Cork Airport Car Rental
Cork Airport is the gateway to Ireland’s largest and arguably most vibrant city outside of Dublin. Cork has a fascinating history and is a lively cultural hub, hosting theatre, music and film festivals throughout the year as well as superb gourmet events. Those who rent a car in Cork are free to enjoy the main attractions of Cork city as well as explore the beautiful surrounding coastline and countryside.
Car Hire at Cork Airport
Both major and local car rental providers have desks in the arrivals concourse at Cork Airport.
Advice for Renting a Car in Cork Airport
In Ireland, cars drive on the left hand side of the road. If you are not used to driving on this side of the road it is a good idea to take your car for a short practice drive around the car park of your rental car supplier before exiting onto the main road.
Remember, the steering wheel will be on the right hand side and the handbrake and gearstick will be on the left.
Once you arrive at Cork airport, be sure to have all necessary documentation ready to present to the agent on the desk. Important items include your booking confirmation voucher, your credit card, valid driving licence, passport and any other forms of identification requested by your car rental provider at your time of booking.
Cork Airport Guide
Cork airport is one of Ireland’s busiest airports. The airport offers a good rage of facilities including a bureau de change and bank which are situated on the lower level beside the bookshop. There are two ATMs situated in the check-in hall and another in the departures area.
Cork airport offers free wi-fi access throughout its terminal and there are internet kiosks in the check-in and arrivals areas. Outlets serving food in Cork airport include Cork’s Food Market, Lir Café and Subway. There are two bars situated in the terminal building, including a sports bar.
Cork airport provides excellent choice in terms of shopping. Passengers looking to make last minute purchases will find designer brands, perfumes, local produce and books, alcohol and tobacco on sale in the The Loop shopping area.
Passengers travelling with limited mobility will find a good range of specially adapted facilities in Cork Airport. Lifts are located throughout the terminal building and all have directional voiceovers and Braille buttons for the visually impaired. There are a number of parking spaces reserved for disabled passengers in the multistorey car park.
Cork airport has over 4600 car park spaces in its short and long term car parks. A covered walkway connects the short-term parking area to the terminal. The long-term car park is located nearby.
Driving to Cork Airport
If driving from the north, west or east of Cork city, take the N27 southbound. If travelling from the south, follow the R600 northbound. Both the N27 and R600 link directly to the airport.