Car Rental in the Azores Islands

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Velas Harbour
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autatlantis
$11.30 / per day
Ponta Delgada Marina Atlantico Hotel
Economy
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Wayzor
$14.19 / per day
Madalena Harbour
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ilha Verde
$19.41 / per day
Lajes Terceira Airport
Mini Elite
Smart ForTwo or similar
Smart ForTwo
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$23.24 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Ponta Delgada Airport
Standard SUV
Volkswagen T-Cross or similar
Volkswagen T-Cross
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
ANC Azores Holidays.PT
$42.35 / per day
Ponta Delgada Airport
Compact Elite
BMW 1 Series or similar
BMW 1 Series
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$44.34 / per day
Ponta Delgada Airport
Intermediate SUV
Volkswagen T-Roc or similar
Volkswagen T-Roc
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$59.34 / per day
Downtown
Special SUV
Renault Captur or similar
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autocunha Car Rental
$60.22 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 11:42 on 2024-06-17. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+351
Average car rental price
$34 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h or 50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.4 / 10
Average gasoline price
$2.02 per liter or $7.64 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.77 per liter or $6.71 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.18 per liter or $8.25 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in the 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.

If you want to know more about renting a car in the Azores Islands, don't miss our complete guide.

Portugal - Azores Islands

Top ways to enter Azores Islands

  • Ponta Delgada Airport: Also known as Ponta Delgada-João Paulo II Airport, it handled about two million travelers in 2019 which makes it by far the busiest airport in the archipelago. The only Azorean Airport with a large number of year-round flights, it provides connections with the United Kingdom, Germany, the USA, and other countries. Ponta Delgada Airport is 5km (3.1 miles) west of the city of Ponta Delgada and can be reached in about ten minutes by car.
  • Lajes Airport: Located on the island of Terceira, Lajes is the second-busiest airport in the Azores. In addition to providing flights to and from other islands of the archipelago, there are also air connections with destinations like Lisbon, London, Boston, Toronto, and Amsterdam. Lajes Airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) north of Praia da Vitoria and 20km (12.5 miles) northeast of Angra do Heroísmo, the two most popular tourism destinations on Terceira.
  • Pico Airport: Serving the island of the same name, Pico Airport offers flights to and from São Miguel, Terceira, and Lisbon. Pico Airport is located 9km (5.6 miles) northeast of Madalena, the main settlement of Pico, and 16km (10 miles) north of Mount Pico, the highest peak in Portugal.
  • Horta Airport: Another small Azorean airport, it serves the island of Faial and handles about a quarter of a million travelers every year. Horta Airport offers flights to and from other islands of the archipelago, as well as Lisbon. The airport is located about 9km (5.6 miles) west of Horta, the main town of Faial, and can be reached in ten minutes.
  • Santa Maria Airport: Serving the southernmost island of the Azores, Santa Maria Airport has year-round flights to and from Ponta Delgada and Lisbon. The airport is on the western coast of the island, about 5km (3.1 miles) from Vila do Porto, the largest town on the island.
  • Corvo Airport, Flores Airport, Graciosa Airport, São Jorge Airport: Although these four Azorean airports serving their namesake islands are working, as of March 2020 they offer flights only to other Azorean destinations and provide no connections with the mainland Portugal or any other country. 
  • By sea: There is a frequent network of ferries operating in the Azores and any island of the archipelago can be reached from any other island (albeit sometimes it requires a connecting trip). The ferry service is much more frequent during the tourism season which lasts approximately from mid-April until October. On the other hand, the demand for tickets is also much higher during the tourism season, so they should be booked in advance. Ferry service can sometimes be canceled or delayed due to bad weather. Most ferries companies permit bringing a vehicle on board if a special ticket is purchased; some, however, do not, so you should look it up in advance. Regardless of the ferry company’s policy, you should also ask your rental car provider whether they permit you to bring a rental car on ship. 

