Car Rental in Albufeira

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Albufeira, Portugal
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$32.35 per day
Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$33.38 per day
Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$35.69 per day
Downtown Car Rental
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 Cabrio or similar
Fiat 500 Cabrio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$38.06 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Renault Megane or similar
Renault Megane
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$45.87 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Renault Captur or similar
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$48.53 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$51.15 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Renault Megane STW or similar
Renault Megane  STW
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$55.49 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:08 on 2022-08-12. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
351
Economy car rental price
$74.25 / per day
Average car rental length
2 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
10.0
Average gasoline price
$2.08 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.14 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.80 / 1 liter

Why rent a car in Albufeira?

Located in the central part of the Algarve, Albufeira is one of the most visited destinations in the famous beach region of Portugal. Mainly visited for its attractive coastline, Albufeira also boasts interesting history and architecture for those eager to explore it. Better yet, the town offers easy access to the rest of Algarve and everything that this part of the country has to offer.

Albufeira Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Albufeira

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Albufeira and drop off in another city include:

  • From Albufeira to Faro - 82 offers from US$ 18.27 per day
  • From Albufeira to Porto - 34 offers from US$ 25.40 per day
  • From Albufeira to Lisbon - 83 offers from US$ 22.55 per day

Top ways to enter Albufeira

  • Faro Airport: The main airport of the Algarve is only a 40-minute drive east of Albufeira. The airport is a large hub for the low-cost carriers Ryanair and easyJet, and also has flights by a number of other airlines. While there are many direct flights between Faro and other European countries, it is also possible to first fly to Lisbon and Porto and then get a connecting flight to Faro (this is an especially useful option for visitors coming from outside of Europe).
  • Lisbon Airport: The main air hub of the country, Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport handled more than 31 million travelers in 2019. In addition to European connections, there are many flights to and from the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. As mentioned above, it’s possible to get another short flight from Lisbon to Faro, but many travelers choose to pick up a rental car at Lisbon Airport and drive the rest of the distance. Lisbon is 275 km (171 miles) north of Faro and the trip between them takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Top destinations and activities

  • Beaches. Characterized by their golden sands and the Blue Flag status that most of them have, Albufeira has a wealth of pretty beaches to choose from. These include the very central Praia dos Pescadores ( Fisherman’s Beach), Tunnel Beach (named after a tunnel that you have to travel through to reach it), and the hip Golden Beach. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, there are also good opportunities for doing watersports like snorkeling.
  • Castle of Paderne. Like neighboring Andalusia in Spain, the Algarve spent centuries under Islamic rule during the Middle Ages (even its name comes from the Arabic word al-ḡarb, meaning “the west”). Many historic sites and much architecture remain as reminders of that era, including the Castle of Paderne, an impressive fortification built in the 12th century. Located just a short 20-minute drive north of Albufeira, it is definitely worth a visit.
  • Zoomarine. A theme park, an aquarium, and a 4D cinema, Zoomarine is one of the most popular attractions in the Algarve. The park has varied flora and fauna, including sharks, dolphins, and seals, as well as pools, beaches, and water slides. Located just 10km (6.2 miles) northwest of Albufeira, the Zoomarine can be reached in about 15 minutes.

