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Car hire at Cork Airport

Car hire at Cork Airport

Located just 8km from Cork City Centre, Cork Airport (ORK) is the second busiest airport in Ireland after Dublin. The north, south and east of the city are easily accessible from the airport via the N27, while the R600 caters to Kinsale.

What I need to know

At Cork Airport car rental is a simple process, with a number of different suppliers to choose from. Whether you need a people carrier or a motor to get you from A to B, our site makes it easy to compare car hire rates.

Where to pick up my car

Finding your car rental desk at the airport could not be easier, with all suppliers located in the Arrivals hall. Once you’ve picked up your luggage, just head for the exit. Here you will find a number of Cork Airport car rental offices keen to help you get going.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
    Diane T

Where to go

Cork is famed for its intriguing historical locations, cultural events and vibrant bar and restaurant scene. A colourful, modern city set amid glorious Irish scenery, there is plenty to do and see both within the city and in the surrounding areas.

Nearby Cork Airport

From Cork Airport, a drive to Cork city centre takes just 15 minutes. Once there, explore the city by car, taking in highlights such as Fota Wildlife Park in the harbour, the famous Church of St Anne and Drake’s pool. Head to the River Lee for shopping and dining opportunities.

Longer drives

Find out first hand why they call Ireland the Emerald Isle by leaving the city to explore the country’s famed rugged, green landscape. Take in the stunning views of the Mizen Peninsula, visit Killarney National Park or enjoy a stroll along Barleycove beach.

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Eating and drinking

Cork is famous for its dining opportunities - often being described as Ireland’s food capital - as well as its lively pub culture. Whether you visit artisan restaurants, cookery schools or a gastropub, just make sure you don’t leave Ireland without enjoying a pint of Guinness!

Things to do

Fota Wildlife Park, situated at Cork Harbour, is home to animals including bison, giraffes, cheetahs and ostriches.

The River Lee runs through Cork, with shops and restaurants lining its banks. Nearby St Patrick’s Street is the bustling heart of the city, bursting with culture and fun events.


Visit Killarney National Park for a stroll around Carrauntoohil - Ireland’s highest mountain. The stunning natural area also boasts 15th-century Ross Castle and Innisfallen Island, which is entrenched in the history of the country. It takes around one hour and 40 minutes to drive to from Cork.