Car Hire at Cork Airport

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Cork Airport, Cork, Ireland
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Cork Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 12.61 / per day
Cork Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
Budget
£ 13.60 / per day
Cork Airport
Compact
Opel Astra or comparable
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Man.
Flizzr
£ 25.61 / per day
Cork Airport
Intermediate
VW Jetta A/C or comparable
VW Jetta A/C
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 26.29 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Cork Airport
Standard
Skoda Octavia or comparable
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 43.79 / per day
Cork Airport
Full-size
BMW 3 Series or comparable
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 76.79 / per day
Cork Airport
Luxury
BMW 5 series or comparable
BMW 5 series
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 107.73 / per day
Cork Airport
Premium SUV
SsangYong Korando or comparable
SsangYong Korando
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
£ 51.81 / 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 13:24 on 2024-05-26.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Irish
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+353
Average car hire price
£ 45 per day
Average car hire length
5 days
Speed limit within city centre
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.2 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.49 per litre or £ 5.64 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.38 per litre or £ 5.22 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.70 per litre or £ 6.44 / 1 gallon
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 £ 15 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 14 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 125 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 65 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 13 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 16 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
8.4
  • Getting to the airport 9.0
  • Check-in and departures 9.1
  • Facilities and services 8.3
  • Wi-Fi 8.3
  • Dining and car hire services 7.7
  • Lounge 7.7

Cork Airport (ORK)

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

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In which month is car hire at Cork Airport the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at Cork Airport fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day at Cork Airport
£ 13.97
January
£ 11.96
February
£ 22.85
March
£ 16.23
April
£ 33.55
May
£ 43.60
June
£ 50.62
July
£ 54.59
August
£ 30.32
September
£ 24.05
October
£ 18.68
November
£ 25.21
December
The best month to hire a car at Cork Airport is February — when the average price for a hire is £ 11.96 per day. This is 58% less than the yearly average and 78% less than hiring a car in August (when the average price is £ 54.59 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

What’s the usual hire length for renters at Cork Airport?

Car hire lengths differ depending on the time of year: in August, the average hire length is 7 days, while in February, it is only 4 days.
Average number of hire days at Cork Airport
5
January
4
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
6
June
6
July
7
August
7
September
5
October
5
November
6
December

Which time of year sees the highest demand for car hire at Cork Airport?

Given the number of users searching for a car at Cork Airport, there is a higher probability of travellers hiring a car at Cork Airport in August in comparison to hiring a car in in November.
Monthly searches at Cork Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
81%
January
75%
February
88%
March
104%
April
128%
May
115%
June
137%
July
157%
August
101%
September
90%
October
54%
November
70%
December

Car Hire Information

Popular suppliers Budget, Flizzr, Easirent, SIXT, Enterprise
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price £ 13 per day
Cheapest supplier Easirent

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency 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
Flizzr Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
SIXT VW T-Cross 5 1 SUVs
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Budget Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs

Our Customers' Reviews

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United Kingdom
Ford Ka
5 May 2024
Drove from cork, to Waterford, on to Tramore, Carlow and then a few days in west cork. Beautiful country.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
30 December 2023
Stayed in O'Donovan's Hotel Clonakilty it was superb. All in all a great trip.
United Kingdom
Skoda Citigo
13 September 2023
Visited Family and very sunny weather
United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
30 August 2023
Travelled to Skibbereen, Baltimore & got ferry to Cape Clear. Ballydehob,
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
14 August 2023
Food great in kinsale. Stayed in Mallow in hibernian hotel was perfect
United Kingdom
VW T-Cross Aut.
9 August 2023
Travelled along the ring of Kerry
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
30 July 2023
Travelled to Listowel, Tralee and Dingle. Visited family, stopped off at beaches and views. Beautiful scenery.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
19 July 2023
Friends and family
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
15 April 2023
Christening of grandchild
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
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Budget
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Easirent
6.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
43
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
£ 44.78
Lowest daily price
£ 12.61
Total cars available
195

Top 12 Suppliers at Cork Airport in 2024

Budget
Budget
Exceptional 9.2 / 238 reviews
+353214314000
Cork Airport, Kinsale Road, Cork, T12 AC0H
£ 13 - £ 205
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
Flizzr
Flizzr
Exceptional 9 / 67 reviews
+35312352030
Kinsale Road,Cork Airport
£ 22 - £ 499
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
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9 / 18 reviews
0214838973
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.9 / 13 reviews
+3530214838973
Cork Airport, Kinsale Rd, Cork
£ 24 - £ 79
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
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.5 / 100 reviews
+35312352030
Kinsale Road
£ 24 - £ 79
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.5 / 8 reviews
0214965849
Cork Airport
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
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.4 / 5 reviews
+3530214965849
CORK AIRPORT
£ 23 - £ 137
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
£ 27 - £ 78
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
£ 23 - £ 289
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
Europcar
Good 7.9 / 7 reviews
+353212400100
MAIN TERMINAL, CORK AIRPORT
£ 23 - £ 77
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
Cork Airport Terminal
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
Easirent
Easirent
Satisfactory 6.2 / 141 reviews
+353212363163
Airport East Business & Technology Park, Rathmacullig W, Ballygarvan, Cork
£ 13 - £ 125
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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