Top cities and places to visit

  • São Miguel. By far the largest and most populous of the islands, São Miguel is home to more than half the population of all the archipelago. The island is modern and developed - its main settlement, Ponta Delgada, can safely be called the only large city of the Azores - but there are also plenty of impressive peaks, hot lakes, and other natural attractions for visitors to discover as part of their Azores itinerary.
  • Pico. The island of Pico is defined by its most impressive feature, the mountain of the same name. Standing at 2,350 m (7,710 ft), Mount Pico is a dormant volcano that’s more than twice the size of any other peak of the Azores. But there’s even more about this island - tourist-beloved attractions include the Whale Museum and the Wine Museum. 
  • Terceira. The island of Terceira is home to Angra do Heroismo, arguably the most famous historic attraction in the Azores. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town has historic buildings like the city customs house, Manor of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, and Fort of Negrito, as well as a number of interesting museums.
  • São Jorge. Like all the other Azorean islands, little São Jorge is home to impressive nature. Travelers and hikers love to explore its mighty volcanic complexes, climb the dramatic cliffs, and drive the steep mountain roads. The island’s cuisine, largely consisting of locally grown produce, is also not to be missed.
  • Faial. The main attraction of the island of Faial is a caldera or crater of the same name - located in the center of the island, it offers truly otherworldly views. Other attractions of Faial include many opportunities for doing water sports, while the bravest of visitors can even try diving with sharks during certain months of the year.
  • Graciosa. The second-smallest of the Azores, Graciosa is nonetheless home to truly stunning nature - the island is made up of the impressive Caldeira Massif, sandy beaches, and wild landscapes dotted with tiny historic villages.
  • Santa Maria. Both the southernmost and easternmost of the islands, Santa Maria is home to picturesque landscapes, sandy beaches, and tiny, whitewashed villages. Influenced by the Sahara, the island has pleasantly warm and dry weather. One of the least visited islands of the Azores, this is the perfect place for a relaxing, tranquil vacation.
  • Flores. The westernmost of the Azores, Flores is located within the North American tectonic plate. The island is practically in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, located some 2,300km (1,430 miles) east of Newfoundland in Canada and 1,900km (1,180 miles) west of Lisbon. The unique geographical location is not the only reason to visit Flores - it is also a prime hiking and ecotourism destination.
  • Corvo. The neighboring island of Flores, the much smaller Corvo is home to less than 500 inhabitants. Despite its small size and remote location, the island is a lovely place to visit thanks to its beautiful beaches, green canyons, and relaxed atmosphere.

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.

Driver's license requirements

  • Portugal recognizes valid foreign driver’s licenses that are written in a Latin alphabet and if you’re visiting for a shorter period than six months.
  • If you’re in Portugal for longer than six months or are living there permanently, the law requires you to obtain a Portuguese driver’s license
  • If your driver’s license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you must also carry your original driver’s license as you will be required to present both.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

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, and both of them are a great starting point for further exploring Terceira Island.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $57 per day
  • Station wagons - from $22 per day
  • Large cars - from $63 per day
  • Medium cars - from $19 per day
  • Vans - from $34 per day
  • Premium cars - from $120 per day
  • Small cars - from $11 per day
  • SUVs - from $19 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 the Azores:

  • Compare the 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 during 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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Map of Car Rental Locations

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

The cost of renting a car in the Azores Islands varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day in the Azores Islands
$12.94
January
$14.52
February
$16.24
March
$28.87
April
$39.75
May
$63.07
June
$95.77
July
$97.13
August
$51.44
September
$23.14
October
$16.66
November
$15.38
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in the Azores Islands is January — when rental costs average $12.94 per day. This is 67% cheaper than the yearly average and 87% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $97.13 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in the Azores Islands?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in January — an average of 6 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in April — an average of 5 days.
Average number of rental days in the Azores Islands
6
January
6
February
6
March
5
April
5
May
5
June
6
July
5
August
5
September
6
October
5
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in the Azores Islands?

