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Funchal Drive rent a Car at Madeira Funchal Airport

Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo, 9100-105, Santa Cruz
00351 963 522 450
Pick-up instructions
After collecting your luggage, exit the terminal building and turn to your right, continue along the walkway for about 50m, and on your right is the "Go to coffee & Food". Here you can wait for the FunchalDrive transfer that leaves every 15 minutes.
Drop-off instructions
Please clarify Drop-off instructions with Car Provider upon Pick-up.
Key box
No

Customer Ratings and Latest Reviews

Overall value for money of your rental car
Ease of finding rental desk or representative
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Time spent picking up the car
Time spent dropping off the car
Car cleanliness
Overall condition of the car

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

South Africa
Citroen C1
January 17, 2022

Cons: Did not like them at all. We booked a car with full insurance in South Africa through Discover cars and at Funchal Drive we were informed that Discover cars does not have insurance with them so we had to take out insurance of 370 Euros. NOT HAPPY AT ALL AND WILL NOT RECOMMEND THEM.

Belgium
Seat Ibiza
January 12, 2022

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: They deliver a smaller car than ordered, and charge you money (202,50 EUR) after you left with false accusations.

South Africa
Seat Ibiza
January 11, 2022

Pros: Friendly service

Cons: The fact I had to drop off at the airport as opposed to Funchal town

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
January 6, 2022

Pros: Friendly and spoke good English. Understood the discover car policy and weren’t pushy to buy extra cover - simply explained the process - very good!

Cons: Pick up point could be a little clearer but not a big problem. We phoned them when we arrived and they came and got us

United Kingdom
Fiat Punto
January 6, 2022

Pros: Very slow to pick up at airport, took 2 hours from arrival to getting car.

United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
December 2, 2021

Pros: pretty good service, car clean, reception desk lady very pleasant

Cons: a couple of issues - the main one being i had a disagreement over the condition of the clutch - which was operating at the very top of the pedal movement -

Ireland
Citroen C1
November 21, 2021

Pros: The price seemed very good.

Cons: I had a credit card in my own name but they refused to take it because it had the word "Business" on the card. The card was in my own name and was a Credit Card as defined by Discover Cars terms. I have used this card dozens of times for car rental around Europe with no issues. I was confused at first but I was then told that the only way to "fix" this is to purchase insurance from them. It was clearly a scam. I got a taxi instead because I do not want to give money to people like that.

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
November 21, 2021

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Staff were rude

Belgium
Fiat Punto
November 13, 2021

Pros: Fast service, they come and pick you up from the airport and drive you back when you drop off the car, good prices and assistance

Switzerland
Fiat Punto
November 5, 2021

Pros: Friendly staff, clean car, all as booked

Cons: It wasn't clear that there would be a shuttle to the pick-up location. It was also not clear where the pick-up would be.

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
November 3, 2021

Pros: Car was cleaned well. Location is quite close to the airport - when you can find it.

Cons: Please see above. A particularly horrid experience on return of vehicle.

Netherlands
Citroen C1
October 31, 2021

Cons: Funchal Drive are basically a bunch of crooks looking to generate additional revenue from the rental. After having withstood the pressure to buy an upgrade or additional insurance at car pick-up, we were charged upon car return for cleaning the interior. This is after they scrutinised the car outside (nothing found) and inside (just as clean as we got it) until finally they found an excuse. Have not seen anything like it before.

United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
October 30, 2021

Pros: Very competitive in pricing.

Cons: On returning the car, they claimed we had scratched it. Fortunately we took a photo beforehand to proof we didn’t. The check of the car by the agent when we collected the car was not thorough and quite rushed. This was disappointing.

United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
October 29, 2021

Pros: efficient drop off

Cons: On arrival it was explained that we effectively had only third party insurance, and only after tense discussion did it become clear the baseline policy covered the car, but with a 950 excess. Insurance top nearly doubled cost of rental

Switzerland
Citroen C1
October 29, 2021

Cons: The contract was not prepared when we arrived to pick up the car. The representatives tried to talk us (and everyone else who was there to pick up their cars) into getting additional insurances, car upgrades, etc. If you are a more compliant person you may fall victim to this. I got an overall impression that they get paid extra if they convince people to pay more than the original booking price. + the roof of the car we got was leaking next to the driver door.

United Kingdom
Fiat Punto
October 28, 2021

Pros: Staff were ok

Cons: Car was poor, no power in it, crucial in a country comprised of steep hills. Gear selection difficult.

