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Car Hire in Faro

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Faro Airport
Mini
Volkswagen Up or comparable
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Turisprime
£ 2.81 per day
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Faro Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Best Deal
£ 2.81 per day
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Faro Airport
Mini
Volkswagen Up or comparable
Volkswagen Up
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Best Deal
£ 2.81 per day
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Faro Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
£ 2.83 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Faro Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
£ 2.94 / per day
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Faro Airport
Economy
Fiat Punto or comparable
Fiat Punto
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
£ 2.95 / per day
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Faro Airport
Economy
Seat Ibiza or comparable
Seat Ibiza
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Best Deal
£ 2.99 / per day
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Faro Airport
Economy
Opel Corsa or comparable
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Best Deal
£ 2.99 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 13:57 on 2021-09-24.

Travel Information

Language
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Dialing code
351
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why hire 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. It is a great base for exploring the rest of Algarve.

Faro

One-way Car Hire in Faro

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

  • From Faro to Lisbon - 376 offers from £ 7.56 per day
  • From Faro to Porto - 367 offers from £ 7.56 per day
  • From Faro to Malaga - 24 offers from £ 62.01 per day
  • From Faro to Stuttgart - 12 offers from £ 128.93 per day
  • From Faro to Seville - 12 offers from £ 43.41 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.

Useful 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 destinations 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 car.

Traffic and parking tips

  • 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.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • 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!
  • 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.

Most popular hire types and cars

The most hired cars in Portugal are the VW Polo, the Ford Fiesta, and the Fiat 500. The most popular 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 hire provider first to make sure they permit it.

Car Hire Prices in Faro

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 34 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 28 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 32 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 27 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 35 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 50 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 17 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 34 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

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

  • Compare rates of different car hire providers
  • Book your car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Faro is the cheapest in January when hiring a car is about 50% cheaper than the yearly average.
  • Check out our list of the best car hire companies in Faro.

Top 13 Cities near Faro

  1. Lisbon starting at £ 5.14 per day
    217.0 km / 134.8 miles away
  2. Porto starting at £ 22.07 per day
    465.5 km / 289.3 miles away
  3. Madeira starting at £ 7.29 per day
    950.5 km / 590.6 miles away
  4. 951.7 km / 591.4 miles away
  5. Benfica starting at £ 10.69 per day
    220.4 km / 136.9 miles away
  6. Lagos starting at £ 8.31 per day
    63.8 km / 39.6 miles away
  7. Quarteira starting at £ 5.26 per day
    13.3 km / 8.3 miles away
  8. Vilamoura starting at £ 7.06 per day
    14.8 km / 9.2 miles away
  9. Albufeira starting at £ 5.71 per day
    25.3 km / 15.7 miles away
  10. Coimbra starting at £ 4.97 per day
    357.1 km / 221.9 miles away
  11. 54.9 km / 34.1 miles away
  12. Aveiro starting at £ 5.67 per day
    406.9 km / 252.8 miles away
  13. Armacao de Pera starting at £ 8.31 per day
    38.1 km / 23.7 miles away

Top 15 Destinations around Faro

  1. Faro Montenegro starting at £ 8.26 per day
  2. Faro Airport starting at £ 2.70 per day
    1.6 km / 1.0 miles away
  3. Lisbon Hotel Tivoli starting at £ 5.74 per day
    214.6 km / 133.4 miles away
  4. Lisbon Alameda starting at £ 3.95 per day
    215.6 km / 134.0 miles away
  5. Lisbon Sao Sebastiao starting at £ 3.95 per day
    216.1 km / 134.3 miles away
  6. Oriente Railway Station starting at £ 3.95 per day
    217.2 km / 135.0 miles away
  7. Lisbon Airport starting at £ 1.72 per day
    218.7 km / 135.9 miles away
  8. Lisbon Prior Velho starting at £ 5.67 per day
    219.8 km / 136.6 miles away
  9. Coimbra Railway Station starting at £ 4.97 per day
    355.6 km / 220.9 miles away
  10. Porto Sao Bento Railway station starting at £ 5.28 per day
    460.8 km / 286.3 miles away
  11. Porto Campanha Railway Station starting at £ 6.10 per day
    461.0 km / 286.4 miles away
  12. Porto Boavista starting at £ 6.10 per day
    462.6 km / 287.4 miles away
  13. Porto Ramalde starting at £ 22.07 per day
    464.0 km / 288.3 miles away
  14. Porto Airport starting at £ 1.94 per day
    472.8 km / 293.8 miles away
  15. Madeira Airport (Funchal) starting at £ 3.92 per day
    936.7 km / 582.0 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Faro?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Farofluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Faro
£ 13.70
January
£ 14.28
February
£ 11.84
March
£ 20.27
April
£ 16.79
May
£ 18.65
June
£ 30.33
July
£ 38.85
August
£ 28.52
September
£ 24.40
October
£ 26.14
November
£ 26.64
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Faro is March with prices starting at £ 11.84 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is August with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 38.85. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 23. 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 averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Faro?

