Cork Airport (ORK), Cork, Ireland
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Budget at Cork Airport

Cork Airport, Kinsale Road, Cork, T12 AC0H
00353 21 431 4000
Pick-up instructions
On the Left side after baggage reclaim.
Drop-off instructions
Please clarify Drop-off instructions with Car Provider upon Pick-up.
Business 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
Holidays (Office closed)
December 25
Key box
No

Customer Ratings and Latest Reviews

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Ease of finding rental desk or representative
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Time spent picking up the car
Time spent dropping off the car
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United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
May 12, 2024

Pros: It was all very easy and friendly

Cons: I have already completed one review

United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
May 8, 2024

Pros: Very approachable staff, nothing too much trouble

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
May 3, 2024

Pros: Good value

Cons: More staff required for long queue, waiting to collect.

United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
April 5, 2024

Pros: Friendly and cheap upgrade. Fuss free pickup and drop off

United Kingdom
Skoda Citigo
February 1, 2024

Pros: As stated above, it was Europcar, not Budget. Returning the unsafe vehicle was what I liked best.

Cons: As stated above, it was Europcar, not Budget. Small car ordered was not available; car supplied had illegal front near side tyre; Ad Blue was needed; damage all round all round; no voucher supplied so pick-up was a farce.

Ireland
Toyota Corolla
November 14, 2023

Pros: helpful

Cons: nothing

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
November 1, 2023

Pros: Everything was ready on time

Cons: The multi location where office/drop off was in Galway was a bit of navigation challenge but the personnel provided a map

Canada
Toyota Corolla
October 23, 2023

Pros: Friendly, explained everything in detail. We couldn't ask for better

Cons: There was noting we didn't like

United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
October 21, 2023

Cons: Agent said car was mark free but it wasn't. Took photos and showed them at the desk and the agent made notes.

United Kingdom
Hyundai ix35
October 17, 2023

Pros: Friendly and efficient

Cons: Nil

Ireland
Volkswagen Polo
September 7, 2023

Pros: As above

Cons: Nothing

United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
September 1, 2023

Cons: Tried to sell upgrade, I declined. Then was given upgraded car free of charge. Clearly did not have the car type I had booked. This is a deceitful possibly fraudulent practice.

Netherlands
Volkswagen Polo
August 14, 2023

Pros: The kindness

Netherlands
Ford Ka
August 13, 2023

Pros: I felt really seen. I didn’t have the pincode of my creditcard but the man behind the desk managed to get the job done anyway.

United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
August 8, 2023

Pros: Very helpful

Cons: Expensive

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
August 7, 2023

Pros: Excellent service

United Kingdom
Ford Ka
July 30, 2023

Pros: get overcharged at airport desk by rental company - emailed discover cars - no response.

Cons: get overcharged at airport desk by rental company - emailed discover cars - no response.

United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
July 27, 2023

Pros: Friendly efficient service and easy return. Beautiful new car, very fuel efficient hybrid

Cons: slight delay at desk, busy.

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
July 6, 2023

Pros: very easy - very friendly staff at both ends

Cons: Car had quite a few scratches/dings

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
July 5, 2023

Pros: Ease of getting my hired car

Cons: It was a bit grubby and more scratches than pointed out to me.

United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
June 17, 2023

Pros: Good experience with pickup and drop off agents. We changed (and paid additional for) an automatic transmission and wished we hadn’t. The car itself was terrible. It made a loud screeching sound each time we started from a stop and was terrible with power. I had to be really careful when pulling out.

Cons: Service was good.

United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
June 3, 2023

Pros: Good car, agent was flexible when we had to change days of booking. Friendly service too.

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
May 27, 2023

Pros: Great service

United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
May 19, 2023

Pros: Have used Budget in Shannon Airport on numerous occasions over recent years who have been excellent. First time using Budget, Cork Airport recently (new Aer Lingus route from England) & disappointed as above

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
May 17, 2023

Pros: Always friendly service

Cons: The drivers electric window failed - Skoda Fabia. Agent said it was the third one reported that week.

Ireland
Toyota Corolla
April 12, 2023

Pros: Car quality, pricing and ease of access

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
April 7, 2023

Cons: The car had not been valeted very well, as the area around the gear stick was dirty, as were other area's of the car, as well as the rear view mirror.

United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
March 20, 2023

Cons: Upwelling of insurance without explaining impact on cost. Only informed at the point final invoice was issued. Car warning light came on within 1hr of picking up the car which added an additional layer of stress

Isle of Man
Toyota Avensis
February 7, 2023

Pros: Quick and easy

Cons: Car was filthy dirty on outside so difficult to check for scratches and damages upon collection

Ireland
Ford Ka
January 30, 2023

Pros: As always quick and efficient but can I suggest don't put the cleaning product on the pedals it makes them slippy.

Cons: I had some trouble with the fob, it might need a new battery

United States of America (USA)
Skoda Citigo
September 8, 2022

Pros: Budget rental agent was so helpful and friendly.

