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The Region of Algarve Mini Guide

The Algarve is the most southern region of Portugal and has 16 municipalities and the capital of the region is Faro.
The main airport for this region is Faro International, in the region’s capital and there are buses which run from outside the airport to the local bus terminal. In addition to this service, the nearest train station is just a short drive away from the airport by car or taxi. The bus service in the Algarve is a national service and there are express coaches to the main cities. Also, the train network runs from the east to the west of The Algarve. There is a wide selection of car hire options in Faro Airport, so why not contact us and our team will be more than happy to assist you with your car hire plans.
 

Cheapest car hire in Algarve

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.84 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 103.94 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.04 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 112.33 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Fabia Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.64 EUR/day
Skoda Fabia Estate

7 Days rental at 137.50 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 19.75 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 138.31 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Adam

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 21.26 EUR/day
Opel Adam

7 Days rental at 148.86 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.20 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 155.43 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.23 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 155.64 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Punto

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.17 EUR/day
Fiat Punto

7 Days rental at 162.21 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.23 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 162.65 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Leaf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.20 EUR/day
Nissan Leaf

7 Days rental at 351.42 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.40 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 345.83 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 520.83 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan

7 Days rental at 3645.85 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 108.19 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 757.35 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 71.21 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 498.49 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.82 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 327.78 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.88 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 314.18 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Touring Sport

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 72.36 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Touring Sport

7 Days rental at 506.55 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Convertible

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.40 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Convertible

7 Days rental at 338.82 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.80 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 355.62 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.44 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 395.11 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.07 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 364.51 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.85 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 404.99 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.85 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 404.99 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.07 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 364.51 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.44 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 395.11 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.80 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 355.62 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
  • Algarve car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in Algarve including;

  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from ALAMO, EUROPCAR, EUROPCAR PREMIUM PICKUP, GOLDCAR, GUERIN, HERTZ, INTERRENT, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, KEYANDGO, OK MOBILITY.
  • Self-Service Pick-up
    A Self-Service Pick-Up means you can skip the queues and stay safe through a contactless collection all with Zero Excess and extended cover. Registration is needed to avail of this service available from ALAMO, EUROPCAR, EUROPCAR PREMIUM PICKUP, GOLDCAR, GUERIN, HERTZ, INTERRENT, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, KEYANDGO, OK MOBILITY.

Useful to know about Algarve

  • The name Algarve originates from an Arabic word (al gharb) which translates as "the west".
  • The region is home to the Algarve Tiger also known as the Iberian Lynx which is near to facing extinction.
  • Over half of the 140 species of butterfly that reside in Portugal have been recorded in the Algarve region and it is home to a number of very rare and endangered species.
  • There are over thirty golf courses in the Algarve area.
  • In 2011 the Blue Flag was awarded to 69 beaches in the Algarve area for the quality of water, cleanliness, parking places, lifeguards and other services.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Algarve

Best car rental companies in Algarve

8.5
No.3: HERTZ,
based on 338 reviews
90
80
80
80
90
3 min (average wait time)
8.5
No.2: CAEL,
based on 1031 reviews
90
80
70
80
80
21 min (average wait time)
8.5
No.1: AUTO RENT,
based on 3372 reviews
86
86
83
83
86
12 min (average wait time)

Algarve car hire information

  • 8.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Auto Rent - Rent a Car
  • € 103.88
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 14.84
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 124
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 18
    Most popular model:
    Fiat 500
  • 366
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Algarve

