Green Motion car rental Cork Airport Republic of Ireland

Cork Airport

Green Motion car hire at Cork International Airport is convenient and easy to locate.

To make a car hire booking at Cork Airport in Ireland, simply click on the 'get a quote now' button to enjoy our great service, our competitive car hire deals and do your bit for the environment. 

Contact Cork Airport

Cork Airport

Opening hours

  • Sunday: 09:00 to 20:00
  • Monday: 09:00 to 20:00
  • Tuesday: 09:00 to 20:00
  • Wednesday: 09:00 to 20:00
  • Thursday: 09:00 to 20:00
  • Friday: 09:00 to 20:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 to 20:00

Further information to help with your car rental from Cork Airport

After you’ve landed in Cork and collected your hire car from Green Motion Cork Airport, we know that you will be ready to get your car on the road and explore the beautiful and rugged landscape of Ireland.

If this is your first time driving in Ireland, it is important to remember that you must drive on the left hand side of the road. We also recommend that you put thought into hiring a GPS (SatNav) to ensure that you arrive safely and quickly at your devised destination(s). This could also save on those arguments with your partner and / or family!

Enjoy your car hire in Cork

If this is your first time driving a car in Cork, our most practical advice is to stay calm and take your time. As already mentioned, remember to drive on the left. Also, we’d recommend for your own security to consider hiring a GPS to ensure you can move around the city and the country with ease (ask at the rental counter for details).

There are several tolls on the motorways in Ireland, several of which do not accept credit cards. We advise that you make sure you have some spare change with you when travelling on the motorway.

Also it is important to note that the speed limit varies in the city and in residential areas. The speed limit is 50 kph in built up areas, 80 kph on regional roads and 120 kph on motorways. For your own safely, you must adhere to the local speed and traffic restrictions.

Should you require any assistance, the Ireland Emergency Services can be contacted by calling 112 or 999 for police, firefighters and paramedics.

For further advice and information on renting a car at Cork Airport and enjoying the best offers and discounts we have to offer, remember to get a car rental quote from Alternatively you can contact Green Motion's Central Reservation team by calling +44 (0) 2071864000.

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For any assistance please contact Central Reservations on +44 (0) 2071864000 or [email protected]

​What personal identification do I need to hire a car?

If you book directly through a full list of our terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.

Mandatory documentation will include:

  1. A full driving license (noting that some exclusions do apply)
  2. A valid passport
  3. A valid credit card in the driver’s name (noting that in most cases debit and prepaid cards are not accepted)
  4. A booking voucher from either or alternatively from one of Green Motion’s supplied partners

​Can I check Green Motion’s car hire rates without placing a booking?

Yes, you can enter your booking requirements (location, dates, vehicle type etc.) on our website here and you will be automatically directed to our booking options and rates. However, please be advised that our rates may change.

​Can I select a specific car / van model?

No, Green Motion only guarantees the vehicle category however for an additional fee you can select the make and model by choosing our ‘Guarantee Make and Model’ option during the booking process. 

​Can I book additional extras or equipment?

Yes, you can book additional extras or equipment through our online booking process. You can reserve a child seat, baby seat, additional driver and GPS (SatNav). Some additional options can also be booked at the Green Motion Cork Airport rental branch. These additional options will be pay on arrival. 

​Can I reserve a vehicle and pay for it if I am not the person who will be picking it up and driving it?

There is no restriction on who can pay for the rental however on arrival at the renal station the credit card used for the deposit must be in the name of the main driver. The credit card used for the deposit will not be accepted if it is in the additional driver’s name.  

​Can I make amendments to my booking?

Yes, this is possible. If you booked through our website please contact our reservations team on [email protected] however there is no guarantee that we will be able to amend your booking but we will try our best to help. 

​Do I need to leave a deposit when renting my car?