United Kingdom
Fiat Punto
October 25, 2021

Pros: I am very upset at the moment because when I pick up the car the lady works behind the desk she told me if I bring my car back with more than Alf tank of diesel they can refund some money

Cons: So I drop the car on 18 / 10 / 2021 with nearly full tank of diesel and today I receive email from them saying they don’t refund any money okay thank you very much I don’t recommend this company to anyone .

Belgium
Fiat Punto
October 24, 2021

Pros: ok for pickup

Cons: tried to make me pay for a dent in the door that i did not make. at reception they showed the car in the pitch dark. therefore i did not notice the dent in the door and i did not make a picture of the door. when bringing the car back it was broad daylight. a very unpleasant discussion followed under time pressure because we had a plane to catch

Czech Republic
Fiat Punto
October 21, 2021

Pros: Good price of rental.

Cons: agent behavior

Portugal
Citroen C1
October 20, 2021

Pros: Não gostei nada

Cons: A experiência com esta rent a car foi péssima, na hora de pagar a caução para levantar o carro não aceitou nenhum dos meus três cartões de crédito, obrigando então a pagar um seguro de 280€ para poder levantar o carro, seguro esse que já tinha contratado com a discovercars.com

United Kingdom
Fiat Punto
October 20, 2021

Pros: Terrible - they gave us a faulty car. Drove less than an hour to our villa and it broke down. They then tried to charge us an extra £350 even though we had paid full insurance costs. They also asked if we had insurance through discovery cars, as that way we could claim 'paint damage' to the amount of the mechanical damage which we declined as this is insurance fraud. This outfit are scammers and should not be trusted.

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
October 19, 2021

Pros: Funchal drive are a terrible company with rude, offensive staff & will try to rip you off. Avoid at all costs.

Cons: Funchal drive are a terrible company with rude, offensive staff & will try to rip you off. Avoid at all costs.

United Kingdom
Fiat Punto
October 12, 2021

Pros: Not much impressed.

Cons: 1 - first car offered, illegal tyres. 2 - secund car not full tank but ok. 3 - insurance 28.00 euros a day full comprehensive. Robbed. I never paid mor then 15 euros day. 4 - car making noise on left well, reported to them on return. 5 - Rental cars fuel game, for about one mark, they didn't accept. I went to petrol station for more 10 euros. Ok , but still not happy he may want full tank....but I left like it was on pickup.

Spain
Citroen C1
October 9, 2021

Cons: Funchal Drive Rent a Car is the worst car rental EVER had. The car was old (could not even go up on reasonable hills), it was dirty inside and had a lot of scratches on the outside. Moreover when we delivered the car, they charged us for one of those damages. Given that I did not have photos of that particular area of the car I could not dispute it, but honestly I felt really scammed. The staff was careless… they were not even there when we went to return the car (we had to wait 45 minutes!)

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
October 7, 2021

Pros: They are not positive to deal with. I would not recommend them

Cons: Bad customer service, made us feel very concerned about our lack of insurance that caused stress during the holiday

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
October 3, 2021

Pros: Staff polite and professional

Cons: The fact that they charged me for ckeaningvthe car 80 euros for the interior

Romania
Citroen C1
September 30, 2021

Pros: Flexibility

Cons: Lack of professionalism

United Kingdom
Fiat Punto
September 29, 2021

Pros: They speak English.

Cons: They did not specify anywhere that I had to go through the parking lot looking for a shuttle van. It was supposed to be meet and greet on floor 0 where the tourism desks are,wher all the othe rent a car agents were waiting . And on the dropoff that was supposed to be at 8 ,I was there just before 8 . But we had to wait almost 40 minutes for them to give us a ride back to the airport. That is a lot of time for when you plan a trip and book a rent a car and drop off from the airport !

Canada
Seat Ibiza
September 28, 2021

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Car was in poor condition. Low tread tires. Low and black oil. Two broken and inoperable windshield wipers. Poor brakes that bounced. Car all scratched. When dropping off car they were not present at the time that we said and was on contract, 8am. Service employee helped us, but he wasn't able to refund the preauthorized charge on the card. So we had to leave without it. On pick up at airport, unclear where to meet them, took them 30 minutes to arrive. While we waited on curb.

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
September 24, 2021

Pros: Friendly service. The aircon broke with our car not only was the car replaced they gave us an upgrade in vehicle aswell .Will definitely use funchal car hire again

United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
September 21, 2021

Pros: The car was great, the representatives were really friendly and helped us out when we got a parking ticket, didn't feel like they were trying to get money out of us for the sake of it as most would, car was in great condition

Cons: Very slow service at the desk, also not clear how to find the desk at all

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
September 16, 2021

Pros: Good price, the car had AC & Bluetooth.

