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Car & Van Rental at Cork

Cork is located in South-West Ireland & offers numerous attractions and activities. Experience both the city and surroundings in your own time with a rental car from Enterprise. Our local car hire branches offer a variety of vehicles to keep you moving. Cruise customers can reach Cobh Harbour with ease, just 30 minutes from central Cork

From the hustle and bustle of the city centre with markets and comedy clubs to the beautiful countryside of North Cork, there is something for everyone. A car enables the exploration of all parts of Cork with the flexibility for you to do at your own choosing.

With an airport branch as well as a city branch, we guarantee car hire in Cork is flexible to suit your needs. However, if van rental is more appropriate for your requirements, then picking up our van hire in Cork is equally as simple. We promise great prices for both car and van hire from Cork and across Ireland.

With a lot to offer, Cork’s sights can be reached most comfortably in a hire car.

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park is a 16 minute drive from the centre of Cork, and allows you to visit animals from all over the world. Regularly voted in the top 10 attractions in Ireland in addition to being the most popular tourist destination in Cork – Fota Wildlife Park is a great day out of anyone and everyone!

Fort Camden

Fort Camden is widely considered as one of the finest coastal defence forts remaining in the world. Only 30 minute drive from Cork City centre. By visiting Fort Camden, you experience a significant part of Ireland’s history but a historical interest which helped in the shaping of Western Europe, as we know it today.

Ballycotton Cliff Walks

Ballycotton Cliff Walks are a 45 minute drive from Cork City, and well worth the drive to appreciate the surprising landmarks and the stunning scenery. Hiring a car is the easiest and most stress free way to visit the cliffs which is highly recommended by locals and visitors alike.

Cheap Car Rental Cork

With a wide selection of affordable rental cars, we can ensure that you find a car suitable for your needs to explore Cork and the surrounding areas. From economy to compact cars and with cheap deals and great offers, we promise to make car hire cheap, easy and flexible to meet your requirements.

Van Rental in Cork

We have a van suitable for your needs whether that is for moving house, requiring a commercial van or fancy driving one of our passenger vans. Make your move across Cork or Ireland comfortable and stress free with one of our vans, from commercial vans to passenger vans there will be a vehicle that meets your requirements across the Cork branch.

Cobh Harbour

Cobh Harbour is Ireland's only dedicated cruise terminal, famous for being the RMS Titanic's last port of call in April 1912. Located on the south side of Great Island and home to St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh is easily accessible by road - just 30 minutes from Cork city centre.

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Will I be allowed to cross into bordering countries?
    The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
  2. Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
    No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
  3. How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
    All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
  4. What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
    All drivers must produce all parts of a valid driving licence. Non-EU licence holders are required to have an international driving permit if the licence is not in English. Domestic renters must produce photo id, passport or driving licence. International travellers must produce a passport, proof of return travel and residency information while in Ireland.  Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
  5. Can I hire a car with a debit card?
    We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.

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