Toll roads

A lot of motorways in Portugal are subject to toll fees. See Portugal's official toll road website site for maps and fees.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Lagos. Not to be confused with the Nigerian megalopolis of the same name, Portugal’s Lagos is a quaint and historic beach town. Smaller and perhaps also more relaxed than Albufeira, it has just as beautiful beaches and a very special atmosphere that is only heightened by its well-preserved architecture. Located some 60km (37 miles) west of Albufeira, Lagos can be reached in about 45 minutes.
  • Faro. Although Faro is the largest city in Algarve and the location of the region’s main airport, it isn’t usually mentioned among its main attractions. More industrial, it is perhaps less scenic than Lagos, Albufeira, or Portimao. But those who give the city a chance will discover a surprising variety of attractions including a well-preserved old town, the scarily impressive Bone Chapel, the Jewish Heritage Center, and Ria Formosa National Park. You could do worse than checking out Faro before dropping off your car at the airport or as a day-trip. Located 45km (28 miles) east of Albufeira, the city can be reached in some 40 minutes.
  • Monchique. Located in the inland part of Algarve that remains unexplored by most visitors, Monchique is an ancient spa town situated in the region’s hills. Some of the highest peaks of the Algarve are located just outside the town, and you’ll also find hiking trails, baths that have been enjoyed by the Romans, and some of the most charming hill stations in all of the country. Located about 85km (53 miles), Monchique can be reached in just over one hour. Note: If you’re visiting during the warmest time of the year, make sure to check out Portugal’s wildfire forecast — unfortunately, Monchique has periodically suffered from wildfires in the surrounding eucalyptus forests over the last decade.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Albufeira is the Peugeot 308, followed by the Renault Clio and the Citroen C1. The most popular rental car types are compact, economy, and mini.

Car Rental Prices in Albufeira

  • Convertibles - from $196 per day
  • Station wagons - from $191 per day
  • Large cars - from $134 per day
  • Medium cars - from $132 per day
  • Vans - from $384 per day
  • Small cars - from $91 per day
  • SUVs - from $218 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some good methods to save money on your rental car:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car suppliers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan 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 Albufeira is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 52% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 60% cheaper than renting a vehicle in July.

Top 20 Cities near Albufeira

  1. Lisbon Car Rentals from $66.05 per day
    205.5 km / 127.7 miles away
  2. Porto Car Rentals from $24.28 per day
    463.9 km / 288.3 miles away
  3. Faro Car Rentals from $24.28 per day
    20.2 km / 12.6 miles away
  4. Benfica Car Rentals from $139.98 per day
    204.4 km / 127.0 miles away
  5. Madeira Car Rentals from $37.96 per day
    923.5 km / 573.8 miles away
  6. 939.3 km / 583.7 miles away
  7. Portimao Car Rentals from $63.32 per day
    32.3 km / 20.1 miles away
  8. Alvor Car Rentals from $32.35 per day
    35.4 km / 22.0 miles away
  9. Lagos Car Rentals from $32.35 per day
    44.6 km / 27.7 miles away
  10. Braga Car Rentals from $26.30 per day
    496.6 km / 308.5 miles away
  11. Armacao de Pera Car Rentals from $32.35 per day
    18.6 km / 11.6 miles away
  12. Quarteira Car Rentals from $88.57 per day
    7.0 km / 4.3 miles away
  13. Vilamoura Car Rentals from $32.35 per day
    5.5 km / 3.4 miles away
  14. Aveiro Car Rentals from $26.30 per day
    396.3 km / 246.3 miles away
  15. Cascais Car Rentals from $121.61 per day
    209.3 km / 130.0 miles away
  16. Coimbra Car Rentals from $26.30 per day
    347.4 km / 215.8 miles away
  17. Almada Car Rentals from $64.82 per day
    195.4 km / 121.4 miles away
  18. Leiria Car Rentals from $26.30 per day
    300.5 km / 186.7 miles away
  19. Viseu Car Rentals from $26.30 per day
    396.3 km / 246.2 miles away
  20. Setubal Car Rentals from $26.30 per day
    171.7 km / 106.7 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Albufeira

  1. Faro Montenegro Car Rentals from $23.05 per day
    20.1 km / 12.5 miles away
  2. Faro Airport Car Rentals from $24.28 per day
    20.2 km / 12.6 miles away
  3. 199.1 km / 123.7 miles away
  4. 200.0 km / 124.3 miles away
  5. Lisbon Alameda Car Rentals from $78.88 per day
    201.1 km / 125.0 miles away
  6. 201.5 km / 125.2 miles away
  7. 203.0 km / 126.1 miles away
  8. Lisbon Airport Car Rentals from $24.28 per day
    204.3 km / 126.9 miles away
  9. 205.5 km / 127.7 miles away
  10. Lisbon Taguspark Car Rentals from $134.55 per day
    207.8 km / 129.1 miles away
  11. 209.3 km / 130.0 miles away
  12. 347.1 km / 215.7 miles away
  13. 452.1 km / 280.9 miles away
  14. 452.3 km / 281.1 miles away
  15. Porto Boavista Car Rentals from $148.68 per day
    453.8 km / 282.0 miles away
  16. Porto Ramalde Car Rentals from $134.55 per day
    455.2 km / 282.9 miles away
  17. Porto Airport Car Rentals from $24.28 per day
    463.9 km / 288.3 miles away
  18. 865.4 km / 537.7 miles away
  19. 867.3 km / 538.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Albufeira?