Based on how many customers search for a car in the Azores Islands, the most popular month is September, while the least popular is February.
Monthly searches in the Azores Islands by pick-up date relative to the average
40%
January
39%
February
59%
March
99%
April
97%
May
143%
June
150%
July
169%
August
177%
September
124%
October
60%
November
43%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 22
Airport locations 7
Popular suppliers Ilha Verde, Way2Azores Rent, ANC Azores Holidays.PT, Magic Islands Rent A Car, Autatlantis
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $11 per day
Cheapest supplier Autatlantis

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Ilha Verde Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Ilha Verde Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
ANC Azores Holidays.PT Volkswagen Up 5 1 Small cars
Way2Azores Rent Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Medium cars
ANC Azores Holidays.PT Opel Corsa Hatchback 5 2 Small cars
Autatlantis Toyota Aygo 5 1 Small cars
Ilha Verde Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
Way2Azores Rent Citroen C3 5 2 Medium cars
Way2Azores Rent Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
Micauto Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Portugal
Citroen C3
June 12, 2024
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Portugal
Smart ForFour
May 29, 2024
A trip for 2 days around the island
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
May 27, 2024
Everything outdoors is so weather dependent in NH the Azoes.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Kauai
May 14, 2024
Visit many cloud lakes on the island.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa
May 11, 2024
Our car took us to all the spots we needed.. from whale watching, to the tea tour and up to the crater.. it made our trip a breeze
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
April 24, 2024
Went to see several calderas, got lost a few times. Even getting lost was OK (came across a lovely town). People were nice, and patient.
Canada
Renault Twingo
April 8, 2024
We enjoyed exploring and hiking the island. Food was delicious and reasonably priced, and the people are super friendly and always trying to help us out! 👍
United States of America (USA)
Opel Astra
April 1, 2024
Simply all good
Canada
Citroen C3
March 20, 2024
Everything was enjoyable and the food was fantastic.
Canada
Toyota C-HR
March 18, 2024
Beautiful scenery and lovely people
Canada
Renault Twingo
March 11, 2024
Sao Miguel,island of my childhood.was great being back home again
Portugal
Renault Twingo
March 11, 2024
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Netherlands
Toyota Aygo
March 6, 2024
The island of Sao Miguel is amazing, so many nice view.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
March 4, 2024
Trip was great. Hiked volcanoes, saw waterfalls, spent most afternoons in a different thermal spa. That part was great!
Canada
Renault Captur
February 25, 2024
the island of Sao Miguel is one of beauty ; the views with every turn of the mountain roads more beautiful than the past one . the people warm and friendly ,
Canada
Citroen C3
January 29, 2024
Lots of rain and cooler weather but people ànd Azores were great. We are now off to Terceria for more of the mid Atlantic hospitality. Thanks
Brazil
Fiat Punto
January 15, 2024
Ilha Terceira is a paradise for hiking, nature activities and historical background
Italy
Fiat Panda
December 10, 2023
We toured the island of sao miguel far and wide and the car cjj in gave great satisfactions for being a small displacement
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Canada
Citroen C3
November 27, 2023
Our third trip to this beautiful island , great food,wine,friendly people ,great roads to drive , beautiful landscape , like being in a park, beautifully maintained.
Spain
Hyundai i10
November 16, 2023
São Miguel is worth a visit. Nice temperature, amazing landscapes and friendly locals.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
November 10, 2023
Sao Miguel itself was so interesting and beautiful with breath taking seascapes and steep hillsides visible from our rental.
Canada
Hyundai i20
November 8, 2023
Unbelievable scenery. Driving through the narrow cobblestone streets was a bit of a challenge especially in the smaller towns
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
November 6, 2023
Experienced all the island of Sao Miguel…….beautiful.
Canada
Volkswagen Up
November 5, 2023
Kind people,great food( but kitchen is often closed between 2pm and 6pm,... So you might go hungry at times.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
November 3, 2023
The food was amazing but the views of the ocean on the north shore were jaw dropping.
France
Renault Twingo
October 28, 2023
Beautiful landscape and food. The weather was off and on rain but typical for late October
