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Cork Car Rental - The Top Cork Car Rental Companies

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Cork, the center of County Cork, Ireland, is the second largest city in the country with a population of 119,143 in the city and 380,000 in the metro area. Cork Airport is on the south side of the city and is one of the main airports in the country. It is the primary airport for north/south travel within Ireland. Most visitors to Cork arrive to their terminal without transportation, be it from the airport, the bus station, the train or by ferry. Once inside the city, it is up to the individual or party to decide how they will get around. Many will rely on foot, bus, taxi, or tram, but some people like to be the boss of their own transportation, which will require a Cork car rental. For those who prefer to drive themselves, several Cork car rental companies compete for the business of travelers.

In the past, transport by rental car was not as appealing as it has become recently. The road infrastructure suffered from weathering and neglect. Work began in the 1990s and continues through the 2000s to make road travel safe and smooth. The National Primary Roads have seen the most improvement, so travel from Cork to other cities of Ireland is comfortable and efficient.

Prices for Cork car rentals start at $20US per day (based on weekly rate) and go up from there. However, several fees will be added to that price. Most Cork car rental companies will have you pre-pay for the full tank of fuel in the car. Additionally, it is recommended to take the collision damage waiver and the vehicle theft waiver. Other fees include an airport fee, local tax, and road fund tax.

Here are two of the top companies for car rentals in Cork:

Dooley Car Rentals
Cork Airport
Tel: +353-21-432-1099

Dooley’s is one of the top Cork car rental companies. Like most others, their primary location is at Cork Airport in the car hire section of the arrivals hall. They have been in business for over 30 years and their fleet consists of all-new vehicles. Their staff is friendly and helpful. A full tank of gasoline (petrol) is provided with each car along with maps and directional assistance. Dooley Car Rentals is open daily from 09:00 to 17:30 (5:30 pm), but they have been known to stay late if prior arrangements have been made.

Irish Car Rentals
Cork Airport
Tel: +353-21-240-0100

Also located in the main arrivals hall of Cork Airport is Irish Car Rentals, the local franchise for Europcar and National/Alamo. This company has an extensive fleet of 2,700 vehicles including Ford, Fiat, Nissan, Toyota, Renault, Opel, Saab, Kia, Volvo, Mercedes, and BMW. They are open daily from 08:00 to 23:00 (11:00 pm).

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