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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$32.26 / per day
Funchal Sao Martinho
Compact SUV
Kia Stonic or similar
Kia Stonic
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
7M Rent A Car
$36.17 / per day
Funchal Sao Martinho
Mini Elite Crossover
Toyota Aygo X or similar
Toyota Aygo X
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Vanscape
$38.94 / per day
Downtown
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Funchal Drive rent a Car
$41.30 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown
Economy Elite
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
ABBYCAR
$48.36 / per day
Downtown
Intermediate
MB A-class or similar
MB A-class
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$51.36 / per day
Downtown
Standard SUV
Seat Arona or similar
Seat Arona
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Rentx Car Rental
$68.73 / per day
Downtown
Oversized Extended Cab Pickup
Isuzu D-Max or similar
Isuzu D-Max
  • 2
  • 4
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Renting Madeira
$92.21 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:40 on 2024-05-24. 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
$51 per day
Average car rental length
6 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
9.3 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.87 per liter or $7.06 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.75 per liter or $6.61 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.20 per liter or $8.34 / 1 gallon

Top 20 Cities near Funchal

  1. 16.4 km / 10.2 miles
  2. 73 km / 45.4 miles
  3. 901.8 km / 560.4 miles
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  5. 914.3 km / 568.1 miles
  6. 917 km / 569.8 miles
  7. 923.7 km / 574 miles
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  9. 943.4 km / 586.2 miles
  10. 944.1 km / 586.6 miles
  11. 951.7 km / 591.4 miles
  12. 955.8 km / 593.9 miles
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  14. 959.5 km / 596.2 miles
  15. 962.2 km / 597.9 miles
  16. 965.1 km / 599.7 miles
  17. 969.8 km / 602.6 miles
  18. 978.6 km / 608.1 miles
  19. 979.9 km / 608.9 miles
  20. 982.4 km / 610.4 miles

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Funchal 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 Funchal
$20.86
January
$15.73
February
$23.97
March
$38.19
April
$48.95
May
$58.65
June
$60.19
July
$62.43
August
$48.99
September
$32.49
October
$23.16
November
$26.67
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Funchal is February (when prices average $15.73 per day). This is 59% cheaper than the yearly average and 75% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $62.43).

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 Funchal?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in January, the average renter keeps their car for 6 days, and in June, they keep their car for 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Funchal
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
5
June
5
July
6
August
5
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Funchal is September, and the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Funchal by pick-up date relative to the average
69%
January
72%
February
116%
March
78%
April
88%
May
96%
June
129%
July
129%
August
131%
September
116%
October
90%
November
87%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 3
Popular suppliers Rentx Car Rental, Driving Madeira Rent A Car, Funchal Drive rent a Car, 7M Rent A Car, Madeira Rent
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $32 per day
Cheapest supplier Autounion

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Rentx Car Rental Opel Corsa 4 2 Small cars
Driving Madeira Rent A Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Rentx Car Rental Opel Corsa Hatchback 5 2 Small cars
Funchal Drive rent a Car Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
7M Rent A Car Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Driving Madeira Rent A Car Opel Corsa Hatchback 5 2 Small cars
Driving Madeira Rent A Car Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
SIXT Renault Clio 5 1 Small cars
Driving Madeira Rent A Car Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Funchal Drive rent a Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars

FAQ

Is it a good idea to rent a car in Funchal?
Yes, it definitely is. While the city itself is quite compact, the beauty of Funchal is that it can serve as a base for exploring the rest of the island. Getting around with public transport is possible, but takes a lot of planning and also limits you to the most populated parts of the island – while with your own car, you can practically see it all.
Where should I rent a car in Funchal?
The best place to rent a car in Madeira is the Funchal Airport. Situated some 13 km (8 miles) northeast of the city itself, and also known as Santa Catarina Airport and Cristiano Ronaldo Airport, it has offices of all the international and local rental businesses serving the island. The airport is usually also where you drop off the car at the end of your trip.
Is driving in Funchal difficult?
Not at all. Most of the roads serving the island are in good shape, and while you get the occasional nervous driver like anywhere else, the overall driving culture is rather relaxed and polite. Traveling across the island by car is also a great view to take in some beautiful scenery, especially if you’re driving on one of the coastal roads.
For how long should I rent a car in Funchal?
That is entirely up to you and how much time you’ve got. Most trips take between four and seven days, and more practically minded travelers will tell you that it’s adequate for seeing what is a rather small island. Others will counter that if you scratch beneath the surface, Madeira can be explored and enjoyed for weeks, if not months – as proven by thousands of mainlanders and foreigners who return every year.

