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Lajes Air Base Terceira, Praia da Vitoria, Portugal - Azores Islands
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Lajes Terceira Airport
Mini Elite
Smart ForTwo or similar
Smart ForTwo
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$23.32 per day
Lajes Terceira Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$65.51 per day
Lajes Terceira Airport
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
United Rent A Car
$74.13 per day
Lajes Terceira Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$104.52 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Lajes Terceira Airport
Intermediate
Kia Optima or similar
Kia Optima
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$112.87 per day
Lajes Terceira Airport
Standard Van
Citroen Jumpy or similar
Citroen Jumpy
  • 9
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Angrauto
$113.97 per day
Lajes Terceira Airport
Oversized Van
Opel Vivaro or similar
Opel Vivaro
  • 9
  • 6
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Way2Azores Rent
$155.65 per day
Lajes Terceira Airport
Full-size SUV
Jeep Compass or similar
Jeep Compass
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
United Rent A Car
$88.82 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:06 on 2024-07-13. 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
$92 per day
Average car rental length
4 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
9.3 / 10
Lajes Air Base Terceira

Airport travel guide

Known not just for its typically Azorean volcanic landscape but also for some seriously impressive historical landmarks, Terceira is one of the best alternatives to the main island of the archipelago, São Miguel. These are three of its most interesting attractions:

  • Angra do Heroísmo. One of the three co-capitals of the Azores, Angra is better known for having a fortress of great historical importance, a fact that has been recognized by UNESCO. Many of the medieval landmarks survive in a good condition to this day – it’s worth spending at least an hour strolling the fortress area with its wonderful ocean views. Angra do Heroísmo is on the south-central coast of the island and also has many of Terceira’s most popular accommodation options.
  • Algar do Carvão. This is the biggest and arguably most impressive cave on the Azores, which was once formed by ancient magma flows. Starting from the fern- and moss-covered entrance it reaches a depth of 90 meters underground. The Algar do Carvão been made suitable for visitors with stone stairs and subtle lighting that keeps the natural look. It’s a spectacular site that’s a must-see on Terceira.
  • Diving. In addition to many other water sports that can be practiced in the Azores, Terceira has a reputation as something of a diving and snorkeling mecca. Sites, instructors, and places to rent equipment can be found all across the island, but there’s an especially strong concentration of them around Praia da Vitória, a town on the northeastern coast that’s a lovely place to visit even if you’re not diving, as it also has one of the most accessible sand beaches of the island.

Top international routes

  • Ponta Delgada
  • Lisbon
  • Graciosa
  • Horta
  • Pico
  • Sao Jorge

Main airlines

SATA Air Acores, Ryanair, Azores Airlines, Air Europa, TAP Air Portugal, and TUI fly Netherlands

Terminals

Lajes Terceira Airport has a single passenger terminal that serves all domestic and international flights. The airport is also used by the Portuguese Air Force, the Azores Air Zone Command, and the United States Air Force.

Location

Lajes Airport is about 15km (9 miles) northeast of Angra do Heroísmo, the main town of Terceira Island. highway V R, Rua Dr. AnÍbal de Bettencourt, and Highway M505 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city. Lajes Airport is about 1,600km (990 miles) west of Lisbon and 3,800km (2,290 miles) east of New York City.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $83 per day
  • Large cars - from $83 per day
  • Medium cars - from $77 per day
  • Vans - from $91 per day
  • Small cars - from $23 per day
  • SUVs - from $87 per day

Car rental desks

Most are located inside the airport terminal.

Services and facilities

Even though the airport is really small, you’ll find three shops, a duty-free store on the second floor, three cafés, two ATMs, luggage lockers, a tourist information office, and a postal service.

