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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
£ 10.00 per day
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Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
Flizzr
£ 11.07 per day
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Compact
Opel Astra or comparable
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 16.04 per day
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Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Man.
Budget
£ 18.18 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Standard
Opel Insignia or comparable
Opel Insignia
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 24.76 / per day
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Minivan
Ford Galaxy or comparable
Ford Galaxy
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 41.93 / per day
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Premium
Audi A4 or comparable
Audi A4
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£ 64.81 / per day
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Luxury
BMW 5 Series or comparable
BMW 5 Series
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 181.23 / per day
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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 2021-03-01.

Travel Information

Language
English,
Irish
Currency
EUR
Dialing code
353
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Cork Airport

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 £ 25 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 28 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 23 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 48 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 15 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 27 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)

Airport information

Score
8.1
  • Getting to the airport 8.6
  • Check-in desks 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 5 Destinations around Cork Airport

  1. Kerry Airport starting at £ 15.81 per day
    78.9 km / 49.0 miles away
  2. Shannon Airport starting at £ 10.13 per day
    95.0 km / 59.0 miles away
  3. Knock Airport starting at £ 15.81 per day
    225.4 km / 140.0 miles away
  4. Dublin Airport starting at £ 9.74 per day
    225.4 km / 140.1 miles away
  5. Donegal Airport starting at £ 42.58 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 show how prices for hiring a car at Cork Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Cork Airport
£ 21.99
January
£ 21.42
February
£ 38.91
March
£ 16.92
April
£ 69.84
May
£ 23.55
June
£ 25.05
July
£ 32.38
August
£ 15.63
September
£ 17.00
October
£ 20.84
November
£ 20.84
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Cork Airport is September with prices starting at £ 15.63 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 £ 69.84. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 27. 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 averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What’s the most popular 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
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Flizzr Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Flizzr VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Ford Ka 3 Small cars
Flizzr Peugeot 108 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Toyota Rav 4 5 2 SUVs
Easirent VW Touran 5 3 People Carriers/Vans

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.

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

Top 12 Hire Companies at Cork Airport in 2021

Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.1
+3530214838973
Cork Airport, Kinsale Rd, Cork
£ 20 - £ 76
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.7
+353212400100
MAIN TERMINAL, CORK AIRPORT
£ 16 - £ 52
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-22:10
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.5
+3530214838973
Cork Airport, Kinsale Rd, Cork
£ 20 - £ 76
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.5
+35312352030
Kinsale Road
£ 14 - £ 63
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+353214327460
Cork Airport
£ 16 - £ 181
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Alamo
Alamo
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
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
353214314000
Arrivals Hall Cork Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.3
+353212400100
MAIN TERMINAL, CORK AIRPORT
£ 16 - £ 31
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:30
Tue:09:00-17:30
Wed:09:00-17:30
Thu:09:00-17:30
Fri:07:30-17:30
Sat:09:00-17:30
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.1
+353214314000
Cork Airport, Kinsale Road, Cork, T12 AC0H
£ 16 - £ 121
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
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.7
+353214321099
Cork Airport, Co. Cork, Ireland
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.5
+353212363163 / 3172487251
Airport East Bus & Tech park
Easirent
Easirent
Acceptable 5.5
+353212363163
Airport East Business & Technology Park, Rathmacullig W, Ballygarvan, Cork
£ 10 - £ 66
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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