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Cheap Car Hire in Cork, Ireland from $29

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Cork with a pick-up date of 19/6 and drop-off date of 8/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cork, Ireland car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Cork, Ireland. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Most popular company

BUDGET

Price of petrol per litre

$3.04

Average price per day

$42

Cheapest price per day

$29

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Cork?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Cork, Ireland and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

January

$27

February

$22

March

$48

April

$31

May

$61

June

$57

July

$76

August

$91

September

$51

October

$37

November

$31

December

$49

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Cork is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is August. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Cork, Ireland

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Cork, Ireland and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

There are 23 hire agencies servicing Cork. These agencies, altogether, have 33 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Cork with prices from $29 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 3 car types you can hire in Cork:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Standard

Standard

Mini

Mini

Luxury

Luxury

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Compare available car types for hire in Cork, Ireland

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Cork, Ireland to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Small cars

$29 - $93

All Car Types

$43 - $129

To hire a small car in Cork, Ireland, you would pay an average price of $56/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Cork, Ireland (~$29/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$93/day). In fact, November is about 50% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Cork. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cork, hiring a small car saves you 21% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Cork small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Cork, Ireland, you would pay an average price of $93/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Cork, Ireland (~$46/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$180/day). In fact, February is about 51% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Cork. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cork, hiring a medium car is 23% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Cork medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Cork, Ireland, you would pay an average price of $81/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Cork, Ireland (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$300/day). In fact, July is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Cork. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cork, hiring a large car is 12% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Cork, Ireland, you would pay an average price of $79/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Cork, Ireland (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$128/day). In fact, February is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Cork. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cork, hiring a SUV is 9% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Cork SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Cork, Ireland, you would pay an average price of $103/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Cork, Ireland (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$226/day). In fact, January is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Cork. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cork, hiring a van is 31% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Hyundai Accent Hatch$29/day
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Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota Corolla$30/day
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Toyota Corolla

Tips for hiring a car in Cork

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Cork, Ireland including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 29 May 2024.
  • Whether you fly into Cork or hire a car in the city, many car hire options exist. At Cork Airport (ORK), car hire agencies are available in the arrivals area. These companies include some local and international names such as Easirent, CARHIRE.ie, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Sixt and Hertz. You can also find some companies around the Cork (Kent) train station in town.
  • If you plan to drive around the countryside, you may encounter tolls. There are many road tolls around the Republic of Ireland, and Transport Infrastructure Ireland controls these. You’ll have to pay a small driving toll at the toll gates.
  • Road signs in Ireland are presented in two languages, Irish Gaelic and English. The top of the road sign is written in italics; this is Irish Gaelic. The bottom half of the road sign is written in capital letters in English.
  • It’s essential to understand and read the road signs correctly when driving overseas. In the Republic of Ireland, different letters are assigned to numbers to indicate the type of road you are driving on; for example, ‘M’ for motorways and ‘N’ for national roads.

Top hire agencies in Cork, Ireland

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Cork, Ireland known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Cork, Ireland. Reviews were last updated on 29 May 2024.
Choose from the top car hire agencies available in Cork, including CARHIRE.ie, Alamo and Hertz. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

CARHIRE.ie

9.6
Wonderful
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Alamo

9.2
Wonderful
3 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

8.6

Hertz

9.0
Wonderful
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.5

Value

8.5

keddy by Europcar

2 locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0
Very Good
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.6

Avis

8.0
Very Good
5 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.4

Value

7.5

FLIZZR

1 location

Easirent

6.5
Okay
8 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.2

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.5

Best Cork, Ireland car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Cork, Ireland. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Cork, Ireland with an average daily rate of $49. Data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on car hires in Cork. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Hyundai Accent Hatch$29/day
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Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota Corolla$30/day
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Toyota Corolla
Hyundai Accent$36/day
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Hyundai Accent

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Cork, Ireland, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 29 May 2024.
  • What local places can I visit near Cork?

