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Renting a Car at Cork Airport provides low cost Cork Airport car rental at the main terminal in the airport with cars located on site, a short distance from the terminal. Expect to find facilities of the highest order in the modern terminal building built as recently as 2006. You’ll find our desk in the arrivals hall and once you’ve gone through a few minor details with our friendly staff we’ll have you on your way in no time. Price Promise offers a low cost car rental price promise at all locations throughout Ireland. The price promise extends to all rental cars offered by at Cork Airport. If you find the same rent a car for less from any car rental company located at Cork Airport, will match the price and beat it by 10% of the difference.

On Airport Rental Cars

All rental cars at Cork Airport are serviced by Europcar. Once you’ve landed in Cork and gone through baggage claim, the rental desk is located in the main arrivals hall and will be clearly visible once you enter the hall. We have a desk partnership with Europcar so look out for both signs when looking for our desk. Renting a car is the best way to experience everything that the cultural city of Cork and the beautiful southern region of Ireland has to offer.

Fleet offers a wide range of rental cars at all locations throughout Ireland to suit any budget. At Cork Airport, there are a range of automatic and manual cars available in all car sizes. prides itself on offering customers an extremely high quality fleet. If you are planning to rent a very specific car, such as an automatic MPV, ensure you book early to avoid disappointment.

Airport Location

Cork Airport is located a mere 8 kilometres from Cork City Centre on the south end of the N27 when coming from the North, West, or East of Cork and off the R600 when coming from Kinsale. This convenient location gives you immediate access to not only the vibrant city but a range of major roadways that can transport you to any destination in the country.

Routes Served

Cork Airport serves a wide range of routes, its busiest including multiple airports in Britain as well as major cities on mainland Europe. Routes to popular holiday destinations vary depending on the time of year as sun holiday destinations increase in the summer months while flights to skiing destinations pop up in the winter months.

Airport History

In 1957 the Government of Ireland agreed to the building of an airport for Cork. Once planning, fundraising and building had been completed the airport opened on 16 October 1961. Throughout the 1960s the airport saw a lot of expansion to accommodate the arrival of more advanced aircraft and more routes.

In 1978 new facilities such as new departure and arrival halls, a new check in area, office complex, information desk, duty office and executive lounge were completed following a study aimed at improving the terminal facilities and passenger experience. Over the next 20 years more and more airlines opened up new routes while facilities were continually updated.

In the 21st century Cork Airport has seen even more expansion and development as Ryanair opened its 15th European base and second Irish base at Cork. In 2006 a new terminal building was opened which was Ireland’s first 21st century airport terminal. The new design allows for further extension so it’s safe to say Cork Airport will continually be up to date for the foreseeable future.

Visiting County Cork

County Cork is the largest county in Ireland and is stocked full of things to see and do from a vibrant cultural city to a beautiful landscape dotted with historical locations of note.

Cork City was voted the ‘European Capital of Culture’ by the E.U. in 2005 and has been listed on Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities in the world to visit. It’s recognised due to the vast amount of cultural events such as festivals, theatre and live music that is ever present in the city. It’s also regarded as the culinary capital of Ireland due to its ever expanding food scene, blending local tastes with international flavours.

Blarney Castle is just one of the many age old structures found throughout County Cork but is easily one of the top attractions in the whole of the country. The castle is an impressive structure that dates back to the 13th century. These walls have seen many battles throughout its time and was a hugely important defensive position in the Munster province. According to legend, kissing the famous Blarney Stone gifts those who do with the gift of the gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery).

The coastal town of Kinsale offers tourists plenty of water based activities as well as stunning coastal views. The town itself has plentiful accommodation and bars and restaurants paired with one of the most welcoming atmospheres in Ireland.

The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a newly opened driving route that starts at Ireland’s southernmost point in County Cork and stretches to the northern heights of Donegal. The route is the longest defined coastal route in the world and passes through some of the best attractions Ireland has to offer while travelling through a constant flow of majestic natural beauty. Advantages offers the following advantages:

  • On airport car depot
  • Wide range of cars & vans to rent
  • Excellent customer service record
  • Price Promise: Find a better price elsewhere & we’ll beat it

In Short offers customers discount car rental at Cork Airport, with a location on site and a rental desk in the main Arrivals Hall. Our Cork Airport location gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore the entirety of the south of Ireland and beyond.

Cork Airport Car Hire

Our Address:

EUROPCAR Desk,Main Arrivals Hall
Cork Airport
Co Cork

Our Contact Numbers:

Telephone Number: +353 21 2400100

Fax Number: +353 21 431 6968

Emergency Telephone Number: +353 1 844 1944

Opening Times: Opening Times

Car Hire Location: has a Car rental desk in the main car hire section of the main arrival terminal at Cork Airport. It is located close to the lifts/escalator and the Arrivals Hall exit doors.

Directions to Cork Airport by Car

Cork Airport is located on the south end of the N27 road when coming from the North, West, or East; and off the R600 when coming from Kinsale.

Returning Your Car Rental:

To return your Rental Car, follow the signs for "Rental Car Return" either on the approach to the airport or within the airport.