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United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
October 23, 2023
the smaller the car, the easier the parking options--particularly on-street parking in Ponta Delgada!
Belgium
Citroen C3
October 22, 2023
Azores are beautifull !
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
October 20, 2023
Can't wait to go back......
Canada
Fiat Panda
October 18, 2023
Family reunion-celebrate. Mother bday was very nice
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
October 16, 2023
Restaurant, overall experience and people
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Canada
Opel Corsa Hatchback
October 14, 2023
Viewing the various sites, villages and restaurants, food and people were very friendly.
Portugal
Mercedes-Benz A Class
October 14, 2023
The entire island of San Miguel is remarkably beautiful and diverse
Canada
Mercedes Benz A Class
September 22, 2023
Our trip was amazing
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
September 20, 2023
We explore all the main attractions, hiked some beautiful trail in Marcela in lagoa . Ate in wonderful authentic restaurant my favorite was Araiao in Candelaria and Gaszilia in Mosteiros.. along the best steak in town Aliança in Ponta Delgada
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
September 19, 2023
Swimming, hiking
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
September 19, 2023
We drove to the all the hot spots: - Pineapple Plantation: listen to a guide - Jardin Antonio Borges: beautiful garden:) - Ceramics Vieira: open since 1862 and still open - Boca Alberta restaurant: Must do! It’s right on the ocean & the food is amazing! I had the seafood soup & wreck fish:) - canyoning: fun - Caldeira Velha: hot springs - Thermas da Ferreira: worth it! We couldn’t go bc waves were too big - Xitaka restaurant: delicious
Canada
Renault Clio
September 15, 2023
Sao Miguel is a beautiful island with floral hedges and green countryside. Views are amazing, traffic light, food and drinks reasonably priced
Denmark
Citroen C1
September 11, 2023
Terceira is a beautiful island well worth visiting.
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
September 8, 2023
Amazing island, people and food. Everyone should experience the Azores!
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
September 3, 2023
Sao Miguel is heavenly
Canada
Citroen C1
September 3, 2023
The island it’s amazing!! From the volcano hike to the natural pools by the marina. Amazing people and food.
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C1
August 31, 2023
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Estonia
Volkswagen T-Cross
August 12, 2023
Super nature!
Netherlands
Renault Captur
August 11, 2023
Sightseeing seringen, walking
Switzerland
Renault Clio
August 10, 2023
Gorgeous landscape, great culinary experience
Czech Republic
Citroen C4
August 10, 2023
Azores are wonderful. I belong to Azores lovers now and forever.
Canada
Smart ForFour
August 8, 2023
it was paradise!
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
August 8, 2023
Did a lot of touring around the island visiting many scenic sites. Beautiful!
Netherlands
Hyundai i10
August 8, 2023
Heavenly place for nature and plant geek's.
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France
Renault Clio
August 6, 2023
The island is very small (140 Km2). You can drive on all the island very quickly and it is all absolutely beautifull. For 3 days, we spent only 10 liters of gasoline. Increible. I definitly recommand renting a car for the island.
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Canada
Renault Captur
August 2, 2023
Take a day and tour the island , there are a lot of places to stop and admire the stunning views. Plan ahead and book the restaurants you want to visit. He restaurant Taska das tias in Angra was amazing.
Canada
Toyota Aygo
July 27, 2023
Lots of activities throughout the island for pretty much anyone who is looking for variety of things to do such as hiking, swimming, nature walks, beaches, Furnas, Villa Franca, Santa Barbara beach, Nordesh, Calleria and Mosteros are a must visit if on the island. Ponta Dalgada good for shopping and board walks outdoor pools and swim in ocean.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
July 24, 2023
Pico island was great!
Canada
Renault Clio
July 22, 2023
It was great, I have family who live on the Azores and also my parents live there. I will always be back and will always continue to use Ilha Verde car rentals each & every time.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa Hatchback
July 20, 2023
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Italy
Renault Clio
July 13, 2023
Beatiful l island. Nature
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
July 11, 2023
This was by far the most adventurous experience we have ever undertaken. Beautiful immersion in nature every day and everywhere in Azores. We felt hugged by our God here!