Cons: Instructions on where to go were unclear, when phoning them they kept saying '5 minutes and someone will come to collect'. It would have been better to explain it might be up to 30 mins so you are not stood at the side of the road panicking about if you're in the right place or not or if anyone is actually going to come. Giving a discount card for BP to fill up, clearly a kickback scheme as BP prices are 20% higher than everywhere else and the discount is minimal.

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
September 16, 2021

Cons: Brakes were not in good condition - juddering. This was clearly NOT a new development. Advertised as full to full tank of fuel. 75% full therefore impossible to gauge accurately how much to fill up so overfilled. GPS was a complete waste of money as not updated. Kept defaulting to locations in mainland Portugal. Also NO instructions so took googling to work out how to translate to English. Completely overpriced.

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
September 15, 2021

Cons: Unprofessional, putting me to pay a €910 deposit within one transaction using a only a credit card. Canceled in the end my booking and promised me a refund, and never heard of it. Avoid them.

United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
September 8, 2021

Pros: Terrible

Cons: As above plus: After arrival we called them, they promised to come after 15min. But they did not. They arrived after one hour.

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
September 7, 2021

Pros: Friendly staff , good cars

Cons: Long process to pick up car!

Portugal
Fiat Punto
September 7, 2021

Cons: No voucher está escrito que o ponto de encontro é o Meet & greet, e tal não é verdadeiro. Tive que telefonar para combinar um encontro. O carro não correspondia, e no penúltimo dia acendeu-se a luz que informava que as pastilhas dos travões não estavam em condições. No levantamento fui informada que era obrigada a ter um cartão de crédito para a caução, quando no voucher diziam que aceitavam várias formas de pagamento. Obrigaram-me a fazer um seguro. Parece-me que o fazem de propósito. Não rec

Portugal
Fiat Punto
September 5, 2021

Pros: Overall, the service was good.

Lithuania
Fiat Panda
September 3, 2021

Cons: Instead of meet&greet had to wait the agent for ~1h to pick up us from AirPort to local car agency.

Lithuania
Citroen C1
August 31, 2021

Pros: Clearly nothing

Cons: It was a tragedy and ruined all the holidays from day one.

Peru
Renault Clio
August 31, 2021

Pros: Nothing arrogant, rude, unhelpful staff

Cons: Again limit to comment so won’t bother, just to say travelled all round the world and hired cars. I have never been treated so rudely by anyone or a company during these travels as I was by Funchal rental.

Italy
Fiat Punto
August 28, 2021

Pros: They came and pick up the car at my hotel, I paid extra but was a good service

Cons: They have no desk at the airport, I had to call them to be picked up, they arrived late and took us to another location for the procedure. They gave me the car without gas, tank was empty and I had to refill immediately and lose some more time.

United Kingdom
Fiat Punto
August 17, 2021

Pros: In the end it all worked out but not without some issues

Cons: Location is very awkward to get in to. The first car I hired had a fault with engine after driving for 15 mins, then waited for 2hrs for them to come help me on the side of the road but no one turned up. So I drove the car back myself but had to drive very slowly. To be fair, I was then given a free upgrade but was

United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
August 15, 2021

Cons: The prices are very expensive 1 week included insurance at €900 for a Seat Ibiza The car was ok but in place like Madeira and all the hill it was not that easy For me not worth €900

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
August 10, 2021

Pros: Very little.

Cons: No one at the airport to pick us up, no one answering the phone when we called many times. It made the start of our holiday very difficult.

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
July 30, 2021

Pros: They provided a car.

Cons: Kept my €950 deposit.

Belgium
Citroen C1
July 29, 2021

Cons: We where forced to paid 400 euro more for a extra inssurance with funchal drive when we already paid a full inssurance at discover car... instead of a price around 400 we paid 800 euro to rent a car for 9 days. This is Huge SCAM, I will never be client with Discover car or Funchal Drive rent a car ! I will assure that all of my network knows about this ! Plus there was no service to drop us back to the airport !

France
Fiat Panda
July 27, 2021

Pros: The service, the delivery, the price !!!

Cons: To be honest ? Nothing

Portugal
Citroen C1
July 14, 2021

Pros: Among all the prices available one of the cheapest, and had full insurance with very reasonable amount per day without any credit in advance.

