Car Hire at Cork Airport

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Cork Airport, Cork, Ireland
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 11.44 per day
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
Flizzr
£ 13.76 per day
Compact
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • Man.
Budget
£ 18.48 per day
Intermediate
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 30.52 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Standard
Skoda Octavia or comparable
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
£ 34.50 / per day
Full-size
BMW 3 Series or comparable
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 49.06 / per day
Luxury
Volvo V60 or comparable
Volvo V60
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
£ 58.86 / per day
Premium
Volvo XC60 or comparable
Volvo XC60
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
£ 96.41 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:01 on 2023-01-30.
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Travel Information

Language
English,
Irish
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Left-hand side
Dialing code
353
Average car hire price
£ 39.13 / per day
Average car hire length
5 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Cork Airport Car Hire

Airport Car Hire

The second-largest city of Ireland, Cork is also one of the country’s most underrated destinations. The city has plenty of history and character and can also serve as a hub for exploring the south of Ireland. Here are three of Cork’s most interesting attractions:

  • Architecture. Cork is home to interesting architecture of different eras that is absolutely worth checking out! Some of the city’s most famous buildings are churches such as the Gothic Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Church of St. Anne, and Red Abbey Tower; others include the Elizabeth Fort and Cork Courthouse. Many of the city’s most beautiful buildings, as well as other attractions, can be found along St. Patrick’s Street, one of the main avenues of the city.
  • Museums. While smaller than some of their more famous counterparts in Dublin, Cork is home to an array of interesting and surprisingly diverse museums. These include the Crawford Art Gallery, the fascinating niche Butter Museum, Cork Public Museum which is dedicated to the city's history from the Iron Age until the present day, the Glucksman art museum, and Blackrock Castle Observatory which doubles as an astronomy museum.
  • Killarney. A fascinating little town, Killarney is one of the most popular day-trip destinations from Cork. Best known for the medieval Muckross Abbey, House, and Gardens, as well as Ross Castle, it is also the location of Killarney National Park, a primaeval forest, bog and lakeland that is home to home to wildlife like red deer, cormorants, and white-tailed eagles. Located some 85 km (53 miles) northwest of 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 hire car

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 30 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 47 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 37 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 79 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 27 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 66 per day

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 petrol 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 hires

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

Score
8.1
  • Getting to the airport 8.6
  • Check-in and departures 8.5
  • Facilities and services 8.0
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 7.6
  • Dining and car hire services 7.2
  • Lounge 6.8

Cork Airport (ORK)

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

Top 6 Destinations around Cork Airport

  1. Car Hire at Kerry Airport starting at £ 13.80 per day
    78.9 km / 49.0 miles away
  2. Car Hire at Limerick City Ennis Road starting at £ 14.46 per day
    87.7 km / 54.5 miles away
  3. Car Hire at Shannon Airport starting at £ 10.27 per day
    95.0 km / 59.0 miles away
  4. Car Hire at Knock Airport starting at £ 13.80 per day
    225.4 km / 140.0 miles away
  5. Car Hire at Dublin Airport starting at £ 11.44 per day
    225.4 km / 140.1 miles away
  6. Car Hire at Donegal Airport starting at £ 62.65 per day
    350.3 km / 217.7 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at Cork Airport?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at Cork Airport fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Cork Airport
£ 23.20
January
£ 22.61
February
£ 41.05
March
£ 17.85
April
£ 73.70
May
£ 24.85
June
£ 26.43
July
£ 34.16
August
£ 16.49
September
£ 17.94
October
£ 21.99
November
£ 21.99
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Cork Airport is September with prices starting at £ 16.49 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is May with prices for for a Compact class starting at £ 73.70. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 29. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only average amounts. How long you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent hire length at Cork Airport?

Hirers picking up a car at Cork Airport keep them for an average of 7 days during in June, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire Length at Cork Airport
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 month sees the highest demand for car hire at Cork Airport?

Though Cork Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in May. June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
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 Hire Models

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

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.

United Kingdom
VW Polo
3 October 2022
I picked the car up at Cork airport and drove to the south west of the county through some lovely countryside and then drove back through Cork to Laois to see family, and was again lucky to see some lovely relaxing country landscapes.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
22 August 2022
Make sure you know the desk is located 5 - 10 minute drive from the airport.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
23 March 2022
We visited Kinsale - beautiful town, harbour, fab shops and gastronomical capital of Cork apparently? we were looking for brunch around 11 am but it proved difficult. We also took a long drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, not to be missed even if you only do a short part. Mizen Head is a must , the most westerly point in Ireland and closest point to America. Stunning views, very high bridge to cross and amazing wildlife can be seen - Seals, Whales & Dolphins were just a few that can be spotted.
Ireland
VW Polo
30 July 2021
Was in west cork and everywhere was great - Barleycove, Ring of Beara, Glandore, I could go on and on

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
SIXT
9.05 / 10
Lowest rated company
Easirent
6.86 / 10
Total number of reviews
19
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
£ 39.13
Lowest daily price
£ 11.44
Total cars available
112

Top 12 Hire Companies at Cork Airport in 2023

SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.1 / 57 reviews
+35312352030
Kinsale Road
£ 25 - £ 106
Budget
Budget
Remarkable 9 / 115 reviews
+353214314000
Cork Airport, Kinsale Road, Cork, T12 AC0H
£ 18 - £ 179
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
Alamo
Outstanding 8.8 / 6 reviews
+3530214838973
Cork Airport, Kinsale Rd, Cork
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.8 / 10 reviews
+353212400100
MAIN TERMINAL, CORK AIRPORT
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
Flizzr
Flizzr
Outstanding 8.8 / 23 reviews
+35312352030
Kinsale Road,Cork Airport
£ 13 - £ 168
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.7 / 5 reviews
+3530214838973
Cork Airport, Kinsale Rd, Cork
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.7 / 5 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
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.6 / 3 reviews
+3530214965849
CORK AIRPORT
£ 14 - £ 40
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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5 / 6 reviews
+353214327460
Cork Airport
£ 14 - £ 169
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
National
National
Outstanding 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
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.5 / 3 reviews
+353212400100
MAIN TERMINAL, CORK AIRPORT
£ 18 - £ 57
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
Easirent
Easirent
Good 6.8 / 102 reviews
+353212363163
Airport East Business & Technology Park, Rathmacullig W, Ballygarvan, Cork
£ 11 - £ 129
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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