Cork car hire

Cork car hire

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Cork, Ireland
12 Jul — 19 Jul
Same drop-off
Cork, Ireland
Tue 12/7
Noon
Tue 19/7
Noon
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Cheap car hire in Cork

Economy€56/day
Compact€59/day
Intermediate€118/day
Mini€54/day
Compact SUV€62/day
Standard SUV€66/day
Intermediate SUV€68/day
Compact estate car€128/day
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Cork car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Excellent

6 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

One location in Cork

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Arrivals Hall

Monday07:00 - 23:45
Tuesday07:00 - 23:45
Wednesday07:00 - 23:45
Thursday07:00 - 23:45
Friday07:00 - 23:45
Saturday07:00 - 23:45
Sunday07:00 - 23:45
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2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

They charged me 30eur....that's about 36 us dollars...for "waiving "their insurance because my credit card covered me extensively....they never mentioned there would be a fee. Let alone such a extortionistic one as large as that.. Will never use them again and implore you not to either.. Crooks!!!

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Easy pick up drop off. Patient attendant answering our many questions regarding directions & sites. Will rent again…thanks

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Friendly and helpful staff at Avis - had to speak direct to Avis as Priceline were difficult to contact

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Don’t like the drop off at cork airport Carol and Scott were so helpful Would rent again from Avis

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

They charged me 30eur....that's about 36 us dollars...for "waiving "their insurance because my credit card covered me extensively....they never mentioned there would be a fee. Let alone such a extortionistic one as large as that.. Will never use them again and implore you not to either.. Crooks!!!

1 out of 2

Budget

10.0

Excellent

5 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Cork

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Arrivals Hall

+353 21 431 4000

Monday07:00 - 23:45
Tuesday07:00 - 23:45
Wednesday07:00 - 23:45
Thursday07:00 - 23:45
Friday07:00 - 23:45
Saturday07:00 - 23:45
Sunday07:00 - 23:45
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6.8 Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

there was no wait.

Cons:

We had to make a change in the itinerary and we returned the car 40 hours earlier than initially planned. I expected a refunded for one day rental. They never mentioned that there is no refund for earlier return.

3.2 Mediocre

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

hidden admin charge of 30 dollars, damage to car not correctly recorded, had to waste 40 mins re inspecting the car, long walk from terminal to car pick up, had to wait 30 mins for car to be inspected and deposit returned.Not a Budget rental but a franchise called flynn brothers

4.4 Okay

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Very expensive. Windshield was dirty inside and out. Was on a sight- seeing trip through Ireland with dirty windshields. Car exterior was dirty also. Had no idea how to return car at Cork airport. No instructions on what to do, where to go, how to walk to terminal from car park. No signs at airport car park to indicate how to walk to terminal. Car itself was good size and easy to drive.

4.0 Okay

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle worked properly

Cons:

We were charged an extra drop fee of 65 Euros even though the original quote included this fee (verified by the US Budget office). When I questioned the local pickup office in Cork, they said to take it up with Kayak. We were also given a smaller vehicle than requested - a Nissan Juke, versus the intermediate Toyota Corolla or similar. We had a hard time fitting 3 people and three bags and it was supposed to fit 5 people with 3 bags. We then inquired about a different car and was told it would cost more.

6.8 Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

there was no wait.

Cons:

We had to make a change in the itinerary and we returned the car 40 hours earlier than initially planned. I expected a refunded for one day rental. They never mentioned that there is no refund for earlier return.

3.2 Mediocre

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

hidden admin charge of 30 dollars, damage to car not correctly recorded, had to waste 40 mins re inspecting the car, long walk from terminal to car pick up, had to wait 30 mins for car to be inspected and deposit returned.Not a Budget rental but a franchise called flynn brothers

4.4 Okay

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Very expensive. Windshield was dirty inside and out. Was on a sight- seeing trip through Ireland with dirty windshields. Car exterior was dirty also. Had no idea how to return car at Cork airport. No instructions on what to do, where to go, how to walk to terminal from car park. No signs at airport car park to indicate how to walk to terminal. Car itself was good size and easy to drive.

4.0 Okay

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle worked properly

Cons:

We were charged an extra drop fee of 65 Euros even though the original quote included this fee (verified by the US Budget office). When I questioned the local pickup office in Cork, they said to take it up with Kayak. We were also given a smaller vehicle than requested - a Nissan Juke, versus the intermediate Toyota Corolla or similar. We had a hard time fitting 3 people and three bags and it was supposed to fit 5 people with 3 bags. We then inquired about a different car and was told it would cost more.

