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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
$2.55 per day
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Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ilha Verde
$3.63 per day
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Compact
Renault Captur or similar
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$10.28 per day
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Compact Elite
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Wayzor
$16.68 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
$18.31 / 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
$45.42 / per day
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Special
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$58.65 / per day
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Premium
Mazda MX-5 Cabrio or similar
Mazda MX-5 Cabrio
  • 2x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autatlantis
$61.08 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:02 on 2021-03-01. 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
9.5
Ponta Delgada Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

The capital of the Azores, Ponta Delgada is not often mentioned among the archipelago’s most famous attractions — after all, the real charm of the islands lies not in city streets, but among its volcanic landscapes and rugged beaches. That being said, the Azorean capital can still be an interesting place to explore, especially if you know where to look. And if you get a rental car, that magnificent nature is never too far away, either. With that in mind, these are three of the most interesting attractions in and around Ponta Delgada:

  • Whale watching. Located in the Atlantic Ocean nearly halfway between Europe and North America, the Azores is one of the best whale-watching spots on the planet  — and many tours take off from Ponta Delgada. Different species of whales have different migration patterns, but generally the warmer time of the year — from May to October roughly — is considered the best period to spot the whales, including the blue whale, the largest mammal on the planet.
  • São Sebastião Church. Dating back to the mid-16th century, San Sebastian Church is not only one of the oldest buildings in the Azores, but it’s also one of the most beautiful. A mixture of Gothic and other styles, it continues to fulfill its original function to this day but is also open to visitors. Ponta Delgada is home to some other architectural landmarks as well, including the beautiful city gates and city hall.
  • Sete Cidades. Located in a deep caldera, a crater-like volcanic depression, Sete Cidades is made up of a number of lakes, including Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul (the Green and Blue Lakes) named after the distinct color of their waters. A truly impressive place to visit, Sete Cidades is just a 35-minute drive northwest of Ponta Delgada and can be easily accessed by car.

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 $69 per day
  • Station wagons - from $36 per day
  • Large cars - from $37 per day
  • Medium cars - from $38 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $72 per day
  • Premium cars - from $106 per day
  • Small cars - from $16 per day
  • SUVs - from $45 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 at Velas Harbour from $16.55 per day
    244.7 km / 152.1 miles away
  8. Car Rental at Pico Airport from $15.87 per day
    258.6 km / 160.7 miles away
  9. Car Rental at Horta Port from $15.87 per day
    273.1 km / 169.7 miles away
  10. Car Rental at Horta Airport from $15.87 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
$29.32
January
$32.34
February
$52.24
March
$37.09
April
$56.98
May
$54.95
June
$67.31
July
$51.42
August
$38.89
September
$49.51
October
$43.04
November
$43.04
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 $29.32. 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 $67.31 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
Ilha Verde Renault Captur 5 3 Medium cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
SIXT Renault Clio 5 1 Small cars
Wayzor VW Polo 5 2 Small cars
SIXT Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs
Ilha Verde Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Czech Republic
Ford Fiesta
July 8, 2021
Be a early bird, you'll save your money
United States of America (USA)
Renault Traffic
June 4, 2021
They were so helpful and courteous. Would definitely use them again.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
May 31, 2021
so much to see on Sao Miguel, need car to visit most places
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
April 7, 2021
Sao Miguel is beautiful
United States of America (USA)
Smart For Four
January 22, 2021
Azores are beautiful!
Greece
Renault Twingo
January 15, 2021
ponta delgada is nice place .good services infastrure.good food .nice nature
Germany
BMW 1-series Aut.
December 3, 2020
Very friendly and quick!
Netherlands
Ford Fiesta
November 26, 2020
Don't drive too fast past all the beautiful locations the island has to offer. There is more to it then just the main attractions.
Portugal
Smart For Four
November 10, 2020
It gives te opportunity to see everything.
Spain
VW Up!
August 17, 2020
Renting a car in Ponta Delgada is useful to explore the island cause thee is not much public transport there.
Germany
Volkswagen Up
July 18, 2020
This island is definitely best explored by car. Guess we would have missed a lot without the car, so it was a bliss to be mobile and independent.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa
March 6, 2020
Not many automatic cars
United Kingdom
VW Up
March 3, 2020
So easy to hire and return to the airport. All very efficient and friendly.
Portugal
VW Up
February 11, 2020
Renting a car is a must. People on road very friendly, roads in very good conditions. Sometimes pretty steep paths but possible to make it.
Canada
VW Polo
December 15, 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the Island. I found the roads well marked and relatively easy to find my way around with the help of my GPS on my phone. Ponta delgada is a lovely city, rich in history, with excellent restaurants.
Hungary
Renault Twingo
December 1, 2019
You absolutely need a car to go around the island.
United Kingdom
VW Up
November 30, 2019
A beautiful island to visit
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.
Czech Republic
Volkswagen Up
August 22, 2019
Everything was O.K. !
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
August 18, 2019
Rent a small car since the roads in PDL are very narrow.
United Kingdom
VW Polo TSI
August 12, 2019
Azores is great.
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.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
May 28, 2019
Easy driving
Canada
Fiat Panda
May 6, 2019
Definitely rent a small car to explore Sao Miguel island - it is the best way to get around!
Portugal
Fiat Panda
May 5, 2019
Very easy to drive around the island, car is not needed to visit the center of Ponta Delgada, great views
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!
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Micra
July 16, 2018
Must rent in the Azores.

Top 17 Suppliers at Ponta Delgada Airport in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+351914348755 / +351211451381
Área de serviço 2° Circular, Alameda de Belém, 9500-353
$22 - $27
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 - $113
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2
+351255788199
Aeroporto João Paulo Segundo, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
$8 - $26
Ilha Verde
Exceptional 9
+351296684360
Aeroporto Internacional Joao Paulo II - 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
$3 - $126
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+351936890727
JOAO PAULO II AIRPORT, APARTADO 704
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+351936890727
João Paulo II Airport, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
Europcar
Excellent 8.7
+351296381249
Aeroporto De, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
$18 - $92
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
$8 - $83
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Wayzor
Excellent 8.5
+351296301805
9500-749 Pontadelgada, Portugale
$3 - $44
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
$26 - $38
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
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 - $54
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+351218371626
Aeroporto de Ponta Delgada Rua Cristiano Frazão Pacheco, 16-17
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+351964862663 / +18778223872
Canto Prestes Cima, 77, 9500-702 Ponta Delgada
$20 - $85
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
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+351211451595
Área de serviço 2° Circular, Alameda de Belém, 9500-353
$17 - $21
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
$22 - $27
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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