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Car Hire at Cork Airport

This information is correct as of May 2015

Whether you’re planning to get, cosy in a village pub, down to some toe-tapping live Irish music or away from it all on a windswept walk, you can find the best car hire at Cork Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Cork Airport

There are eight car hire companies with desks at Alicante Airport: Budget, Irish Car Rentals, EuropeaCar, Hertz, Enterprise, 353 Car Hire, Sixt and Thrifty. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Cork Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

The nearest petrol station to Cork Airport is the Westlink Service Station on Pouladuff Road, just a 6 minutes drive from the airport. From the airport, simply head west on to Avenue 2000, take the third exit on the roundabout, then the second then the first and take a left onto Forge Hill. From here it is a right onto Pouladuff Road.

Driving around Cork Airport

Cork Airport is located 5 miles south of the city centre, connected by the N27 Kinsale Road. It is also connected by the M8 and M9 to the capital of Dublin which can be reached in less than three hours.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Cork Airport.


From Muckross Abbey to Ross Castle, Killarney is a tranquil small town with wonderful medieval sights. It’s natural landscapes like Torc Waterfalls are equally magical.

It takes about one hour and twenty minutes to reach Killarney by car from Cork Airport. From the airport, take Avenue 2000 out of the airport and onto the N27 main road. After approximately 750 meters, take the N22 to Park road in Kerry and then take the first exit at the roundabout onto Park Road to reach Killarney. Killarney is a very small place and so parking is limited by usually free. Local accommodation should come with parking available.


Historic and quaint, Midleton is ideal for a romantic getaway with few tourists, historic towns and rural walks. It is even said to be the birthplace of Irish whiskey!

Half an hour north-east by car, Midleton is an easy drive on the R630. Simply leave the airport on Avenue 2000 and following signs to the N27. Merge onto the N40 and St Mary’s Road (R630), following signs for Rosslare and Waterford or the N25. Midleton is clearly signposted from here.


Cork is a wonderful jumble of windswept coasts and river-side walks, ancient cathedrals and tons of summer festivals from jazz to film. Locals love their sports while the county hosts the Cork English Market, one of the best markets in Ireland. With a spirited nightlife and great accommodation choices, Cork is has something for everyone.

Form Cork Airport it is just a 20 minute drive to the centre of Cork. Take the Avenue 2000 from the airport, then the first exit onto the N27. Veer left onto Forge Hill and continue on to the Pouladuff Road that leads to Cork city. Cork has a choice of metered on-street parking and Pay & Display Car Parks. Cork City Council operates a dual payment system using ParkMagic pay by phone and a Disc Parking system for on street parking. Paid parking is in operation from Mon-Sat from 8.30am to 6.30pm. On-street parking is limited to one and two hour stays. It is €2* for one hour. There are many off street car parks which offer a range of prices including pre-booking at good discounts. Some hotels in Cork and shopping centres have car parking both free and charged.

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