1 out of 2

Easirent

2.0

Mediocre

7 reviews

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Cork

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Cork Airport - In Shuttle

+353 21 236 3163

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10.0 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful and they dropped me off at the airport when I returned the car which was very helpful.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing. The whole service was excellent.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Chris was very friendly and helpful. Car was perfect.

Cons:

The location is slightly away from the airport

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Easirent does not have a kiosk at the airport and requires you to call them for a car pickup, which is difficult if you don’t have an Irish phone number (SIM cards aren’t available for sale at the Irish airport).The location of the actual car pick-up, once you get there, is less than desirable. The booking site also doesn’t state that you’re almost required to buy additional insurance when you buy the car AND you have to vacuum out the car yourself before returning it. Stick with a bigger name rental company, you’ll thank yourself later.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Disaster is too kind a word. Dont go there. Why is this company on the Kayak site!

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2022

KAYAK
They didn't have the car I wanted when I showed up. No other options at the time. No communication between Kayak and the company. Ended up getting screwed by having to rent last min during the holidays.

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful and they dropped me off at the airport when I returned the car which was very helpful.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing. The whole service was excellent.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Chris was very friendly and helpful. Car was perfect.

Cons:

The location is slightly away from the airport

1 out of 2

Sixt

2.0

Mediocre

8 reviews

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Cork

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Kinsale Road

+353 1 235 2030

Monday07:00 - 23:45
Tuesday07:00 - 23:45
Wednesday07:00 - 23:45
Thursday07:00 - 23:45
Friday07:00 - 23:45
Saturday07:00 - 23:45
Sunday07:00 - 23:45
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7.2 Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was good

Cons:

I had to cut my trip short 2 days, but I did not get and refund. I was charged the full amount

9.6 Excellent

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful and friendly staff

Cons:

Shuttle service from Cork city would be great

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

they didn't told me i have to bring the credit card until i reached to the airport

7.2 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy and fast. We have had good luck with Sixt and will rent from them again.

Cons:

Pick up didn't tell us what to do with damage report if we found discrepancies. Drop off signs were easily missed and we had to stop several times to ask for drop off directions.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Incorrect billing done for 2 days whereas I had booked only for a day

7.2 Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was good

Cons:

I had to cut my trip short 2 days, but I did not get and refund. I was charged the full amount

9.6 Excellent

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful and friendly staff

Cons:

Shuttle service from Cork city would be great

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

they didn't told me i have to bring the credit card until i reached to the airport

7.2 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy and fast. We have had good luck with Sixt and will rent from them again.

Cons:

Pick up didn't tell us what to do with damage report if we found discrepancies. Drop off signs were easily missed and we had to stop several times to ask for drop off directions.

1 out of 2

Enterprise

No score is available

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

3 locations in Cork

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Commons Road Blackpool

+353 21 439 5464

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Ground Floor

+353 21 483 8973

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Unit 4 Industrial Estate

+353 21 497 5133

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 14:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

the representative did not want to take the excess on my credit card and force me to take an insurance . so intead of 60 euros, the rental fees end up reaching 200 euros. the representative said I had to have a letter from my credit card issuer telling they agree to cover the full value of the car , she said the car is worth 30 000. they abuse customers which arrive in a fragile postiion. i have to rent car to visit my daughter in Ireland and such fees are to high for the family budget. Edouard Notte

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Enterprise failed to provide a vehicle, insurance problem!

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

the representative did not want to take the excess on my credit card and force me to take an insurance . so intead of 60 euros, the rental fees end up reaching 200 euros. the representative said I had to have a letter from my credit card issuer telling they agree to cover the full value of the car , she said the car is worth 30 000. they abuse customers which arrive in a fragile postiion. i have to rent car to visit my daughter in Ireland and such fees are to high for the family budget. Edouard Notte

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Enterprise failed to provide a vehicle, insurance problem!

1 out of 1

Hertz

No score is available

Most popular

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

3 locations in Cork

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Cork Airport

+353 21 496 5849

Monday07:00 - 23:45
Tuesday07:00 - 23:45
Wednesday07:00 - 23:45
Thursday07:00 - 23:45
Friday07:00 - 23:45
Saturday07:00 - 23:45
Sunday07:00 - 23:45
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Kent Train Station

+353 21 455 2240

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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Railway Street

+353 21 455 2240

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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5.2 Okay

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We arrived 2 hours late, due to air delays to find the Hertz pickup location closed (at 2pm). There was no notification on how to pick up our car. Instead, we had to wait until the next morning at 9am to return to Hertz to find out that they did not have our car.

