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Sanitised car hire at Madeira Airport

Look out for this icon to see which car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines, the following car hire companies at Madeira Airport, Portugal offer sanitised rental cars:

At present, none of the car rental companies at Madeira Airport have committed to offering sanitised cars.

Sanitised car
This car rental company has committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.
  • AVIS
  • SIXT

Cheapest car hire at Madeira Airport

Mini One

4 Adults, 2 Doors

From 49.86 EUR/day
Mini One

7 Days rental at 349.04 EUR from 19/04/2021

  1 |
  Manual |

Mercedes E Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 142.38 EUR/day
Mercedes E Class

7 Days rental at 996.67 EUR from 19/04/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |

Fiat Punto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.68 EUR/day
Fiat Punto

7 Days rental at 144.76 EUR from 19/04/2021

  2 |
  Manual |

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 19.79 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 138.56 EUR from 19/04/2021

  2 |
  Manual |

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.37 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 219.60 EUR from 19/04/2021

  4 |
  Manual |

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 90.22 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 631.56 EUR from 19/04/2021

  2 |
  Manual |

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.39 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 156.77 EUR from 19/04/2021

  3 |
  Manual |

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

4 Adults, 2 Doors

From 58.01 EUR/day
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

7 Days rental at 406.08 EUR from 19/04/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |

Renault Trafic

9 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.28 EUR/day
Renault Trafic

7 Days rental at 428.96 EUR from 19/04/2021

  4 |
  Manual |

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

Useful to know about Madeira Airport

  • It was formerly known as Santa Catarina Airport.
  • The History Channel program 'Most Extreme Airports' has ranked Madeira Airport as the 9th most dangerous in the world.
  • In 1972 the runway length was extended to cope with the popularity of flights to the airport.
  • Between 1982 and 1986 the runway was extended again to a total of 1,800m as well as four gates being opened.
  • The airport is located only 20 minutes from Funchal city centre.

Madeira Airport car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Best car rental companies in Madeira Airport

No.1: HERTZ,
based on 97 reviews
45 min (average wait time)
based on 34 reviews
15 min (average wait time)
based on 21 reviews
9 min (average wait time)

Nearest car hire pickup locations at or near Madeira Airport


Caniço De Baixo (in Front Hotel Royal Orchid), Lote 8-b, , Caniço


Hotel Dom Pedro Garajau, Santa Cruz


Estrada Monumental, Edifício Galerias Da Ajuda, Ii, 372 – Loja J, Funchal, 9000 – 116


Rua Nova Da Quinta Deão, 19, Funchal


Cabo Girao, Cabo Girao, Madeira


Porto Santo - Pick Up, Porto Santo, Madeira

Madeira Airport car hire information

Madeira Airport car hire information

  • 8.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Global Rent a Car
  • € 138.53
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 19.79
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 58
    Most Popular Type:
  • 10
    Most popular model:
    Renault Clio
  • 163
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire at Madeira Airport

January€ 38
February€ 31
March€ 28
April€ 41
May€ 39
June€ 36
July€ 61
August€ 50
September€ 42
October€ 43
November€ 31
December€ 61
January€ 28
February€ 24
March€ 21
April€ 28
May€ 29
June€ 26
July€ 44
August€ 37
September€ 30
October€ 27
November€ 23
December€ 44
January€ 89
February€ 87
March€ 92
April€ 109
May€ 100
June€ 87
July€ 121
August€ 119
September€ 109
October€ 107
November€ 86
December€ 117
January€ 46
February€ 43
March€ 38
April€ 58
May€ 49
June€ 55
July€ 85
August€ 72
September€ 71
October€ 70
November€ 45
December€ 78
April€ 71
June€ 83
July€ 162
August€ 122
September€ 103
November€ 45
December€ 132
January€ 26
February€ 22
March€ 19
April€ 25
May€ 25
June€ 22
July€ 37
August€ 33
September€ 25
October€ 25
November€ 21
December€ 39
January€ 87
February€ 80
March€ 78
April€ 112
May€ 97
June€ 94
July€ 135
August€ 127
September€ 106
October€ 101
November€ 84
December€ 114
January€ 33
February€ 26
March€ 26
April€ 36
May€ 53
June€ 46
July€ 67
August€ 58
September€ 36
October€ 40
November€ 27
December€ 55

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FAQs about car hire at Madeira Airport

How much does car hire at Madeira Airport cost?

Car hire at Madeira Airport costs as little as €19.80 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €27.80 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €271.20 per day from MADEIRA RENT for a BMW 2 Series Convertible.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Madeira Airport?

15 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Madeira Airport, including THRIFTY, CENTAURO, GOLDCAR, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental at Madeira Airport?

None of the car hire companies at Madeira Airport are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent at Madeira Airport?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Hertz Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire at Madeira Airport with a score of 8.6/10

with Global Rent a Car rated second best with a score of 8.5/10


How much does it cost to hire a compact car at Madeira Airport?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire at Madeira Airport is €156.77 per week from SIXT.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent at Madeira Airport?

The cheapest car hire company at Madeira Airport is CENTAURO, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Fiat 500 available from as little as €138.53 per week.

How much is fuel at Madeira Airport?

You can expect to pay €1.478/ltr of petrol and €1.304/ltr of diesel at Madeira Airport. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available at Madeira Airport?

