Car Rental Azores Islands

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Ponta Delgada, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Opel Karl or similar
Opel Karl
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Yes
WAYZOR OLD DISABLED
$8.87 / per day
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Ponta Delgada, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • Yes
WAYZOR OLD DISABLED
$8.87 / per day
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Praia da Vitoria, Lajes Terceira Airport Car Rental
Mini
Opel Adam or similar
Opel Adam
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • Yes
Goldcar
$10.26 / per day
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Praia da Vitoria, Lajes Terceira Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • Yes
Interrent
$11.05 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Ponta Delgada Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Cross Up or similar
Volkswagen Cross Up
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
WAYZOR OLD DISABLED
$11.83 / per day
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Praia da Vitoria, Lajes Terceira Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Rhodium
$12.27 / per day
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Ponta Delgada Airport Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
WAYZOR OLD DISABLED
$13.32 / per day
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Ponta Delgada Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Europcar
$14.02 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 00:36 on 2019-11-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Country code
351
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$32.63 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.8

Why rent a car in Azores Islands?

The Azores Islands is a fascinating place to travel around by car. While the islands are small, each of them is unique in history and nature, holding endless hidden gems to discover. The hospitality of locals and the delicious cuisine help as well.

Azores Islands Car Rental

Top ways to enter Azores Islands

  • Ponta Delgada Airport: The principal international airport in Azores has flights to the Portuguese mainland, as well as to many destinations in Europe and even in North America.
  • Pico Madalena Airport: Small but cozy, Pico Airport has flights to other Azores islands, as well as to the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon. 
  • Santa Cruz das Flores Airport: The main airport of Flores hosts flights to and from four others Azores islands.

Top cities and places to visit

  • São Miguel: Home to Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores, the largest of the islands has plenty of modernity, but also natural wonders like mountain lakes and hot springs.
  • Terceira: The town of Angra do Heroismo is full of fascinating history, while Biscoitos is a unique place where you can swim among the lava rocks.
  • Faial: The Caldeira do Faial crater in the central part of the island is otherworldly, while the coastal area offers opportunities for water sports, including even diving with sharks.
  • Flores: Full of beaches, canyons, and greenery, the small Flores island is a great place to be in nature.
  • Pico: The remains of volcanoes and craters are fascinating to observe, while Mount Pico, the highest mountain in Portugal, is awaiting those yearning for a true adventure.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in the Azores is the Ford Fiesta, followed by the Renault Twingo and the Opel Corsa.

Crossing Borders

The Azores is an island archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean and belongs to Portugal. It has no land borders.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in the Azores is Economy. Mini and Compact are also picked a lot.

Top driving routes

  1. Ponta Delgada - Mosteiros (31 km / 19 mi) A short, but picturesque ride along the western coast of the island of Sao Miguel.
  2. Velas - Topo (48 km / 30 mi) While going between these two towns will take less than an hour, you will cross most of Sao Jorge Island on the way.
  3. Lajes - São Sebastião (16 km / 10 mi) These two towns are next door neighbors, but both of them are a great starting point for further explorations of Terceira Island.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $67 per day
  • Station wagons - from $62 per day
  • Large cars - from $62 per day
  • Medium cars - from $60 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $96 per day
  • Premium cars - from $136 per day
  • Small cars - from $37 per day
  • SUVs - from $75 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Azores:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Research your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting the Azores is the cheapest in January when renting a car is almost 40% cheaper than the yearly average.

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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Azores Islands?

The cost of renting a car in Azores Islands depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Azores Islands
$29.19
January
$32.56
February
$34.49
March
$38.85
April
$62.95
May
$66.07
June
$76.19
July
$70.32
August
$46.01
September
$33.24
October
$49.49
November
$35.02
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Azores Islands is January — prices start from $29.19 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 39% cheaper than the year’s average and 62% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $76.19 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Azores Islands?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in November — an average of 17 days. The shortest are in February — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Azores Islands
6
January
4
February
4
March
4
April
4
May
4
June
4
July
4
August
4
September
4
October
17
November
5
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Azores Islands?