5.2 Okay

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We arrived 2 hours late, due to air delays to find the Hertz pickup location closed (at 2pm). There was no notification on how to pick up our car. Instead, we had to wait until the next morning at 9am to return to Hertz to find out that they did not have our car.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Cork

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Cork Ap

+353 21 496 5849

Monday07:00 - 23:45
Tuesday07:00 - 23:45
Wednesday07:00 - 23:45
Thursday07:00 - 23:45
Friday07:00 - 23:45
Saturday07:00 - 23:45
Sunday07:00 - 23:45
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Railway Street

+353 21 455 2240

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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8.0 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Opted for insurance instead of credit card deposit. Great Car , fairly new, clean , good spec of vehicle.

Cons:

Breakdown of charges werent explained at all.

8.0 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Opted for insurance instead of credit card deposit. Great Car , fairly new, clean , good spec of vehicle.

Cons:

Breakdown of charges werent explained at all.

1 out of 1

Alamo

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cork

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+353 21 483 8973

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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7.6 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

We were traveling with 7people and renting 2 cars. We had 6 very large pieces of luggage and 6 small bags. I figured there was no way we would get 2, five passenger vehicles to move all that luggage and 7 people and Alamo/Enterprise gave us there 2 cars with the biggest trunks and it worked perfect.

Cons:

The X insurance is expensive but the piece of mind made it necessary since driving in Ire is chaotic. Also, rented GPS was worthless since it did not recognize places, only addresses and in Ireland, addresses are only a convenience. The cell apps work much better, best pay for cell service in Ire.

7.6 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

We were traveling with 7people and renting 2 cars. We had 6 very large pieces of luggage and 6 small bags. I figured there was no way we would get 2, five passenger vehicles to move all that luggage and 7 people and Alamo/Enterprise gave us there 2 cars with the biggest trunks and it worked perfect.

Cons:

The X insurance is expensive but the piece of mind made it necessary since driving in Ire is chaotic. Also, rented GPS was worthless since it did not recognize places, only addresses and in Ireland, addresses are only a convenience. The cell apps work much better, best pay for cell service in Ire.

1 out of 1

CARHIRE.ie

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cork

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Main Terminal, Cork Airport

1844 1944

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9.6 Excellent

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

All ok

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Be careful with age require to rent a car and when we go to complain, stop changing my age to not refund

9.6 Excellent

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

All ok

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Be careful with age require to rent a car and when we go to complain, stop changing my age to not refund

1 out of 1

Payless

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cork

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Locations in Cork

Cork Airport

+353 21 242 7392

Monday07:00 - 23:45
Tuesday07:00 - 23:45
Wednesday07:00 - 23:45
Thursday07:00 - 23:45
Friday07:00 - 23:45
Saturday07:00 - 23:45
Sunday07:00 - 23:45
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5.6 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff explained that the insurance was not part of the rental agreement and I would have to pay separately. This was not the fault of the car rental company and they remained helpful and professional in their dealings with me.

Cons:

The offer from Kayak did not include insurance, which I had to purchase at the desk and more than doubled the cost of the rental. This is a total rip off as the offer presented didn't stipulate this . Incidentally if I had hired directly from the car hire company it would have been much cheaper.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Showed up to pick up the car I booked online for 86 euros and the man wanted a 5,000.00 Euro deposit for the car because I decline insurance because I have international coverage through my policy here in canada. I said I don't have that kind of money so how much for the car with insurance? I was quoted 571 euros. Remember I booked it online for 86. My Irish boyfriend asked what if i put it on my credit card and drive what is your best price? They dropped 250.00 euros off the rental price. At that point it was clearly discriminatory and subjective so we Did not rent a car and his sister drove us around for the week. How many other people have they ripped off with their insurance scam? Grateful for our backup plan.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff, very helpful!

4.4 Okay

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean at pickup and came with a full tank.

Cons:

We were quoted $331 by booking online. At pickup, our total came to $846 after all taxes and ‘required insurances.’ I’d asked to drop the insurances because my VISA benefits from my credit union would provide coverage, however, they then added cancellation fees that made cancelling not worth the trouble. Will not be using Payless/Budget or Kayak ever again.

5.6 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff explained that the insurance was not part of the rental agreement and I would have to pay separately. This was not the fault of the car rental company and they remained helpful and professional in their dealings with me.

