Sorting out your car hire online before the actual trip is a sound idea for several reasons
- It makes sure that you get the model of car that you require
- The fully inclusive cost is fixed
- It's quicker at the car rental desk (although you won't believe that if you've ever seen the queues at Alamo in Miami)
- The whole online booking is done at your own computer rather than at the arrival airport where you could well be surrounded by a hassled partner and a selection of tired and emotional children
Start planning your trip to Cork by booking car rental offered by two of The UK's leading car rental suppliers. We offer online bookings with discounted car rental at Cork airport. Both of our car rental suppliers employ specialist support staff at the end of the telephone for any extra questions that may come up before or after hiring your car.
Clicking on the link below will enable you to obtain car hire quotes from our suppliers for cheap Cork airport car rental. The airport is 6 km from the city of Cork.
European Capital of Culture 2005, Cork is also famous for being the place where people come to kiss the Blarney Stone to achieve the ‘gift of the gab’! Cork boasts mainly a young and lively population who like nothing better than to re-iterate the town’s nickname of ‘party capital of the south’. Situated in the south of Ireland, here awaits an enchanting city with pretty scenery and plenty of attractions to keep Cork’s constant stream of visitors satisfied.
The city is split into three regions for ease of navigation purposes, the South and North sides and the city centre. Running through the centre of Cork, the River Lee is responsible for the divisions between the sides and location of the centre-you will find it essentially in the middle of the river! With enigmatic scenery of narrow cobbled streets, attractive waterways and impressive historic architecture, Cork’s city centre charms are similar to European cities such as Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
Cork has an excellent arts scene that undergoes expansion with every year. The city offers its very much-valued Crawford Arts Gallery and Triscel Arts Centre as well as a number of theatrical arts venues.
The North side offers St Anne’s Church high upon the hills displaying an impressing clock tower. Some excellent views are gained from the top of the clock tower and while you are there you might as well have a go at ringing the Shandon Bells. The Old Cork Butter Exchange was once situated on the North side just below St Anne’s Church and is now the popular Butter Museum. Nearby is the City Gaol and a stone’s throw away, St Finbarr’s gothic three-spire cathedral.
A train ride away, you will encounter the bewitching town of Cobh (pronounced ‘cove’), home to the woollen mills and the Sirius modern art Centre. If you love animals, you are in for a treat with the presence of Fota Wildlife conservation Park of international cheetah breeding acclaim (the park has seen the birth of 173 cheetah cubs since 1985!) As well as the prominent St Colman’s Cathedral, the Cobh Heritage Centre exhibits early documentation of the many voyages leaving local shores for other climes. The Titanic’s maiden voyage is documented here.
Over on the South side the parties step up a notch for it is here that Cork’s Annual Jazz Festival takes place. Approximately 40,000 jazz lovers turn up and fill the streets with the sounds of (jazz) music! Barrack Street (the location in Angela’s Ashes) is situated on the South side as is the seventeenth century Elizabeth Fort and it is at this location (close to University College Cork) where you will encounter a wide variety of live music venues and a fun night out!
County Cork is the largest of all Ireland’s counties and stands out amongst the others because it possesses the most dramatic coastline on the shores of the Atlantic. Also found in the lovely county of Cork are the Jameson Heritage Whiskey Distillery Centre at Midleton, the infamous gourmet loving harbour town of Kinsale and of course Blarney Castle with its Stone of Eloquence embedded deep within its battlements.
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Cork International Airport is located six kms south of Cork City. The airport has one passenger terminal. Situated off the N27 when approaching from the North, East, or West. When travelling to Cork Airport from Kinsale, you will find it located just off the R600.
Bus Eireann operate a service between the airport and Parnell Place bus station. On weekdays there are two hourly services between 07.30 and 20.25. On Saturdays an hourly service operates between 07.30 and 20.25. Beware on Sundays (and public holidays) for there are only four services running at 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, and 14.20.
A single ticket costs 3.50 EUR (GBP 2.40).
Although there is no train travel from Cork Airport, the main station (Kent Train Station) is found five minutes from the city centre and connects you to many main town and city connections.
For your convenience, the Taxi Rank is located directly outside the passenger terminal. From the airport to the city centre or the train station costs between 10 and 13 EUR (GBP 9 ).