Car Hire at Cork Airport
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates
Ford Ka or comparable
£ 26.92 per day
Ford Fiesta or comparable
£ 35.49 per day
Renault Clio or comparable
£ 36.03 per day
Volkswagen Jetta or comparable
£ 73.98 per day
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Skoda Octavia or comparable
£ 89.11 / per day
BMW 3 Series or comparable
£ 148.79 / per day
Volvo V60 or comparable
£ 172.60 / per day
Volvo XC60 or comparable
£ 208.85 / 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 00:11 on 2023-05-30.
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Average car hire price
£ 98.97 / per day
Average car hire length
Speed limit within city centre
30 - 50 km/h
19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 120 km/h
50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
Average gasoline price
£ 1.58 per liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.82 per liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.44 per liter
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
Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Air France, Flybe, Aer Lingus Regional, and Volotea
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.
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 £ 78 per day
- Large cars - starting at £ 39 per day
- Medium cars - starting at £ 30 per day
- People Carriers - starting at £ 120 per day
- Premium cars - starting at £ 209 per day
- Small cars - starting at £ 27 per day
- SUVs - starting at £ 31 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)
Cork Airport (ORK)
- IATA: ORK
- ICAO: EICK
- Name: Cork Airport (ORK)
- Distance from the city centre: 4.3 miles / 7 km
Top 5 Destinations around Cork Airport
Car Hire at Kerry Airport starting at £ 37.48 per day80.1 km / 49.8 miles away
Car Hire at Shannon Airport starting at £ 26.92 per day100.1 km / 62.2 miles away
Car Hire at Dublin Airport starting at £ 26.92 per day230.9 km / 143.5 miles away
Car Hire at Knock Airport starting at £ 36.45 per day231.1 km / 143.6 miles away
Car Hire at Donegal Airport starting at £ 59.55 per day356.3 km / 221.4 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
The cheapest month to hire a car at Cork Airport is February with prices starting at £ 18.70 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is July with prices for for a Compact class starting at £ 112.47. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 53. 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 March, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 5.
Average Hire Length at Cork Airport
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 April. June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly searches at Cork Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
Car Hire Information
|Popular suppliers||Budget, SIXT, Easirent, Flizzr, Avis|
|Popular car categories||Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars|
|Lowest price||£ 27 per day|
Most Popular Car Hire Models
|Budget||Renault Clio||4||2||Medium cars|
|Easirent||Ford Fiesta||5||2||Small cars|
|Budget||Toyota Corolla||5||2||Large cars|
|Budget||Volkswagen Polo||3||1||Small cars|
|Easirent||Fiat 500||3||2||Small cars|
|Budget||Ford Ka||2||1||Small cars|
|SIXT||VW Polo||5||1||Small cars|
|Easirent||Ford Focus||5||2||Medium cars|
|SIXT||Ford Fiesta||5||1||Small 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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.
15 April 2023
Christening of grandchild
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.
22 August 2022
Make sure you know the desk is located 5 - 10 minute drive from the airport.
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.
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
9.2 / 10
Lowest rated company
6.9 / 10
Total number of reviews
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Top 12 Hire Companies at Cork Airport in 2023
Kinsale Road,Cork Airport
£ 54 - £ 464
Cork Airport, Kinsale Road, Cork, T12 AC0H
£ 36 - £ 313
£ 27 - £ 216
Cork Airport, Kinsale Rd, Cork
£ 43 - £ 136
£ 48 - £ 132
MAIN TERMINAL, CORK AIRPORT
Cork Airport, Kinsale Rd, Cork
£ 49 - £ 137
MAIN TERMINAL, CORK AIRPORT
£ 46 - £ 149
£ 47 - £ 304
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
Airport East Business & Technology Park, Rathmacullig W, Ballygarvan, Cork
£ 33 - £ 462
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