Car Rental in Faro

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • Man.
Surprice
$9.23 per day
Faro Airport
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drive4Move
$9.89 per day
Faro Airport
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drive on Holidays
$10.82 per day
Faro Airport
Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$14.54 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Faro Airport
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$15.33 per day
Faro Airport
Intermediate SUV
Seat Arona or similar
Seat Arona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Auto Prudente Rent A Car
$17.24 per day
Faro Airport
Premium
BMW 1 Series or similar
BMW 1 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ok Mobility
$29.63 per day
Faro Airport
Compact Elite
Seat Leon or similar
Seat Leon
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$36.03 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:04 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
$18 per day
Average car rental length
10 days
Speed limit within town
20 - 50 km/h or 12 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 120 km/h or 56 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.2 / 10
Average gas price
$1.94 per liter or $7.34 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.78 per liter or $6.72 per gallon
Highest gas price
$2.21 per liter or $8.37 per gallon

Why rent a car in Faro?

Faro is a great place to visit. Busy but friendly, it offers great restaurants, varied accommodation opportunities, and long sea coast. As the gateway to southern Portugal, it is a great base for exploring the rest of Algarve, and Spain just to the east.

While Faro is a fairly walkable city, exploring the rest of the region and the amazing beaches that the Algarve is renowned for, will require a car rental.

Faro

One-Way Car Rentals in Faro

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

  • From Faro to Lisbon - 376 offers from $9.62 per day
  • From Faro to Porto - 367 offers from $9.62 per day
  • From Faro to Malaga - 24 offers from $78.89 per day
  • From Faro to Stuttgart - 12 offers from $164.04 per day
  • From Faro to Vilamoura - 65 offers from $18.45 per day

Top ways to enter Faro

  • Faro Airport: Also known as Algarve Airport, it is especially active during summers when many low-cost carriers connect it with destinations all across Europe.
  • Lisbon Airport: About 275 km (170 mi) north, Portugal’s largest airport is among the 20 busiest airports in Europe and hosts flights to and from all continents of the world. 
  • Seville Airport: Located in neighboring Spain about 200 km (125 mi) east of Faro, Seville Airport is another great way to reach Faro if your rental car provider permits crossing the border in the rental car.

City facts

  • Summers are warm to hot and sunny with average daytime temperatures of 27–35 °C (81–95 °F). The weather in the autumn and winter is generally mild with temperatures around 8–17 °C (46–63 °F). Winters are much more humid than summers.
  • Faro is the southernmost city of Portugal and the capital of the Algarve region, with the population of about 65,000 people.

Top sights and activities

  • Old town (Centro Historico). Better preserved than many other old towns of Portugal, the historic center is a place where you walk the maze of narrow streets, observe varied architecture, and see what living in Faro was like more than 200 years ago.
  • Bone Chapel. Chilling to some and fascinating for others, Capela dos Ossos is made out of bones taken from a nearby monk graveyard. The chapel is inside the beautiful Carmo church.
  • Praia do Faro. Although not as famous as some of the other beaches of Algarve, Faro’s main beach is a great place to enjoy the sun and the sea. There are many other, more secluded beaches near the city that you can reach with your rental car.
  • Estói Palace. Known for its extravagant combination of Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical architectural styles, as well as the pinkish hues of its facade, Estói is one of the most recognizable buildings in all of Faro. The interior of the palace halls is as fancy as the exterior, and the building is surrounded by a beautiful garden.
  • Rio Formosa Natural Park. Next on the list is the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a series of lagoons and marshlands stretching over 60 km along the coast. This unique ecosystem is a paradise for bird watchers, boasting over 20,000 birds during the winter migration. Take a boat tour, paddle a kayak, or simply walk along the trails to experience its beauty firsthand.
  • Museu Municipal de Faro. Finally, if you’re interested in cultural enrichment, the Museu Municipal de Faro is not to be missed. The museum, located in a 16th-century convent, holds an impressive collection of artifacts dating from prehistoric times to the present, including Roman mosaics and Islamic ceramics.

