Car Hire at Ponta Delgada Airport

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Ponta Delgada Airport, Ponta Delgada, Portugal - Azores Islands
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Volkswagen Up or comparable
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
ANC Azores Holidays.PT
£ 6.86 per day
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Magic Islands Rent A Car
£ 8.24 per day
Compact
Opel Astra or comparable
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 10.45 per day
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drive on Holidays
£ 12.39 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Compact Elite
Volkswagen Golf or comparable
Volkswagen Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Wayzor
£ 17.94 / per day
Standard
Toyota C-HR or comparable
Toyota C-HR
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Micauto
£ 22.85 / per day
Intermediate
Dacia Duster or comparable
Dacia Duster
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autatlantis
£ 24.85 / per day
Special
Mazda MX-5 or comparable
Mazda MX-5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ilha Verde
£ 42.18 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:01 on 2023-02-06.
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Travel Information

Language
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand side
Dialing code
351
Average car hire price
£ 18.22 / per day
Average car hire length
8 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Ponta Delgada Airport Car Hire

Airport Car Hire

Get your hire car at Ponta Delgada Airport! Then take a drive around São Miguel Island and check out some landmarks and attractions. Go to the Fumas hot springs and visit the Gorreana Tea Factory. Make sure you take the time to explore Lagoa de Fogo—the volcanic landscapes and crater lakes have an otherworldly quality.

The Azores is famous for its beaches, and rightfully so. You won’t have any trouble finding a special spot to enjoy. Drive to the beautifully green Sete Cidades area. Visit the local markets to buy fresh fruits and Mercado do Peixe for fresh seafood. As you’re driving around, you’ll come across a lot of smaller restaurants and taverns seemingly in the middle of nowhere, and local bars are a great place to enjoy a live concert.

Top international routes

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Boston, USA
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Copenhagen, Denmark

Main airlines

Azores Airlines, Ryanair, and TAP Air Portugal are the main airlines bringing passengers to the Azores Islands from Europe and the United States.

SATA Air Açores operates flights to other islands in the Azores.

Terminals

The single passenger terminal has two levels: the ground level and the first level.

Location

Ponta Delgada Airport is just 2 km (1.2 miles) from the city centre. Av. Antero de Quental is the main street leading to and from Ponta Delgada.

The rest of the island of Sao Miguel is within a short driving distance. The furthest point from the airport can be reached in just an hour and a half.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 59 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 49 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 45 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 30 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 60 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 92 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 18 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 40 per day

Car hire desks

All of the hire companies that are located at the airport can be found in the car hire area in the arrivals hall.

Micauto and ANC Azores Holidays are located in the city and provide a shuttle or meet and greet service.

Finally, Goldcar provides a shuttle service of which customers can find the pickup point just outside the main hall.

Services and facilities

Small and cosy, the airport offers cafeterias, duty-free shops, ATMs, a luggage storage area, a baby care room, and a post office. Special assistance is available for passengers with reduced mobility.

Nearest petrol station

A Galp petrol station, located at EN1-1A 48, is on the way to from the city centre to the airport from which it is less than a five-minute drive. The station is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m, but also provides the opportunity to pay at the pump 24 hours a day.
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Airport information

Score
7.8
  • Getting to the airport 7.7
  • Check-in and departures 8.4
  • Facilities and services 6.3
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.9
  • Dining and car hire services 5.6
  • Lounge 4.9

Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)

  • IATA: PDL
  • ICAO: LPPD
  • Name: Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 1,849,000
  • Distance from the city centre: 1.2 miles / 2 km WNW of town
  • Working hours:

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    168.5 km / 104.7 miles away
  3. Car Hire at Pico Airport starting at £ 15.65 per day
    259.1 km / 161.0 miles away
  4. Car Hire at Horta Port starting at £ 15.20 per day
    273.6 km / 170.0 miles away
  5. Car Hire at Santa Cruz das Flores Airport starting at £ 14.27 per day
    511.8 km / 318.0 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at Ponta Delgada Airport?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at Ponta Delgada Airport fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Ponta Delgada Airport
£ 22.05
January
£ 24.32
February
£ 39.28
March
£ 27.89
April
£ 42.84
May
£ 41.32
June
£ 50.62
July
£ 38.67
August
£ 29.24
September
£ 37.23
October
£ 32.37
November
£ 32.37
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Ponta Delgada Airport is January with prices starting at £ 22.05 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is July with prices for for a Compact class starting at £ 50.62. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 35. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only average amounts. How long you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent hire length at Ponta Delgada Airport?

Hirers picking up a car at Ponta Delgada Airport keep them for an average of 8 days during in June, while those picking up their cars in January keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length at Ponta Delgada Airport
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at Ponta Delgada Airport?

Though Ponta Delgada Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in May. December is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
111%
January
113%
February
125%
March
131%
April
158%
May
90%
June
108%
July
107%
August
78%
September
62%
October
65%
November
52%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Ilha Verde Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Ilha Verde Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
ANC Azores Holidays.PT Volkswagen Up 5 1 Small cars
Ilha Verde Renault Captur 5 3 Medium cars
Autatlantis Smart ForTwo 2 1 Small cars
Magic Islands Rent A Car Smart ForFour 5 1 Small cars
ANC Azores Holidays.PT Volkswagen Up 5 1 Small cars
Magic Islands Rent A Car Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
Wayzor Volkswagen Up 5 1 Small cars
Wayzor Volkswagen Polo 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 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 Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Cross
8 September 2022
I had read the bad reviews and was slightly worried but this was by far the cheapest deal and to be honest I can’t fault them. The pick up area is outside the airport in the furthest car park but a 2 minute walk. Pick up was smooth and we actually got there an hour early, but they gave us it early. Car was fine without any problems, drop off was quick and full deposit was returned quickly. I don’t believe that they tried to purposely look and ‘find’ damage, but did a walk around inspection and was fine. Would use again.
United Kingdom
VW Up
18 April 2022
Excellent and friendly service. Would definitely use again
United Kingdom
VW Golf
7 October 2021
Very good,, but tu much deposit to leave for car..
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
5 October 2021
The whole island is just magical! 100% recommend!
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
7 April 2021
Sao Miguel is beautiful

