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    Car Hire Cork

    Car Rental CorkCork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland, located on the River Lee near the South-West coast. Although the population is only around 200,000, don't be fooled - this is no sleepy city, and the thriving cultural scene was acknowledged when named the European Capital of Culture for 2005! Be sure to take the time to explore Saint Finbarre's Cathedral, which is one of Cork's major landmarks. With three towering spires, the gothic revival style of the cathedral's architecture is spectacular to see in person and makes for some lovely photographic opportunities. The Cathedral is particularly stunning when it's lit up at night.

    Blarney Castle is another popular destination in Cork. Open all year, the castle was constructed 600 years ago and is the location of the famed Blarney Stone. Legend has it that if you kiss the stone, you'll never be at a loss for words again. The surrounding grounds and gardens are also incredibly beautiful, so make sure that you have the time to tour the entire area.Another great destination is Cork Harbour where there is beautiful scenery and breathtaking views of the ocean fading into the horizon. Out and about, the nearby coastline is some of the most scenic in Ireland, and for food lovers, a trip to picturesque Kinsale named the 'gourmet capital of Ireland', is a must.


    Convenient Locations in Cork

    Auto Europe offers pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Cork. We work with suppliers including Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz and Avis at our airport, city and downtown locations. Find the ideal vehicle for your travel at one of these convenient locations by comparing rates in our booking engine and we encourage you to inquire about our fantastic rates on one-way car hires that allow you to pick-up in one location and drop-off in another location in Cork or throughout Ireland.

    In Ireland it is a requirement that visiting motorists carry their valid Australian State or Territory driving licence. It is recommended that you also carry with you an International Driving Permit, which must be obtained before you leave Australia. Some suppliers require this document to hire a car. The minimum age to hire a car in Ireland is 23 years, though most suppliers may have a minimum age between 25 and 30 years. Most suppliers charge a fee for young drivers (25 and under) usually for insurance purposes.

    There are a number of toll roads, bridges and tunnels which connect the larger towns and cities in Ireland. The M8, which connects Dublin and Cork by the fastest route, has toll sections. Generally, you will pay at the barrier to the toll zone. The toll charges vary anywhere from €2 to €10, depending on the time of day, the type of vehicle, and the particular road, bridge or tunnel used.

    Some suppliers allow car hires to be driven in Ireland and Northern Ireland without restrictions. Some cars are permitted to travel to the United Kingdom for an additional fee, though you will need to confirm at the time of booking that the car is permitted to be transported on ferries. Both international and domestic one-way hires are on a request basis with the suppliers and include minimum duration conditions.


    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Cork

    Can I hire a car with unlimited mileage in Cork?

    Yes, most car hire suppliers in Ireland offer unlimited mileage options. However, restrictions may apply on specific auto hire categories such as luxury and SUV hires. Feel welcome to contact Auto Europe with any questions 24/7 and toll-free at 0800 885 052.

    Is zero deductible car hire insurance available in Ireland?

    In Ireland, Auto Europe offers great rates on zero-deductible insurance for car hires. In fact, our rates are typically cheaper than buying basic insurance directly from the supplier at the time of pick-up.

    Why book a car hire in Cork with Auto Europe?

    Auto Europe has over 60 years of experience in the car hire industry and has established unique relationships with top suppliers, allowing us to offer our clients with the best, most affordable rates in the industry. With 24,000 pick-up locations worldwide and unmatched 24/7, live customer service - look no further than Auto Europe for your travel needs.

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    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Cork

    • Cork to Cork Airport (9km approx. 15 mins)
    • Cork to Kinsale (29km approx. 30 mins)
    • Cork to Killarney (86km approx. 1hr 15mins)
    • Cork to Dublin (254km approx. 2hr 40mins)
    • Cork to Waterford (121km approx. 1hr 45mins)