Cork Airport Guide to Cork Airport (ORK)

Car hire at Cork Airport

If you wish to explore Cork and its region on your own, you should definitely try to hire a car at Cork Airport. Ireland is more likely to be seen by car rather than by public transport.

Cork Airport is located at 7 kilometres from Cork downtown – You can fairly transfer within 20 minutes.


The following car hire companies are available at Cork Airport:

- Avis: +353 21 432 7460
- Budget / Payless: +353 21 431 4000
- Enterprise: +353 21 483 8973
- Europcar: +353 21 240 0100
- Dooley: +353 21 432 1099
- Hertz: +353 21 496 5849

Opening hours: From 7:00 am to 00:00 am.


Find the car hire companies’ booths in the Arrivals Hall.

Online car rental

Just remind you can book your car online through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use!

Hiring a car in Ireland – Tips and advices

- You need a valid driving license from a EEA country to drive in Ireland (in case you’re UE citizen). Instead, there is no need to possess the International Driving Permit (IDP) to do so.

- Bear in mind that vehicle full coverage insurance in Ireland does not cover tyres, wheels, mirrors, keys nor glass loses, you’ll have to pay it in case of accident.

- Be careful while putting the wrong fuel in the tank. The diesel in Ireland is dispensed with the black pump and the green handle is just for the unleaded fuel.

- Many car rental companies charge the airport tax (including Hertz and Budget) while hiring a car in Shannon Airport. Negotiate it so you can avoid paying this tax that is illegal since 2005 before contracting.

- If you choose to drive through Dublin, it can be really though since it isn’t designed for it. Signage is sometimes really poor and you can get easily lost if you don’t drive with GPS.