 

Traffic and parking

  • You can only enter the roundabout after giving way to cars already on it.
  • The car documentation and insurance always has to be inside a vehicle.
  • Drivers can only use a mobile phone if it is a hands free or an earpiece.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
  • Safety cameras are in use.
  • When parking in a street, your car must be parked facing the direction of travel

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. For ease and convenience, you may ask the car rental provider to include a Via Verde electronic toll tag to your car rental. The electronic tag allows you to easily pass through the designated Via Verde toll booths and have the charges automatically charged to your credit card afterward. 

Ideas for day trips

  • Ria Formosa Natural Park. Less than a 30 minute ride from Faro, Ria Formosa is a system of barrier islands in a lagoon next to the Atlantic Coast. Green and calm, it is home to countless bird species, as well as a few cozy little villages that are fun to visit.
  • Albufeira, Lagos, and Sagres. Perhaps even more famous than Faro, this small beach towns each have their unique atmosphere and characteristics. Albufeira and Lagos can be reached in about an hour, and Sagres is just a bit further along the coast. Visit all three of them and pick your favorite!
  • Algarve beaches. From Faro, Portugal, the stunning beaches of the Algarve are within easy reach. Praia de Faro is a must-visit, boasting miles of sandy shores and vibrant boardwalk eateries. Visit Praia da Marinha for its iconic rock formations and crystal-clear waters, ideal for snorkeling. Praia da Rocha, framed by majestic cliffs, offers breathtaking views. Praia do Camilo, known for its beautiful staircase descent, is perfect for romantic sunset strolls. Lastly, Benagil Sea Cave, accessible only by water, offers a unique beach experience inside a natural dome. These beaches embody the scenic beauty that makes Algarve a coveted destination.
  • Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park. A long and green stretch along Portugal’s southwest coast, this nature park spans two regions of Portugal. Most of its territory is not accessible by car, but you can conveniently park at one of the entry points and go on a long hike. Here you will find the Rota Vicentina, a network of hiking trails spanning around 400 kilometers in total.
  • Inland. Never visited by perhaps 95% of tourists who come to the Algarve, the region’s interior is truly off the beaten track — even if it’s just a short drive away. Made up of steep hills, historic estates, and bucolic farmland, the region is home to several stations and lodges that offer fantastic views of the sea below. 

Most popular cars

The most popular rental cars in Portugal are the VW Polo, the Ford Fiesta, and the Fiat 500. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

  • Alentejo. Algarve’s less glamorous neighbor is a fun place to visit not only for its great winemaking traditions, but also for historic towns, beautiful countryside, and leisurely pace of life.
  • Lisbon. Portugal’s busy yet hospitable capital is considered one of the most interesting cities in Europe for a reason. Go there for history, architecture, music, and people.
  • Andalusia. Spain’s southernmost region is a great place to visit, both because of its close proximity to Portugal and because of its fascinating Moorish buildings, strong regional character, and great food. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.

Car rental prices in Faro

  • Convertibles - from $15 per day
  • Station wagons - from $22 per day
  • Large cars - from $34 per day
  • Medium cars - from $12 per day
  • Vans - from $65 per day
  • Premium cars - from $30 per day
  • Small cars - from $9 per day
  • SUVs - from $14 per day

Money-saving tips

There are things you can do to get a good rental car deal in Faro:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Faro is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 50% cheaper than the yearly average. The month of August is typically the summer shutdown in Portugal when most locals go on summer vacations, mainly to the Algarve. During these peak times car rental prices increase drastically.
  • Check out our list of the best rental companies in Faro.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Marco Santos
Born and raised in South Africa, Marco Santos from Travel-Boo, moved to sunny Lisbon over 6 years ago. With an absolute love for Europe, he is on a mission to rediscover his own Portuguese heritage along the way. Marco has set out to blog and share his passion for traveling through and exploring both Portugal, Spain and throughout Europe, through his blog Travel-Boo.

Top 20 cities near Faro

  1. 11.4 km / 7.1 miles away
  2. 13.3 km / 8.3 miles away
  3. 14.8 km / 9.2 miles away
  4. 25.3 km / 15.7 miles away
  5. 30.8 km / 19.1 miles away
  6. 38.1 km / 23.7 miles away
  7. 45.4 km / 28.2 miles away
  8. 49.7 km / 30.9 miles away
  9. 52.1 km / 32.4 miles away
  10. 54.9 km / 34.1 miles away
  11. 63.8 km / 39.6 miles away
  12. 111.2 km / 69.1 miles away
  13. 171.4 km / 106.5 miles away
  14. 186.7 km / 116 miles away
  15. 211.5 km / 131.4 miles away
  16. 219.8 km / 136.6 miles away
  17. 226.2 km / 140.6 miles away
  18. 226.4 km / 140.7 miles away
  19. 233.9 km / 145.3 miles away
  20. 265.8 km / 165.2 miles away

Top 16 locations near Faro

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Faro?