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Guerin
9.46 / 10
Lowest rated company
Magic Islands Rent A Car
7.58 / 10
Total number of reviews
253
Total rental companies
25
Average daily price
£ 18.18
Lowest daily price
£ 6.85
Total cars available
248

Top 25 Hire Companies at Ponta Delgada Airport in 2023

Guerin
Guerin
Remarkable 9.5 / 112 reviews
+351936890727 / +351296306777
Aeroporto Joao Paulo II, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
£ 15 - £ 53
Working hours
Mon:05:59-23:59
Tue:05:59-23:59
Wed:05:59-23:59
Thu:05:59-23:59
Fri:05:59-23:59
Sat:05:59-23:59
Sun:05:59-23:59
Wayzor
Wayzor
Remarkable 9.4 / 673 reviews
+351296301805
9500-749 Pontadelgada, Portugale
£ 12 - £ 40
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.3 / 41 reviews
+351936890727
JOAO PAULO II AIRPORT, APARTADO 704
£ 13 - £ 61
Autatlantis
Autatlantis
Remarkable 9.1 / 67 reviews
+351296205340 / +351966147199 / +351296684632
Aeroporto João Paulo II, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
£ 14 - £ 62
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
Micauto
Micauto
Remarkable 9 / 19 reviews
+351296284382 / +351918208020
Aeroporto João Paulo Ii
£ 16 - £ 97
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Ilha Verde
Ilha Verde
Remarkable 9 / 2613 reviews
+351296684360
Aeroporto Internacional Joao Paulo II - 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
£ 8 - £ 89
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.9 / 7 reviews
+351936890727
João Paulo II Airport, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
£ 14 - £ 70
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.9 / 173 reviews
+351255788199
Aeroporto João Paulo Segundo, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
£ 11 - £ 66
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.8 / 19 reviews
+351296381249
Aeroporto De, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
£ 16 - £ 59
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Autocunha Car Rental
Autocunha Car Rental
Outstanding 8.6 / 32 reviews
+351964862663
Aeroporo Joao Paulo II, 9500-749, Ponta Delgada
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:29
Tue:09:00-18:29
Wed:09:00-18:29
Thu:09:00-18:29
Fri:09:00-18:29
Sat:09:00-18:29
Sun:09:00-18:29
Way2Azores Rent
Way2Azores Rent
Outstanding 8.6 / 15 reviews
+351912340762 / +351296683437
Av. João Paulo Ii 243
£ 38 - £ 120
Working hours
Mon:07:01-20:59
Tue:07:01-20:59
Wed:07:01-20:59
Thu:07:01-20:59
Fri:07:01-20:59
Sat:07:01-20:59
Sun:07:01-20:59
ANC Azores Holidays.PT
ANC Azores Holidays.PT
Outstanding 8.6 / 474 reviews
+351296247171 / +351967309909
Estrada Regional 4-1A, 199 Caminho Da Serra Gorda, 9500-355 Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada
£ 7 - £ 64
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.6 / 61 reviews
+351296684360
9500-749 Ponta Delgada
£ 44 - £ 44
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
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6 / 3 reviews
+351296381249
Aeroporto De Ponta Delgada
£ 14 - £ 14
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
National
National
Outstanding 8.5
+351936890727
JOAO PAULO II AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.4 / 3 reviews
+351296205435
Aeroporto Internacional, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
£ 13 - £ 40
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.4
296205435
Joao Paulo Ii Airport
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Outstanding 8.4 / 43 reviews
+351296247171
Aeroporto de Ponta Delgada-São João Paulo II
£ 11 - £ 53
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.4 / 2 reviews
+351296205435
JOAO PAULO II AIRPORT, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
£ 15 - £ 46
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Firefly
Firefly
Outstanding 8.2
296205435
Joao Paulo Ii Airport
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Drive on Holidays
Drive on Holidays
Outstanding 8.1 / 31 reviews
+351932247444
Aeroporto Internacional, 9500-749 Ponta Delgada
£ 12 - £ 51
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.8 / 16 reviews
+351912340762
Av. João Paulo Ii, Nº243
£ 31 - £ 99
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.7 / 17 reviews
+351914348755 / +351211451381
Área de serviço 2° Circular, Alameda de Belém, 9500-353
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.7 / 167 reviews
+351211451595
Área de serviço 2° Circular, Alameda de Belém, 9500-353
£ 10 - £ 11
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:59
Tue:07:00-22:59
Wed:07:00-22:59
Thu:07:00-22:59
Fri:07:00-22:59
Sat:07:00-22:59
Sun:07:00-22:59
Magic Islands Rent A Car
Magic Islands Rent A Car
Great 7.6 / 72 reviews
+351912261378
Park P5, Aeroporto João Paulo Ii Parque P05, Ponta Delgada
£ 8 - £ 24
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-20:00
Wed:07:30-20:00
Thu:07:30-20:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:07:30-20:00
Sun:07:30-20:00
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