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Renting a Car in Cork City provides low cost Cork City car rentals from a location in the heart of Cork City. This location is easily accessible on foot from city centre location, and offers a wide range of vehicles to hire in Cork City. All rental cars for Cork City booked through are serviced by Europcar. Price Promise is a discount car rental company, offering the cheapest rental rates on the market in Ireland. To prove this, offer customers a price promise. Should you find the same rental car from another car rental company in Ireland for less, will match the price and beat it by 10% of the difference!

Fleet offers customers a huge selection of different types of cars and vans available to hire. Whether you are looking for a van rental to move house, or a car to tour around Ireland, has the vehicle for you.


Cork City rental location is South Terrace, just off Union Quay, on the banks of the River Lee. A convenient 2 or 3 minute walk from Patrick Street in the heart of Cork. Cork City is the ideal location for any visitors looking to hire a car in the city centre.

Cork City Tourist Information

Cork City was first established as a monastic settlement in the 7th century when St. Finbarr founded a monastery on the banks of the River Lee. This monastery drew in more and more settlers over the years and by the 12th century Cork had become the primary city of the Kingdom of South Munster. A Norman invasion occurred in 1171 and by 1185 Cork had been conquered and from this point on the city saw a huge amount of conflict between Norman forces and native Irish armies. Fast forward through the centuries and Cork blossomed into a vibrant port that saw huge amount of import and exports to the likes of Spain and Portugal. In the 20th century it was a regional focus in Ireland's fight for independence from British rule as well as the following civil war.

In recent times Cork has evolved into a vibrant city world renowned for its cultural vibe, it was voted the 'European Capital of Culture' by the EU in 2006 and was also named on Lonely Planet's Top 10 cities to visit in the world. You'll find a beautiful mix of old and new architecture as you wander through narrow cobbled streets overlooked by modern masterpieces such as the Cork Opera House. The arts are a huge part of life in Cork and you'll find a huge range of theatre houses, music venues, as well as a plethora of traditional pubs spilling traditional Irish music out onto the streets. The summer months annually have a long schedule of festivals such as the Guinness Jazz Festival and the Cork International Film Festival. Cork City is also regarded as the culinary capital of Ireland as you'll find a blend of local and international flavours to suit any taste.

Tourist Attractions

Ireland's largest county has a huge amount of top tourist attractions including highlights such as Fota Wildlife Park, the English Market, Blarney Castle, and coastal towns such as Kinsale and Cobh.

Fota Wildlife Park is a 75 acre park located on the outskirts of Cork City. The park is home to more than 30 mammal and 50 bird species. Where possible, complimentary species share the same paddocks. The aim of the park is to allow visitors view the animals in their natural environment. The most popular species living here include monkeys, lemurs, giraffes, bison and cheetahs.

The English Market can be found in the heart of Cork City and is a municipal food market. Here you'll find a covered area full of market stalls offering both local produce and international spices. If you’re a fan of food this has to be on your to do list while in Cork. It's best known for its fresh fish and butchers who serve many of the city's top restaurants.

Blarney Castle is easily the most popular attraction in Cork with visiting tourists. It's a short 20 minute drive from the city centre and is something not to be missed. This medieval castle dates back to the 13th century and has seen a huge amount of history throughout its time. The castle is now a partial ruin but you can still gain access to certain rooms, a portion of the battlements and the spooky dungeons for those brave enough. One of the main allures to this castle is the famous Blarney Stone, legend has it that all those who kiss it will be granted the gift of the gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery).

The towns along the coast offer some of the best water sports in the country as well as stunning coastal views and Cliffside heights. Towns such as Kinsale and Cobh have ample accommodation and entertainment on offer to make your stay there one not to forget.

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. Cork is the ideal starting point for the Wild Atlantic Way but if you're only here for a short time you should definitely check out Mizen Head, a signature discovery point along the route, where you'll find beautiful Cliffside views as well as Mizen Head Signal Station which features a dedicated visitor's centre. advantages at Cork City offers the following advantages:

  • City centre location
  • Wide range of cars & vans to rent
  • Excellent customer service
  • Price Promise: Find a better price elsewhere & we’ll beat it

In Short

Whether you are hiring a car to explore Ireland at your own pace, or follow a guided route such as the Wild Atlantic Way, can offer you cheap car hire from a genuine City Centre location.

Car Rental in Cork City

Our Address:

EUROPCAR Office C/O Lee Garage
11-13 South Terrace
Cork City
Co Cork
T12 E304

Our Contact Numbers:

Telephone Number: +353 (21) 2400140

Fax Number: +353 21 4314359

Emergency Telephone Number: +353 1 844 1944

Opening Times: Opening Times

Rental Location:

We are located in Lee Garage at 11-13 South Terrace, Cork City and is within 7 minutes walking of Saint Patrick's Street. Cork is the ideal location for any visitors looking to hire a Car in the city centre.

Returning Your Car Rental:

To return your rented car, you will receive a return map and written directions when you pick up your Car.