Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Cork car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Cork.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Cork car rental.
Some car hire companies in Cork which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Avis and Hertz
On average a hire car in Cork costs $49 per day.
The average price of fuel in Cork is $9.20 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $110 and $147, depending on the car size.
Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cork.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cork airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Sixt, Avis, Advantage, Hertz, Payless, Thrifty, CARHIRE.ie, Europcar and Enterprise.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Economy car hire in Cork costs $33 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in Cork costs $17 per day, on average.
In Cork, cars are most frequently hired at Easirent Cork Airport - In Shuttle (6 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Cork costs $343 per week ($49 per day).
On average a car hire in Cork costs $1,471 per month ($49 per day).
For the most part, drivers will find mid-sized and smaller cars such as sedans, SUVs, and compacts are perfectly suited for hitting the road in Cork. This is because, in general, the roads and parking spaces are fairly large in the city. However, it should be noted that some of the older streets and alleys in Cork will be slightly on the narrower side so it may be worth renting a smaller car.
Speed limits in Cork vary from 50 km/h (31 mph) in built-up areas to 80 km/h (50 mph) on regional and local roads in the city. Additionally, larger roads in rural areas that aren’t quite highways go up to 100 km/h (62), while on freeways the speed limit is 120 km/h (75 mph).
Petrol prices in Cork are about €1.43 ($1.62) per liter, which is roughly €5.41 ($6.12) per gallon. This is slightly above average for Europe and is just a bit more expensive than Bilbao, for example, where petrol is €4.73 ($5.36) per gallon.
If you are in the central business district, then parking garages and lots are the go-to option. There is a decent amount of streetside parking in the city, but in the busiest areas these spaces can fill up fast. Outside of the downtown core, parallel streetside parking is abundant and easy to find, so it will likely be your best bet.