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Cork Airport, Cork, Ireland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Cork Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$8.17 / per day
Cork Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
Budget
$10.13 / per day
Cork Airport
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Man.
Flizzr
$11.77 / per day
Cork Airport
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$25.41 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Cork Airport
Standard
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Insignia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$28.59 / per day
Cork Airport
Full-size
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$74.01 / per day
Cork Airport
Premium
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$75.44 / per day
Cork Airport
Luxury
BMW 5 series or similar
BMW 5 series
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$186.75 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 10:19 on 2024-04-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Irish
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+353
Average car rental price
$53 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.86 per liter or $7.04 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.72 per liter or $6.51 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.12 per liter or $8.04 / 1 gallon
Cork Airport

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 a few 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.
  • Mizen Head. A spectacular scenic road on the Wild Atlantic Way. Famous because you can drive along narrow roads on the Mizen Peninsula, while overlooking a gorgeous cliff. This is an easy day trip from Cork city. Perfect if you are planning to explore Ireland and its beauty, or if you are after breathtaking photography spots.
  • Dingle Peninsula. This stunningly beautiful destination offers plenty of activities to keep you entertained. From exploring the ancient ruins to taking a hike along the coastline, there is something for every kind of tourist. You can sample the local seafood delicacies or take a boat tour around the harbor. Or just drive. The loop road is in fact about 47 km (30 miles) and has to be driven in a clockwise direction. Dingle is a two hours and a half drive from Cork city.

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 8.2 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 $15 per day
  • Large cars - from $11 per day
  • Medium cars - from $10 per day
  • Vans - from $49 per day
  • Premium cars - from $75 per day
  • Small cars - from $8 per day
  • SUVs - from $12 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)
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Airport info

Rating
8.4
  • Getting to the airport 9.0
  • Check-in and departures 9.1
  • Terminal facilities 8.3
  • Wi-Fi 8.3
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.7
  • Lounge 7.7

Cork Airport (ORK)

  • IATA: ORK
  • ICAO: EICK
  • Name: Cork Airport (ORK)
  • Distance from city: 4.3 miles / 7 km

Top 5 Locations near Cork Airport

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Cork Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Cork Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Cork Airport
$17.46
January
$14.95
February
$28.55
March
$35.59
April
$65.70
May
$54.48
June
$63.26
July
$68.21
August
$37.88
September
$30.05
October
$23.35
November
$31.51
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Cork Airport is February — when rental costs average $14.95 per day. This is 62% cheaper than the yearly average and 78% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $68.21 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Cork Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in August the average rental period is 7 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Cork Airport
5
January
4
February
5
March
6
April
5
May
6
June
6
July
7
August
7
September
5
October
5
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Cork Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Cork Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Cork Airport in August, while they are least likely to rent in in November.
Monthly searches at Cork Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
83%
January
76%
February
89%
March
104%
April
115%
May
117%
June
138%
July
159%
August
103%
September
92%
October
55%
November
70%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Budget, SIXT, Easirent, Flizzr, Alamo
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $8 per day
Cheapest supplier Easirent

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Budget Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Budget Renault Clio 4 2 Medium cars
Budget Volkswagen Polo 3 1 Small cars
Budget Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Flizzr Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
SIXT VW T-Cross 5 1 SUVs
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Budget Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs

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

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United Kingdom
Skoda Citigo
February 1, 2024
One sunny day, lots of swimming.
Hong Kong
VW T-Cross
January 7, 2024
Walks in the cold morning air in Cork and Ballincollig regional park.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
November 1, 2023
Drove Ring of Kerry over 2 days then to Galway pick up in Cork. Recommend you get full coverage if you are from US as the driving on left side, coupled with tighter roads and Ireland drivers who drive fast because they are used to the roads...etc makes for you brushing against bushes quite frequently if you are making this drive.
Netherlands
Volkswagen Polo
August 14, 2023
Youghal, Blarney Castle and Kinsale
Netherlands
Ford Ka
August 13, 2023
Beara is a wonderful peninsula. Many flowers in july/august. Lots of prehistoric artefacts scattered around. Dzogchen Beara, a tibetan buddhist retreat centre with a near finished temple, a beautiful tranquil spot, Healy pass is quite spectacular, to drive through, Derreen gardens is lovely, and in many areas one can do loop tours.
Switzerland
Fiat 500
July 23, 2023
I enjoyed time with family
Australia
VW T-Roc
July 17, 2023
Travelling through Island was amazing
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
July 6, 2023
Golf trip - played some amazing courses
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Citigo
May 7, 2023
Scott was the agent at the Cork airport. Pick up was easy. The car operated well.
Australia
Ford Fiesta
January 7, 2023
Used the car to visit family and friends
Netherlands
Renault Clio
December 20, 2021
Wild Atlantic Way - awesome!
Ireland
VW Polo
April 3, 2020
Beautiful city
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
March 13, 2020
Great airport to pick up car. You can walk to the car with no need for shuttle bus. Cork airport is small, this would not be possible in larger airport.
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
Renault Clio
September 1, 2019
On site car park is approx 200 metres from arrival hall. Staff are very professional. The airport is probably the most calm i have visited in a long time - although we were, admittedly on the last flight of the day!
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
United Kingdom
Vauxhall Astra
July 24, 2018
Easy to find the desk in the airport. Drop off was quick and easy.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Budget
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Easirent
6.1 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
41
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$52.54
Lowest daily price
$8.17
Total cars available
207

Top 12 Suppliers at Cork Airport in 2024

Budget
Exceptional 9.2 / 227 reviews
+353214314000
Cork Airport, Kinsale Road, Cork, T12 AC0H
$10 - $319
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
Alamo
Exceptional 9 / 18 reviews
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
Flizzr
Very good 8.9 / 53 reviews
+35312352030
Kinsale Road,Cork Airport
$10 - $368
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
Very good 8.9 / 13 reviews
+3530214838973
Cork Airport, Kinsale Rd, Cork
$21 - $94
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.5 / 8 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
SIXT
Very good 8.4 / 98 reviews
+35312352030
Kinsale Road
$20 - $384
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.4 / 5 reviews
+3530214965849
CORK AIRPORT
$15 - $102
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:30; 07:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:30; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:30; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:30; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:30; 07:00-23:59
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.1 / 11 reviews
+353212400100
MAIN TERMINAL, CORK AIRPORT
$16 - $52
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
Avis
Very good 8 / 9 reviews
+353214327460
Cork Airport
$14 - $187
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
Europcar
Good 7.8 / 7 reviews
+353212400100
MAIN TERMINAL, CORK AIRPORT
$14 - $100
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
National
National
Good 7.7
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
Easirent
Satisfactory 6.1 / 132 reviews
+353212363163
Airport East Business & Technology Park, Rathmacullig W, Ballygarvan, Cork
$8 - $134
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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