Car Hire in Madeira

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Madeira, Portugal
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Madeira Santa Cruz
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
7M Rent A Car
£ 19.64 / per day
Madeira Funchal Airport
Mini Elite
Smart ForTwo or comparable
Smart ForTwo
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
£ 30.67 / per day
Madeira Funchal Airport
Economy
Opel Corsa or comparable
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rentx Car Rental
£ 31.08 / per day
Madeira Funchal Airport
Compact Crossover
Fiat 500X or comparable
Fiat 500X
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Magic Islands Rent A Car
£ 32.18 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Madeira Funchal Airport
Economy Elite
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
ABBYCAR
£ 35.38 / per day
Madeira Funchal Airport
Intermediate Crossover
Kia XCeed or comparable
Kia XCeed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AD Car Rental
£ 42.82 / per day
Madeira Funchal Airport
Full-size
Peugeot 308 STW or comparable
Peugeot 308 STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 65.07 / per day
Madeira Funchal Airport
Standard SUV
Audi Q2 or comparable
Audi Q2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
WheeGo
£ 66.57 / 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 17:17 on 2024-04-18.

Travel Information

Languages
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+351
Average car hire price
£ 40 per day
Average car hire length
7 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 gasoline price
£ 1.48 per litre or £ 5.61 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.39 per litre or £ 5.25 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.75 per litre or £ 6.62 / 1 gallon

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Madeira 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 Madeira
£ 12.79
January
£ 12.59
February
£ 17.63
March
£ 32.06
April
£ 46.03
May
£ 41.30
June
£ 42.08
July
£ 44.15
August
£ 34.68
September
£ 23.84
October
£ 16.05
November
£ 19.68
December
The best month to hire a car in Madeira is February (when the average price is £ 12.59 per day). This is 56% less than the yearly average and 73% less than hiring in May (when the average price is £ 46.03).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your 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 type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

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

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in January, the average renter keeps their car for 8 days, and in May, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of hire days in Madeira
8
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
6
May
6
June
7
July
7
August
7
September
7
October
7
November
8
December

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

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for car hire in Madeira is September, and the least popular is January.
Popularity of Car Hire in Madeira by Monthly Searches
66%
January
89%
February
102%
March
89%
April
86%
May
107%
June
113%
July
112%
August
128%
September
122%
October
91%
November
96%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 2
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Rentx Car Rental, Magic Islands Rent A Car, Way2Azores Rent, Funchal Drive rent a Car, Madeira Rent
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price £ 20 per day
Cheapest supplier 7M Rent A Car

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Way2Azores Rent Citroen C3 5 2 Medium cars
Rentx Car Rental Opel Corsa 4 2 Small cars
Way2Azores Rent Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
Rentx Car Rental Opel Corsa Hatchback 5 2 Small cars
Funchal Drive rent a Car Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
Magic Islands Rent A Car Volkswagen Polo 5 3 Small cars
Magic Islands Rent A Car Volkswagen T-Cross 5 3 SUVs
7M Rent A Car Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Magic Islands Rent A Car Fiat Panda 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 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.