Hirers picking up a car in Faro keep them for an average of 38 days during in November, while those picking up their cars in December keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire Length in Faro
14
January
10
February
10
March
8
April
8
May
10
June
8
July
10
August
8
September
8
October
38
November
4
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Faro?

While travellers visit Faro year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is March, and the least popular is January.
Popularity of Car Hire in Faro by Monthly Searches
1%
January
368%
February
472%
March
1%
April
2%
May
1%
June
2%
July
1%
August
45%
September
40%
October
148%
November
120%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Autorent VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Drive on Holidays VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Autorent Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Turisprime Volkswagen Up 5 2 Small cars
Autorent Ford Focus STW 5 3 Station wagons
Turisprime VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Goldcar Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Autorent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars

Top 23 Hire Companies in Faro in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Remarkable 9.5
+351289800670 / +351289807233 / +351211451381
Aeroporto Internacional de Faro Edificio Interrent, Arruamento D, 8005-143 Faro
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
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
+351289889445
Aeroporto Internacional de Faro Arruamento D Ed, 8005-143 Faro
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.9
+351289818726
AEROPORTO DE FARO
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
Autorent
Autorent
Outstanding 8.8
+351965656765
Estrada do Aeroporto, N125-10, Montenegro, 8005-146 Faro
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+351255788199
FAO Aeroporto Faro 8006-901
Guerin
Guerin
Outstanding 8.6
+351289889445
Aeroporto Internacional de Faro, 8001-701 Faro
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:00
Tue:06:00-00:00
Wed:06:00-00:00
Thu:06:00-00:00
Fri:06:00-00:00
Sat:06:00-00:00
Sun:06:00-00:00
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.5
+351289818726
AEROPORTO DE FARO
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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+351289810120
Estrada do Aeroporto - Monte Negro, 8000-124 Faro
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
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+351289810120
Faro International AirportEst Aeroporto Montenegro
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
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
+351289889445
Faro International 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
Cael
Cael
Outstanding 8.5
+351963934811
N125-10 423, Faro
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
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
+351219426300
Aeroporto de Faro, 8006-901 Faro
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.3
+351289889445
FARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT,
Centauro
Centauro
Outstanding 8.3
+351289146800 / +351308810777
Estrada Nacional 125, KM 99, 8005-412 Faro
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Outstanding 8.3
+34902360636 / +8778223872
Faro Airport, Terminal 1, 8005-146, Faro, Portugal
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Turisprime
Turisprime
Outstanding 8.2
+351913065615
N125-10 330, 8005-146 Montenegro
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Record-go
Record-go
Outstanding 8.2
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.1
+34902360636 / +351962739071
Edificio OK Rent a Car, Estrada do Aeroporto, Montenegro, Faro, 8005-146 Faro
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Drive on Holidays
Drive on Holidays
Outstanding 8
+351289822394 / +351962247404
Portugal, R. Prof. Dr. Egas Moniz 16, 8005-146 Faro
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
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.7
+351289807233
Ed.Interrent - Av.do Aeroporto
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.7
+351289248062
Estrada do Aeroporto-Park 4, Row A, 8001-701 Faro
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Surprice
Surprice
Great 7.1
+351300509199
Estrada Nacional 2, Campinas, 8005-429 Faro
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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.1
+351211451595
On-Airport. Arrivals Terminal
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
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