About Cork Airport (ORK)
Address: Main Terminal, Cork Airport, Cork, Cork
Cork Airport, the second biggest in Ireland is located to the south of the country. For those travellers wanting to start their road trip through the country in the south and finish in Dublin or further north, this is your obvious port of entry.
Located in Farmer’s Cross, Cork Airport is a little over 5 kilometres from the city. It’s not the biggest airport, nor needs to be but still serves close to 3 million travellers per annum.
Once you land, a full range of Cork Airport car rentals from the likes of Enterprise, Sixt and CarHire.ie are at your disposal. It’s even easier (and cheaper) to pre-book them secure in the knowledge that thanks to car hire, you will be on your way in a matter of minutes once securing your luggage.
While Dublin is certainly more well known than Cork, this little city in the south of the country is a tourists dream. The Irish south coast is beautiful and it makes perfect sense to base yourself here as you explore using car rental as your main source of transport.
And some of Ireland’s top tourist attractions are within driving distance, so with careful planning and a few days at your disposal, you can see many of them. And these include the world famous Blarney Castle, just 10 kilometres away.
For something further afield, in fact, a full day trip, consider the beautiful Cliffs of Moher or perhaps The Burren National Park. If you rent a car for the duration of your trip, seeing all these fantastic sites is certainly possible with a little bit of pre-planning.
Choosing your car
While securing a vehicle is easy, using Cork Airport car rental is the best way to secure a car instead of travelling into the city first. And you have a wide range of vehicles at your disposal, from a multitude of manufacturers. These include Japanese brands like Toyota, European manufacturers such as Volkswagen and American cars from the likes of Ford. And these are just a few of the many manufacturer's cars available as part of the airport car rental which spans a full range of models such as SUVs, people carriers, sedans, compact vehicles and even luxury cars.
Tips and advice
If you are from the United States, Canada or Europe, your national driver’s license is all you require to drive in Ireland. If you live in any other country, you will require an international driver’s licence.
Make sure your car rental companies provide third party insurance. This is a requirement by law while driving a rental car in Ireland. All the big car rental companies will provide this.
Many crossings in the rural parts of the country are unmarked. The general rule here is the car that comes from the right has the right of way.
Note, most cars in Ireland have manual gearboxes. If you want a vehicle with an automatic gearbox, please specify that to your rental agency.
As with most of the United Kingdom, there are plenty of roundabouts in Ireland. Yield to cars coming from the right and already in the roundabout.
Always carry cash and coins on you for parking meters and toll roads.