Cork car rentals

Cork car rentals

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Cork, Ireland
Nov 1 — Nov 8
Same drop-off
Cork, Ireland
Mon 11/1
Noon
Mon 11/8
Noon

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Cork car rental information

Pick-up locationCork
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations31
Airport locations21
Popular agenciesSixt, CARHIRE.ie, Europcar, Dollar, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Cork

Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Cork car rental reviews and directory

From $21/dayRated #1
Easirent
Best rated
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Cork
Easirent
Locations in Cork
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 30 2019
The staff was helpful and they dropped me off at the airport when I returned the car which was very helpful.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2019
Nothing. The whole service was excellent.
10.0 ExcellentOct 19 2018
Great customer serviceChris was very friendly and helpful. Car was perfect.The location is slightly away from the airport
From $25/dayRated #2
Thrifty
8 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Cork
Thrifty
Locations in Cork
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentFeb 28 2017
Thrifty Cork AirportOpted for insurance instead of credit card deposit. Great Car , fairly new, clean , good spec of vehicle.Breakdown of charges werent explained at all.
From $13/dayRated #3
Hertz
Most popular
7.7 Good (3 reviews)
3 locations in Cork
Hertz
Locations in Cork
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
5.2 OkayApr 22 2019
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.
From $37/dayRated #4
Alamo
7.6 Good (1 review)
1 location in Cork
Alamo
Locations in Cork
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodJul 4 2019
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.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.
From $18/dayRated #5
Sixt
6.6 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Cork
Sixt
Locations in Cork
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 6
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
7.2 GoodSep 16 2019
Everything was goodI had to cut my trip short 2 days, but I did not get and refund. I was charged the full amount
9.6 ExcellentMay 13 2019
Very helpful and friendly staffShuttle service from Cork city would be great
2.0 MediocreAug 20 2017
they didn't told me i have to bring the credit card until i reached to the airport
7.2 GoodJul 25 2017
Pick up/drop offEasy and fast. We have had good luck with Sixt and will rent from them again.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.
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From $16/dayRated #6
Avis
6.4 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Cork
Avis
Locations in Cork
  • 6.8
  • 6
  • 6.4
  • 6.3
  • 6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 25 2021
Don’t like the drop off at cork airport Carol and Scott were so helpful Would rent again from Avis
2.0 MediocreAug 1 2018
Ireland avis sucks..don't use themThey 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!!!
From $14/dayRated #7
CARHIRE.ie
5.8 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Cork
CARHIRE.ie
Locations in Cork
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentJun 5 2019
YesAll ok
2.0 MediocreApr 22 2019
Be careful with age require to rent a car and when we go to complain, stop changing my age to not refund
From $23/dayRated #8
Budget
5.5 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in Cork
Budget
Locations in Cork
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 4.4
  • 5.2
  • 4.4
Recent reviews
6.8 GoodOct 2 2019
there was no wait.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 MediocreJun 5 2019
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 OkayOct 9 2018
Difficult returnVery 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 OkayApr 30 2018
Extra fees and not the car we orderedThe vehicle worked properlyWe 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.
From $23/dayRated #9
Payless
5.2 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in Cork
Payless
Locations in Cork
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
  • 4
  • 5.6
  • 3.6
Recent reviews
5.6 OkayAug 18 2019
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.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 MediocreJan 10 2019
Did not end up renting a carShowed 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 ExcellentNov 11 2018
Great staff, very helpful!
4.4 OkayAug 8 2018
Surprise Charges at PickupThe car was clean at pickup and came with a full tank.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.
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From $38/dayRated #10
Enterprise
4.1 Okay (3 reviews)
3 locations in Cork
Enterprise
Locations in Cork
  • 4.6
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 6 2017
ripp offthe 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 MediocreAug 28 2017
Enterprise failed to provide a vehicle, insurance problem!
Sunnycars
3 locations in Cork
Sunnycars
Locations in Cork
Recent reviews
From $9/day
Dollar
2 locations in Cork
Dollar
Locations in Cork
Recent reviews
From $12/day
Europcar
2 locations in Cork
Europcar
Locations in Cork
Recent reviews
From $8/day
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Cork
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cork
Recent reviews
24 Hour Rent A Car
1 location in Cork
24 Hour Rent A Car
Locations in Cork
Recent reviews
Dooley Car Rentals
1 location in Cork
Dooley Car Rentals
Locations in Cork
Recent reviews
From $36/day
FLIZZR
1 location in Cork
FLIZZR
Locations in Cork
Recent reviews
GREEN MOTION
1 location in Cork
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Cork
Recent reviews
Irish Car Rentals
1 location in Cork
Irish Car Rentals
Locations in Cork
Recent reviews
From $55/day
National
1 location in Cork
National
Locations in Cork
Recent reviews
Smile Rent
1 location in Cork
Smile Rent
Locations in Cork
Recent reviews
35 travelers who rented a car in Cork gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car rental locations in or near Cork

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$30/day

Good deal

$18/day

When to book a rental car in Cork

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental 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 rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Cork.

Deductible

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

Top tips for renting a car in Cork

  • No trip to Cork is complete without a road trip. With a rental 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 rental car and get your vacation in Cork started? For travelers landing at Cork Airport, you will find all of the rental 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 rental cars in Cork for $18 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cork at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Cork are around 115% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Cork are around 10% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cork

  • Some car rental companies in Cork which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Europcar and Avis

  • On average a rental car in Cork costs $30 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Sixt ($19/day), CARHIRE.ie ($28/day) and Dollar ($31/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Europcar Main Terminal, Cork Airport T12 H5XN (3 miles from city center).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Cork. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Cork is $6.69 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $80 and $107, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cork.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Cork airport include Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Sixt, Dollar, Payless, Alamo, Easirent and Enterprise.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cork airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Sixt, Dollar, Payless, Alamo, Advantage, and Enterprise.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Cork costs $26 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Cork costs $43 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Cork costs $7 per day, on average.

  • In Cork, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar Cork Ap (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Cork costs $213 per week ($30 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Cork costs $915 per month ($30 per day).

  • For the most part, drivers will find mid-sized and smaller cars such as sedans, SUVs, and compacts are perfectly suited for hitting the road in Cork. This is because, in general, the roads and parking spaces are fairly large in the city. However, it should be noted that some of the older streets and alleys in Cork will be slightly on the narrower side so it may be worth renting a smaller car.

  • Speed limits in Cork vary from 50 km/h (31 mph) in built-up areas to 80 km/h (50 mph) on regional and local roads in the city. Additionally, larger roads in rural areas that aren’t quite highways go up to 100 km/h (62), while on freeways the speed limit is 120 km/h (75 mph).

  • Gas prices in Cork are about €1.43 ($1.62) per liter, which is roughly €5.41 ($6.12) per gallon. This is slightly above average for Europe and is just a bit more expensive than Bilbao, for example, where gas is €4.73 ($5.36) per gallon.

  • If you are in the central business district, then parking garages and lots are the go-to option. There is a decent amount of streetside parking in the city, but in the busiest areas these spaces can fill up fast. Outside of the downtown core, parallel streetside parking is abundant and easy to find, so it will likely be your best bet.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).