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Visiting Cork City with a rental car

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 City

Irish Car Rentals can be found Located at South Terrace, on the banks of the River Lee, just off Union Quay. A short walk away from Patrick Street. 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 in Cork City


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.



Cork city has a plentiful supply of taxis at numerous ranks around the city, with many private cab companies and a large proportion of drivers using the FREE NOW app and booking system. Find more info below about how to reach us by taxi.

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irish Car Rentals in Cork city is easy to reach by car — click below for precise directions.

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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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