United States of America (USA)
Smart ForFour
June 28, 2023
Nature spots, restaurants, the beach
Czech Republic
Renault Megane
June 26, 2023
Awesome view, nature, nice people, all island. Just sometimes wheather.. but it was nice too, rainy day, some magic..
Italy
Renault Twingo
June 23, 2023
Sao Miguel is a fantastic island. You breathe tropical air. Perfect for those who, like me, love nature and greenery. Despite the rain, it offers magnificent experiences and views.
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United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
June 19, 2023
Trip great lovely experiences Was canceled trips a lot of time spent to not knowing what would be the next best decision to make because little information was relayed. I would still say the trip was a level nine.
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
June 15, 2023
The roads on Terceira island were not crowded and we visited some great spots, for example, the Algar do Carvao. The VW Golf could handle hills and twisty roads easily.
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C4 Picasso
June 8, 2023
The Azores and San Miguel is such a wonderful island to visit and explore. We had a great time exploring the small towns, sampling new food, and all the outdoor activities. Great vacation!
Belgium
Fiat Panda
June 6, 2023
Amazing hikes, beautiful nature, ice cold waterfalls to cool you off on the hikes, hot baths to warm you up afterwards. So many amazing views.
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Canada
Renault Twingo
June 2, 2023
A beautiful island escape with so many places of interest. Flora and fauna, hot springs and mountains, pineapples and tea. Enjoyed every m8nute and experience
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Golf STW
May 29, 2023
Having a car rental in Sao Miguel is a perfect way to get everywhere on the island. It is easy to drive there. Roads are marked well. Google maps works well. We were able to change plans and reverse direction in a minute as the weather demanded. We even made it up to see Lagoa do Fogo when we noticed it cleared. It doesn't get better than that!
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Netherlands
Fiat New 500
May 28, 2023
The car gave us so much freedom to visit all the amazing treasures of this beautiful Island. You’ll never run out of places to visit and explore.
Slovakia
Renault Clio
May 27, 2023
nature spots
Poland
Renault Twingo
May 17, 2023
Everything was amazing. Beautiful views and nice people.
Australia
Renault Twingo
May 15, 2023
Visiting natural spots
Canada
Renault Twingo
May 15, 2023
Walking swimming in natural pools
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
May 14, 2023
I love the island of Sao Miguel for its natural beauty and found the people to be polite and helpful. I especially enjoyed Terra Nostra in Furnace for its beautiful gardens and trees as well as its warm springs pool. With few exceptions I liked all of the restaurants, particularly those that served several kinds of fish that were unknown to me. Also enjoyable were the tea plantation, the boiling springs and the volcanoes. On the downside I found driving there to be stressful. In the cities and towns the buildings extend to the edge of very narrow sidewalks making it impossible to know if another vehicle is approaching. In the mountains I encountered severe fog making visibility almost impossible.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Aygo
May 7, 2023
We rented a Toyota Yaris from Discover Cars while in Ponta Delgada, Azores, and it was the perfect car that allowed us to navigate and park on the narrow roads we encountered. The island is a joy to drive around, and the scenery is spectacular.
Slovenia
Volkswagen Up
May 2, 2023
Trip was like a dream. Will definitely return. Nature is stunning overthere.
Belgium
Renault Twingo
May 1, 2023
beautiful and very, very green - good fish
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C1
April 25, 2023
everything about the Awonderfulzores is
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
April 21, 2023
What a gorgeous island! We hiked every day and enjoyed the splendor of the island.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
April 19, 2023
We loved Sao Miguel Island. Hiking around lakes, swimming in ocean at Ponta da Ferraria, thermal baths at Furnas. So many beautiful sights to see. And great food and lovely people everywhere!
Canada
Volkswagen Up
April 16, 2023
Small island with tons of nice things to see/do: Sete Cidades, Lagoa Fogo, Ponta Delgada. But our favourite was the 2 hot springs in Furnas: Dona Beija and Nostra Terra Park.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa
April 14, 2023
Sped up check in
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
April 12, 2023
