Car Rental at Cork Airport

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Cork Airport, Cork, Ireland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Man.
Budget
$71.32 per day
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
Keddy
$90.21 per day
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Man.
SIXT
$108.74 per day
Intermediate
Renault Megane STW or similar
Renault Megane STW
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flizzr
$121.64 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Insignia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$143.89 / per day
Minivan
Ford Transit Tourneo or similar
Ford Transit Tourneo
  • 9
  • 6
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$1098.27 / per day
Full-size
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$163.01 / per day
Luxury
Mercedes Benz E Class or similar
Mercedes Benz E Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Flizzr
$255.42 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:01 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
Irish
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
353
Economy car rental price
$160.22 / per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.4
Average gasoline price
$1.95 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.27 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.75 / 1 liter
Cork Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Cork is not just Ireland’s second-largest city, it is also one of the republic’s finest tourist destinations. Known for its fiercely independent streak, unforgettable pubs, and hospitable population, it boasts many first-rate attractions both within and just outside its borders. Here are three such suggestions for your trip:

  • Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral. Finished in the late 19th century, Saint Fin Barre's might not be among the oldest churches in Ireland, but it certainly is one of the most beautiful ones. Built in the distinct Gothic Revival style, this Anglican house of prayer is notable for its spires and sculptures of gargoyles. There’s interesting history, too — a number of other churches used to stand in its location since as early as the 7th century.
  • Blackrock Castle and Observatory. First a river fort, then a castle, and nowadays a fascinating astronomical observatory and museum, Blackrock is one of the most interesting places to visit in Cork. The impressive construction was initially built in the 16th century to protect Cork from pirate attacks. The drive to reach it from the city center takes just a few minutes.
  • Killarney National Park. As much as Ireland is about its folklore, music, and pub culture, it is also characterized by its landscape. Made up of lakes, hills, bogs, and woodlands, Killarney National Park is one of the best places to enjoy Ireland’s nature in this part of the country. Inhabitants of the park include red deer, grey herons, and white-tailed eagles. One of the best day trips from Cork, Killarney can be reached in about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Amsterdam
  • Malaga
  • Faro
  • Lanzarote
  • Manchester

Main airlines

Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Air France, Flybe, Aer Lingus Regional, and Volotea

Terminals

The single airport terminal serves all domestic and international flights. The arrivals hall is on the ground floor while the departures hall and the check-in hall are on the first floor.

Location

Cork Airport is about 6.5 km (4 mi) from Cork. N27, N40, R641, and Carrigrohane Road/N22 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $375 per day
  • Large cars - from $218 per day
  • Medium cars - from $160 per day
  • Vans - from $601 per day
  • Small cars - from $129 per day
  • SUVs - from $153 per day

Car rental desks

Many are in the arrivals hall. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

There are coffee shops, a sandwich kiosk, restaurants, and an Irish pub. You’ll find various kinds of shops, including a duty-free outlet for passengers leaving the EU. The airport also has ATMs, a currency exchange, a pharmacy, a lost and found office, luggage wrapping services, and a hair salon. Cork Airport is well equipped for travelers with disabilities. Special assistance is also offered, but make sure to contact your airline at least 48 hours before arrival if you’d like this service. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Topaz gas station, which has the same address as the airport, can be reached in about two minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Cork Airport and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Dublin (265 km / 164 mi)
  • Belfast (426 km / 265 mi)
  • Galway (224 km / 139 mi)

Airport info

Rating
8.1
  • Getting to the airport 8.6
  • Departure and check-in 8.5
  • Terminal facilities 8.0
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 7.6
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.2
  • Lounge 6.8

Cork Airport (ORK)

  • IATA: ORK
  • ICAO: EICK
  • Name: Cork Airport (ORK)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 19,894
  • Passengers (per year): 2,308,507
  • Distance from City: 4.3 miles / 7 km S of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +353 (0)21 4313131
  • Email: marketing@corkairport.com

