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Funchal Mini Guide

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.  Madeira’s only airport, formerly called Funchal Airport is only a couple of miles from the city centre near Santa Cruz.

Cheapest car hire in Funchal

Peugeot 108

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.82 EUR/day
Peugeot 108

7 Days rental at 222.79 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.33 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 233.31 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.92 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 244.50 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.30 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 247.14 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Renault Twingo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.50 EUR/day
Renault Twingo

7 Days rental at 248.51 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.02 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 252.17 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.77 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 257.41 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.79 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 264.57 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 2008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.15 EUR/day
Peugeot 2008

7 Days rental at 267.10 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
  • Funchal car hire special offers

    We currently have 3 special offers for car rental in Funchal including;

  • 10% off
    This special price is inclusive of a 10% discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from HERTZ.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from HERTZ.
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    This special price is inclusive of a €29.89 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from HERTZ.
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    This special price is inclusive of a €30.28 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from HERTZ.
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    This special price is inclusive of a €30.67 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from HERTZ.
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    This special price is inclusive of a €38.00 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from HERTZ.
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    This special price is inclusive of a €42.52 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from HERTZ.
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    This special price is inclusive of a €47.78 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from HERTZ.
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    This special price is inclusive of a €51.11 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from HERTZ.
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    This special price is inclusive of a €52.78 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from HERTZ.

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.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Funchal

Best car rental companies in Funchal

8.8
No.1: INSULARCAR,
based on 62 reviews
90
90
70
90
80
16 min (average wait time)
8.5
No.2: KEDDY BY EUROPCAR,
based on 2603 reviews
81
85
83
86
86
18 min (average wait time)
8.3
No.3: MADEIRA RENT,
based on 187 reviews
80
90
70
80
90
14 min (average wait time)

Funchal car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Insularcar
  • € 222.74
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 31.82
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 31
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 6
    Most popular model:
    Renault Clio
  • 88
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Funchal

ItemPercent
January€ 66
February€ 63
March€ 54
April€ 64
May€ 73
June€ 76
July€ 105
August€ 104
September€ 76
October€ 67
November€ 57
December€ 72
ItemPercent
January€ 45
February€ 41
March€ 37
April€ 38
May€ 44
June€ 46
July€ 69
August€ 75
September€ 57
October€ 47
November€ 46
December€ 53
ItemPercent
January€ 106
February€ 110
March€ 109
April€ 133
May€ 128
June€ 131
July€ 164
August€ 174
September€ 144
October€ 127
November€ 108
December€ 125
ItemPercent
January€ 82
February€ 80
March€ 76
April€ 95
May€ 89
June€ 91
July€ 154
August€ 168
September€ 131
October€ 129
November€ 95
December€ 101
ItemPercent
January€ 249
February€ 257
March€ 238
April€ 71
May
June€ 83
July€ 280
August€ 245
September€ 215
October€ 265
November€ 147
December€ 193
ItemPercent
January€ 40
February€ 37
March€ 30
April€ 38
May€ 39
June€ 40
July€ 55
August€ 67
September€ 46
October€ 42
November€ 34
December€ 39
ItemPercent
January€ 164
February€ 171
March€ 162
April€ 146
May€ 167
June€ 171
July€ 198
August€ 216
September€ 178
October€ 197
November€ 170
December€ 182
ItemPercent
January€ 42
February€ 43
March€ 36
April€ 54
May€ 69
June€ 63
July€ 114
August€ 111
September€ 65
October€ 55
November€ 46
December€ 56

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

FAQs about car hire in Funchal

How much does car hire in Funchal cost?

Car hire in Funchal costs as little as €31.80 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €41.00 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €362.70 per day from ENTERPRISE for a Audi A4 Estate.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Funchal?

6 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Funchal, including AVIS, HERTZ, BUDGET, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Funchal?

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

Who is the best car rental agent in Funchal?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Insularcar has the highest customer rating for car hire in Funchal with a score of 8.8/10

with Keddy by Europcar (Corporate) 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 Funchal?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Funchal is €267.10 per week from MADEIRA RENT.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Funchal?

The cheapest car hire company in Funchal is MADEIRA RENT, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Peugeot 108 available from as little as €222.74 per week.

How much is fuel in Funchal?

You can expect to pay €1.659/ltr of petrol and €1.597/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, BUDGET, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, HERTZ, INSULARCAR, MADEIRA RENT, SIXT 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, Luxury, Mini and Standard class 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 €296.77 per week from EUROPCAR for a Fiat 500 Convertible.

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 MADEIRA RENT rates start from just €222.74 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €222.74 from MADEIRA RENT 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 €222.60 per week with an average price of €287.00 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Funchal

Telephone numbers for 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 (Rua Dom Ernesto de Oliveira, 123, Funchal, 9050 - 092)
  • Europcar (EST.MONUMENTAL,175-B, FUNCHAL, 9000-100)
  • Budget (Lg Antonio Nobre 164, (AV DO INFANTE), Funchal, 9000 022)
  • Avis (Lg Antonio Nobre 164, Funchal, 9000 022)
  • Hertz (Hotel Vila Baleira, Madeira Lido Atlantic Gr Htl., Estrada Monumental, 274, Madeira, 9000)
  • Bravacar (Caminho do Amparo, nº 2, 9000-248, Funchal)

Car hire company ratings in Funchal

  • Insularcar: Rated 8.8/10 from 7 reviews
  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 8.5/10 from 6 reviews
  • Madeira Rent: Rated 8.3/10 from 7 reviews
  • Guerin: Rated 8.1/10 from 494 reviews
  • Enterprise EMEA Franchise: Rated 8.1/10 from 56 reviews
  • Avis Europe: Rated 7.6/10 from 53 reviews

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