Car rental prices in Faro vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Faro
$8.68
January
$9.29
February
$13.08
March
$17.13
April
$18.72
May
$18.01
June
$30.03
July
$33.44
August
$23.39
September
$18.96
October
$10.09
November
$11.03
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Faro is January (when prices average $8.68 per day). This is 51% cheaper than the yearly average and 74% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $33.44).

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.

What’s the usual rental length in Faro?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in January, the average renter keeps their car for 15 days, and in April, they keep their car for 9 days.
Average number of rental days in Faro
15
January
12
February
11
March
9
April
9
May
9
June
10
July
9
August
9
September
9
October
10
November
12
December

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Faro is August, and the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Faro by pick-up date relative to the average
47%
January
52%
February
58%
March
86%
April
105%
May
121%
June
150%
July
181%
August
165%
September
125%
October
50%
November
60%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 4
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Goldcar, Autorent, Drive on Holidays, Klass Wagen, Discovery Cars
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Station wagons
Lowest price $9 per day
Cheapest supplier Surprice

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Autorent Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Autorent Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar Nissan Juke 5 3 SUVs
Drive on Holidays Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Drive on Holidays Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Klass Wagen Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Turisprime Volkswagen Polo 4 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.

United States of America (USA)
Ford Kuga
June 29, 2024
We took this car on highways, tiny windy streets, mountains, and coastline.
Netherlands
Renault Megane
June 28, 2024
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Belgium
Volkswagen Polo
June 24, 2024
Algarve is a fantastic region.
Ireland
Fiat Panda
June 7, 2024
Food, weather, people, beaches, reasonable cost.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
June 5, 2024
Benagil cave and the beaches are beautiful
Ireland
Seat Arona
May 30, 2024
A mixture of excellent beaches and very good restaurants.
United Kingdom
Peugeot Traveller
May 30, 2024
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France
Opel Corsa
May 29, 2024
very beautifull amazing and astonished bye landscape's beauty of FARO Loulé And south of portugal
Ireland
Volkswagen Polo
May 14, 2024
Biking , dolphin watching, dining and karaoke
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa
May 11, 2024
Pine Cliffs Resort was very nice. we parked at the train station and went to Lisbon
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
May 6, 2024
Great beaches,good food safe places to visit
Portugal
Fiat Panda
May 4, 2024
The Algarve is a really great place.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
May 3, 2024
Luar da Foia in Monchique is an outstanding restaurant (fire grills many types of meats).
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa Hatchback
April 18, 2024
We had a great time driving around different small towns, took a boat tour visiting caves, enjoyed great food and hospitality.
Canada
Fiat Panda
April 17, 2024
Great hiking, wonderful weather in the Algarve, with a two night side trip to Seville.
Netherlands
Seat Ibiza
April 16, 2024
Everything was oké. No complains at all
New Zealand
Fiat Panda
April 15, 2024
Driving in Portugal is very easy
Belgium
Seat Ibiza
April 14, 2024
Away from the main towns and cities the Algarve is a beautiful area, amazing coastal walks and idyllic beaches.
United States of America (USA)
Seat Arona
April 7, 2024
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Sweden
Nissan Qashqai
April 6, 2024
Beautiful hikes in Portugal
Canada
Renault Clio
April 3, 2024
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Netherlands
Seat Ibiza
March 28, 2024
been here for 10 years and it never get bored
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
March 17, 2024
We stayed in Portimao on the Algarve coast in Portugal. Beautiful scenery and beautiful rugged coastlines all up and down the coast. Great places to eat - local cuisine is excellent.
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Ireland
Nissan Qashqai
March 15, 2024
Relaxed and good restaurants in Olhao
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
March 11, 2024
Great scenery and friendly people
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf STW
February 17, 2024
Great
France
BMW 5 Series
February 16, 2024
Very good expérience and I love Algarve
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Ireland
