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When you arrive at Faro Airport, it's nice to know that you have a choice of rental car agencies waiting to provide you with the best car hire deals in the Algarve available with cars to rent at Faro Airport as well as alternative car rental locations in the Algarve.
Like all good travel sites, at Best Car Hire we compare car hire Faro Airport to find the cheapest car hire Faro Airport Portugal and ensure that you avoid over-the-top fees to find an affordable car at the best price - so you save money to spend on other holiday treats and hit the road to explore your holiday destination on the beautiful Portuguese coastal resorts as soon as possible!
By pre-booking online and selecting the best car hire Faro Airport Portugal before you fly, you save up money as well as saving time as your preferred rental vehicle will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive.
So What is the Best Car to Hire at Algarve Airport?
The best car to hire depends on why you want the car in the first place.
If you’re going on a summer holiday, on your own or with your best friend, or you are just looking for a short-term rental car to stay local then a small car like a Mini would be ideal - easy to park and cheap to run.
If you have a small family then a saloon car, a hatchback or an estate would work – plenty of space in the back to store all the luggage and enough power to plan a longer journey.
If your journey involves more passengers, requires a bit more comfort and more engine power then an SUV, MPV or people carrier would be your best choice.
If you are looking to create a good impression, at a job interview or a special occasion like a wedding, then a luxury car may be the vehicle of choice for you.
Which Car Rental Company Can Help with the Best Car Hire Faro Airport ?
When you want to rent a car, you can choose from the following international car hire companies at Algarve Airport :-
Airauto, Alamo, Auto Rent, Avis, Best Deal, Bravacar, Budget, Cael, Centauro, Discovery, Dollar, Drive On Holidays, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Flizzr, Goldcar, Guerin, Hertz, Interrent, Keddy By Europcar, Rent A Star, Rhodium, Sixt, Thrifty, Turisprime, and Yes.
When hiring a car abroad, we can offer a fleet of different vehicles for hire including luxury car hire, economy car hire, executive car hire, SUV, MPV, convertible, hatchback, estate and people carriers. If you would like additional items including GPS satellite navigational systems, air conditioning or child car seats or seat boosters, our car rental suppliers are happy to oblige. Just make sure you select these additional options when you pre-book online.
For your convenience, our multi-lingual team of customer care agents are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist if you require assistance with hire cars from Faro Airport Portugal.
Minivan or People Carrier Hire Faro Airport
A minivan or people carrier is the best economical choice of vehicles, and with more passenger space, for all those occasions where you need to transport the family around or for multiple groups of people such as weddings, anniversaries, children’s parties, hen parties, stag parties, yoga holidays or sporting events. If you are arriving at Faro Airport and your group of friends want to hire a people carrier or a mini-van to travel to your luxury holiday villa or to have a fun golf outing at one of the many fabulous golf courses in Portugal, we recommend that you book early - at least two months in advance. As such, you will find that rental vehicle availability at Faro Airport will be easier and you will get much cheaper people carrier rental rates. The summer time, Christmas and Easter holidays are our busiest times for MPV or people carrier hire Faro Airport bookings, so it is best to plan your car hire accordingly.
We find that holidaymakers benefit from a people-carrier hire Algarve Airport especially when they need a larger car rental be it a 6 seater, 7 seater, 8 seater or even 9 seater vehicle.
To make life easier for you, with front-wheel or all-wheel drive, with flexible seating arrangements (backseats can be easily removed to provide more luggage storage) and all-round visibility (most vehicles have a sunroof), all our people carriers, mpv's or mini-vans come with refreshing air conditioning (AC), so you will remain cool and comfortable even with a large number of passengers travelling in the people carrier.
When reserving a people carrier hire Faro Airport, you may choose from the following rental fleet options :- BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, Citroen C4 Picasso, Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, Citroen Jumpy, Fiat Scudo, Ford Transit, Ford Galaxy, Mercedes V Class, Mercedes Vito Diesel, Mercedes Vito Traveliner, Mercedes Viano, Opel Zafira, Peugot 3008, Peugot Traveller, Renault Espace, Renault Scenic, Renault Trafic, Seat Alhambra, Volkswagen Caravelle, Volkswagen Sharan and the Volkswagen Transporter,
All car rentals Faro Airport are subject to vehicle availability at time of booking
SUV Hire Faro Airport
Most holidaymakers who rent an SUV Faro Airport, benefit from its ability to carry more people than your average car, more cost-effective fuel consumption, safer due to their more robust chassis, more comfortable driving off-road on rough terrain due to their extremely efficient suspension and additional hill climbing control due to front-wheel or four-wheel drive (4WD) - which come in handy for the tough coastal terrain.
When renting an SUV Faro Airport to transport the family around, the fleet of cars for hire include :- Renault Captur, Renault Kadjar, Peugot 2008 and the Nissan Juke.
Luxury Car Hire Faro Airport
When you are looking for the comfort of an exclusive car to celebrate your perfect holiday in Portugal, we can recommend you select one of the following luxury car hire Faro Airport options :- Jaguar XE, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes S Class, BMW i8 or the Mercedes E63 AMG.
Convertible Car Hire Faro Airport
Most people will choose convertible car rental Faro Airport because of the freedom this style of vehicle offers. There is nothing more exciting than feeling the warm Portuguese sun beating down on your body while taking in the sights the sounds and the fragrances of the Portugal countryside and coast, while you drive to your holiday villa or luxury hotel destination.
When booking a Faro Airport convertible car rental the main choices are :- Renault Megane Convertible, Fiat 500 Convertible, Volkswagen Beetle Convertible and the Fiat 124 Spider.
