Car Hire in Funchal

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Funchal, Portugal
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Funchal São Martinho
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Driving Madeira Rent A Car
£9.33 per day
City Centre
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£10.06 per day
City Centre
Compact
Renault Megane or comparable
Renault Megane
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Guerin
£21.99 per day
City Centre
Intermediate Crossover
Kia XCeed or comparable
Kia XCeed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AD Car Rental
£32.99 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

City Centre
Economy Elite
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
ABBYCAR
£34.50 per day
City Centre
Standard
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
7M Rent A Car
£45.79 per day
Funchal São Martinho
Compact Elite
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Vanscape
£47.74 per day
City Centre
Luxury Elite
Cupra Formentor or comparable
Cupra Formentor
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Rentx Car Rental
£62.12 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 07:58 on 2024-07-13.

Travel Information

Languages
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+351
Average car hire price
£33 per day
Average car hire length
6 days
Speed limit within city centre
20 - 50 km/h or 12 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 120 km/h or 56 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.4 / 10
Average petrol price
£1.44 per litre or £5.47 per gallon
Lowest petrol price
£1.35 per litre or £5.12 per gallon
Highest petrol price
£1.71 per litre or £6.46 per gallon

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in Funchal the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Funchal fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Funchal
£16.14
January
£12.17
February
£18.61
March
£29.55
April
£32.35
May
£30.85
June
£41.61
July
£48.30
August
£37.90
September
£25.14
October
£17.92
November
£20.63
December
The best month to hire a car in Funchal is February (when the average price is £12.17 per day). This is 56% less than the yearly average and 75% less than hiring in August (when the average price is £48.30).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your car hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for, and how much in advance you book. Simply select your dates in the form at the top of the page to find out the exact prices.

What's the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Funchal?

Car hire lengths vary from month to month: in January, the average hirer keeps their car for 6 days, and in June, they keep their car for 5 days.
Average number of hire days in Funchal
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
5
June
6
July
6
August
5
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

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

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for hiring a car in Funchal is September, and the least popular is January.
Popularity of Car Hire in Funchal by Monthly Searches
72%
January
75%
February
118%
March
81%
April
81%
May
87%
June
116%
July
134%
August
136%
September
120%
October
90%
November
90%
December

Car hire information

Car hire locations 3
Popular suppliers Rentx Car Rental, Driving Madeira Rent A Car, 7M Rent A Car, Funchal Drive rent a Car, SIXT
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price £9 per day
Cheapest supplier Driving Madeira Rent A Car