Dacia Spring
February 12, 2024
Spent 2 full days trying to charge electric car.
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
February 1, 2024
Went to Lisbon. Great city
Netherlands
Volkswagen Polo
January 25, 2024
We had a very nice time.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
January 15, 2024
No concerns about taking toll roads.
Belgium
Peugeot 208
January 5, 2024
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Portugal
Fiat Punto
December 23, 2023
All ok
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
December 18, 2023
we continually return to our base in the Algarve enjoying the beauty, weather and relaxing in a friendly enviroment
Canada
Citroen C3
December 12, 2023
Great food in Portugal.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
December 11, 2023
This was a work trip!
Portugal
Volkswagen Polo
December 5, 2023
I live in Algarve
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
November 26, 2023
Third week of November '23 was pleasent with a good amount of sunshine. Parking around much of Algarve is free and having a car seems to be the most convenient way of getting about.
United Kingdom
Toyota Auris
November 21, 2023
My wife loved all the Algarve landscapes and food. Was her first time in Lagos. Thank you
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
November 19, 2023
Visited are many times
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
November 17, 2023
Just a relaxing break
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T5 Transporter
November 15, 2023
Boat trip to caves and dolphins was great . This was our 4th trip to albufeira and coming back nxt year too much to list we love the algarve so much to see hence the car hire .Thank you.
Belgium
Peugeot 308
November 13, 2023
Relaxing and Sun
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
November 8, 2023
Good restaurants and places to visit in the autumn on the Algarve
Ireland
Fiat 500
November 5, 2023
The car gave us the flexibility to able to go to see sites of interest when the weather was overcast etc
Netherlands
Fiat Panda
November 2, 2023
Lovely landscape, pleasant driving. Quite good roads. We didnt take highway or toll-roads
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
November 2, 2023
Having the car allowed us to go to many places to hike along the Algarve coast and also see many different beaches.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
November 1, 2023
Great day in the mountains
Estonia
Skoda Scala
October 29, 2023
I the mainland care helps better use your time
Denmark
Renault Megane
October 26, 2023
A good car.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
October 26, 2023
Driving around South Spain with Record Go. The second trip when we hired with Driving on holidays in Portugal and the experience was fantastic, highly recommend
Canada
Opel Corsa Hatchback
October 22, 2023
Travel
United Kingdom
Citroen C4 Grand
October 21, 2023
Food is good
Netherlands
Nissan Qashqai
October 18, 2023
Beautiful area around Portemao and Lagos!
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
October 18, 2023
Arrived early and only Fiat Panda available was a high mileage model that had a few problems like window spray nozzle didn’t work, wipers were worn and shifting was not smooth. After a few days we swapped it out for a different model. Simple, easy and very friendly!
Australia
Opel Corsa Hatchback
October 17, 2023
From Faro to Lagos costal is the best place to visit and there are lots of activities can do.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 3008
October 16, 2023
Stayed in Lagos on the beach, great restaurants in town.
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Ireland
Fiat Panda
October 16, 2023
Every thing was good
Ireland
Opel Corsa
October 15, 2023
First time in lagos we loved it
United Kingdom
Kia Stonic
October 12, 2023
I was birdwatching and ringing
Netherlands
Fiat 500
September 21, 2023
For me it is coming home. The food, the people, the wheather, the freedom... Amazing country.
Switzerland
Citro?n C3
September 21, 2023
nature spots, restaurants, locations
Portugal
Peugeot 108
September 20, 2023
Superb places visited.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 2008
September 10, 2023
We are retiring to Lagos permanently and have fallen in love with the area, the food and the people.
Poland
Fiat 500
September 5, 2023
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France
Fiat 500
September 3, 2023
Silves castle & cathedral
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
August 25, 2023
Amazing Portugal
Norway
Ford Focus STW
August 20, 2023
Found the best beaches to be Cachela Velha and Manta Rota. Beach at Fuseta was difficult to find parking space.
Italy
Seat Ibiza
August 18, 2023
All ok
Belgium
Skoda Scala
August 8, 2023
Verry nice country
Ireland
Renault Clio
August 2, 2023
Attendance was excellent
Canada
Ford Focus
July 21, 2023
The beach and the visit to Benagil
Belgium
Volkswagen Polo