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
August 9, 2022

Cons: Too expensive but all of Eire car hire is

Netherlands
Renault Clio
August 7, 2022

Pros: Fast and friendly

Cons: Car had more scratches than expected

United Kingdom
VW Up
May 1, 2022

Pros: Easy, efficient, friendly. Very close to airport

Cons: there were a few extra scratches on the car

United Kingdom
VW Polo
April 8, 2022

Pros: Friendly easygoing service staff.

Cons: Cost

Ireland
Ford Ka
March 31, 2022

Pros: They charged me for the deposit of the car, but they did not let me use it. I was never able to log in with the reference number. I have not used the car and they have charged me 28 euros.

United Kingdom
Ford Ka
February 28, 2022

Pros: Very little apart from the nice man on the desk who rented it to us.

Cons: The price, the crumby car, the deposit that prevented me from hiring it for 2 weeks without taking your insurance. The fact I had to bring it back in the middle of Storm Eunice because you wouldn’t let me delay my return until the winds had died died down putting me and my 5mth old in grave danger. The manner of the lady I spoke to on the phone and the attitude of the man on the desk when I returned the car. Pretty much the worst experience of car hire in Cork I’ve ever experienced in 10 years.

United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
February 10, 2022

Pros: We got the car!

Cons: As mentioned above. We felt conned into paying more for something we had proof that we’d already paid for.

Netherlands
Renault Clio
December 20, 2021

Pros: Efficient

Cons: Car should be equipped with floor mats - safety issue with wet soles (which is not unlikely in Ireland)

United Kingdom
VW Polo
December 10, 2021

Pros: Lovely customer service and no hard sell for extras.

Ireland
Toyota Corolla
September 2, 2021

Pros: Friendly service, car park and desk close to tbe Airport

Cons: Nothing, I was happy with the service

United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 6, 2020

Cons: Dont take cash as a deposit (debit card excess )

Germany
Toyota Corolla
March 12, 2020

Pros: friendly and helpful

Cons: nothing

Ireland
Renault Clio
January 15, 2020

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Expensive.

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
December 17, 2019

Pros: Customer service giid

Cons: Many marks & scratches on paintwork not recorded on form. It took me at least another 30 minutes to mark these myself & go back to customer desk to get them recorded. Still waiting for refund for full tank of petrol when I returned the car.

Ireland
VW Up
December 11, 2019

Pros: Cheap and cheerful. Exactly what I needed on this occasion.

Cons: The car was a little tatty on the outside, but still, I needed an A > B car only.

Ireland
VW Polo
November 19, 2019

Pros: good condition of cars

Cons: they take too much time to refund the deposit (fuel and excess waiver deposit)

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
November 14, 2019

Pros: I use budget often and find them very good

Ireland
Skoda Citigo
October 31, 2019

Pros: Great service and great team!

Cons: Car horn was not working.

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
September 29, 2019

Pros: drop off quick and fair

Cons: try to frighten you into buying their CDW

Ireland
VW Polo
September 5, 2019

Pros: Fast & easy

Cons: Nothing

Switzerland
VW Polo
September 4, 2019

Pros: Quick, easy and effective

Cons: Nothing

United Kingdom
Ford Ka
September 1, 2019

Pros: Price was reasonable

Cons: The rental desk rep trying to upgrade the car and add on other cover, to increase the price, but that’s the same with with car rental companies.

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
September 1, 2019

Pros: Scratches were marked up fairly. When i took photos of hub caps that were already scratched, they said that was no problem.

Cons: They were fine. I gad to return & park the car in a non Budget space. They could have said that it would be fine if that happened.

United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 31, 2019

Pros: Friendly staff, very quick and efficient.

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
August 31, 2019

Pros: Paul at Budget car desk Cork airport was extremely helpful and friendly.

United Kingdom
VW Up
August 11, 2019

Pros: Good service, precise instructions

Cons: Nothing

United Kingdom
Ford Ka
July 23, 2019

Pros: nice car with no issues

Cons: paid for full cover insurance so i had no excess to pay no blocking 1500 euros on my credit card but was informed that i still had to have this ? or pay an extra 30 euros a day for a clio even tho i took out the full cover not happy at all

United Kingdom
VW Polo
July 20, 2019

Pros: Rental desk is well signposted in the airport. Staff were friendly and helpful.

United Kingdom
Ford Ka
May 23, 2019

Pros: Their desk was inside the terminal building (others are a bus ride away)

United Kingdom
Ford Ka
May 23, 2019

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: N/A

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
April 29, 2019

Pros: Reliable

Cons: Agent efficienct but abrupt

United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
April 10, 2019

Pros: Friendly representative on picking car up

Cons: Very relaxed and did not seem to listen to issue when I returned the car

United Kingdom
VW Polo
April 3, 2019

Pros: The tank wasnt full and charged me for a full tank

Cons: Didnt see it as a problem

United Kingdom
Ford Ka
April 1, 2019

Pros: Good customer service

Cons: Nothing

United Kingdom
Ford Ka
March 22, 2019

Pros: Friendly and efficient.

