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Car hire Cork Cork is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in Cork

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Cork

Car rental offers in Cork

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Cork.

Car type
Station wagon
Passenger van

Car rental companies in Cork

Below are the car rental companies in Cork with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Hertz

    8.4 (6042)
    From £ 18 / day
  • Alamo

    8.2 (7778)
    From £ 19 / day
  • Budget

    8.1 (8849)
    From £ 16 / day
  • National Car Rental

    8.1 (378)
    No rates available
  • Avis

    8.1 (5258)
    No rates available
  • Flizzr

    8 (265)
    From £ 16 / day
  • Enterprise

    8 (1687)
    From £ 28 / day
  • Sixt

    7.9 (2824)
    From £ 23 / day
  • Thrifty

    7.8 (4742)
    From £ 17 / day
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.6 (3760)
    From £ 16 / day
  • Payless Car Rental

    7.5 (447)
    From £ 16 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.5 (2916)
    From £ 17 / day
  • Europcar

    7.3 (7171)
    From £ 19 / day
  • Easirent

    6.6 (504)
    No rates available
  • Irish Car Rentals

    No reviews
    No rates available

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Car rental companies in and around Cork

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Available locations in Cork:

Kinsale Rd

Location information for Cork

Cork, the Republic of Ireland's second biggest city, is named after the Irish word for the marshlands on which Cork was originally built by the River Lee. The River Lee's south and north channels meet near the arrow-shaped island in Cork's geographic centre, an important navigational point for drivers of a car hire in Cork. Smaller rivers once flowed where some of Cork's widest streets now stand.



Although there are presently no direct flights between Cork Airport and Dublin, Cork Airport offers many affordable non-stop flights on some of Ireland's most reputable budget airlines. Cork Airport also offers excellent rental specials for travellers who compare car hire beforehand online and book in advance. Rail travel in Cork, like most other parts of Ireland, is more expensive than average.

Car Hire Cork

Nowhere else in Cork offers as many options to rent a vehicle as Cork Airport, where Avis, Hertz, Argus, Budget, Europcar, National and Dollar are all represented. Some of these agencies only accept advance reservations for car rental in Cork, so advance reservations are highly recommended. It takes just minutes to make the eight kilometre journey along the N27 between Cork and its airport.


It takes about two and a half hours to drive between Cork and Dublin along the M7 and M8, while Limerick takes about an hour and 45 minutes to reach by car along the N20. Many of Cork's streets, apart from a few wide and well kept main arteries, are steep and narrow, and can be challenging to navigate for motorists unaccustomed to such driving conditions.

Things To See and Do

The stunning Fota Wildlife Park stands just across the River Lee from Cork on Fort Island. Cork is also a leisurely drive away from Ireland's legendary Blarney Castle and its equally famous namesake stone which scores of visitors have kissed. The pleasant seaside community of Kinsale lies just half an hour south of Cork, while Crosshaven's Cliffside Walks stand an even closer 20kms away at Cork Harbour's mouth.

Best Time To Visit

Cork's Atlantic Ocean location on Ireland's southern coast means the city enjoys fairly mild average daytime temperatures of 13°C throughout the year. Though around 100 days of fog occur each year, they are greatly outnumbered by an annual average of 291 sunny days. Cork kicks off its spring season with one of Ireland's biggest St Patrick's Day celebrations.

Practical information

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    50 km/h
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    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Irish
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location?
  • Hertz
  • Alamo
  • Budget
  • National Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Flizzr
  • Enterprise
  • Sixt
  • Thrifty
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Payless Car Rental
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Europcar
  • Easirent
  • Irish Car Rentals
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