ItemPercent
January€ 37
February€ 29
March€ 33
April€ 53
May€ 48
June€ 56
July€ 110
August€ 91
September€ 64
October€ 55
November€ 40
December€ 46
ItemPercent
January€ 26
February€ 20
March€ 21
April€ 34
May€ 31
June€ 36
July€ 74
August€ 66
September€ 46
October€ 40
November€ 29
December€ 34
ItemPercent
January€ 80
February€ 74
March€ 74
April€ 101
May€ 102
June€ 116
July€ 202
August€ 163
September€ 126
October€ 107
November€ 87
December€ 111
ItemPercent
January€ 56
February€ 42
March€ 46
April€ 75
May€ 68
June€ 72
July€ 172
August€ 152
September€ 88
October€ 86
November€ 59
December€ 76
ItemPercent
January€ 105
February€ 112
March€ 112
April€ 166
May€ 161
June€ 170
July€ 201
August€ 198
September€ 175
October€ 144
November€ 127
December€ 178
ItemPercent
January€ 23
February€ 19
March€ 20
April€ 34
May€ 28
June€ 32
July€ 73
August€ 60
September€ 42
October€ 35
November€ 26
December€ 30
ItemPercent
January€ 86
February€ 66
March€ 82
April€ 105
May€ 94
June€ 104
July€ 199
August€ 164
September€ 119
October€ 113
November€ 86
December€ 126
ItemPercent
January€ 39
February€ 30
March€ 30
April€ 55
May€ 45
June€ 56
July€ 129
August€ 104
September€ 66
October€ 57
November€ 39
December€ 46

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices

FAQs about car hire in Algarve

How much does car hire in Algarve cost?

Car hire in Algarve costs as little as €14.80 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €34.10 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €520.80 per day from SIXT for a Porsche Taycan.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Algarve?

15 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Algarve, including SIXT, RHODIUM, BUDGET, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Algarve?

None of the car hire companies in Algarve are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Algarve?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Auto Rent - Rent a Car has the highest customer rating for car hire in Algarve with a score of 8.5/10

with Cael Rent-a-car rated second best with a score of 8.5/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Algarve?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Algarve is €171.03 per week from TURISPRIME.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Algarve?

The cheapest car hire company in Algarve is BEST DEAL, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Fiat Panda available from as little as €103.88 per week.

How much is fuel in Algarve?

You can expect to pay €1.719/ltr of petrol and €1.829/ltr of diesel in Algarve. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Algarve?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Algarve with leading car hire companies such as ALAMO, AVIS, BEST DEAL, BUDGET, CAEL, CENTAURO, DOLLAR, DRIVE ON HOLIDAYS, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, EUROPCAR PREMIUM PICKUP, FIREFLY, GOLDCAR, GUERIN, HERTZ, HERTZ DREAM COLLECTION, INTERRENT, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, KEYANDGO, OK MOBILITY, SIXT, SURPRICE, THRIFTY, TURISPRIME as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Algarve?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Premium Elite, Special, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars in Algarve.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Algarve?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Algarve, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Algarve is €241.04 per week from INTERRENT for a Fiat 500 Convertible.

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Algarve?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Algarve at the moment, however BEST DEAL rates start from just €103.88 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €103.88 from BEST DEAL in Faro - Airport or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Algarve?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Algarve is €103.60 per week with an average price of €238.70 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Algarve

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Algarve

  • Europcar (tel: 351 289 818726)
  • Budget (tel: 351 289 810 120)
  • Guerin (tel: +351 289 800 883)
  • Discovery (tel: 00351 966 861 657)
  • Yes (tel: 00351 969 787 039, 00351 969 777 854 or 00351 967 779 347 )
  • Avis (tel: 351 289 810 120)
  • Thrifty (tel: 351219426300)
  • Drive on holidays (tel: 00351 96 224 74 04)
  • Cael (tel: +351 289 388 914 /+351 963 934 811)
  • Goldcar (tel: (+351) 211 451 595)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Algarve

  • Europcar (AEROPORTO DE FARO APT.2024, FARO, 8005-999)
  • Budget (Aeroporto Faro, Faro, 8000 124)
  • Guerin (Faro Airport, Aeroporto de Faro, Faro, 8001-701)
  • Discovery (Arrivals Hall, Faro Airport, Faro - Airport)
  • Yes (Faro Airport - Park P4, 150 meters from the terminal, Faro)
  • Avis (Aeroporto Faro, Faro, 8000 124)

Car hire company ratings in Algarve

  • Auto Rent - Rent a Car: Rated 8.5/10 from 590 reviews
  • Cael Rent-a-car: Rated 8.5/10 from 48 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 8.5/10 from 14 reviews
  • Guerin: Rated 8.3/10 from 157 reviews
  • FLIZZR Franchise: Rated 8.2/10 from 10 reviews
  • Alamo: Rated 8.2/10 from 67 reviews

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