Visiting Cork City
Cork City's reputation as a must-see travel destination is partly due to the city's art, culture and literary history. The city is bursting with heritage centers, music venues, and is well-known as a cultural hub for the arts. There are many ways to explore city, from unique festivals to incredible restaurants.
Beyond the city, visitors enjoy kilometers of colourful towns from East to West Cork; discover Clonakilty's charm, take in Skibbereen's world-famous hospitality and reach Ireland's most south-westerly point at Mizen head lighthouse.
The Cork City car hire depot is centrally located along the South Terrace on a bend in the River Lee. This places it between Union Quay and Sullivan’s Quay, within easy reach of the N27 motorway. This makes the Cork City depot convenient for anyone who arrives in town overland.
Whether you are looking for a van rental to move house, or a car to tour around Ireland, CARHIRE.ie has the vehicle for you.
Numerous trains, bus and taxi routes from destinations around Ireland bring you to the CARHIRE.ie depot close to Cork City, which is situated in County Cork in the West of Ireland.
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We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Discover Cards. We only accept debit or credit cards from the person in whose name the booking is made. GoCar by Europcar bookings have to be prepaid online.
Debit cards will only be accepted if either (1) a credit card is also provided to cover the excess; or (2) the customer purchases our Super Collision Damage Waiver product, which reduces the excess to €250. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions.
Yes, you can check rates through our booking system before making a reservation. Your booking is only complete when you agree to the Terms & Conditions and click the 'Pay now' button.
Most of our basic rental fees include Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Waiver, which have an excess of between €1,500 and €2,500 depending on the vehicle category. For more information, please refer to the Excess Amounts and Coverages section in our Terms & Conditions.
Car hire excess, also known as the excess waiver or collision damage waiver (CDW), is a financial liability that renters are responsible for in the event of damage or theft of the rented vehicle. Read guide on car hire excess.
Drivers must meet the requirement for licence eligibility. If the number of years is eight, this does not mean the driver must have held their licence for 8 years — they must have been eligible to hold their licence for eight years. This information is stated clearly in our Terms & Conditions.
When you arrive at the CARHIRE desk (operated by Europcar), we will ask you to provide a valid unendorsed driving licence issued by your country of residence, and a payment card in the name of the main driver. If your licence is issued in the UK, you must provide the ‘Share Driving Licence’ information, which you can obtain by visiting gov.uk/view-driving-licence.
Non-EU/EEA driving licences cannot be accepted if the holder has been resident in Ireland for more than 12 months. Holders of UK, US, Canadian, Australian and all EU member states are not required to supply an International Driving Permit (IDP).
If an International Driving Permit is required, it must be accompanied by the driver’s original domestic licence and photo ID or national identity card. If you are using a prepaid voucher (with a specified value or that says group and days apply'), you must also present a credit card for your deposit and charges that have not been prepaid.