Discover Cars users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Azores Islands. The most popular month is May, while the least popular is November.
Azores Islands Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
108%
January
113%
February
124%
March
134%
April
159%
May
91%
June
112%
July
109%
August
77%
September
121%
October
1%
November
51%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Ilha Verde Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Ilha Verde Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Ilha Verde Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Wayzor VW Up 5 1 Small cars
Wayzor VW Polo 5 2 Small cars
Guerin Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
SIXT Renault Clio 5 1 Small cars
Ilha Verde Renault Clio STW 5 2 Station wagons
Wayzor VW Cross Up 5 1 Small cars
Wayzor Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Malta
VW Polo TSI
October 2, 2019
Sao Miguel is a very beautiful island and renting a car to visit it is a must to fully enjoy the holiday. It saves time and money and it gives flexibility on the tour schedule. We didn't encounter any parking problems, the roads are very good and with signals everywhere. Places of interest can be reached with a simple google map GPS. There are part of the island which requires very good driving skills if the car is manual. Driving around such beautiful nature remains part of all memories.
Slovakia
VW Cross Up
September 16, 2019
If you want to spend lovely holiday in Azores, you need a car as public transport serves local people to get from one city to another for their jobs but do not go to everyplace that you need to visit.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
September 15, 2019
Car is a must in San Miguel
Russian Federation
Peugeot 208
September 2, 2019
A very interesting place for those who like exotic nature
Hungary
Ford Fiesta
August 28, 2019
The whole Azores is amazing but the weather is terrible (it was raining during a week in august) :/ it worth to rent a car!
Spain
Peugeot 208
July 31, 2019
If you want to visit Sao Miguel Island, renting a car is a must!! If not, you will not see many things about the island.
Poland
Opel Corsa
July 29, 2019
San Miguel Island is a lovely place, can only really be visited with a car.
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Fabia
July 26, 2019
You definitely need a car to explore the island. The island is easy to navigate and has a good highway system.
United Kingdom
Smart for 2
July 16, 2019
You definitely want to have a car on this island!
Latvia
Peugeot 208
July 14, 2019
very nice place, good roads and beatiful landscape
Portugal
Ford Fiesta
July 12, 2019
Vila do porto is nice, with many restaurants, also went all over Santa Maria, all the beaches are nice, and the views are nice.
United States of America (USA)
BMW 1-series Aut.
June 8, 2019
Beautiful place to visit. Driving was easy but narrow roads and they do drive much faster there.
Netherlands
Ford Fiesta
June 5, 2019
Awesome place.. must go..
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Note
June 4, 2019
don't miss Sete Cidades,Ponta do Sossego in Nordeste
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 208
June 4, 2019
All of Sao Miguel is worth visiting. Drive around!
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
May 28, 2019
Hire a VW Up! you don't need anything bigger if you are a couple and they drive nice. Don't bother with the tours! Go there yourself!
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
May 28, 2019
Ponta Delgada has areas of tricky terrain, narrow roads, steep hills, off road tracks. If you have a small car like a nissan micra 1.2 (like we were handed) then you'll likely find it struggles. We returned that car as the brakes were overheating on the hills and we received a ford fiesta (1.4) and it was much more capable of handling the terrain.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
May 24, 2019
Beautiful place, highly recommend renting a car to explore the island. Get the smallest car you can, the roads are tight!
United Kingdom
VW Polo TSI
May 20, 2019
Visiting Sao Miguel island in the Azores it is essential to rent a car to properly see the island and enjoy your stay at your own pace. Tours are on offer to see the island but they would be restrictive as you cannot see all the island and stop at the many beautiful viewpoints around the island. Not to mention the ridiculous price I saw these advertised at on our stay.
Ukraine
Ford Fiesta
May 14, 2019
Narrow streets. Mountain road. Be careful while driving.
Portugal
VW Polo TSI
May 6, 2019
Car is essential to have freedom to visit all the island
Canada
Renault Twingo
April 27, 2019
Very diverse and beautiful. Renting a car is a must to be able to have the freedom to see the whole island at your own pace on your own time.
Canada
Fiat Panda
April 6, 2019
Fantastic Island with very friendly people.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
April 1, 2019
We didn't spend alot of time in ponta Delgada, we enjoy Povacao and Rebeira Grande quite a bit, that's where we spent our time. We'r really enjoy Sao Miguel everytime we go.

Top 11 Suppliers for Azores Islands in 2019

Autatlantis
Autatlantis
Exceptional 9.5
Luso Rent
Luso Rent
Exceptional 9.5
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2
Ilha Verde
Ilha Verde
Exceptional 9
Micauto Rent-a-car
Micauto Rent-a-car
Excellent 8.9
Angrauto
Angrauto
Excellent 8.8
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.7
Wayzor
Wayzor
Excellent 8.5
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 7.5
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.1

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