Cons: We arrive late, we had not much light to see the car 100%, they had a new office under construction and was not toattly prepared. Also it was a 4 year car scratched in almost all corners, so I was a bit afraid of any implication for the drop off. Some waring lights that shouldn't exist, but overall the drop off was very smooth and went everything ok. Still waiting on the invoice though.

United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
July 8, 2021

Pros: Terrible. If I could score negative numbers, I would. I will never use this service ever again and will not recommend it to anyone.

Cons: Rude people, late to pick us up, when I rang to ask where they were they acted as if they had no idea who we were! Tried to scam us out of more money when dropping the car off then refused to take us back to the airport in the shuttle bus leaving us to walk and try and find a taxi 90 minutes before our flight. Absolutely appalling service.

United Kingdom
Citroen C1
July 2, 2021

Pros: quick booking, good price

Cons: Nobody came to the airport to pick me up. After a couple of phone calls finally someone came. I was really distress as all other passengers left the airport by then

United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
June 21, 2021

Pros: Was upgraded and the car was perfect for the island (Peugeot 208)

Cons: Instructions for how and where to pick up the car were not clear and then there was a wait at the airport before the car arrived. In fairness our flight was 10 hours delayed, but we did advise the agent of this at the moment that we took off, so we knew our landing time.

United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
June 13, 2021

Pros: very supportive

Czech Republic
Citroen C1
June 9, 2021

Pros: the agent

Cons: we got worse car than we ordered

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Rental Conditions

Please check the Rental Conditions for each specific vehicle prior to booking as some conditions, particularly the deposit and deductible, may differ based on the class of vehicle.

Rate includes
Free cancellation with a full refund up to 48 hours before your pick-up time, Unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (deductible: € 1100.00), Theft Protection, Airport surcharge, Third Party Liability, VAT (value added tax), Free modifications.
Driver requirements
Minimum rental age is 19 years.
A young driver fee of 5.00 EUR per day applies to drivers under the age of 21, with a maximum of 25.00 EUR per rental.

There is no maximum age.
A senior driver fee of 5.00 EUR per day, with a maximum of 25.00 EUR per rental applies to drivers above the age of 71.

The driver license must have been issued by authorized authorities at least 1 year(s) before the date of the commencement of the rental.

A driver license printed using a non-Roman alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic, etc) must be supplemented by an International Driving Permit.
Driver licenses will be accepted if issued in the following country(ies): EU countries.
Driver licenses from all other countries must be accompanied with International Driving Permit (IDP).
Please note that the International Driving Permit is valid only if accompanied by the regular driver license.

In order to pick up the car, the following documents are required: passport, valid driver license, credit card on a main drivers name, booking voucher.
Deposit and deductible policy
A deposit will be blocked on the customer's credit card until the end of the rental period.
The exact deposit is determined on pick up since the amount is dependent on the vehicle.
Payment policy
At the time of pick up, customers will be required to pay the amount of the rental.
The following payment methods are accepted: Visa Debit Card, MasterCard credit card, VISA credit card, MasterCard debit card.
It is possible to leave the deposit only with following methods: MasterCard credit card, VISA credit card. Only cards issued in the main driver's name are accepted.

The main driver must provide a physical payment card in their name with enough funds to cover the deposit to pick up the car. The rental company will neither accept virtual credit cards (e.g., GooglePay or ApplePay) nor someone else’s card (including family members).
Geographical restrictions
It is forbidden to cross country borders.
In the event that Cross Border & Territorial Restrictions are violated, all protections lose their validity.
Optional extras and services
Available special equipment: GPS Navigation system, Baby seat (up to 1 year of age), Child seat (2-4 years of age), Booster seat (4-10 years of age).
Prices for extras are shown on the booking page.

Adding additional drivers is allowed.
There is an additional charge for each driver.
Underage additional drivers are subject to both Young Driver and Additional Driver fees.
When picking up the vehicle, all drivers must be present and must provide valid documentation.

Certain additional drivers are subject to both an Additional Driver fee as well as either a Young Driver or Senior Driver fee.

Delivery/Collection service is available only by previous request.
Additional charges will be applied.
Fuel policy
The vehicle is provided with a full tank of fuel and must be returned with the same amount in order to avoid additional charges.
Rental period
The maximum rental period per agreement is 30 days.
If the renter would like to extend the rental period, renter should return to the car hire office at the end of the rental period to sign a new agreement.
Business hours
Service outside of business hours is available by request and for an additional charge.
Period of time, during regular working hours, when the car is still guaranteed for the customer, if the customer is late for pick up (the grace period) is 60 minutes.

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