I only traveled to local spots to do errands. But everywhere in the Azores is amazing!
Spain
Smart ForFour
April 8, 2023
The people funy, speak spanish and puntual.
Canada
Smart ForFour
April 5, 2023
Beautiful, but without a car it definitely would not have been the same.
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United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa
March 30, 2023
Sao Miguel, Azores is a must see!
Canada
Renault Trafic
March 29, 2023
We had a great time exploring the island beautiful place
Poland
Toyota Aygo
March 15, 2023
In March you have a game with weather - it is unstable so it is a nice to have part of your travel in fog and rain !
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Portugal
Smart ForFour
March 6, 2023
São Miguel is a stunning island, is not so big, and has a lot of to visit ! Beautiful lagoons, beautiful landscapes, incredible !
Czech Republic
Volkswagen Up
March 1, 2023
Rock climbing beuty on your SAN MIGUEL I vos there Happy , I will comeback, hope ..
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Italy
Renault Twingo
January 18, 2023
We explored Sao Miguel with a great and reliable Renault Clio. Definitely recommed Ilha Verde
Canada
Renault Twingo
January 11, 2023
I enjoying going to the beach everyday and eating at 4 Platanos in Sao Miguel.
Canada
Opel Corsa Hatchback
January 1, 2023
We had very great experience on the trip at Sao Miguel island. The natural scenes are beautiful, everywhere is clean, nice and safe. We’d like to visit it again around summer time when all flowers is blooming.
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Canada
Volkswagen Up
November 16, 2022
We when to couple local hot springs. Enjoyed our accommodation in front of the ocean in Lagoa. We ate a fantastic cozido dinner in Furnas. We enjoyed exploring the beautiful hillsides I’m the rental car.
United States of America (USA)
Mercedes-Benz A Class
October 23, 2022
Had a good time exploring the whole island and driving to the different beautiful outlooks.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
October 13, 2022
Hikes, food
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Norway
Renault Captur
September 25, 2022
Driving around the island and hiking the caldeira
United States of America (USA)
Renault Captur
September 10, 2022
Sao Miguel is a beautiful, clean, scenic island with wonderful, friendly Azoreans.
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
August 25, 2022
The car was just right for the roads and terrain.
Israel
Mazda CX5
August 23, 2022
The highlights were the trails to Sete Cidades and Lagoa Fogo, but also all other sites in São Miguel were charming. It was dreamful trip with amazing sites. The weather was also in our favor.
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United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
August 14, 2022
We traveled across the island. The car handled very well.
Canada
VW Up
August 9, 2022
When it comes to Nature there is no place like the Azores Food is great specially at the smaller restaurants Plenty of activities both on land and water And you definitely need a car to get around But the rental price in my opinion is expensive in comparison to North America and Even Mainland Portugal
Netherlands
Jeep Renegade
July 29, 2022
We were very happy with the jeep renegade on the sometimes very steep and not so good roads on São Miguel.
Estonia
VW Polo
July 21, 2022
Sao Miguel is a small island, so during a 2-weeks vacation I could visit every single corner of it, and not only once. Because of tough high-hills roads in some places, the car must be powerful enough. Wayzor gave me what I needed
Czech Republic
Renault Clio
July 19, 2022
Sao Miguel has many beautiful places to go, and it's nearly impossible without a car.
Czech Republic
Renault Twingo
July 8, 2022
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Portugal
Volkswagen Up
June 16, 2022
The all island.
Netherlands
VW Up
June 7, 2022
A rental car is kind of indispensible on the Azores. I met so many people (in hostels and on tour), who firstly tried to get around without, but after the first (few) days nearly always decided to rent a car (but then of course for a higher last-minute fee).
Denmark
Smart ForTwo
May 24, 2022
Check the rental car and take pictures, especially the front lower part of the car.
Canada
Opel Corsa
May 23, 2022
Best decision we made after the challenging three years from Covid. Ponta Delgado is the place to be, no regrets at all. Beautiful island of “San Migel” was simply breathtaking. More importantly it makes it complete when we place our trust with a rental car company like “Autalantis” who has great staff to help their customer with a reliable vehicle in order to seamlessly navigate through the journey of our adventure..
Ireland
Renault Twingo
April 23, 2022
We were given an upgrade which was a bonus and the staff were very efficient and helpful.
