Cork Airport (ORK) Car Hire

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Cork Airport (ORK)

Please proceed to our desk in the Arrivals Hall. There will be a short shuttle bus ride to the car.

Location Services

  • You can save time at the counter when you activate Accelerated Check-in online. Just provide your driver's license and contact information that are normally collected at pick-up and we will be ready when you arrive. You'll be on the road and on vacation before you know it!

  • After-hours Pick-up:

    Picking up your vehicle after the location closes is easy with Alamo. After-hours Pick-Up might require you to follow a few additional steps, which you'll see in your confirmation email.

    After-hours Return:

    Returning your vehicle after the location closes is easy with Alamo. We'll tell you where to park it; just drop the keys in the dropbox and you're on your way!

  • Unavailable at this location

    Skip the rental counter lines and check in directly by using Alamo's touch-screen kiosk. Check-in using the kiosk and a receipt-sized rental agreement is printed. You'll be directed to your hire car on the lot. At the exit booth, show the booth agent your rental agreement and driving licence—and simply drive away.

  • Unavailable at this location

    No need to visit the counter or kiosk. You can go straight to your car!

    In order to take advantage of this optional free service, you'll need to activate Accelerated Check-In online then choose the "Skip the Counter" option. You will be required to confirm your protection options, agree to the Rental Agreement Terms & Conditions and enter valid credit card details (there will be no charge until you return your vehicle). Simply print your rental agreement to bring with you, and you are all set! Go directly to your car, show the booth agent your rental agreement and driving licence—and get on the road!

Rental Policies

  • Additional drivers must meet all renter requirements. Additional drivers can be added to the rental agreement if they visit any rental location and present their driving licence. A daily surcharge of 11.90 EUR will apply at airport locations and 9.99 EUR at all other locations.

  • Renters must have been eligible to hold a driving licence for a minimum of 8 years. To rent People Carriers and Vans, renters must have held their licence for a minimum of 11 years and for Premium vehicles 13 years. No additional surcharges apply.

  • Vehicles can be driven in Northern Ireland and UK mainland. Travels to Europe mainland are not permitted. The local branch requires a 48-hour notice period to arrange cross border travel. The notice period refers to two full business days between Monday and Friday. Customers must always inform the rental branch of their intention to leave the country with the vehicle and require authorisation. Additional charges apply except for travels to Northern Ireland.

  • Damage Waiver (DW) reduces the liability of the renter in the event of damage or theft of the vehicle. If DW is not included in the reservation, the renter has full liability for the vehicle. DW is available for purchase and reduces the applicable excess. If included in the reservation, the excess amount is 1600 EUR for Mini and Economy cars and Small Vans. For all other vehicles an excess of 2500 EUR applies. Before purchasing DW it is advised to determine, if a personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If DW is declined, the renter will be required to pay these charges and seek compensation through their carrier of personal coverage. DW is not insurance.

  • Renters wishing to discuss or dispute any matters concerning damage to the rental vehicle may contact our damage recovery department. Please email dru.uk9z@ehi.com or call 00 353 1 800 812 781.

  • All rentals where the vehicle is not returned to the same location as it was rented from will be subject to a one-way fee of up to 150.00 EUR. One-way rentals from Dublin Airport to Belfast International Airport are subject to a charge of 175.00 EUR. One-way rentals are only allowed within mainland Ireland.

  • Excess Protection is an optional coverage that reduces the applicable Damage Waiver Excess (see Damage Waiver terms) to: EUR 300 for economy and mini vehicles, EUR 1000 for premium vehicles, and EUR 450 for all other vehicles.  You may wish to check if your personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If you decline Excess Protection then you are required to pay any applicable Damage Waiver excess and seek compensation from your carrier. Excess Protection is not insurance.

  • If the renter does not choose to purchase an optional fuel product at the start of the rental period and does not return the vehicle with the same level of fuel as at the start of the rental period (as indicated on the Rental Agreement) the renter will be required to pay a refuelling service fee calculated as the difference between the fuel level recorded on the Rental Agreement and that recorded upon the return of the vehicle multiplied by the fuel price displayed at the branch, plus a refuelling charge of 10 EUR. Unused or excess fuel will not be refunded.

  • Mileage- all vehicles include unlimited mileage

  • The VAT charge on vans and rentals lasting more than 35 days will be 21%.

  • All major credit cards (issued by either Visa, Mastercard or American Express) are accepted. All cards presented must be in the renter’s name. A security deposit plus the estimated cost of the rental will be taken at the time of rental. All vehicles require a deposit of €250. Debit cards such as Visa Electron, VPAY and Maestro, cash, checks, prepaid cards, Diners Club and Discover Card cards are not accepted.

  • Roadside Assistance Protection (RAP) is an optional 24-hour emergency service including tyre and glass repair or replacement costs except when part of a larger repair, replacement keys costs and all recovery and call out charges as result of a fault caused by the renter.
    RAP does not apply if there is a breach of the rental agreement or if a wrong fuel type is used. The renter pays a flat-rate fee that covers all roadside assistance services. Before purchasing RAP, it is advised to determine if a personal coverage is adequate to cover these charges. If RAP is declined, the renter will be required to pay any applicable charges and seek compensation from the carrier of personal coverage. RAP is not insurance.

  • All drivers must present a full valid and unexpired driving licence. If the driving licence is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Renters are advised to check whether local authorities require foreign drivers to present an International Driving Permit to avoid the risk of potential fines. Renters with licences from countries who are not part of the International Driving Permit Agreement should carry a certified translation.
    All renters must provide a valid photo ID such as driving licence, passport or ID card. Visitors to Ireland must also provide proof of return travel and accommodation information while in Ireland.
    Please note that we reserve the right to request additional ID or conduct further identification checks if needed which may include an identity check with an external organisation.

    Upon the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) the requirements for UK driving licence holders driving in EU member states may change. Please check requirements before travelling. Government advice may be found at https://www.gov.uk/driving-abroad.

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