Nearest gas station

A Galp gas station, located at Aos Remédios nº 20, can be reached in about four minutes and is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are other gas stations nearby and on the island of Terceira.
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Airport info

Rating
7.5
  • Getting to the airport 8.5
  • Check-in and departures 8.8
  • Terminal facilities 6.9
  • Wi-Fi 7.7
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
  • Lounge 6.6

Lajes Terceira Airport

  • IATA: TER
  • ICAO: LPLA
  • Name: Lajes Air Base Terceira (TER)
  • Distance from city: 9.3 miles / 15 km

Top 9 locations near Lajes Terceira Airport

  1. 94.7 km / 58.8 miles away
  2. 119.5 km / 74.3 miles away
  3. 135.8 km / 84.4 miles away
  4. 143.7 km / 89.3 miles away
  5. 167.8 km / 104.3 miles away
  6. 168.3 km / 104.6 miles away
  7. 168.5 km / 104.7 miles away
  8. 261 km / 162.2 miles away
  9. 357 km / 221.8 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Lajes Terceira Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Lajes Terceira Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Lajes Terceira Airport
$19.58
January
$14.65
February
$15.06
March
$26.60
April
$34.10
May
$61.58
June
$89.19
July
$106.20
August
$52.82
September
$25.71
October
$17.39
November
$18.39
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Lajes Terceira Airport is February — when rental costs average $14.65 per day. This is 63% cheaper than the yearly average and 86% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $106.20 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.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Lajes Terceira Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in February the average rental period is 5 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Lajes Terceira Airport
4
January
5
February
5
March
4
April
4
May
4
June
4
July
4
August
4
September
4
October
4
November
5
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Lajes Terceira Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Lajes Terceira Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car in September, while they are least likely to rent in in January.
Monthly searches at Lajes Terceira Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
43%
January
63%
February
77%
March
91%
April
97%
May
152%
June
129%
July
160%
August
191%
September
93%
October
54%
November
49%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Ilha Verde, Angrauto, Way2Azores Rent, Autatlantis, Goldcar
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $23 per day
Cheapest supplier Ace Rent a car

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Ilha Verde Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Angrauto Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Ilha Verde Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Angrauto Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Angrauto Citroen C1 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Ilha Verde Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
Way2Azores Rent Citroen C1 5 2 Small cars
Way2Azores Rent Citroen C3 5 2 Medium cars
Autatlantis Volkswagen Up 5 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 the 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.

Canada
Opel Corsa
May 16, 2024
Going through the caves and lava tubes are very interesting and something you can’t find very often elsewhere
Switzerland
Renault Clio
May 2, 2024
Super trails.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai i10
April 21, 2024
Hiking is wonderful. Swimming in the ocean with the locals. Food is wonderful. Pousada is great.
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Canada
Citroen C1
December 13, 2023
We enjoyed the beautiful nature and comfortable temperature. Everything was good and amazing. It is an ideal vacation place for us.
United States of America (USA)
Smart ForTwo
November 10, 2023
Driving around the coast was amazing.
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C1
July 6, 2023
We traveled the Island and save the caves and hiked Misterios Negroes.
United Kingdom
Renault Twingo
July 1, 2023
Caves, hot springs, lovely scenery
Canada
Renault Twingo
June 9, 2023
Love the swimming locations dotting the coast.
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C1
June 9, 2023
Great hikes, beautiful landscapes, delicious food, peaceful places
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
April 23, 2023
I'm a frequent traveler to the Island of Terceira, my birth place and I'm always happen to return home.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Espace
January 15, 2023
day tour of terceira island with friends
United States of America (USA)
Toyota CH-R
January 7, 2023
The island was amazing, views were spectacular, people were friendly and overall cost was very low
Canada
Ford Fiesta
October 27, 2022
Easy island to drive around on
United States of America (USA)
Citroen Jumpy
October 14, 2022
the island of Terceira is beautiful, the people are friendly and helpful, driving on the island is fairly easy, some of the streets are a little tight to maneuver but everyone on the roads is respectful of each other.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
June 11, 2022
Beautiful island! Great food! Friendly people!
Canada
Ford Fiesta
April 2, 2022
We visited Faial, Pico and Terceira during an 8 day trip - all beautiful islands and each special in its own way. The natural beauty of these islands is amazing, locals are so warm and friendly and food is great- glad we rented a car so we could explore everywhere at our own pace. Looking forward to going back to the Azores again.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
March 26, 2022
Driving in the Azores is easy as speeds are low in the city and drivers are not aggressive. Major highways are outstanding, excellent condition, well signed and no traffic! Roundabouts have little traffic. Lots of free parking in Angra near the marina. In towns watch the blind corners as some drivers do cross the centre line.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Captur
January 23, 2022
great service
Portugal
Ford Fiesta
April 14, 2021
Lovely Island. Best Place to spend a relaxing week. Stunning views, friendly people, the best meat ever!
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
June 25, 2019
A beautiful island that can only be fully appreciated if you have a car.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Autatlantis
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Hertz
7.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
74
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
$92.35
Lowest daily price
$23.32
Total cars available
87