July 20, 2023
several points in the algarve : amazing!!
Netherlands
Volkswagen Up
July 19, 2023
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Sweden
Volkswagen Polo
July 18, 2023
We stayed in Lagos and traveled back and forth between Lagos, Portimao, Albufeira and Lisboa. Great use of a car. Easy finding parking. We visited to vineyards and much much more, truly a freedom to have a car in Algarve
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
July 12, 2023
Kayaking in Lagos was great. Golf @ Boavista Golf was challenging & fun. Some fantastic nights out @ Nau Beech-club in Ferragudo, Por do Sol Restaurant Alvor, No Patio, Mena, Oh Henrique & Tasca Do Kiko Restaurants in Lagos. Also good Craft Beer & people @ Collab Bar, La Estrella & Beer & Co in Lagos. Nice stays @ Faro Hotel & Beech Club & Boavista Golf & Country Club.
United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
July 7, 2023
Lagos was amazing lots to see and do ,we went down to the south coast and worked our way back to faros
Spain
Volkswagen Polo
July 7, 2023
All in all, The Algarve is a local place, well worth a visit! The food is very tasty and reasonably priced!
United Kingdom
Hyundai Kauai
July 3, 2023
Great country lovely people
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
July 2, 2023
Just a relaxing two weeks of beach sun and great food
Ireland
Ford Focus
June 29, 2023
The portuguese people are very friendly
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
June 29, 2023
Coastline and beaches
Cyprus
Fiat Panda
June 25, 2023
Quiet time with family
Ireland
Opel Corsa Hatchback
June 17, 2023
We love going to Albuferia the Portuguese people are lovely and friendly and I enjoy the food and going to different beaches and areas of Portugal 🇵🇹 😊
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
June 12, 2023
Algarve is a beautiful spot. So many amazing beaches and towns. People were extremely helpful and friendly and the weather was amazing.
United Kingdom
Seat Arona
June 5, 2023
Albufeira trip was excting. MGM resort was fabulous.
Netherlands
Volkswagen Polo
June 4, 2023
Nature spots at Praia do Vau and Almao.
Latvia
Renault Clio
June 3, 2023
Amazing nature. 99% free parking places. Good roads. Amazing people! 🤗
South Africa
Opel Corsa Hatchback
June 1, 2023
Spent a lot of quality with our children in Altura!
Ireland
Peugeot 2008
May 31, 2023
Spent our time based in Burgau but visited Lagos, Luz and selema regularly. Restaurants in the area are superb and compare very favourably to our Irish cuisine. Walked sections of the Fisherman’s Trail
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United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
May 28, 2023
Love the Algarve when not in the thick of summer. Good food, nice and welcoming people, beautiful towns.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
May 19, 2023
Excellent
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 2008
May 13, 2023
Spent time driving around the Algarve region great times
Netherlands
Ford Focus STW
May 13, 2023
Beautiful coastline in south western Portugal. Great weather, lovely food
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208
May 10, 2023
Superb Algarve we've been visiting 33 years. Great people, food, beaches. Beautiful country.
Canada
Fiat Panda
May 10, 2023
Loved the walks along the cliffs. A boat tour into numerous caves near Carvoeiro was a highlight. Weather was warm and sunny. Enjoyed visiting small villages like Salema and Burgau.
Netherlands
Renault Captur
May 7, 2023
Nice vacation with local sightings.
Canada
Toyota Aygo
May 3, 2023
We were staying in the Algarve just outside Portimao. Such a beautiful place. The people are all very welcoming and approachable. The food, if you like sea food, was amazing. There is no point in recommending any one place over the other because everywhere you go is fantastic and has it's own uniqueness about it.
Ireland
Fiat 500
April 29, 2023
Have an apartment so need a car every time we go over.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus STW
April 24, 2023
Needed estate car for golf and all worked well to all Algarve courses.
United States of America (USA)
Seat Ibiza
April 23, 2023
Spent all of our time in Lagos. It was great. Lots of good restaurants. Lots of good sites to see.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
April 22, 2023
Work
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Golf
April 17, 2023
Kayaking in Lagos
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Punto
April 16, 2023
We stayed in 2 towns, Albufeira and Tavira, both wonderful in different ways. The former is lively and bustling. The latter is quiet and uncrowded with very few tourists on the streets or in restaurants. We discovered 2 amazing Michelin star restaurants, Vista and A Ver Tavira. Both are extraordinary.
Ireland
Ford Focus STW
April 11, 2023
It was just a relaxing trip after a Very wet Winter at home.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Cross
