Cork airport is located about 8kms outside Cork city centre on the road that brings you south to Kinsale and Clonakilty. The airport is the second busiest in Ireland and is the gateway for passengers who want to explore the South of Ireland including Cork itself, West Cork and Kerry. Tourists flock to this part of the world year round to experience the beauty and majesty of the Cork and Kerry landscape. Cork city is the second largest city in Ireland and was voted as one of the Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities of 2010. It is a fun city and the commercial hub of the south west of Ireland. It is also the gateway to an areas of outstanding beauty in the south west of Ireland.
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By far the easiest way to holiday or tour in Ireland is by rental car. Because most people holidaying here have an itinerary of the things they would like to do and see, and the Irish public transport does usually fit in with this. So to truly experience Ireland, get your Cork airport car rental and start exploring. Car Booker works with all the car rental providers in Cork Airport, including; Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Avis, Dooley Car Rentals and Enterprise rent a car. We compare all their prices and the deals they have on offer, so that you can choose the most suitable and best value rental for you; small cars for a couple, a family car with luggage space, or a minivan for a boys golf trip!
There are a number of public transport options for getting to and from Cork Airport, however, if you are looking to explore Cork, West Cork or head into Kerry, then a rental car is really the only way to go. If you don’t want a rental car, then you can go by bus or taxi from the airport. Buses depart about once an hour (check timetable) and go to Parnell Place bus station in Cork city with a bus changed required for other destinations. From here you can walk or get a taxi to the train station for onward journeys. Buses also go from the airport south to Kinsale and Clonakilty. Taxi run from the taxi rank outside the airport; €15 cost to city centre/train station.
An Irish holiday must include some site seeing, touring, amazing sea food and spectacular views. From Cork, go north and you are within easy reach of Limerick, Clare, Galway & Tipperary. Or east for Waterford and Wexford in the sunny south east. Or for a true Cork experience, head to West Cork for great views, picturesque towns full of charm and character and great pubs and fabulous restaurants. Car Booker favourites include Kinsale, Clonakilty, Crosshaven, Baltimore, Bantry, Castletownbear, Schull and Skibbereen and Cape Clear Island. Further west of Cork cities lies Kerry, which is majestic with beautiful mountains, lakes and a dramatic coastlines. Not to be missed.