Car Rental Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)

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Ponta Delgada Airport, Ponta Delgada, Portugal - Azores Islands
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Opel Karl or similar
Opel Karl
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
WAYZOR OLD DISABLED
$8.93 / per day
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Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$15.29 / per day
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Compact
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ilha Verde
$21.56 / per day
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Mini Elite
Fiat 500 L or similar
Fiat 500 L
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$23.73 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Minivan
Renault Grand Scenic 5+2 or similar
Renault Grand Scenic 5+2
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
ANC Azores Holidays.PT
$65.50 / per day
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Intermediate
Ford Focus STW or similar
Ford Focus STW
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Guerin
$67.91 / per day
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Minivan
Opel Vivaro or similar
Opel Vivaro
  • 9x
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Micauto Rent-a-car
$83.37 / per day
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Premium
Mercedes Benz GLC or similar
Mercedes Benz GLC
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Autatlantis
$103.50 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 11:44 on 2019-10-04. 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
8 days
Economy car rental price
$26.45 / 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
9.7
Ponta Delgada Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Ponta Delgada Airport! Then take a drive around São Miguel Island and check out some landmarks and attractions. Go to the Fumas hot springs and visit the Gorreana Tea Factory. Make sure you take the time to explore Lagoa de Fogo—the volcanic landscapes and crater lakes have an otherworldly quality.

The Azores is famous for its beaches, and rightfully so. You won’t have any trouble finding a special spot to enjoy. Drive to the beautifully green Sete Cidades area. Visit the local markets to buy fresh fruits and Mercado do Peixe for fresh seafood. As you’re driving around, you’ll come across a lot of smaller restaurants and taverns seemingly in the middle of nowhere, and local bars are a great place to enjoy a live concert.

São Miguel might be small, but there is so much to explore. Why not get a longer-term car rental, extend your vacation, and discover more? You can even pick up your rental car at Ponta Delgada Airport and drop it off in the city center or at another location. Start planning your adventure now!

Ponta Delgada Airport is also known as João Paulo II Airport. The youngest age at which a driver can rent a car at the airport is 18, though they should be aware that all companies charge a young driver fee. 

Top international routes

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Boston, USA
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Copenhagen, Denmark

Main airlines

Azores Airlines, Ryanair, and TAP Air Portugal are the main airlines bringing passengers to the Azores Islands from Europe and the United States.

SATA Air Açores operates flights to other islands in the Azores.

Terminals

The single passenger terminal has two levels: the ground level and the first level.

Location

Ponta Delgada Airport is just 2 km (1.2 miles) from the city center. Av. Antero de Quental is the main street leading to and from Ponta Delgada.

The rest of the island of Sao Miguel is within a short driving distance. The furtherest point from the airport can be reached in just an hour and a half.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $79 per day
  • Station wagons - from $52 per day
  • Large cars - from $88 per day
  • Medium cars - from $36 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $74 per day
  • Premium cars - from $104 per day
  • Small cars - from $27 per day
  • SUVs - from $40 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Interrent (Tel: +351914348755 / +351211451381)
  • Autatlantis (Tel: +351296205340 / +351966147199)
  • Luso Rent (Tel: +351968101920)
  • SIXT (Tel: +351255788199)
  • Ilha Verde (Tel: +351296684360 / +351910021668)
  • Micauto Rent-a-car (Tel: +351296284382 / +351918208020)
  • Alamo (Tel: +351936890727)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +351936890727)
  • Europcar (Tel: +351296381249)
  • Guerin (Tel: +351296306777)
  • Wayzor (Tel: +351296301805)
  • Avis (Tel: +351296684360)
  • ANC Azores Holidays.PT (Tel: +351296247171)
  • Interrent (Tel: +351218371626)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: +351964862663 / +18778223872)
  • Hertz (Tel: +351296205435)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +34965233425 / +351211451595)
  • Rhodium (Tel: +34965233425 / +351211451595)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +34965233425 / +35211451595)

Car rental desks

All of the rental companies that are located at the airport can be found in the rental car area in the arrivals hall.

Micauto and ANC Azores Holidays are located in the city and provide a shuttle or meet and greet service.

Finally, Goldcar provides a shuttle service of which renters can find the pickup point just outside the main hall.

Services and facilities

Small and cozy, the airport offers cafeterias, duty-free shops, ATMs, a luggage storage area, a baby care room, and a post office. Special assistance is available for passengers with reduced mobility.

Nearest gas station

Galp, located at EN1-1A 48, is on the way to from the city center to the airport from which it is less than a five-minute drive. The station is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m, but also provides the opportunity to pay at the pump 24 hours a day.

Airport info

Rating
7.8
  • Getting to the airport 7.7
  • Departure and check-in 8.4
  • Terminal facilities 6.3
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.6
  • Lounge 4.9

Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)

  • IATA: PDL
  • ICAO: LPPD
  • Airport name: Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 79 m / 259 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Passengers (per year): 1,849,000
  • Distance from City: 1.2 miles / 2 km WNW of town
  • Airport Hours:

Top 8 Locations near Ponta Delgada Airport

  1. 97.6 km / 60.7 miles away
  2. 166.4 km / 103.4 miles away
  3. 239.7 km / 148.9 miles away
  4. 256.4 km / 159.3 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Horta Airport from $24.93 per day
    277.8 km / 172.6 miles away
  6. 509.1 km / 316.3 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Ponta Delgada Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Ponta Delgada Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Ponta Delgada Airport
$27.44
January
$30.27
February
$48.89
March
$34.71
April
$53.32
May
$51.43
June
$62.99
July
$48.13
August
$36.39
September
$46.33
October
$40.28
November
$40.28
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Ponta Delgada Airport is January when prices for an Economy class start from $27.44. You can see that this is 37% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 56% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $62.99 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Ponta Delgada Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in June the average rental period is 8 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average Rental Length at Ponta Delgada Airport
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Ponta Delgada Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Ponta Delgada Airport in May, while the fewest number of travelers rent in December.
Ponta Delgada Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
111%
January
113%
February
125%
March
131%
April
158%
May
90%
June
108%
July
107%
August
78%
September
62%
October
65%
November
52%
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
Wayzor VW Cross Up 5 1 Small cars
Ilha Verde Renault Clio STW 5 2 Station wagons
Wayzor Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Portugal
Ford Fiesta
October 15, 2019
Great place to visit
United Kingdom
Peugeot 2008
September 26, 2019
Lovely town, and a lovely island. Very clean everywhere.
Canada
VW Polo TSI
September 25, 2019
Beautiful roads to drive
Denmark
VW Polo TSI
September 13, 2019
It was perfect having a car, in order to get around on the island. Everythis is so lush and green and we absolutely loved it :-)
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
August 28, 2019
Sam Miguel is a beautiful island and you need a car to experience all it has to offer.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
August 18, 2019
Rent a small car since the roads in PDL are very narrow.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
August 11, 2019
You really need a rental car to see all the sites.
United Kingdom
Smart for 2
August 6, 2019
Definitely yes. In order to access the best view points, a car is necessary. Public transport and group tours exist, but having a car allows you to visit all of the island's top spots on your own time, and even before the crowds arrive.
United Kingdom
VW Polo TSI
August 2, 2019
The whole island is beautiful we were almost everywhere.{ I don`t think so lol) I definitely recommend your firm! Thank you so much!
Netherlands
Renault Twingo
July 30, 2019
If you can, do one of the shorter or longer Walks. You see and experience so much more. User the app spotazores to see if your Tour destination is in the cloud or not
United Kingdom
VW Up
July 28, 2019
Definitely recommend using Wayzor.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
July 9, 2019
Travelled round the whole island, which I would recommend. Different hotels and lodges each day. Visiting the geological sites, beaches, gardens, caves, etc.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
July 1, 2019
We received the car at the airport very convenient,
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
June 18, 2019
Depend on where you stay in Ponta Delgada to considered rent a car. But having a car was very helpful for us to drive around and really go and spend time the where we wanted.
Italy
Fiat Panda
June 13, 2019
The cheapest price found in Ponta Delgada for renting a car!!
Canada
Volvo XC40
June 4, 2019
I will recommend rent a car in Ponta Delgada because there is a lot to see and do.
Canada
Peugeot 208
June 3, 2019
For me, Sao Miguel is the most beautiful place I have ever visited.
Canada
Fiat Panda
May 6, 2019
Definitely rent a small car to explore Sao Miguel island - it is the best way to get around!
Canada
Renault Captur
April 14, 2019
You definitely need a car to take advantage of what the island has to offer. Driving in S.Miguel is easy and they have very good road signs, using GPS is a breeze.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
April 3, 2019
Lovely people,absolutely gorgeous and spotless amazing views good food
Canada
Ford Fiesta
March 29, 2019
Don't feel you need to upgrade your vehicle - the small cars are very fuel efficient, and the gas savings on a diesel don't make up for the increased cost. Drive to as many lookouts as you can, there's so much amazing scenery to experience!

Top 19 Suppliers for Ponta Delgada Airport in 2019

Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+351914348755 / +351211451381
Rua Cristiano Frazao Pacheco, 16-17 9500-680, Relva – Ponta, Azores PT
Autatlantis
Exceptional 9.5
+351296205340 / +351966147199
Aeroporto João Paulo II, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
Luso Rent
Exceptional 9.5
+351968101920
Rua Eng Eugénio Ataíde da Câmara, Armazém 25, 681, Ponta Delgada
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2
+351255788199
Aeroporto João Paulo Segundo, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
Ilha Verde
Exceptional 9
+351296684360 / +351910021668
Aeroporto Internacional Joao Paulo II - 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
Micauto Rent-a-car
Excellent 8.9
+351296284382 / +351918208020
Delivery and collection services
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+351936890727
JOAO PAULO II AIRPORT, APARTADO 704
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+351936890727
JOAO PAULO II AIRPORT, APARTADO 704
Europcar
Excellent 8.7
+351296381249
João Paulo II Airport in, Ponta Delgada
Guerin
Excellent 8.7
+351296306777
Aeroporto Joao Paulo II, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
Wayzor
Excellent 8.5
+351296301805
9500-749 Pontadelgada, Portugale
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+351296684360
9500-749 Ponta Delgada
ANC Azores Holidays.PT
Excellent 8.5
+351296247171
Estrada Regional 4-1A, 199 Caminho da Serra Gorda, 9500-355 Ponta Delgada
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+351218371626
Aeroporto de Ponta Delgada Rua Cristiano Frazão Pacheco, 16-17
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+351964862663 / +18778223872
Canto Prestes Cima, 77, 9500-702 Ponta Delgada
Hertz
Very good 7.5
+351296205435
9500-749, Joao Paulo II Airport, Ponta Delgada
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+34965233425 / +351211451595
Rua Cristiano Frazao Pacheco, 16-17 9500-680, Relva – Ponta, Azores PT
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.1
+34965233425 / +351211451595
R. Cristiano Frazao Pacheco 16-17, 9500-680 Ponta Delgada
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
+34965233425 / +35211451595
Off-Airport. Rua Cristiano Frazão Pacheco 16-17

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