Yes, in all cases the main driver will be required to leave a deposit which will be taken by the method of pre-authorisation from the credit card presented. The level of pre-authorisation taken is dependent on the type of insurance purchased and the agreed excess. Typically the level of pre-authorisation required will mirror the level of agreed excess. In the cases where the hirer has selected a zero excess option, a small deposit / pre-authorisation will be required to cover any traffic violations including parking and speeding offences that may occur while the hire vehicle is in the custody of the hirer.

We would ask you to note that all pre-authorisation’s are released on the completion of the hire following a satisfactory review of the vehicle and its condition noting that any damaged caused to the vehicle while out on hire will be subject to cost with the relevant amount being removed from the pre-authorisation.

Typical deposits / pre-authorisations can range from £150 GBP to £1500 GBP dependent on the car type, age and driving experience of the driver and agreed excess.

​Can I reduce my excess?

Green Motion Cork Airport offers their rental customers the opportunity to reduce their excess by purchasing one of our excess reduction packages. Each package provides different benefits ranging from reduction in excess to zero excess. Please ask at the rental counter for more information.

​Which payment and debit cards does Green Motion accept?

In most cases, each Green Motion location will accept most major credit cards including Visa and MasterCard and in some cases, American Express may be accepted.

In relation to debit cards (Visa), these are typically accepted for the payment of rentals but unfortunately we cannot secure a deposit / pre-authorisation using a debit card and as such require a valid credit card for the pre-authorisation of the deposit. In addition we are unable to accept cash either for the payment of the rental or for the security deposit.

We would ask you to note that in the event that we are unable to guarantee funds relating to the security deposit on your credit card we will be unable to rent a vehicle to you.

​How long do I wait for the release of a deposit / pre-authorisation?

Green Motion Cork Airport does not hold the pre-authorisation / deposit in our bank accounts. The pre-authorisation is a block of the agreed amount held against the credit card presented by the issuing bank. As soon as the vehicle has returned and we are happy with the condition of the vehicle, we action a release of the pre-authorisation.

The time taken by the issuing bank to release the pre-authorisation on the credit card varies immensely dependent on the bank and the country of issue. Typically, most pre-authorisations / deposits are released within 5 – 14 days from the return of the rental car.

In the event that you feel a pre-authorisation has not been released with the prescribed time frame it will be necessary for you to make direct contact with the issuing bank as Green Motion Cork Airport has no jurisdiction in this matter.

​Is roadside assistance including with my rental car?

In most cases, Green Motion Cork Airport offers full roadside assistance and recovery within the cost of renting a vehicle. Further information on roadside assistance is available at the counter prior to renting.

​What happens if my flight is delayed?

In the event that your flight is delayed, please endeavour to contact Green Motion Cork Airport. In most cases, we monitor inbound flight information and as such we will reserve your car until you arrive for up to 2 hours from the original pick up time. It is important that you make direct contact with the branch if you feel that your delay will exceed 2 hours to avoid us treating the rental as a “no show” and us reselling the rental car.

​Am I able to return my car before Green Motion Cork Airport opens?

You are not authorised to return your rental vehicle outside office hours unless prior agreement has been made noting that in the event that agreement has been authorised, it is subject to strict terms and conditions. Typically, return of the rental vehicle outside of rental hours is not authorised.

​What do I do if I have a complaint about Green Motion Cork Airport?

Green Motion takes customer service extremely seriously and we want you to get the best out of your car hire experience. In the event of our service has proven unsatisfactory, in the first instance you can contact our location directly at [email protected]. Alternatively if we have been unable to satisfy you, you have the opportunity to take your complaint directly with Green Motion at [email protected]

Discover Cork

Come and experience the marvels of Cork with its colourful contrasts and castles, it is the perfect getaway for family’s and / or escapes for couples.

We recommend visiting the shops and market in the city centre to get a taste of the city’s urban life (and not to mention catching a bit of the locals distinct and lilting accents).

Cork is known throughout Ireland for its festivals, from folk music to beer, food and literature – Cork will certainly have a festival for you!

And don't forget to kiss the Blarney stone (just a 8 km / 5 miles drive from the city centre) as "whoever kisses never misses to grow eloquent!"

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