Drive and enjoy Cork with your rental car
Do you want to take a trip to a city with a wide variety of attractions, activities, and nightlife, but also with tranquility and nature? Then Cork is the ideal place for you. The ideal solution to move independently, to have freedom of movement, without limits of schedules and stops, is undoubtedly to rent a car at Cork Airport: thanks to the good network of roads and highways, you can quickly start the journey.
If you are planning to travel to Ireland and are landing at Cork Airport, you can book your rental car right now so that as soon as you land, you can be sure that your rental car will be waiting for you so that you can start your journey immediately.
During your trip to Cork, great adventures await you. If you waste time waiting for taxis, buses or trains, you may not have enough time to visit everything this magnificent city has to offer. Book a rental car and discover all the sights of Cork and surroundings, known or not; there’s no more comfortable way to get around Ireland.
About Cork Airport
Cork Airport is Ireland’s third-largest airport and is located on the south coast, 6 kilometres south of Cork city centre, where the River Lee flows into Cork Harbour. This distance, although not long, is much better covered by your own vehicle and you can start exploring the city and its surroundings as soon as you wish.
County Cork covers the whole of Southwest Ireland. Cork City is the second most populated city in Ireland. A visit to Cork also requires a journey through town after town, each with its own special personality. This can be done with your car rental. Cork airport is connected to the city centre by good roads that will allow you to get there in a very short time.
Cork, is a city that cannot but impress with its history and variety of architectural monuments and entertainment. The most curious is the southern part of Cork, here there are some old churches and you can visit the Historical Museum, walk through the old quarters along the river.
In Cork, we recommend you make an itinerary through the city. Take a walk through the historical centre and the mythical English Market. Drive to Cork Harbour, Ireland’s second-largest port and one of the largest natural harbours in the world. It’s bustling almost 24 hours a day not only for business but also as a centre for leisure and entertainment.
Tour the interesting exhibitions housed in the museums of Central Cork, such as Cork City Prison or Beamish and Crawford Brewery. You can continue the cultural part of your journey at the Butter Museum or Cobh Heritage Centre.
Enjoy the rich entertainment offerings of Downtown Cork. Its theatres, such as the Granary Theatre, Cork Arts Theatre or Cork Opera, have an enviable line-up.
The splendid parks of Central Cork are ideal for escaping chaos and stress. Surround yourself with nature in Fitzgerald’s Park or Cork Heritage Park and forget about worries.
Unleash your passion for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills and English Market. If you want, even more, you can drive with your rental car to Ballincollig and Mahon Point Shopping Centre, which are two other good options to enjoy the atmosphere and buy some souvenirs.
The great attractions of Downtown Cork include Blarney Stone, Blarney Castle, and University College Cork. You can also visit the Shandon Bells, Tower St Anne’s Church, and Charles Fort, located on the water’s edge, at the southern end of the village of Summer Cove, on Kinsale harbour. They are well worth it.
Visit Cork’s surroundings with your rental car
Why not rent a car and go out and explore places like Blarney Stone or Blarney Castle (only 10 kilometers west of Cork) at your own pace? You may discover other lesser-known points of interest along the way.
Nearby cities that you can also visit with your rental car are Kinsale, Clonakilty, Glandore, Baltimore, or Cobh; cities full of magic and warrior history.
Once you arrive at Cork Airport, we recommend that you go to the place where you will be staying during your stay and design your own itinerary with your car hire, as there are many places to visit in a limited time.
You can start visiting Cobh, which is a beautiful coastal town, about half an hour from Cork, where you can stroll through its port and enjoy the beautiful scene of its multicolored houses topped by the neo-Gothic cathedral, a building that was begun in 1868. Also in Cobh, you must visit the tourist attraction Titanic Experience. The port of Cobh was the last stop of the Titanic during its maiden voyage and before its sinking. There, 120 passengers boarded and seven others got off, and one of them took the last picture of the missing ship. In Cobh, the dock from which the passengers left for the ship is still preserved, and in the building that once housed a shipping company, you can now visit the Titanic Experience attraction.
From Cobh, you have the possibility to head south to villages like Kinsale, where you can see several cultural places worth visiting like Charles Fort or Desmon Castle. You can continue driving to the village of Skibbereen or the bustling atmosphere of Clonakilty.
Following the route by car to South West Cork, towards the region known as West Cork, you arrive at the coastal town of Bantry where you can visit Bantry House. It is an imposing manor house located in front of the sea and surrounded by splendid gardens.
Visit Garnish Island. Not far from the town of Bantry you have the opportunity to make a curious excursion from Glengarriff in Bantry Bay. It is a matter of crossing in a small boat to Garnish Island, where you arrive in just 10 minutes, and in whose journey, through the calm waters of the bay you will pass by a colony of seals with about 250 specimens. Garnish is actually a park with some nice and pleasant gardens for walking.
And if you like towns with colorful houses, situated on the nearby Beara Peninsula in West Cork you have the small town of Eyeries. Many tourists come to this corner to take pictures of its streets with houses whose facades are decorated with bright colors.
Visiting all these beautiful places is only possible with the freedom that having a rental car gives us. Book your car now!
Our Car Rental offers at Cork Airport
Our car for hire offers will allow you to enjoy your holidays in Cork in the most comfortable and simple way. All you have to do is compare our rental car offers and book the car that best suits your needs at the most economical price.
Our Cork Airport economy car rental service will allow you to compare prices and move around Ireland in complete comfort and autonomy. Whether you travel alone or as a family trip, you can also select the car accessories you need, such as car seats for babies or GPS, on this website you can book and have at your fingertips a modern selection of vehicles of different categories, including Economy, Compacts, Vans, 7 Seater, 8 Seater, 9 Seater, Cargo Vans, Fullsize, Luxury, Premium or SUVs, as well as a range of optional extras, so you can move with a model tailored to your needs.
Last-minute offers in rent a car in Cork can be found on our website, where you will find the best prices in cars for rent in Cork from major companies: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Europcar, Thrifty, Sixt, and more local companies. To book your car at one of the many Cork Airport offices available, simply use the car rental search engine above.
Rent a Hybrid or Electric Car at Cork Airport.
In addition to conventional cars that run on petrol or diesel, on this website you can also find environmentally-friendly rental cars, with less noise pollution and almost imperceptible vibrations in Cork.
If you are planning to rent a modern car in Ireland and enjoy the latest technical advances, both to go on holiday, business trip, or to make a good impression at an event, we invite you to discover the comfort and performance of our Hybrid and 100% Electric cars available at Cork Airport.
We are an outstanding car rental website with a great commitment to the environment, and we are aware of the growing demand for sustainable and environmentally-friendly vehicles, which is why we work with leading car rental companies in the world, which put at your disposal a large and modern fleet of hybrid and zero-emission electric cars at Cork Airport.
Here you are a Worldwide database of EV charging stations to check where you can charge your electric rental vehicle.