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Suzuki Swift
18 April 2024
Madeira is a beautiful island, people are friendly, the scenery is amazing and the food is delicious. We will definitely be back!
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Opel Corsa
14 April 2024
Best island
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Fiat Tipo
6 April 2024
Hiking driving to various different towns and viewpoints. Having a great road trip
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Opel Crossland
6 April 2024
Thanks Philip. It's been a pleasure to talk to you. Best wishes from my girls and a baby boy!
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Mitsubishi Space Star
25 March 2024
Good small car, but boot big enough for folded disability scooter. Great economy. Madeira is very green & beautiful lots to see & very friendly people. Scenery varies from very good gto stupendous!
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Opel Corsa
26 February 2024
Madeira is worth a visit, especially the north coast if you want to have a taste of the 'old' days.
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Opel Corsa
24 February 2024
A great month hiking along the levadas.
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Peugeot 208
22 February 2024
Explored island and loved what we saw. Good standard if car helped make this experience good.
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Dacia Sandero Stepway
22 February 2024
Madeira is truly the pearl of the Atlantic
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Renault Clio
21 February 2024
Great time with friends, although a couple suffered tummy upsets
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Fiat Tipo
21 February 2024
nice thankyou
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Peugeot 2008
28 January 2024
Weather pretty bad. Wrong time of year to visit
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Citroen C3
17 January 2024
Lots of driving on steep bendy roads. Automatic was essential as weather was mixed
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Opel Corsa
15 January 2024
Holidays
Estonia
Citro?n C3
14 January 2024
Madeira is amazing and you definitely need a car to see all the beauties!
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Seat Arona
11 January 2024
The trip was great. 9 nights in Madeira in total but for the first 5 we stayed in Funchal and no vehicle was needed. Rented a car due to the location of where we were moving onto and the rural, mountain area of Sao Vincente. The cars took us through the clouds, up steep hills into the mountains.
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Citroen C3
4 January 2024
Lots of time spent hiking in the wonderful landscapes of Madeira.
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Fiat Panda
31 December 2023
Both chaps we dealt with were very pleasant, very helpful and the young lad. When we return the car was a very pleasant chap.
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Renault Clio
6 November 2023
My few days wasn't enough to really have a great experience, bring mosquitoe repellent and anti bite cream
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Seat Ibiza
25 October 2023
Beautiful place, lots to do and see. Enjoyed skywalk, volcanic pools, walking with easy to follow paths and well maintained roads
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Peugeot 308 STW
18 October 2023
First time to a lovely island. Sadly the weather was hit and miss but we made the most of it. Some great meals out in Funchal restaurants.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
14 October 2023
Walked the levadas. Visited botanical gardens. Hemmingways restaurant was fantastic.
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Volkswagen Polo
13 October 2023
Really enjoyed driving across the island, the roads were hilly and tight but the scenery and views were outstanding. We stayed in Santana, Calheta and Funchal and enjoyed all 3!
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Opel Corsa
12 October 2023
I do recommend renting a bit more powerful engine car in Madeira, as we faved some issues when trying to get to the top of the mountains :)
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Mercedes-Benz B Class
12 October 2023
The food was not always pleasant in some restaurants and our hotel.
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Seat Ibiza
20 September 2023
Madiera is very busy peak season with tourists. It was like a car park wherever we went that was slightly touristy, you can try and be clever but even leaving the hotel one morning at 6 for sunrise we still encountered over 300 cars at the summit. Would recommend the azores more.
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Renault Twingo
11 September 2023
Thoroughly recommend Madeira. It's absolutely stunning - however that does inevitably mean that the driving is a little bit on the hairy side at times (especially with LH drive novices!)! Given all those tunnels I dread to think how one would get by without automatic headlights!!
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Ford Ka
11 September 2023
Hiking in Madeira is a must!
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Opel Corsa Hatchback
2 September 2023
Madeira is a great place to explore nature, particularly the many waterfalls and the vista points. Food is also great almost everywhere. the local restaurants are the best, and it s not needed to book in advance to find a space. Maybe you wait 10 mins, but you will be served.
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Fiat Panda
1 September 2023
Restantes, mountains and beaches definitely need a car to experience madeira to the fullest.