April 11, 2023
Portugal faro was a beautiful experience, very loving country and its people are so welcoming.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
March 14, 2023
Beach walking relaxing
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
March 14, 2023
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United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
March 14, 2023
Beautiful Algarve
United Kingdom
Fiat Punto
March 13, 2023
Evrything was as we wanted
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Juke
March 12, 2023
Rained way too Much. Otherwise, all was great.
Czech Republic
Fiat Panda
March 12, 2023
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Canada
Seat Ibiza
March 10, 2023
Having a rental car at some point in the Algarve is a must to allow the exploration of Portugese treasure spots
Canada
Seat Ibiza
March 1, 2023
Lots of great walking trails, great restaurants. Portugal is a great value for the money.
France
Fiat Panda
February 26, 2023
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Canada
Volkswagen Up
February 23, 2023
Amazing scenery around the Algarve coast.
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
February 12, 2023
Food and people unfortunately February January was a little cool.
Australia
Renault Captur
February 11, 2023
We’re enjoying visiting different cities and exploring the local history and culture! But difficult to drive in the main cities and find a car park.
France
Renault Clio
February 8, 2023
met up with family so it was great!
Canada
Ford Focus
January 21, 2023
Loved everything about it, however I would most likely pick a different time to go to Portugal. Most attractions are closed over the New Years period and although we were fortunate with the weather it would be advisable to go a little later in the season, say March on.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus STW
January 18, 2023
Surfing
Ireland
Opel Corsa
January 16, 2023
Walking in Fisherman’s way and staying in Carvoeiro and doing some great walks there also. Taste and Earth CAfe are to be recommended.
Sweden
Volkswagen Golf STW
January 8, 2023
The car was not full tank. The agency will take money for insurers
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
January 1, 2023
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United Kingdom
Seat Arona
December 27, 2022
We Only had 5 days. Dolphins spotting was the best
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
December 6, 2022
It was a business trip.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
November 29, 2022
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United Kingdom
Dacia Duster
November 19, 2022
Giant waves in nazare
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
November 19, 2022
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United Kingdom
Opel Corsa Hatchback
November 7, 2022
Lots of golf.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500 Hybrid
November 4, 2022
To get around the Algarve, it is best to have a car to visit from West to East. You can do it without a car, but it will be much more time consuming.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa
October 26, 2022
We drove through many cities and located many beaches on the Algarve.
Canada
Peugeot 208
October 21, 2022
The car provided by AirAuto was great to get to many of Portugal 's great but remote destinations. This included: castles, beaches, museums, restaurants, etcetera. I would use AirAuto again. A good clean and well maintained car that was good on gas.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
October 18, 2022
Great food and wine. Terrible sunset view. Awful water temperature.
Belgium
Ford Focus STW
October 5, 2022
Nice beach spots and rocks; nice restaurants both at the sea side as in the inland
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United States of America (USA)
Seat Leon STW
September 26, 2022
Kayaking the Benagil Cave, boat tour of Ponte da Piedades, Sagres promontory, hiking the footpath along the cliffs, Carvoeiro.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 25, 2022
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Netherlands
VW Polo
August 23, 2022
Benagil boat tour. City of Lagos Tavira.
Netherlands
Ford Fiesta
August 23, 2022
good impression so far, nice people
Poland
Seat Ibiza
August 23, 2022
If you are renting a car in Algarve, Portugal you should definitely visit Cape of St. Vincent and towns like Tavira or Lagos. Albufeira is a nice city but to commercial and crowded for me.
United States of America (USA)
Seat Arona
August 10, 2022
Love the Algarve especially ocean and people.
Canada
Seat Ibiza
August 7, 2022
We rented a car in Faro so that we could explore Algarve area. We drove to different areas/beaches and saw some beautiful rocks and caves. Parking can be a little challenging in some crowded beach areas but generally it was okay.
United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
