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Car Rental at Ponta Delgada Airport

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

Mini
Smart For Four or similar
Smart For Four
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Magic Islands Rent A Car
$2.60 / per day
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Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ilha Verde
$3.64 / per day
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Compact
Renault Captur or similar
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$10.50 / per day
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Compact Elite
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Wayzor
$17.03 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Intermediate
Renault Kadjar or similar
Renault Kadjar
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Guerin
$18.67 / per day
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Mini Elite
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$21.16 / per day
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Minivan
Renault Grand Scenic 5+2 or similar
Renault Grand Scenic 5+2
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
ANC Azores Holidays.PT
$41.73 / per day
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Premium
Mazda MX-5 Cabrio or similar
Mazda MX-5 Cabrio
  • 2x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autatlantis
$62.95 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:02 on 2021-01-18. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Country code
351
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
9.6
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. 

Find out more about renting a car in the Azores Islands in our complete guide.

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 downtown. 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 furthest point from the airport can be reached in just an hour and a half.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $63 per day
  • Station wagons - from $40 per day
  • Large cars - from $28 per day
  • Medium cars - from $40 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $71 per day
  • Premium cars - from $111 per day
  • Small cars - from $16 per day
  • SUVs - from $44 per day

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

A Galp petrol station, located at EN1-1A 48, is on the way to from downtown 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
  • Name: Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 1,849,000
  • Distance from City: 1.2 miles / 2 km WNW of town
  • Working hours:

Top 11 Locations near Ponta Delgada Airport

  1. 0.4 km / 0.2 miles away
  2. 0.7 km / 0.4 miles away
  3. 96.2 km / 59.8 miles away
  4. 168.3 km / 104.6 miles away
  5. 168.3 km / 104.6 miles away
  6. 241.9 km / 150.3 miles away
  7. Car Rental Velas Harbour from $16.90 per day
    244.7 km / 152.1 miles away
  8. Car Rental at Pico Airport from $16.21 per day
    258.6 km / 160.7 miles away
  9. Car Rental at Horta Port from $16.21 per day
    273.1 km / 169.7 miles away
  10. Car Rental at Horta Airport from $16.21 per day
    280.0 km / 174.0 miles away
  11. 511.3 km / 317.7 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
$29.94
January
$33.02
February
$53.34
March
$37.87
April
$58.17
May
$56.10
June
$68.72
July
$52.50
August
$39.70
September
$50.54
October
$43.95
November
$43.95
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 $29.94. You can see that this is 37% cheaper than the yearly average and 56% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $68.72 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
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.
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 Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Ilha Verde Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Ilha Verde Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Wayzor VW Up 5 1 Small cars
Wayzor VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Wayzor VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Wayzor VW Polo 5 2 Small cars
Ilha Verde Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Renault Clio 5 1 Small cars

Top 18 Suppliers at Ponta Delgada Airport in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+351914348755 / +351211451381
Área de serviço 2° Circular, Alameda de Belém, 9500-353
$7 - $8
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Autatlantis
Exceptional 9.5
+351296205340 / +351966147199
Aeroporto João Paulo II, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
$17 - $116
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2
+351255788199
Aeroporto João Paulo Segundo, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
$6 - $16
Ilha Verde
Exceptional 9
+351296684360
Aeroporto Internacional Joao Paulo II - 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
$3 - $129
Micauto Rent-a-car
Excellent 8.9
+351296284382 / +351918208020
Av. Infante Dom Henrique 109, 9500-150 Ponta Delgada,
$19 - $104
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
Aeroporto De, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
$12 - $47
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Guerin
Excellent 8.7
+351296306777
Aeroporto Joao Paulo II, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
$5 - $84
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Wayzor
Excellent 8.5
+351296301805
9500-749 Pontadelgada, Portugale
$4 - $45
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:30
Tue:06:00-23:30
Wed:06:00-23:30
Thu:06:00-23:30
Fri:06:00-23:30
Sat:06:00-23:30
Sun:06:00-23:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+351296684360
9500-749 Ponta Delgada
$27 - $39
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:59
Tue:05:30-23:59
Wed:05:30-23:59
Thu:05:30-23:59
Fri:05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-23:59
Sun:05:30-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+351936890727
Joao Paulo Ii Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
+351296205340
Joao Paulo II Airport, PDL
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
ANC Azores Holidays.PT
Excellent 8.5
+351296247171
Estrada Regional 4-1A, 199 Caminho da Serra Gorda, 9500-355 Ponta Delgada
$9 - $49
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+351964862663 / +18778223872
Canto Prestes Cima, 77, 9500-702 Ponta Delgada
$21 - $82
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Hertz
Very good 7.5
+351296205435
9500-749, Joao Paulo II Airport, Ponta Delgada
$32 - $102
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+351211451595
Área de serviço 2° Circular, Alameda de Belém, 9500-353
$6 - $7
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Rhodium
Very good 7.1
+351211451595
Área de serviço 2° Circular, Alameda de Belém, 9500-353
$6 - $8
Working hours
Mon:07:00-00:00
Tue:07:00-00:00
Wed:07:00-00:00
Thu:07:00-00:00
Fri:07:00-00:00
Sat:07:00-00:00
Sun:07:00-00:00
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