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Hire your ideal car at Cork Airport from Irish Car Rentals, then set off on the adventure of a lifetime across Ireland’s biggest county.
Located just 6.5km south of the capital city, Cork Airport is both the second largest and second busiest airport in Ireland, and you’ll find Irish Car Rentals at the Europcar desk adjacent to the arrival hall’s exit doors. Car hire Cork Airport at its best and most convenient.
The Irish Car Rentals 2020 fleet is supplied by Europcar Ireland so we are delighted to offer an unrivalled, competitively-priced selection of cars, SUVs and people-carriers, in manual, automatic and various sizes. Furthermore, should the need arise, you can hire a van - for one day or long-term - at any time of the week, including weekends.
We have a large network of nationwide locations and, at the end of your trip, you can drop your rental off at any one of them.
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Cork City Is Just A Short Drive Away
Within 20 minutes of leaving Cork Airport, behind the wheel of your Irish Car Rentals vehicle, Ireland’s second biggest city will come into view and, within, you’ll encounter a former Viking stronghold, permeated by the rolling River Lee.
The river leads to Cork Harbour, one the world’s largest - most exquisite - natural harbours, while there are vestiges from the city’s medieval period along the south and north main streets.
Much 19th-century architecture has also endured, while contemporary Cork, by way of its restaurants, festivals, theatres and Opera House, is a cultural, culinary and artistic hotbed. Unmissable venues, to name just a few, include the English Market, City Hall, Shannon Steeple and the recently refurbished GAA stadium Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
You’ll also find another Irish Car Rentals location for Car rental in Cork City.
Beyond The City
It’s not just a matter of geographical coincidence that county Cork is the one place where three of the country’s major tourism regions, the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East and the Munster Vales, all intersect.
We’ve outlined just one suggestion from each region, but there are innumerable activities to enjoy.
West Cork Loop Drive
From top to bottom, The Wild Atlantic Way is some 2,500km, but within the greater journey, there are plenty of smaller, but equally rewarding, road trips to be taken. At 266km, the West Cork Loop meanders through a host of seaside towns, beginning in Kinsale, home to the spectacular headland, the Old Head of Kinsale. Beaches abound and be sure to stop off at Mizen Head, the official summit of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Consider Ireland’s Ancient East to be the world’s biggest history museum – one long journey across centuries. Spike Island is the perfect microcosm of the Ancient East. Once the largest prison on earth, known as ‘Ireland’s Hell,’ Spike’s story must be seen and heard to be believed. Just a brief ferry ride from the picturesque Cobh Harbour, this former military and naval redoubt is a recent recipient of a World Travel Award.
The Golden Vale
The Munster Vales encompass four counties and five epic mountain regions, and enable the traveller to discover Ireland’s rolling inland outback. Like the Vales, The Galtees mountain range traverses Cork, Tipperary and Limerick, and are to the east of the Golden Vale. There, the vast undulant landscape – believed to be the best in Ireland for dairy farming – can appear endless in beauty and scope. Ideal for outdoor adventure.
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What to expect at Cork Airport
This airport is one of the three main international airports in Ireland, along with Shannon & Dublin airports. There is five airline catering for Cork Airport arrivals and departures passengers. With the airport being close to Cork City and close to N27 making it a popular location to fly into and explore Ireland's South West.
Passengers will find a range of facilities such as restaurants, shops before and after the security checks. There is a bank with a bureau de change and free WI-FI throughout the terminal.
Public transport from airport
There is a taxi rank located directly outside the main terminal building. The fare to travel from Cork Airport to Cork City will range between €10.00 and €15.00.
There are a number of bus links to Cork Airport providing indirect and direct routes to Cork City and further afield.
Bus Eireann operates a direct coach service between Cork Airport and Cork City on a very frequent basis. The service also connects with Cork Bus Station giving access to the integrated nationwide Bus Eireann network of routes.
There are no direct rail links to Cork Airport.
If you need more information, please contact us or visit www.corkairport.ie.
If you have any enquiries regarding car hire in Cork Airport, please do not hesitate to contact us.