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

Romania
Peugeot 208
April 30, 2024
Fanal foggy forest, grear landscapes on many “miradouros”
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
March 29, 2024
Loved the gardens..Funchal such a beautiful and peaceful place
Denmark
Seat Ibiza
March 8, 2024
Plenty of hiking, swimming, viewpoints, and mountain peaks. Madeira is very steep, so a decent car is important.
Portugal
Fiat 500
March 1, 2024
Madeira is beautiful, lot of things to see and to so...wish I stayed more
Norway
Fiat 500
February 16, 2024
We went to Levada das 25 Fondes, Pico do Arieiro and took a roadtrip around the island. Very nice travel destinations.
Portugal
Citroen C3
January 12, 2024
Madeira is not easy to drive but the nature and the views are amazing! The weather is maybe one of the bests in the whole world.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
January 4, 2024
NYE fireworks were excellent, levada 25 fontes and pico de arieiro were really good walks. The food hall down from The Pub number 2 is excellent, as was Jagada 2 down from that. Poncha is fantastic and so is Bolo de caco
Estonia
Renault Clio
November 27, 2023
Madeira has absolutely amazing hiking trails! Loved the nature.
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Netherlands
Opel Grandland
November 20, 2023
Great hiking and weather in November
Germany
Renault Clio
October 24, 2023
Funchal Marketing place, Trip in the mountains
Romania
Renault Clio
September 12, 2023
I drove 400 km in Madeira Islanda,visited most of important destinations. The car was a Citroen C3 ,good for Madeira excelent infeastructure
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United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
August 26, 2023
views and location was wonderful. a bit more crowded than we would have liked, but overall lovely
Hungary
Fiat 500
August 21, 2023
Every single thing that can be watched on this island, we watched. Everything was worth the hype.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3 Aircross
July 27, 2023
I visit regularly so I have done & been everywhere
Sweden
Renault Clio Aut.
July 27, 2023
We drove on Madeira Island over two days, once we picked up the car we drove up and up and up to get to the 25 waterfalls hike. The hike wasn’t worth it in our opinion, I’m sure there are better ones. Then to Porto Moniz and Sexial Beach. There was lots of fog, but nothing to do about that. The waterfall by Sexial Beach was cool regardless of the lack of sun. The car we rented was a bit too weak for the hills in my opinion (was a bit nervous sometimes) but it was nice having a small car. VE4 is easily the best way to get across the island. I can recommend Cavacas natural pools closer to Funchal in place of Porto Moniz natural pools (smaller, but closer to Funchal). Pico Ruvio at dawn is SO worth it (wear a headlamp around your neck when hiking before sunrise) HIGHLY recommend “Madeira Top Sunrise” hike with Carlos (book via Viator). 150% worth the early start and the insane amount of steps.
Australia
Renault Captur
July 15, 2023
Short time only in Madeira. Driving up the mountain was a great experience
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
July 6, 2023
Used the car to get to lavadas we’d never walked before. Also got to the other, less well known cable car.
Netherlands
Seat Arona
June 24, 2023
We succeded to see all corners of this beautifull island in 14days. Amazing islanx and very friendly people even more when you speak portuguese.
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France
Fiat 500
May 11, 2023
Nature was incredible. We ate very well. The weather was great.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
March 19, 2023
Easy driving if you are good with manual. Roads are very well maintained.
Malta
Opel Corsa Hatchback
March 19, 2023
The trip was amazing and the car was very appropriate considering we did a lot of hikes and went up very steep roads.
Canada
Renault Clio
March 19, 2023
Beautiful island but not for the faint of heart for driving. Roads are steep, narrow and parking is difficult if not impossible in some places.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
February 28, 2023
Porto Moniz, Santana, a couple of levadas, Porto Santo. All lovely places, easy to get to, even on Madeira's terrifying roads.
Hungary
Opel Corsa Hatchback
February 23, 2023
The sound of the car was sometimes weird but probably because of the hilly roads.
Iceland
Mercedes A Class
February 15, 2023
Exploring Madeira by car is definitely the way to go. Beautiful drives on the winding roads in the mountain. The views are amazing and this is by far the best way to access all the beautiful hiking trails Madeira has to offer.
Portugal
Fiat Punto
January 17, 2023
Madeira is an astonishingly beautiful island, offering a feast for the eyes, taste buds, and all other senses. It certainly merits a visit, and having a car allows you to explore the island on your schedule and your terms. Unfortunately, swimming in the midst of winter is not an option, but then again - there are tourist crowds and most tourist sites are yours to explore in relative piece and quiet.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208
December 11, 2022
very good trip - only negative was some wet and windy weather but it was December
Moldova
Chevrolet Spark
November 28, 2022
It was amazing!
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
November 16, 2022
All good.
Hungary
Peugeot 308
November 14, 2022
Magnificient mountains.
Canada
Fiat 500
May 26, 2022
Smart cars are best to visit Funchal or any European cities for that matter.
Norway
Citroen C3
April 16, 2022
Drive round island in 3 days.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Rentx Car Rental
9.4 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Way2Azores Rent
7.1 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
131
Total rental companies
24
Average daily price
$51.16
Lowest daily price
$32.26
Total cars available
380

