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Car Rental in Albufeira

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Albufeira, Portugal
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Man.
Budget
$7.99 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$9.06 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Best Deal
$11.28 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Best Deal
$11.28 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$11.31 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$11.56 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Best Deal
$11.91 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Seat Ibiza or similar
Seat Ibiza
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Best Deal
$11.91 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 23:04 on 2021-04-16. 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
10.0

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$ 21.33 per day
  • From Albufeira to Porto - 34 offers from US$ 29.66 per day
  • From Albufeira to Lisbon - 83 offers from US$ 26.33 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 rental types and 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 $44 per day
  • Station wagons - from $21 per day
  • Large cars - from $35 per day
  • Medium cars - from $26 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $56 per day
  • Small cars - from $12 per day
  • SUVs - from $26 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

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 $5.52 per day
    199.1 km / 123.7 miles away
  2. Porto Car Rentals from $7.19 per day
    453.3 km / 281.6 miles away
  3. Faro Car Rentals from $11.56 per day
    25.3 km / 15.7 miles away
  4. Madeira Car Rentals from $5.49 per day
    918.5 km / 570.7 miles away
  5. Braga Car Rentals from $7.93 per day
    496.6 km / 308.6 miles away
  6. Almada Car Rentals from $7.93 per day
    193.3 km / 120.1 miles away
  7. Cascais Car Rentals from $7.93 per day
    206.9 km / 128.5 miles away
  8. Coimbra Car Rentals from $7.93 per day
    347.3 km / 215.8 miles away
  9. Porto Santo Car Rentals from $25.86 per day
    862.3 km / 535.8 miles away
  10. Setubal Car Rentals from $7.93 per day
    170.0 km / 105.6 miles away
  11. Benfica Car Rentals from $14.95 per day
    202.3 km / 125.7 miles away
  12. Portimao Car Rentals from $7.52 per day
    26.8 km / 16.7 miles away
  13. Viseu Car Rentals from $7.93 per day
    396.9 km / 246.6 miles away
  14. Aveiro Car Rentals from $7.93 per day
    396.1 km / 246.1 miles away
  15. Leiria Car Rentals from $7.93 per day
    299.8 km / 186.3 miles away
  16. Lagos Car Rentals from $11.62 per day
    39.0 km / 24.2 miles away
  17. Vilamoura Car Rentals from $9.87 per day
    10.9 km / 6.8 miles away
  18. Quarteira Car Rentals from $7.36 per day
    12.3 km / 7.7 miles away
  19. Armacao de Pera Car Rentals from $11.62 per day
    13.1 km / 8.1 miles away
  20. Braganca Car Rentals from $7.93 per day
    540.6 km / 335.9 miles away

Top 16 Locations near Albufeira

  1. Faro Montenegro Car Rentals from $11.56 per day
    25.3 km / 15.7 miles away
  2. Faro Airport Car Rentals from $3.77 per day
    25.3 km / 15.7 miles away
  3. 198.0 km / 123.0 miles away
  4. Lisbon Alameda Car Rentals from $5.52 per day
    199.1 km / 123.7 miles away
  5. 199.5 km / 124.0 miles away
  6. 201.1 km / 125.0 miles away
  7. Lisbon Airport Car Rentals from $2.41 per day
    202.4 km / 125.7 miles away
  8. 203.6 km / 126.5 miles away
  9. 347.1 km / 215.7 miles away
  10. 452.0 km / 280.8 miles away
  11. 452.2 km / 281.0 miles away
  12. Porto Boavista Car Rentals from $8.53 per day
    453.6 km / 281.9 miles away
  13. Porto Ramalde Car Rentals from $30.88 per day
    455.0 km / 282.8 miles away
  14. Porto Airport Car Rentals from $2.72 per day
    463.8 km / 288.2 miles away
  15. 862.3 km / 535.8 miles away
  16. 918.5 km / 570.7 miles away

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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
$71.89
January
$21.81
February
$45.53
March
$38.34
April
$11.98
May
June
$203.92
July
$72.49
August
$58.03
September
$50.73
October
$77.05
November
$77.05
December
The best month to rent a car in Albufeira is May (when prices for an Economy class start from $11.98). This is 82% cheaper than the yearly average and 94% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $203.92 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?

While travelers visit Albufeira year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is November, and the least popular is January.
Popularity of Car Rental in Albufeira by Monthly Searches
5%
January
20%
February
19%
March
25%
April
16%
May
43%
June
56%
July
48%
August
27%
September
303%
October
621%
November
19%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Peugeot 108 5 2 Small cars
Keddy Peugeot 308 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
Budget Citroen C1 2 2 Small cars
SIXT Renault Grand Scenic 5 1 People Carriers/Vans
SIXT Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs
SIXT Renault Megane Sports Tourer 5 2 Station wagons
Keddy Citroen C4 Cactus 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

Ireland
Seat Ibiza 5d
July 3, 2019
Very professional and efficient service.

Top 7 Suppliers in Albufeira in 2021

Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.9
+351289512444
Avenida Alameda da Orada, Lote 6, Lojas 56 E 57, Marina de Albufeira, 8200-394 Albufeira
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Tue:08:30-12:30; 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
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+351255788199
Rua Dunfermline 8200-278, Albufeira
Guerin
Guerin
Excellent 8.6
+351289587118
Rua do Municipio Lote 31-Loja 3
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+351289512444
Avenida Alameda da Orada, Lote 6, Lojas 56 E 57, Marina de Albufeira, 8200-394 Albufeira
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Tue:08:30-12:30; 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
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+351289586269
Rua Do Municipio Lote 31 Loja3
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Tue:08:30-12:30; 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
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+351289586269
Rua Do Municipio Lote 31 Loja 3
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Tue:08:30-12:30; 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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.3
+351289587118
RUA DO MUNICIPIO, LOTE 31 LOJA 2
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