Top 7 Locations near Cork Airport

  1. 2.9 km / 1.8 miles away
  2. Car Rental at Kerry Airport from $67.73 per day
    78.9 km / 49.0 miles away
  3. 87.7 km / 54.5 miles away
  4. 95.0 km / 59.0 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Knock Airport from $71.32 per day
    225.4 km / 140.0 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Dublin Airport from $71.32 per day
    225.4 km / 140.1 miles away
  7. 350.3 km / 217.7 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Cork Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Cork Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Cork Airport
$26.78
January
$26.09
February
$47.37
March
$20.60
April
$85.05
May
$28.68
June
$30.51
July
$39.42
August
$19.03
September
$20.70
October
$25.38
November
$25.38
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Cork Airport is September when prices for an Economy class start from $19.03. You can see that this is 42% cheaper than the yearly average and 78% cheaper than renting a car in May (when rental prices start at $85.05 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Cork Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in June the average rental period is 7 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
6
July
5
August
6
September
4
October
7
November
5
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Cork Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Cork Airport in May, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
103%
January
103%
February
105%
March
121%
April
141%
May
65%
June
114%
July
132%
August
90%
September
86%
October
71%
November
68%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Budget Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Budget VW Polo 3 1 Small cars
SIXT Ford Ka 3 Small cars
Budget Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Budget Ford Ka 2 1 Small cars

FAQ

Can we cross into Northern Ireland with a rental car from Cork Airport?
Yes, It is possible to cross the border into Northern Ireland with a rental car. You need to get permission fro the rental company in advance and will also be charged an additional fee.
Do I need to return the rental car to Cork Airport with a full tank of fuel?
Most rental cars in Cork come with a full to full fuel policy. Therefore, if you return the vehicle with a full tank of fuel, you will not be charged anything extra. If you return the vehicle with less than a full tank of fuel, you will be charged for the missing fuel and an additional refueling fee
Is third-party liability insurance included with the rental car at Cork Airport?
Third-party insurance is usually included for rental cars in Cork. To make sure, look for it in the description of the car and the “Rate includes” section of the rental conditions.

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Netherlands
Renault Clio
December 20, 2021
Wild Atlantic Way - awesome!
Ireland
VW Polo
April 3, 2020
Beautiful city
Ireland
Ford Ka
December 4, 2019
Good service
Ireland
VW Polo
November 19, 2019
good city
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
November 14, 2019
i'm from Cork, need i say more
Netherlands
Opel Insignia
September 2, 2019
Great - not to big - city that had it all; culture, good food, nice pubs and Irish hospitality.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
July 20, 2019
Cork airport is clean, not too busy & has good catering facilities.
Finland
Ford Ka
May 22, 2019
Very nice and accommodating staff.
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
April 1, 2019
Lovely place but busy roads

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Budget
8.99 / 10
Lowest rated company
Easirent
6.62 / 10
Total number of reviews
8
Total rental companies
13
Average daily price
$160.22
Lowest daily price
$12.18
Total cars available
114

Top 13 Suppliers at Cork Airport in 2022

Budget
Exceptional 9 / 104 reviews
+353214314000
Cork Airport, Kinsale Road, Cork, T12 AC0H
$71 - $728
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
SIXT
Exceptional 9 / 40 reviews
+35312352030
Kinsale Road
$98 - $235
Keddy
Excellent 8.8 / 10 reviews
+353212400100
MAIN TERMINAL, CORK AIRPORT
$83 - $319
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:30
Tue:07:30-22:30
Wed:07:30-22:30
Thu:07:30-22:30
Fri:07:30-22:30
Sat:07:30-22:30
Sun:07:30-22:30
Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 3 reviews
+3530214838973
Cork Airport, Kinsale Rd, Cork
$119 - $147
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.6 / 4 reviews
0214965849
Cork Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6 / 2 reviews
+3530214838973
Cork Airport, Kinsale Rd, Cork
$110 - $145
National
National
Excellent 8.5
0214838973
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.5 / 2 reviews
0214965849
Cork Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Europcar
Excellent 8.4 / 2 reviews
+353212400100
MAIN TERMINAL, CORK AIRPORT
$106 - $179
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:30
Tue:07:30-22:30
Wed:07:30-22:30
Thu:07:30-22:30
Fri:07:30-22:30
Sat:07:30-22:30
Sun:07:30-22:30
Avis
Excellent 8.3 / 4 reviews
+353214327460
Cork Airport
$108 - $185
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:45
Tue:07:00-23:45
Wed:07:00-23:45
Thu:07:00-23:45
Fri:07:00-23:45
Sat:07:00-23:45
Sun:07:00-23:45
Flizzr
Excellent 8.1 / 10 reviews
+35312352030
Kinsale Road,Cork Airport
$102 - $255
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
+353214321099
Cork Airport - In Terminal
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Easirent
Good 6.6 / 79 reviews
+353212363163
Airport East Business & Technology Park, Rathmacullig W, Ballygarvan, Cork
$216 - $1863
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
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