Car rental prices in Albufeira vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Albufeira
$61.58
January
$18.68
February
$39.00
March
$32.84
April
$10.26
May
June
$174.65
July
$62.09
August
$49.70
September
$43.45
October
$65.99
November
$65.99
December
The best month to rent a car in Albufeira is May (when prices for an Economy class start from $10.26). This is 82% cheaper than the yearly average and 94% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $174.65 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Albufeira?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 16 days in April, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Albufeira
16
January
11
February
7
March
5
April
7
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
6
September
6
October
6
November
5
December

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

The most popular month for renting a car in Albufeira is November, and the least popular is January.
Popularity of Car Rental in Albufeira by Monthly Searches
14%
January
59%
February
56%
March
74%
April
46%
May
129%
June
166%
July
143%
August
82%
September
139%
October
238%
November
55%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
SIXT Renault Clio 5 1 Small cars
Europcar Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Peugeot 108 5 2 Small cars
Hertz Renault Megane 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT VW Up! Aut. 5 Small cars
SIXT Renault Clio Bi-Fuel 5 Small cars
Europcar Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
SIXT Renault Captur 5 1 SUVs

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

United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
June 5, 2022
My top spots in the Algarve were Lagos, Sagres, and Tavira. I recommend hiking the Seven Hanging Valleys trail.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
July 17, 2020
Very easy to book and collect and much cheaper than going directly. Will use again
Ireland
Seat Ibiza 5d
July 3, 2019
Very professional and efficient service.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Best Deal
9.1 / 10
Lowest rated company
SIXT
7.95 / 10
Total number of reviews
1
Total rental companies
10
Average daily price
$74.25
Lowest daily price
$6.85
Total cars available
146

Top 10 Suppliers in Albufeira in 2022

Best Deal
Best Deal
Exceptional 9.1 / 41 reviews
+351289502052 / +351962514224
Miraparque Aldeia de Açoteias, 8200-380, Albufeira
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.7 / 27 reviews
+351289512444
Parque Estacionamento P6 - Av da Liberdade, 158 - piso1
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Tue:14:30-18:30
Wed:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Thu:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Fri:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Sat:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Sun:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7 / 2 reviews
+351289587118
RUA DO MUNICIPIO, LOTE 31 LOJA 2
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5 / 1 reviews
+351289586269
Rua Do Municipio Lote 31 Loja3
Working hours
Mon:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
+351210413333
Rua Manuel Teixeira Gomes Urbanização, Parque da Corcovada Lote 31 loja D, 8200-664 Albufeira
Working hours
Mon:08:30-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Tue:08:30-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Wed:08:30-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Thu:08:30-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Fri:08:30-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Sat:08:30-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.4
+351219426300
Rua Manuel Teixeira Gomes Urbanização, Parque da Corcovada Lote 31 loja D, 8200-664 Albufeira
Working hours
Mon:08:30-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Tue:08:30-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Wed:08:30-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Thu:08:30-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Fri:08:30-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Sat:08:30-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.2 / 2 reviews
+351289586269
Rua Do Municipio Lote 31 Loja3
Working hours
Mon:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.2 / 6 reviews
+351219407790
Praia Da Falésia Pinhal Do Concelho, 8200-593 Albufeira
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Wed:14:00-18:00
Thu:14:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
MillionCarHire
MillionCarHire
Excellent 8.1 / 2 reviews
+351289502204
8200-648, Rua 25 de Abril 99, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8 / 11 reviews
+351255788199
Rua Dunfermline 8200-278, Albufeira
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