United Kingdom
Ford Ka
March 21, 2019

Pros: friendly staff

Cons: car had no windscreen cleaner in it long time to organise all the paper work for the car

Ireland
Toyota Corolla
February 7, 2019

Pros: Had an issue with a faulty brake light 2 days after I picked up the car and they were really helpful in replacing the car

Ireland
Ford Ka
January 28, 2019

Pros: Excellent service and very courteous staff

Ireland
Ford Ka
January 10, 2019

Pros: Friendly staff

United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
January 4, 2019

Pros: I've used Budget many times and always find it very helpful

Cons: A £33 pound charge for PYNINS Whats that about??

United Kingdom
VW Up
December 14, 2018

Pros: Very friendly staff

Cons: Agent recharged for aspects included in rental agreement Car was not fully cleaned and had no screen wash

United Kingdom
Toyota Avensis
October 9, 2018

Cons: car interior very basic

Ireland
VW Polo
September 8, 2018

Pros: Car itself was nice and it was a fairly straightforward process.

Cons: Extra insurance costs not highlighted.

France
Toyota Corolla
August 24, 2018

Pros: Excellent agents and service.

Cons: Service was great. I wasn't a big fan of the Toyota Corolla we choose, but that is not the agents fault. Just not a great car.

Australia
Toyota Corolla Sedan
July 14, 2018

Pros: No Bullshit

Cons: Had a bit of a wait during pick-up due to customer dispite at counter

United Kingdom
VW Polo 3d
May 31, 2018

Pros: efficient, friendy, relaxed

Cons: nothing

United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Sedan
November 12, 2017

Pros: Straightforward and easy

Poland
VW Polo
August 6, 2017

Cons: Expensive insurance.car not available in Budget,but in DiscoverCH.

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Rental Conditions

Please check the Rental Conditions for each vehicle prior to booking as some conditions, particularly the deposit and deductible, may vary based on the class of vehicle.

Rate includes
Free cancellation with a full refund up to 48 hours before your pick-up time, Unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (deductible: € 2000.00), Theft Protection, Roadside Assistance (in the country of pick-up), Third Party Liability (TPL), Airport surcharge, Premium Location fee, Free modifications, State Tax.
Driver requirements
Minimum rental age is 25 years.
A Young driver fee is not applied.

Maximum rental age is 75 years.
A Senior driver fee is not applied.

The driver license must have been issued by authorized authorities at least 2 year(s) before the date of the commencement of the rental.

In addition to the regular driver license, an International Driving Permit is also mandatory if the driver license is written in a language other than that of the renting country and/or in characters that cannot be read in the renting country.
Please note that the International Driving Permit is valid only if accompanied by the regular driver license.

In order to pick up the car, the renter and each additional driver must present the following documents: passport, credit card, valid driver license, booking voucher, photocard driving license.
Deposit and deductible policy
A deposit will be charged on the renter's credit card through the end of the rental period.
Payment policy
At time of pick up, customers will be required to pay the amount of the rental and a deposit.
The following credit cards issued on the main driver's name are accepted: MasterCard, Visa, American Express. Any other cards or cash payments are not accepted.
All credit cards must be capable of the following: PIN verification; cards without this capability will not be accepted.

The main driver must provide a physical payment card in their name with enough funds to cover the deposit to pick up the car. The rental company will neither accept virtual credit cards (e.g., GooglePay or ApplePay) nor someone else’s card (including family members).
Cross-border policy
Cross border rentals are allowed only upon previous request.
Additional charges will be applied in case the car is crossing state or region borders.
Crossing country borders is allowed to the following country: Northern Ireland.

In the event that Cross Border & Territorial Restrictions are violated, all protections lose their validity.
Optional extras and services
Available special equipment: GPS Navigation system, Child seat (2-4 years of age), Booster seat (4-10 years of age).
Prices for extras are shown on the booking page.

Adding additional drivers is allowed.
There is an additional charge for each driver.
When picking up the vehicle, all drivers must be present and must provide valid documentation.

All extras are available at the rental counter. Prices vary, depending on the rental period.

Delivery/collection service is not provided.
Fuel policy
The vehicle is provided with a full tank of fuel and must be returned with the same amount in order to avoid additional charges. A deposit for a tank of fuel is required upon pick up.
Additional information

In case of renting at the airport location, the customer must provide a valid flight number in order to make a reservation.
Rental period
The maximum rental period per agreement is 14 days.
If the renter would like to extend the rental period, renter should return to the car hire office at the end of the rental period to sign a new agreement.
Business hours
Service outside of business hours is not available.

Period of time, during regular working hours, when the car is still guaranteed for the customer, if the customer is late for pick up (the grace period) is 29 minutes.

Pick-up & Drop-off
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

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Europcar
Good 7.9 / 7 reviews
+353212400100
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Working hours
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National
Good 7.7
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