Cons:

The offer from Kayak did not include insurance, which I had to purchase at the desk and more than doubled the cost of the rental. This is a total rip off as the offer presented didn't stipulate this . Incidentally if I had hired directly from the car hire company it would have been much cheaper.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Showed up to pick up the car I booked online for 86 euros and the man wanted a 5,000.00 Euro deposit for the car because I decline insurance because I have international coverage through my policy here in canada. I said I don't have that kind of money so how much for the car with insurance? I was quoted 571 euros. Remember I booked it online for 86. My Irish boyfriend asked what if i put it on my credit card and drive what is your best price? They dropped 250.00 euros off the rental price. At that point it was clearly discriminatory and subjective so we Did not rent a car and his sister drove us around for the week. How many other people have they ripped off with their insurance scam? Grateful for our backup plan.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff, very helpful!

4.4 Okay

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean at pickup and came with a full tank.

Cons:

We were quoted $331 by booking online. At pickup, our total came to $846 after all taxes and ‘required insurances.’ I’d asked to drop the insurances because my VISA benefits from my credit union would provide coverage, however, they then added cancellation fees that made cancelling not worth the trouble. Will not be using Payless/Budget or Kayak ever again.

1 out of 2

Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

3 locations in Cork

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Commons Road Blackpool

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Cork Airport

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Kinsale Road

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Dollar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Cork

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Locations in Cork

Cork Ap

+353 21 496 5849

Monday07:00 - 23:45
Tuesday07:00 - 23:45
Wednesday07:00 - 23:45
Thursday07:00 - 23:45
Friday07:00 - 23:45
Saturday07:00 - 23:45
Sunday07:00 - 23:45
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Railway Street

+353 21 455 2240

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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Europcar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Cork

from €133/day

Locations in Cork

Lee Garage, 11-13 South Terrace

+353 21 240 0140

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Main Terminal, Cork Airport

+353 21 240 0100

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keddy by Europcar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Cork

from €78/day

Locations in Cork

Lee Garage, 11-13 South Terrace, Cork

+353 212 400 140

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Main Terminal Cork Airport

+353 212 400 100

Monday07:00 - 23:45
Tuesday07:00 - 23:45
Wednesday07:00 - 23:45
Thursday07:00 - 23:45
Friday07:00 - 23:45
Saturday07:00 - 23:45
Sunday07:00 - 23:45

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24 Hour Rent A Car

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cork

Locations in Cork

Main Terminal, Cork Airport

+353 1234 5678

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Dooley Car Rentals

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cork

Locations in Cork

Cork Airport

Opening times not available

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FLIZZR

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cork

from €113/day

Locations in Cork

Serviced By Europcar

+353 1235 2030

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GREEN MOTION

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cork

Locations in Cork

Cork Airport

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Irish Car Rentals

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cork

Locations in Cork

Cork airport

Opening times not available

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National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cork

Locations in Cork

Enterprise Rent A Car

+353 21 483 8973

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Smile Rent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cork

Locations in Cork

Cork Airport

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41 travellers who hired a car in Cork gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car hire locations in or near Cork

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

€114/day

Good deal

€91/day

When to book a car hire in Cork

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Car hire insurance in Cork

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Cork car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Cork.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Cork car hire.

Top tips for hiring a car in Cork

  • No trip to Cork is complete without a road trip. With a hire car, travelers can see for themselves the beauty of the Irish landscape. Cork is conveniently located near a number of stunning attractions that all an easy drive from the city. For instance, Blarney Castle is just 6.2 miles from the city center, and Rock of Cashel is 59 miles away.
  • Excited to pick up your hire car and get your vacation in Cork started? For travelers landing at Cork Airport, you will find all of the hire car offices located in the airport’s Arrivals Hall.
  • One tip to keep in mind when driving in Cork is that you must yield to the car on the right. This may be confusing at first, especially for drivers not used to driving on the left side of the road. You will adjust soon enough, though -- just make sure to look both ways and keep an eye on the other cars on the road.
  • Drivers in cork can expect to experience rush hour traffic in the morning from 6:30 a.m. up until 9:30 a.m. Rush hour picks up again in the afternoon from 3:30 p.m. until around 6:30 p.m. In terms of congestion, the South Ring Road and the M8 Highway experience some of the highest levels of traffic during peak hours and therefore are worth avoiding during rush hour.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Cork for €91 or less
  • Book your car hire in Cork at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Cork are around 26% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard car hires in Cork are around 90% cheaper than other car types, on average

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