Top 24 Suppliers in Funchal in 2024

Rentx Car Rental
Rentx Car Rental
Exceptional 9.4 / 304 reviews
1 location
$69
Renting Madeira
Renting Madeira
Exceptional 9.1 / 7 reviews
1 location
$92 - $115
Driving Madeira Rent A Car
Driving Madeira Rent A Car
Exceptional 9 / 208 reviews
3 locations
$55 - $75
Madeira Rent
Madeira Rent
Very good 8.9 / 151 reviews
1 location
$61 - $294
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.9 / 72 reviews
2 locations
$50 - $78
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.8 / 14 reviews
1 location
$195 - $417
7M Rent A Car
7M Rent A Car
Very good 8.5 / 45 reviews
3 locations
$33 - $2204
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Very good 8.5 / 15 reviews
1 location
$42 - $68
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.4 / 7 reviews
1 location
$57 - $84
Guerin
Guerin
Very good 8.4 / 6 reviews
1 location
WheeGo
WheeGo
Very good 8.4 / 6 reviews
1 location
$65 - $257
Funchal Drive rent a Car
Funchal Drive rent a Car
Very good 8.3 / 174 reviews
1 location
$41 - $42
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.3 / 6 reviews
1 location
$112 - $420
InsularCar
InsularCar
Very good 8.3 / 2 reviews
1 location
$47 - $128
Rodavante
Rodavante
Very good 8.3 / 2 reviews
1 location
$56 - $104
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.2 / 1 review
2 locations
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8 / 19 reviews
1 location
$52 - $72
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8
1 location
$75 - $89
Bravacar
Bravacar
Good 7.9 / 20 reviews
1 location
$38 - $65
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 1 review
1 location
$75 - $116
Autounion
Autounion
Good 7.7
1 location
$32 - $57
AD Car Rental
AD Car Rental
Good 7.6 / 3 reviews
2 locations
$64 - $100
Vanscape
Vanscape
Good 7.6 / 1 review
1 location
$37 - $107
Way2Azores Rent
Way2Azores Rent
Good 7.1 / 27 reviews
1 location
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