixt
6.5 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Cork Airport
Sixt
Locations in Cork Airport
  • 7.1
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2.0 Mediocre5 Dec 2021
Incorrect billing done for 2 days whereas I had booked only for a day
7.2 Good16 Sep 2019
Everything was goodI had to cut my trip short 2 days, but I did not get and refund. I was charged the full amount
9.6 Excellent13 May 2019
Very helpful and friendly staffShuttle service from Cork city would be great
2.0 Mediocre20 Aug 2017
they didn't told me i have to bring the credit card until i reached to the airport
7.2 Good25 Jul 2017
Pick up/drop offEasy and fast. We have had good luck with Sixt and will rent from them again.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.
Rated no. 7
Budget
6.2 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in Cork Airport
Budget
Locations in Cork Airport
  • 7.3
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  • 5.3
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6.8 Good2 Oct 2019
there was no wait.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 Mediocre5 Jun 2019
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 Okay9 Oct 2018
Difficult returnVery 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 Okay30 Apr 2018
Extra fees and not the car we orderedThe vehicle worked properlyWe 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. 8
CARHIRE.ie
5.8 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Cork Airport
CARHIRE.ie
Locations in Cork Airport
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9.6 Excellent5 Jun 2019
YesAll ok
2.0 Mediocre22 Apr 2019
Be careful with age require to rent a car and when we go to complain, stop changing my age to not refund
Rated no. 9
Payless
5.2 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in Cork Airport
Payless
Locations in Cork Airport
  • 6.8
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  • 5.6
  • 3.6
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5.6 Okay18 Aug 2019
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.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 Mediocre10 Jan 2019
Did not end up renting a carShowed 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 Excellent11 Nov 2018
Great staff, very helpful!
4.4 Okay8 Aug 2018
Surprise Charges at PickupThe car was clean at pickup and came with a full tank.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.
Rated no. 10
Enterprise
4.1 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Cork Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Cork Airport
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2.0 Mediocre6 Sep 2017
ripp offthe 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 Mediocre28 Aug 2017
Enterprise failed to provide a vehicle, insurance problem!
24 Hour Rent A Car
1 location in Cork Airport
24 Hour Rent A Car
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Dollar
1 location in Cork Airport
Dollar
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Dooley Car Rentals
1 location in Cork Airport
Dooley Car Rentals
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Europcar
1 location in Cork Airport
Europcar
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FLIZZR
1 location in Cork Airport
FLIZZR
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in Cork Airport
GREEN MOTION
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Irish Car Rentals
1 location in Cork Airport
Irish Car Rentals
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Cork Airport
keddy by Europcar
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National
1 location in Cork Airport
National
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Smile Rent
1 location in Cork Airport
Smile Rent
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Sunnycars
1 location in Cork Airport
Sunnycars
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43 travellers who rented a car in Cork Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car rental locations at Cork Airport

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Top tips for renting 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.
  • Book your rental car at Cork Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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