United Kingdom
Fiat Tipo
12 August 2023
We travelled all around the island and loved the overall experience. Madeira is a stunningly beautiful island.
United Kingdom
BMW 1 Series
18 July 2023
A car was definitely needed for the island, saved me lots of time getting to places compared to using public transport, also cheaper than taxi. Gives you flexibility in time and planning to visit hidden places.
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Seat Arona
23 June 2023
The toboggan run into Funchal was a highlight, and the cable car up to the start was great. Drove to the lava pools in Porto Moniz from our villa above Ponta Do Sol and can't believe how quick and easy it was to travel the island. Whale/dolphin watching also recommended.
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Dacia Sandero Stepway
4 June 2023
Great experience
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Hyundai i20
1 June 2023
Amazing nature, hikes and fun boat tours.
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Fiat 500
30 May 2023
Great holiday mainly walking and experiencing the island which was made possible by renting a car.
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Opel Corsa Hatchback
20 May 2023
Peak to peak hike is a must !
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Opel Corsa Hatchback
29 April 2023
The cars are new and have hill assistant so it is very helpfull specially in the up and downs in Madeira
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Volkswagen T-Cross
21 April 2023
Love Madeira, will be back!
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Opel Corsa Hatchback
18 April 2023
Good and cheap food, great scenery and trekking trails, very sunny... I'd thoroughly recommend Madeira
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Volkswagen Polo
2 April 2023
Drove all over the island to hike and the car was fantastic.
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Seat Ibiza
1 April 2023
We chose to stay at Porto Moniz rather than Funchal and did not regret it, the sea there is spectacular and the natural pools idyllic. We had a very relaxing stay, went on 1 levada walk (Alecrim) again, beautiful and not at all strenuous. The roads are good.
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Dacia Sandero Stepway
31 March 2023
Travelled the entire island of madeira in our rentx car rental without any issues. Great service, great car would highly recommend and definitely use again. A massive thank you to the rentx team.
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Citroen C4 Cactus
1 February 2023
My partner and I did a lot of the hikes and levada walks. The car was perfect to get you up and down the mountains. Overall, it was an amazing place and I 100% recommend going to Madeira!
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Renault Megane
9 August 2022
Car parking in Madeira was quite cheap and therefore do not worry about using a car park. Some of the car parks can be quite tight, therefore if you are not confident driving a left-hand drive car then hire a smaller vehicle.
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Peugeot 208
2 August 2022
Made it up into the mountains amazing scenery. A beautiful island with friendly people and great food.
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Volkswagen Polo
16 June 2022
Renting a car to explore Madeira is a great option if you prefer not to travel in group - coach tours and allows you to stop & start your journey on your terms & time. The scenery is jaw-dropping on the island, so being able to pull over into safe stopping areas to admire the views and travel in & out of areas at your own pace & time of day is priceless.
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Seat Alhambra
25 May 2022
Just a fantastic place Highly reccomanded. Definetly needs a car to be able to see as much as possible
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Mini One Cabrio
23 May 2022
I would recommended a small car due to narrow roads etc, but with sufficient power to handle the steep in inclines with ease. The mini convertible was perfect.
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Peugeot 208
27 April 2022
Great service so easy
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Seat Ibiza
4 April 2022
In Funchal.. stick to the main routes as the hilly terrain where some local roads are near vertical to drive up can be difficult to navigate.. so don't always rely on Google map..
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Opel Corsa
17 October 2021
This is a car rental which I can honestly recommend.
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Renault Clio
24 September 2021
Madeira is s wonderful place I have visited several times now and would recommend hiring a car to everyone as there is so much to see. I recommend that you don't get the cheapest as the small engine has trouble getting up the very steep hills, I only made this mistake once. Runt and enjoy !
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Mercedes Benz A Class
15 June 2021
Madeira is a beautiful island to explore by car, their are some very small roads and lots of tunnels (The tunnels are safe and wide). The local drivers sometimes take rules as advice rather than law, but they are mostly laid back and polite and give tourists leeway.
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Ford Focus
7 June 2021
So much to see a ar is definitely needed
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Renting Madeira
9.6 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
RightCars
6.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
500
Total rental companies
45
Average daily price
£ 40.43
Lowest daily price
£ 19.64
Total cars available
504

