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Cork Airport - Your gateway
to the Rebel County

Explore Cork with Irish Car Rentals

As soon as you land at Cork Airport, you’ll soon find Irish Car Rentals at the Europcar desk beside the arrivals exit doors. Our friendly team will welcome you to Cork and prepare you for your adventure in Ireland’s biggest county. We offer an unrivalled selection of cars, SUVs and people-carriers of various sizes, both manual and automatic — and with our Price Promise we won’t be beaten on price. Our cars have an average age of eight months, so you’ll be getting behind the wheel in comfort and luxury. Cork Airport is just 6.5km south of Cork city, so once you pick up, you’re only minutes away from Ireland’s second biggest city, or some of the country’s most scenic rural drives.

From the mediaeval to the modern

After leaving Cork Airport in your Irish Car Rentals vehicle, you’ll arrive in Cork city in comfort — in less than 20 minutes. Cork is Ireland’s second biggest city, and rurals will soon tell you that it’s Ireland’s real capital! Like Dublin, it’s built along an iconic river, with the River Lee permeating the former Viking stronghold. The drive along the quays will bring you to the stunning Cork Harbour — one of the world’s largest natural harbours, with hints of Cork’s mediaeval period along the streets north and south of the Lee. Cork is one of Ireland’s most cherished cultural hubs, with 19th century buildings nestled alongside contemporary architecture. With the city’s restaurants, festivals and theatres — and venues such as Cork Opera House, Crane Lane and Cyprus avenue, the city is a culinary and artistic hotbed. And while you’re in Cork city, you don’t want to miss the English Market, City Hall, Shannon Steeple and the recently refurbished GAA stadium Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Plan a road trip in County Cork

Away from the bustle of the ‘Real Capital’ County Cork has some truly wondrous scenic drives — either as a day trip from the city, or as part of an extended road trip. With an Irish Car rentals vehicle you can stop when you want, and enjoy your journey of discovery. No trip to wider County Cork would be complete without a stop at Clonakilty and Inchydoney Beach, the picturesque seaside villages of Cobh and Kinsale, or Youghal, with a stop-off at the Midleton Distillery to sample some of Ireland’s most famous whiskey.
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Cork Airport

Find Irish Car Rentals in the main car hire section of Cork Airport’s arrivals terminal. We’re close to the lifts/escalator and the Arrivals Hall exit doors. Your reservation will be made through Irish Car Rentals and your vehicle will be provided by Europcar.

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How to find Irish Car Rentals Cork Airport


Routes 225, 226 and 226A provide a frequent service linking Cork Airport to Cork city Centre, Cork Bus Station and Kent Railway Station. You can buy tickets online or from the driver. Explore the timetables below.



It costs around €20 each way from Cork Airport to Cork city centre and the main bus and railway stations. The taxi rank is directly outside the terminal building. Click below for more taxi information.

Cork Airport by taxi

Travel by car

Cork Airport is easy to reach by car — click below for precise directions from the airport’s official site.

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Express pick ups with
GoCar by Europcar

With GoCar by Europcar you don’t need to go to a rental station, so you can get on the road …fast! Just book online, choosing ‘GoCar by Europcar’, and then download the app. Upload your licence to the app and once we validate it you can use the app to locate and unlock your car directly. The keys are in the glove box so you can just drive away. The future of car rental doesn’t get any easier! You can book below before downloading the app.

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