We can arrange great deals on car hire at Madeira Airport with leading car hire companies such as ALAMO, AVIS, BUDGET, CENTAURO, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, GLOBAL RENT A CAR, GOLDCAR, HERTZ, INSULARCAR, INTERRENT, MADEIRA RENT, RHODIUM, RODAVANTE, SIXT, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire at Madeira Airport?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Mini, Mini Elite, Premium and Standard class rental cars at Madeira Airport.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car at Madeira Airport?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire at Madeira Airport, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car at Madeira Airport is €249.02 per week from GLOBAL RENT A CAR for a Fiat 500 Convertible.

Do you have a discount code for car hire at Madeira Airport?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire at Madeira Airport at the moment, however CENTAURO rates start from just €138.53 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €138.53 from CENTAURO in Madeira - Intl Airport - 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 at Madeira Airport?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week at Madeira Airport is €138.60 per week with an average price of €194.60 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about car hire agents at Madeira Airport

Most popular car hire companies at Madeira Airport

  • Guerin (tel: 00 351 291 522 248)
  • Budget (tel: 351 291 524 392)
  • Avis (tel: (351) 291 524 392)
  • Hertz (tel: 219426300)
  • Bravacar (tel: 00351 291 524 016 )
  • Goldcar (tel: (+351) 211 451 595)
  • Thrifty (tel: 351 210 413333)
  • Rhodium (tel: (+351) 211 451 595)
  • Alamo (tel: 351291522248)
  • Enterprise (tel: 00351291522248)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies at Madeira Airport

  • Guerin (Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo , 9100-102 Santa Cruz)
  • Budget (Aeroporto Funchal, Funchal, 9100 105)
  • Avis (Aeroporto Funchal, Funchal, Madeira Island, 9100 105)
  • Hertz (Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo, Madeira, 9100-125)
  • Bravacar (Aeroporto do Funchal - Rampa da Varanda nº 5, Sitio da Terça – E.R 207, Santa Cruz , 9100-186)
  • Goldcar (Funchal Airport, Santa Cruz, Madeira, 9100-105)

Car hire company reviews at Madeira Airport

  • Hertz: Rated 8.6/10 from 6 reviews
  • Global Rent a Car: Rated 8.5/10 from 6 reviews
  • Madeira Rent: Rated 8.3/10 from 20 reviews
  • Alamo: Rated 8.2/10 from 7 reviews
  • Insularcar: Rated 8.1/10 from 6 reviews
  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 8.0/10 from 27 reviews

Madeira Airport Mini Guide

Who Visits Madeira?
Madeira is popular with older tourists for its old world charm and low key attractions. It attracts fewer younger tourists as there aren’t the beaches, noisy bars and clubs. There’s a lot to see with the historical and geographical position of the island in the world of exploration and trade. Being volcanic, the few beaches tend to be dark sand but the real draw of the island is the year round mild temperatures making it popular as a winter destination. 2.3 million people used the airport last year, a continuing increase on previous years.

Who Flies to Madeira Airport?
The airport is served by a wide range of airlines both seasonal chartered and scheduled flights. Without exception, all flights are from European countries and include a number of budget airlines including easyJet.

What is the Airport Like?
Interestingly, most of the terminal is underground and can’t be seen. It was considered to be one of the hairiest places to take off from in its early days as the runway ended abruptly at the edge of a cliff. Several clever extensions have now made it less of a fright! The current terminal building, opened in 1973 is functional and has a modern feel to it although it’s a little tired in places.

What Should I do When I Arrive?
The airport has three information desks designated by unusual acronyms. The DRT desk is for tourist information including onward travel and for accommodation in the main city and towns, the RT desk is for specialist countryside accommodation whilst the ANAM desk is for general airport enquiries including access to assistance for passengers with reduced mobility. If you’re catching the bus from the airport it goes from Funchal to Machico via the airport. Taxis are also available for the journey into Funchal. Both means of transport are very cheap costing less than five euros. There is a dedicated airport bus into Funchal but it is more expensive than the ordinary buses and taxis.

If you have pre-booked car hire, the desks are found on level 0 of the airport. Access to the city is very easy and quick. If you need money there is a branch of Banco Santander and a foreign exchange office, called Unicambio, also on level 0.

And When I Leave Madeira?
You’ll be spoilt for choice at the airport with your shopping. There are numerous shops on the four different levels of the airport including a shop selling Madeira wine and one selling football memorabilia. There are duty free outlets on levels 1 and 2 selling the typical range of duty free goods. There are also a number of cafes, bars and restaurants on each level serving a wide range of dishes to suit all tastes and purses. The top floor has a children’s play area with a café/restaurant from where parents can keep watch over their children whilst enjoying a drink or meal. There are Wi-Fi facilities in many areas of the airport, just look out for the signs.

Madeira Airport which is informally also known as Funchal Airport is situated near Funchal, Madeira in Portugal. It used to be renowned for its very short runway which surrounded by mountainous regions and the ocean meant it was difficult to land there for even the most experienced pilots. It officially opened in July 1964 and today it handles both national and international air traffic for the island of Madeira.

Hiring a car at Madeira Airport is a popular choice for holidaymakers who are keen to explore the island and surrounding areas. Rhinocarhire.com can supply you with a wide range of vehicle to meet your requirements, from an economy car up to a more luxurious saloon.
  • Madeira Airport car hire special offers

    We currently have 1 special offers for car rental in Madeira Airport including;

  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from ALAMO, BUDGET, EUROPCAR, GOLDCAR, HERTZ, INTERRENT, RHODIUM, SIXT.

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