    Driving around Cork is a great way to see the county and the city. Cork is Ireland's second-largest city and the country's foodie hub. By car, you can easily travel around to discover different cities and countryside and head to those out-of-reach places inaccessible without a car. You can take day trips around the country to visit several local gems, including the Old Head of Kinsale, a peninsular where you can golf, spa and visit a castle from the 3rd century. If you enjoy dramatic landscapes, head to the cliffsides of Mizen Head. For nature enthusiasts, drive to the Dursey Island cable car and hop on to explore one of Ireland’s few inhabited islands. To discover local country towns, you can visit Skibbereen and Bantry. With a Cork hire car, you can conveniently travel at your leisure, discovering the county, the province and the country.

  • What are the local driving laws in Cork?

    The Republic of Ireland utilises the same speed limits countrywide. In the city areas, you must respect the driving limit of 50 km/h, while it’s 80 km/h on single, non-national open roads, 100 km/h on national roads and up to 120 km/h on motorways. Like in Australia, you must drive on the left side of the road, and the signs are in kilometres per hour.

  • Where can I park my hire car in Cork?

    You'll need to pay for parking on most of the streets in Cork. You can do this with parking machines with coins or an app for cashless parking. Parking Tag is a popular parking application in the Republic of Ireland, in which you can choose from various parking options. Australian Disability Parking Permits are recognised in the Republic of Ireland and may be used in the areas where parking is permitted.

  • What documentation do I need to hire a car in Cork?

    To hire a car in the Republic of Ireland, Australians can present their valid and current driving licence from any Australian state. As there is an exchange agreement between Australia and the Republic of Ireland, Australians do not need to present an International Driving Licence. However, you must give several pieces of documentation when hiring a car. These include your Australian driving licence, passport and payment card. Depending on your chosen hire agency, your payment card could be a debit or credit card. Check the terms and conditions of your agency to confirm if you can use either. It’s recommended to bring proof of your booking. You can find this in the email confirmation after you book your car.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Cork?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $42/day when booking a car hire in Cork. The absolute best deal a user found was for $25/day from Budget, booked on May 26.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Cork?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Cork from the following companies over the past two weeks: CARHIRE.ie ($29/day), Easirent ($33/day), and Thrifty ($42/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Cork?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (10.0 rating), CARHIRE.ie (9.6 rating) and Alamo (9.2 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Cork.

  • What are petrol prices like in Cork?

    The average price of petrol in Cork is $3.04/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $136 and $197 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Cork for a week from Budget?

    From Budget you can hire a car in Cork from about $212 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Cork for the best price?

    Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 42% on your car hire. For a below average price in Cork, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 7 days in advance.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Cork?

    Yes, cars are available to be hired for an entire month in Cork.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Cork for a month?

    Our recent data shows that Budget can potentially be 55% below the average car hire price in Cork. Check prices and availability for Budget and save on this extended car hire. The cost of hiring a vehicle in Cork is on average $909 a month or $30 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Cork car hire.

  • How much is a car hire in Cork for a weekend?

    For a weekend car hire in Cork, you can expect the average price to be around $0. Usually a Economy hire in Cork is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Economy for June, it will cost approximately $127 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Cork?

    Hyundai Tucson, which is a Standard vehicle, is the most popular to hire at Cork according to Cheapflights users.

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Small car hires in Cork, Ireland

Find small car hire deals in Cork, Ireland from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Cork, Ireland cost an average of $58 per day. Price data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Nissan Micra$29/day
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Nissan Micra
Nissan Micra$29/day
2
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Nissan Micra
Nissan Micra$33/day
2
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Nissan Micra

Van hires in Cork, Ireland

Find van hire deals in Cork, Ireland from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van hires in Cork, Ireland cost an average of $108 per day. Price data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Have a look at some of the best options for hiring a car in Cork we've found at this time. If you're not finding the van hire that is right for you and your passengers, be sure to check back soon.
Toyota HiAce$108/day
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A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$108/day
5
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A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$108/day
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A/C
Toyota HiAce

Car hires by fuel type in Cork, Ireland

Browse car hires by fuel type in Cork, Ireland. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Cork, Ireland. Deals were last updated on 29 May 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Cork, Ireland. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($22+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

Airport car hires in Cork
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