Most popular car models of suppliers

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Rentx Car Rental Opel Corsa 4 2 Small cars
Driving Madeira Rent A Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
7M Rent A Car Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Funchal Drive rent a Car Fiat Panda 4 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
Driving Madeira Rent A Car Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT Renault Clio 5 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Peugeot 208 5 1 Small cars
Rentx Car Rental Opel Corsa Hatchback 5 2 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 Kingdom
Citroen C3 Aircross
7 July 2024
If your used to driving, Madeira really isn’t as scary as people make it out to be.. if you’re confident driving in the Lake District, Madeira shouldn’t be too much trouble.
United Kingdom
Mercedes-Benz A Class
7 June 2024
If we hadn't have had the car we wouldn't have been able to explore the island like we did!! Would 100% recommend hiring a car. We stayed in Funchal and went to Port Moinz natural pools and Seixal beach.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Roc
17 May 2024
The car gave us the freedom to plan or change plans whether visiting miradors, botanical gardens, coastal locations or levada walks. Definitely helped to maximise and shape our time more effectively.
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United Kingdom
Mitsubishi Space Star
1 March 2024
The hiking was incredible, as was driving around the island and stopping at several different towns and viewpoints
United Kingdom
Mercedes-Benz A Class
10 February 2024
Explored the Island of Madeira
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
18 January 2024
Driving up into the mountains and seeing the amazing views,
United Kingdom
Citro?n C3
11 January 2024
Saw all the places you don’t have time to visit on coach tours. Met some lovely people and discovered more about the island at our own pace.
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United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
1 November 2023
Beautiful scenery around the island, so gkad i hired a car to see it all.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
19 October 2023
Explored all parts of the island using hire car. The car was a little underpowered for the steep hills and some of the drivers in Funchal were really bad, but overall a pleasant experience.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
13 October 2023
We enjoyed great food on the island. Scenically the island, the north coast in particular, is spectacular. Our main reason for visiting Madeira was hiking but an October heatwave caused us to rein in our plans somewhat. It's also important to consider the logistics when making hiking plans. Group tours, mainly from Funchal, may be a better option in some cases as lots of routes on the island are 'open jaw' without a viable circular option.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500 Cabrio
9 September 2023
Great place and definitely worth hiring a car to see the whole island and get the full experience. Good place to drive and good quality roads, evenin the mountains. Really steep hills so worth having a more powerful engine to help with the hills.
Australia
Fiat 500
7 August 2023
We originally booked a smart car (1L engine capacity & 70 horsepower) & were upsold for €50 to a VW Polo (1.2L engine & 100 horsepower) which suited us perfectly for exploring Madeira including hiking spots & beach’s! Would 110% recommend, we had the most amazing time!
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
27 July 2023
Madeira is a crazy island and a complete surprise. Some much to see and do. Highlights include Cabo Girão cliff skywalk, Pico do Arieiro, Levada walks, Fanal Forest, Funchal cable car, Monte Palace Tropical Garden, Funchal Toboggan Ride and our resting place, the Savoy Saccharum resort. Food is fresh, fruit is amazing and wine a bonus. Highly recommended holiday destination.
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United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Cross
18 July 2023
Beautiful island with lots of nature to explore. Natural sea pools for swimming and walks in the mountains were great.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
18 July 2023
Madeira is beautiful. Funchal old town is very quaint. We went on an amazing dolphin and whale spotting trip. We used the car to access the Levada walks, which were stunning. Along the north coast we visited Porto Moniz, which is a pleasant town! We'll be sure to return.
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
13 July 2023
Beautiful island, made better because we hired a car to get out and see the whole island!
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
26 May 2023
Porto Cruz is worth visiting.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
20 May 2023
Fabulous island!
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa Hatchback
23 April 2023
We were able to see lots of the island. Traffic was, in the main, very light and the roads very easy to navigate. Some roads are very steep with sharp bends but provided you drive at a sensible speed and use the gearbox it’s fine. The scenery is spectacular!
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United Kingdom
Opel Corsa Hatchback
20 April 2023
Beautiful trips around Island. I definitely need to go back and see more. Thank you.
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United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
15 April 2023
Maderia is a lovely place to visit with some amazing views from up in the mountains and lots to do.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa Hatchback
29 March 2023
Able to get around Madeira easily
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
25 February 2023
We had a excellent holiday in the beautiful island of madeira. By having the hire car is greatly enhanced our holiday has we drove all around the island looking at various locations
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
23 February 2023
We had a new car and we drove around most of the island, seeing levadas and the cliffs and mountains around Madeira
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United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
18 September 2022
Enjoyed exploring Island and finding some spectacular views and lovely coastal villages. Many roads are steep, narrow and windy.
customer photo
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
7 September 2022
We travelled North coast madeira and attempted the climb to Ribeirio Frio….the little SMART car was perfect for negotiating the roads and steep hills.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
13 August 2022
Drove round Island of Maderia. Lots to see from highest point to lava pools for swimming
United Kingdom
Mercedes A Class
6 June 2022
Get the smallest car possible. Except if you suffer from motion sickness get a big car.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest-rated company
Rentx Car Rental
9.4 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Way2Azores Rent
7.1 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
142
Total rental companies
25
Average daily price
£33.06
Lowest daily price
£9.33
Total cars available
434

Top 25 suppliers in Funchal in 2024

Rentx Car Rental
Rentx Car Rental
Exceptional 9.4 / 317 reviews
1 location
£62 - £87
Renting Madeira
Renting Madeira
Exceptional 9.3 / 10 reviews
1 location
£43 - £135
Driving Madeira Rent A Car
Driving Madeira Rent A Car
Exceptional 9 / 217 reviews
3 locations
£9 - £53
Madeira Rent
Madeira Rent
Very good 8.9 / 153 reviews
1 location
£39 - £217
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.8 / 81 reviews
2 locations
£50 - £102
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.8 / 14 reviews
1 location
£75 - £193
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Very good 8.7 / 18 reviews
1 location
£28 - £53
7M Rent A Car
7M Rent A Car
Very good 8.5 / 60 reviews
3 locations
£46 - £1,783
Guerin
Guerin
Very good 8.5 / 6 reviews
1 location
£22 - £43
InsularCar
InsularCar
Very good 8.5 / 2 reviews
1 location
£37 - £109
Rodavante
Rodavante
Very good 8.4 / 2 reviews
1 location
£46 - £179
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.3 / 7 reviews
1 location
£37 - £87
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.3 / 6 reviews
1 location
£199
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.2 / 19 reviews
1 location
£33 - £46
WheeGo
WheeGo
Very good 8.2 / 6 reviews
1 location
£38 - £165
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.2 / 1 review
2 locations
£10 - £16
Funchal Drive rent a Car
Funchal Drive rent a Car
Very good 8.1 / 180 reviews
1 location
£46
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8
2 locations
£39 - £61
Autounion
Autounion
Good 7.9 / 2 reviews
1 location
£39 - £89
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 1 review
1 location
£43 - £71
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.8
1 location
Bravacar
Bravacar
Good 7.7 / 21 reviews
1 location
£33 - £49
Vanscape
Vanscape
Good 7.7 / 1 review
1 location
£48
AD Car Rental
AD Car Rental
Good 7.6 / 3 reviews
2 locations
£28 - £39
Way2Azores Rent
Way2Azores Rent
Good 7.1 / 27 reviews
1 location
£20 - £89
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