Electric Vehicle Rental Faro Airport
The electric car rental business is currently in its infancy due to the ongoing push by the motoring industry to improve the car battery technology to guarantee longer life and allow the electric car to travel a longer distance. Additionally, more and more cities and towns are pushing ahead making electric points and charging stations available for electric vehicles (EV's). Some car rental companies are providing electric cars to rent, but currently these are few and far between
Top Tip - Customer Satisfaction
Just remember that with any car hire deals, the suggested best car hire at Faro Airport may not be the best value for money, so please take this into account when considering any car rental discounts and ensure you find the right car.
Consult online reviews - each auto rental which we select for you comes with a up date of previous renter ratings stating :-
- Overall Value For Money,
- Cleanliness of the Car,
- Service at the Faro Airport Car Rental Desk,
- Car Rental Pick Up Process and
- Car Rental Drop Off Process -
which you may find useful when making your rental agreement decision as to which car and car hire company you eventually choose at Faro Airport.
The Benefits of a Holiday Car Hire
- Avoid worrying about taxi fares or the frustration of waiting for buses
- Avoid safety concerns when jumping into a taxi (when available)
- Save money when on holiday by choosing a hotel outside the city centre
- Transportation costs are known at the outset of the holiday
- Cram more sight-seeing into your holiday itinerary
- Visit the beaches that public transport won’t reach
Where is Faro Airport?
Faro International Airport FAO (also known as Algarve Airport) is located 4 km to the west of Faro in the Algarve region of Portugal. From Faro, take N125 northwards and then head west on the N125-10 – Faro Airport is clearly signposted throughout this route.
Car Hire Pick-up and Return at Faro Airport
The car rental collection and drop-off areas at Faro Airport are well defined and identified. Basically there are 2 areas to pick-up your car upon arrival and to return it before flight departure. Depending on the car rental supplier associated with your rental, it may be at the company own park or at the P4 car park shared by several car hire companies. Please refer to your booking voucher for the instructions on which park to pick-up and return your car.
Faro Airport Flight Information
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Things to do in the Algarve
The Algarve is located in the most southern part of mainland Portugal. It is packed with popular holiday resorts along with traditional Portuguese fishing villages. The most popular holiday resorts include Quarteira, Albufeira and Vilamoura.
With a mild climate all year round, the Algarve is a very popular location, especially with golfers. With over 20 top-class golf resorts, most of them within striking distance of Faro Airport, the Algarve is a haven for relaxation and enjoyment.
Outdoor sporting and leisure activities are in much demand in the Algarve, thanks to the amazing sunny weather and variety of purpose-built leisure facilities. There are numerous events on offer ranging from theme parks, marinas, water parks, jeep safaris, water sports, and many additional sporting facilities including tennis and horse riding.
One of the best shopping centres in the Algarve is based at the Forum Algarve Shopping Mall. It is a very well laid out and structured mall, a fifteen minute walk from Faro town centre. With free parking, there are lots of food courts and coffee outlets offering the best variety of Portuguese and non-Portuguese food and drink.
Weather in Faro Portugal
The Algarve can boast a very warm climate throughout most of the year. In the summer the temperature can reach the low thirties, with the winter hovering around the mid-teens centigrade. Although the beaches are very clean and inviting, great car must be taken when swimming in the sea, which is known to have strong under currents.
Other Algarve Facts
The Portuguese currency is the Euro (currency converter included at our home page.
The native language is Portuguese, although many younger people and workers in the holiday resorts speak English fluently.
Faro Airport Distance Calculator
Further details of the Faro Airport distance calculator
After Brexit - How Will My Travel from the UK to Portugal be Affected?
If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union (EU) with no deal on 31st October 2019, the rules for travel to countries still in the European Union will be changing.
The major change is that travellers will need at least 6 months left on their UK passport from their date of arrival at their destination (Faro, Portugal), however this only affects travel to certain countries.
Fortunately, as there is a considerable amount of confusion surrounding this, the gov.uk website contains a simple passport checker.
Will I Need a Visa for Travel to Portugal after Brexit ?
The European Commission has confirmed that visitors won’t need to apply for a visa if they are travelling this year (2019). However, from 2021 they may be required to pay a fee of €7 to enter the European Union.
The reason for this is that a transition period will take place once a Brexit deal is agreed, and this could take as much as 2 years.
Driving in the EU after Brexit
From 31st October 2019, in the event that there is no EU Exit deal, drivers may need an IDP (International Driving Permit) in addition to their UK driving licence to drive in EU and EEA countries.
Further information for UK citizens travelling abroad can be found on the UK Government website.
What Documentation Do I Require for my Car Rental Faro Airport ?
To help you rent a car at Faro Airport, we have prepared a car hire travel checklist to help you with your cheap car hire Faro Airport reservation.
You will require a valid credit card, a valid photo ID (passport or national ID), driver's licence valid for 2 years and a printed version of the car rental voucher. If you do not present any of the documents mentioned, the documentation is not valid or you do not have enough funds on your credit card, the car rental agent may refuse to release the vehicle and no funds will be reimbursed to you.
Minimum Age for Car Hire Faro Airport
In Portugal, by law, drivers under the age of 18 are not eligible to drive. When booking your car rental you should always confirm the minimum age requirement as it may vary according to the car rental supplier. Most car hire companies at Faro airport will require the driver to be at least 21 years old and to have a valid driving license for more than two years. Some companies may also apply an additional daily charge if the driver is less than 25 years (young driver fee) or if the driver is over 65 years old. Always be aware of the stated rules and costs involved regarding the driver age.