Italy
VW Up
April 22, 2022
Everything perfect! Everybody very professional and kind
Portugal
Smart ForFour
April 15, 2022
Nice people and easy to talk to
South Africa
Volkswagen Up
April 7, 2022
Their are maps available at reception which are easy to follow and you will get to see everything on the island. Our favorite place were the furnas and terra nostra. There are many lagoons too with stunning outlooks.
Germany
Renault Twingo
March 24, 2022
We traveled the whole island. Car was great 👍
Canada
Ford Fiesta
March 21, 2022
The Azores are amazing! Well worth for vacation at this paradise like islands. Go there and you will be amazed by Nature!
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
March 11, 2022
Rent the smallest car possible. Rates are cheap by US standards.
Portugal
Ford Fiesta
February 19, 2022
Very goos thermal and hot spring. Also kiking in a must.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
January 25, 2022
Getting around Sao Miguel was so easy having this car. There are so many small roads, you really should get the smallest car you can so you can get by on the narrow roadways. Some have blind curves and there are many hills as this island is volcanic. If you do not know how to drive stick, you may want to practice before you arrive as all the cars I noticed were manual and even we, who drive stick at home, were intimidated by the hills! Rental was easy and would recommend!
Poland
Toyota Yaris
December 14, 2021
without a car, visiting the island is impossible
Canada
VW Polo
December 1, 2021
the attended was helpful and friendly
Canada
VW Up
November 23, 2021
Anyone not familiar with standard might consider using an automatic as there are some steep roads with hairpin bends but a great trip.
Canada
VW Up
October 7, 2021
The roads in the Azores are more narrow than what most North Americans are used to, so I would recommend renting a smaller vehicle.
Portugal
Volkswagen Up
August 31, 2021
Azores are beautiful
Netherlands
VW Polo
August 8, 2021
We visited the whole island.
Slovakia
VW Up
August 5, 2021
Azores are wonderful islands. A must see destination.
Czech Republic
VW Polo
August 5, 2021
they help me with a fine for parking
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
August 2, 2021
Send one of your group through to pick up the rental car and others to collect baggage. That way it the queue can get started earlier after the flight.
Canada
VW Up
August 2, 2021
Professional staff. Great service. Clean the car yourself to save a few euros before dropping off.
Portugal
Renault Twingo
May 4, 2021
Açores is worth the trip. Gorgeous. To do it again for sure.
Canada
VW Up
May 3, 2021
The island is green and wonderful. The people are amazing and resilient. Ocean is spectacular. Bring a warm jacket as the wind can be gusty at times. Air quality is superior (likely one of the best in the world) and all places have COVID protocol.
Slovakia
Peugeot 208
April 16, 2021
The car, staff and everything was perfect Pickup was really fast.
Portugal
VW Up
April 4, 2021
Personnel is really good
Canada
VW Up
February 3, 2021
Super clean and professional place. Attendants are easy to talk and solve your issues. They all speak English (sorry, I am just learning Portuguese now). COVID protocol in place and adhered to. Would definitively return to Wayzor.
Canada
VW Up
October 19, 2020
Reserve your car on line for a better rate and service before arriving
Portugal
Smart for 2
October 19, 2020
In Pico everything is far away, with a car is much easier to see the different atrations
Netherlands
Mini Cooper Cabrio
July 21, 2020
Visite lagoa do fogo and descend to the lake. There is a great round trip along the lake and up into the hills. Will take up to two or three hours. For the lazy people, visit the beach and restaurant of Ribeire Quente.
Canada
Nissan Qashqai
January 18, 2020
Great car rental Recommend car rental
Portugal
Renault Twingo
November 17, 2019
Worth renting a car to visit the island.
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!
Canada
Audi A1
August 10, 2019
Take photos of all scratches and dings to vehicle because when we picked up the car it was raining and some of the scratches were not visible until the next day when car was dry!
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.
Netherlands
Ford Fiesta
July 5, 2019
You need a car at Terceira if you want to see it all! Drive to Biscoitos for swimming, for the mirador ont he wstside for a beautiful sunset and t Angra for a historical city.
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.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Wayzor
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Priceless
7.3 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
461
Total rental companies
33
Average daily price
$34.30
Lowest daily price
$11.30
Total cars available
1228

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