July 16, 2022
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Lithuania
Renault Clio
June 21, 2022
The beautiful nature of the Algarve, the sincere locals. Problem with parking in larger towns.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa Hatchback
June 6, 2022
Wonderful to drive from Faro to Sagres and everywhere in between!
Netherlands
VW Polo
May 17, 2022
I rented a car to be able to go wherever I wanted in the algarve, I did many hikes and visited lots of beaches off the beaten path. And I was definitely able to see a more complete side of Portugal this way.
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
May 11, 2022
Tavira one the best places in Algave!
Netherlands
Ford Fiesta
October 27, 2021
Beach in Portugal. Nice placets near the coast.
Netherlands
Mercedes Benz A Class
October 24, 2021
I visited, FARO - city walk, Alvor-Skydiving, Lagos-city walk & beach & boat tour to ponta da piedade (beautiful walk) , Portimao-Beach & Benagil caves, Sagres - beautiful sunset, Albuferia- Water sports- parasailing
Netherlands
Toyota Yaris
October 23, 2021
If you want to do Portugal go by car! Best for remote places and covering lots of ground.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Captur
October 16, 2021
All in all a good experience. Great economics in today’s world.
Canada
Opel Corsa
August 29, 2021
Efficient, thorough overview of the car and taking note of any areas that have been scratched
Switzerland
Fiat Panda
August 22, 2021
Everything went really easily and the staff was really kind. The only thing I can say that the extra fee for activating the tool for the street taxes where a bit high and not mentioned in advanced.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
August 22, 2021
we rented the Mitsubishi Space star.. Its a great LITTLE car.. If you have four people, maybe think about a bigger car.
Portugal
Ford Fiesta
July 24, 2021
I am a resident here not a tourist ... each coastal town in the Algarve is different, the "eastern" part is not the "western" part the landscapes are varied! the center is more deserted and the north more dense there is something for all tastes according to your criteria ah i forgot, the algarve is not an england account ... make a little effort and try to speak a little portuguese .............. good holidays ... xavier
Belgium
Ford Focus STW
July 14, 2021
We had the oportunity to visit Costa Alentejana, and Beja region, very nice!
France
Peugeot 108
March 27, 2021
Sagres is an amazing place, beautiful nature, beaches, cliffs, views on the ocean. Perfect spot for relaxing, walking, surfing.
Netherlands
Volkswagen Up 3d
January 19, 2021
We are hibernating in the Algarve with our 6,5 m long campervan. The (very affordable) rental car gave us the opportunity to see more of the environment without having to move our 'house'. Driving small country roads and parking is obviously also a lot easier with a small car.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
October 29, 2020
Mostly enjoyed Lagos and AlJezur
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
October 22, 2020
Always a pleasure visiting Faro and the Algarve region looking forward to our next trip as soon as we can
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
October 12, 2020
As a elderly disabled person I would like a better option than the mini bus. As it's just not suitable
Ireland
Fiat Panda
October 5, 2020
ALGARVE IS A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT BEACHES BARS AND GOLF
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
October 3, 2020
Use your car to explore the Algarve. There is far more than beaches and golf courses.
Switzerland
Seat Ibiza
October 1, 2020
The coast south, from Portimao to Sagres. Just breathtaking
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
September 27, 2020
Always good to rent a car and explore surondings. Any beach side is a good choice.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
September 27, 2020
If you are staying on the Algarve renting a car gives so much flexibility to see the local area. If you want to sit by a pool for all your holidays - its probably not worth it (bit sad if thats your holiday !)
United Kingdom
Renault Twingo
September 21, 2020
Best place to holiday can navigate roads really well
United Kingdom
VW Golf STW
September 20, 2020
I did not spend time in the Faro are so cannot comment on it's viability, Generally Portugal is a beautiful country and has some amazing beaches which you do need a car to access. Albufeira is a lovely strip to walk in thee evening with plenty of restaurants and entertainment.
Netherlands
Fiat Punto
September 19, 2020
Getting a car in the Algarve is a must in order to explore its beauty. Drive around the coast and visit picturesque spots like Lagos, Sagres and the west side beaches. Truly enjoyed our stay!
United Kingdom
VW Polo
September 17, 2020
Amazing beautiful country - very friendly people
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda