Cheapest car hire in Funchal

Intermediate Elite

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

4 Adults, 2 Doors

From 128.89 EUR/day
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

7 Days rental at 902.29 EUR from April 20

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  Automatic |
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Compact Elite

BMW 1 Series

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.68 EUR/day
BMW 1 Series

7 Days rental at 284.82 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Fiat 500X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.92 EUR/day
Fiat 500X

7 Days rental at 139.48 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.51 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 115.58 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Avensis Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.40 EUR/day
Toyota Avensis Estate

7 Days rental at 219.84 EUR from April 20

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 15.22 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 106.60 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Manual |
  No
Luxury

BMW 4 Series Convertible

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 71.34 EUR/day
BMW 4 Series Convertible

7 Days rental at 499.43 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Standard

Opel Insignia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 58.69 EUR/day
Opel Insignia

7 Days rental at 410.86 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Fullsize

Renault Espace

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.64 EUR/day
Renault Espace

7 Days rental at 522.51 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

*daily rates in Funchal based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

Useful to know about Funchal

  • The name Funchal was derived from the large amount of wild fennel that used to grow there, originating from the Portuguese word funcho meaning fennel.
  • Funchal is situated within a naturally formed amphitheatre shaped valley.
  • The president of Funchal is Miguel Filipe Machado de Albuquerque.
  • Winston Churchill holidayed in Funchal regularly and was known to paint while on his visits.

Funchal car hire reviews

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Best car rental companies in Funchal

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No.1: SIXT,
based on 7482 reviews
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18 min (average wait time)
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No.2: BUDGET,
based on 5412 reviews
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No.3: GUERIN,
based on 5162 reviews
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Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Funchal

ALAMO

Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo , 9100-102 Santa Cruz

AVIS

Aeroporto De Santa Maria, Vila Do Porto, 9580-908

YES

Hotel Vila Gale Praia. Meia Praia, Lagos , Lagos

DISCOVERY

Rua Marques De Pombal Nº. 54, Alvor, Alvor, Portimao

ENTERPRISE

Estrada Da Rocha Edificio Beira Mar Loja 2 E 3, Edificio Beira Mar Loja 2-3, Portimao, 8500-802

ENTERPRISE

Av Tomás Cabreira, Edif Vista Mar, Loja-i, Praia , Portimao, 8500

Recent customer reviews (average rating 6.0/10)

G Gascoigne

 

6/10
the car was 1st

the car was 1st class unlike one I hired on my previous visit which was covered in scratches an bumps.

20/07/2019
Lorrain

Australia

8/10
When I went to

When I went to Faro last year with a friend we had a fantastic time and enjoyed mixing with the locals, we’ll definitely be going back.

11/04/2019
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Funchal car hire information

  • 8.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Keddy by Europcar (Corporate)
  • € 106.54
    Average Price:
    Per Week
  • € 106.5
    Best Price:
    Per Week
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    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 6
    Most Popular Model:
    BMW 1 Series
  • 99
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Car hire locations near Funchal, Portugal

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Average prices per day for car hire in Funchal

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

FAQs about car hire in Funchal

How much does car hire in Funchal cost?

Car hire in Funchal costs as little as €15.2 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €24 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €148.9 per day from AVIS for a Ford Transit.

Who is the best car rental agent in Funchal?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Keddy by Europcar (Corporate) has the highest customer rating for car hire in Funchal with a score of 8.4/10

with EUROPCAR Corporate rated second best with a score of 8.2/10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Funchal is €139.48 per week from BUDGET.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Funchal?

The cheapest car hire company in Funchal is BUDGET, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Citroen C1 available from as little as €106.54 per week.

How much is fuel in Funchal?

You can expect to pay €1.26/ltr of petrol and €1.23/ltr of diesel in Funchal. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Funchal?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Funchal with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BRAVACAR, BUDGET, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, GUERIN, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, SIXT, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Funchal?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini, Standard rental cars in Funchal.

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

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Funchal, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Funchal is €496.05 from ENTERPRISE.

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

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Funchal at the moment, however BUDGET rates start from just €106.54 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €106.54 from BUDGET in Madeira - Funchal 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 Funchal?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Funchal is €106.5 per week with and average price of €168.2 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about the car hire agents in Funchal

Most popular car hire companies in Funchal:

  • GUERIN (tel: 291 764 337 / 291 775 208)
  • EUROPCAR (tel: 351 291 765116)
  • BUDGET (tel: 351 291 764 546)
  • AVIS (tel: (351) 291-764 546)
  • HERTZ (tel: 219426300)
  • BRAVACAR (tel: 00351 291 708 900)
  • KEDDY BY EUROPCAR (tel: 351 291 765116)
  • SIXT (tel: +351-255788199)
  • ENTERPRISE (tel: 00351291775208)
  • THRIFTY (tel: +351 219426300 )

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Funchal:

  • GUERIN (Estrada Monumental, Edifício Galerias da Ajuda, II, 372 – Loja J, Funchal, 9000 – 116)
  • EUROPCAR (EST.MONUMENTAL,175-B, FUNCHAL, 9000-100)
  • BUDGET (Lg Antonio Nobre 164, (AV DO INFANTE), Funchal, 9000 022)
  • AVIS (Largo Antonio Nobre 164, Funchal, Madeira Island, 9000 022)
  • HERTZ (Hotel The Lince, Estrada Monumental, 274, Madeira, 9000)
  • BRAVACAR (Caminho do Amparo, nº 2, 9000-248, Funchal)

Car hire company ratings in Funchal:

  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 8.5/10 from 12 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 8.3/10 from 7 reviews
  • Guerin: Rated 8.3/10 from 1197 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 8.0/10 from 153 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 7.8/10 from 105 reviews
  • SIXT Franchise: Rated 7.7/10 from 1294 reviews

Funchal Mini Guide

Who Goes to Funchal?
Funchal used to be the winter holiday destination of choice for many British tourists who dreaded the cold UK weather. The island has since remarketed itself as a year round destination, playing on its beautiful flowers, stunning scenery and warm but not searing, year round temperatures. The city began as a small settlement in the 15th century and grew with the increase in transatlantic exploration and trade. The island was also important for explorers travelling south around Africa and on to India including Vasco da Gama. Today, the island remains relatively unspoilt and the tourists flock there to walk, cycle or simply to enjoy the picture postcard houses and churches.

Funchal City flowers

How do I get to Funchal?
Madeira’s only airport, formerly called Funchal Airport is only a couple of miles from the city centre near Santa Cruz. Many scheduled and chartered flights call there including a daily flight from easyJet. Transport to the city is by local bus, taxi or by a rental car if you decide to choose that option.

What is there to See and Do in Funchal?
Mostly it’s botanical gardens and flower markets but these are so spectacular, they shouldn’t be missed. The Jardins Do Palheiro are amazing; set out as an English formal garden but under the traditional English trees are tropical plants ensuring colour all year round. Try the Mercado Dos Lavradores, a wonderful market selling all kinds of produce and great for a photograph. In the summer, the city hosts the annual flower festival and you'll find that you've never seen so many unusual flowers all together before in your life. Take the Funchal cable car up to Monte to look at the gardens there whilst enjoying a bird’s eye view out over the city. Finally, for history and architecture, visit Se Cathedral, the most important building on the island. Whilst simple on the outside, the inside is well worth a visit.

Funchal The Jardins Do Palheiro

What can I buy to Take Home With me?
Most travellers pick up bouquets of flowers from the markets for friends and family back home. You’ll need to ask your airline in advance whether they will take them on board but most shouldn’t object. Another great purchase is the fantastic fortified island wine, naturally called Madeira, which is said to be a more subtle version of port wine.

What Should I eat When I’m in Funchal?
Fish is high on the menu with several delicious recipes using it including scabbard fish with bananas or ‘bacalhau’; cod which has been salted and dried then reconstituted. The main dish in which this is used has the cod served in a cream sauce. Everywhere, fresh fruit is in abundance and so you’ll find plenty on market stalls as well as being served in many restaurants as a platter after your meal.

Funchal scabbard fish with bananas

What is the Entertainment Like in Funchal?
Entertainment is low key in Funchal with quiet local bars being the norm. Many locals simply sit and chat over a drink. The tempo is raised somewhat during religious festivals when street parades, music and light become the norm, especially during Holy Week.

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Next Upcoming Holiday

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    Sunday 12 Apr 2020

    Easter Day - National holiday

Customer questions about Funchal car hire

Hello, does the Excess Cover Insurance cover damage to bodywork?, its not on the list.

Hello, yes bodywork damage is covered provided it was caused accidentally. You can check full cover and exclusions on the insurance product terms and conditions which is linked from the quote stage, or I can find this for you if that is easier?

Customer questions about Funchal car hire

Hello, does the Excess Cover Insurance cover damage to bodywork?, its not on the list.

Hello, yes bodywork damage is covered provided it was caused accidentally. You can check full cover and exclusions on the insurance product terms and conditions which is linked from the quote stage, or I can find this for you if that is easier?

Latest Update from Funchal:

13/06/17 – The mayor of Funchal has outlined his plan to increase the number of tourists to Funchal to 250,000 by the end of 2017. 

28/04/12 - If you are in Funchal just before Lent then prepare to be woken up very early. As soon as dawn breaks on Carnival day, brass bands march through the city and music is played non-stop throughout the day. The sleepy island certainly wakes up at carnival time, just make sure you're in the mood for it!

17/02/13 - From the 9th to the 13th May, Funchal hosts the Madeira Flower Festival - a carnival but this time with floats of flowers. The air is filled with the beautiful aroma of the flowers whilst the brightly coloured floats pass by. 

Driving in Funchal - Need to know

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    Road Driving Side

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    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

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    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

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    EUR  1.26/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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Next Upcoming Holiday

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    Sunday 12 Apr 2020

    Easter Day - National holiday

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The city of Funchal is the largest city, the municipal seat and the capital of Madeira. It is a prominent tourist area that has numerous hotels, apartments, its own port and also an international airport, Funchal Airport. There are plenty of attractions and sights of interest in the city including the Madeira Botanical Gardens, Sao Lourence Palace and the Se Cathedral.

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