Top 15 suppliers at Lajes Terceira Airport in 2024

Autatlantis
Exceptional 9.2 / 159 reviews
+351295515800 / +351296205340 / +351966122853
Aerogare Civil Das Lages Pedreiras
$106 - $114
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
Wayzor
Wayzor
Exceptional 9.1 / 124 reviews
+351966595304 / +351966595165
Aeroporto de Angra do Heroísmo Lages - Praia Da Vitória, 9760-251 Angra do Heroísmo
$123
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:00
Tue:06:00-00:00
Wed:06:00-00:00
Thu:06:00-00:00
Fri:06:00-00:00
Sat:06:00-00:00
Sun:06:00-00:00
Angrauto
Angrauto
Exceptional 9 / 285 reviews
+351295512350 / +351918208021
Angra do Heroísmo Estrada Regional da Ribeirinha, 6 Ribeirinha. Airport Às Pedreiras, Lajes
$114 - $151
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
Way2Azores Rent
Way2Azores Rent
Very good 8.4 / 173 reviews
+351295513244
Loja em frente ao Terminal de Partidas do Aeroporto das Lajes
$156
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:59
Tue:07:00-20:59
Wed:07:00-20:59
Thu:07:00-20:59
Fri:07:00-20:59
Sat:07:00-20:59
Sun:07:00-20:59
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 8.4 / 114 reviews
+351211451595
Ter On-Airport. Aerogare Civil Das Lajes
$79 - $101
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:59
Tue:07:00-20:59
Wed:07:00-20:59
Thu:07:00-20:59
Fri:07:00-20:59
Sat:07:00-20:59
Sun:07:00-20:59
AddCar
AddCar
Very good 8.2
+351925520367
Pedreiras - 9760-251 Lajes - Praia Da Vitória - Terceira
$96 - $117
Working hours
Mon:05:30-21:00
Tue:05:30-21:00
Wed:05:30-21:00
Thu:05:30-21:00
Fri:05:30-21:00
Sat:05:30-21:00
Sun:05:30-21:00
Ilha Verde
Very good 8 / 723 reviews
+351295513722 / +351919555880
Aeroporto Lajes - 9760-251 Praia da Vitória
$161 - $233
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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 8 / 12 reviews
+351295513244
R. das Pedreiras, 9760-261, Portugal
$23 - $145
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
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8
+351255788199
Aeroporto Lajes
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
Europcar
Good 7.9 / 14 reviews
+351211451595
Aeroporto de Angra do Heroísmo Lages-Praia Da Vitoria, 9760-251 Angra do Heroísmo
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.8
+351296205070
Lajes Airport,9700-130 Angra do Heroísmo
$66 - $108
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
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Good 7.7
+351211451595
Ter Aerogare Civil Das Lajes
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
United Rent A Car
United Rent A Car
Good 7.6
+351926158300
Pedreiras - 9760-251 Lajes - Praia da Vitória - Terceira
$70 - $280
Working hours
Mon:05:30-21:00
Tue:05:30-21:00
Wed:05:30-21:00
Thu:05:30-21:00
Fri:05:30-21:00
Sat:05:30-21:00
Sun:05:30-21:00
Avis
Avis
Good 7.5 / 4 reviews
+351295513722
Terceira Lajes airport
$141
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
Hertz
Good 7.2 / 12 reviews
+351296205070
Lajes Airport,9700-130 Angra do Heroísmo
$75 - $105
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
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