Top 45 Suppliers in Madeira in 2024

Renting Madeira
Renting Madeira
Exceptional 9.6 / 48 reviews
1 location
£ 42 - £ 78
Rentx Car Rental
Rentx Car Rental
Exceptional 9.3 / 1,651 reviews
1 location
£ 31 - £ 69
Guerin
Guerin
Exceptional 9.2 / 265 reviews
1 location
£ 102 - £ 313
Driving Madeira Rent A Car
Driving Madeira Rent A Car
Exceptional 9.2 / 241 reviews
1 location
£ 36 - £ 65
Drive on Holidays
Drive on Holidays
Exceptional 9.2 / 89 reviews
1 location
£ 46 - £ 221
Rodavante
Rodavante
Exceptional 9.1 / 634 reviews
1 location
£ 40 - £ 149
Cassiano's Rent A Car
Cassiano's Rent A Car
Exceptional 9.1 / 521 reviews
1 location
£ 38 - £ 367
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1 / 76 reviews
1 location
£ 50 - £ 312
Madeira Rent
Madeira Rent
Exceptional 9 / 1,639 reviews
1 location
£ 56 - £ 202
WheeGo
WheeGo
Exceptional 9 / 93 reviews
1 location
£ 56 - £ 218
United Rent A Car
United Rent A Car
Exceptional 9 / 59 reviews
1 location
Centauro
Centauro
Very good 8.8 / 606 reviews
1 location
£ 50 - £ 82
InsularCar
InsularCar
Very good 8.8 / 21 reviews
1 location
£ 46 - £ 60
7M Rent A Car
7M Rent A Car
Very good 8.7 / 399 reviews
2 locations
£ 20 - £ 136
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.7 / 167 reviews
1 location
£ 93 - £ 196
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.7 / 30 reviews
1 location
£ 93 - £ 388
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.6 / 325 reviews
1 location
£ 84 - £ 214
Magic Islands Rent A Car
Magic Islands Rent A Car
Very good 8.5 / 1,959 reviews
1 location
£ 32 - £ 49
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Very good 8.5 / 131 reviews
1 location
£ 53 - £ 133
AddCar
AddCar
Very good 8.5 / 41 reviews
1 location
£ 93 - £ 94
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.4 / 211 reviews
1 location
£ 94 - £ 130
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Very good 8.4 / 12 reviews
1 location
£ 32 - £ 47
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.3 / 49 reviews
1 location
£ 103 - £ 229
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.3 / 19 reviews
1 location
£ 72 - £ 132
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.2 / 13 reviews
1 location
£ 78 - £ 98
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Very good 8.2 / 6 reviews
1 location
£ 62 - £ 88
Drivalia
Drivalia
Very good 8.2
1 location
£ 46 - £ 75
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.1 / 49 reviews
1 location
£ 65 - £ 103
Avis
Avis
Very good 8 / 32 reviews
1 location
£ 93 - £ 198
Specific Rent
Specific Rent
Very good 8 / 3 reviews
1 location
Funchal Drive rent a Car
Funchal Drive rent a Car
Good 7.9 / 1,728 reviews
1 location
£ 131 - £ 133
Tangerine Rent A Car
Tangerine Rent A Car
Good 7.9 / 7 reviews
1 location
£ 33
AD Car Rental
AD Car Rental
Good 7.9 / 5 reviews
1 location
£ 32 - £ 49
International Car
International Car
Good 7.8 / 8 reviews
1 location
£ 61 - £ 218
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.8
1 location
Vanscape
Vanscape
Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
1 location
£ 44
Autounion
Autounion
Good 7.7
2 locations
£ 30 - £ 46
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Bravacar
Bravacar
Good 7.6 / 329 reviews
1 location
£ 30 - £ 47
Way2Azores Rent
Way2Azores Rent
Satisfactory 6.9 / 1,208 reviews
1 location
£ 39 - £ 127
Surprice
Surprice
Satisfactory 6.8 / 383 reviews
1 location
£ 36 - £ 189
Drive4Move
Drive4Move
Satisfactory 6.8 / 105 reviews
1 location
£ 50 - £ 199
Goldcar
Goldcar
Satisfactory 6.7 / 547 reviews
1 location
£ 35 - £ 82
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Satisfactory 6.4 / 59 reviews
1 location
£ 31 - £ 155
RightCars
RightCars
Satisfactory 6.4
1 location
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