Car Rental Azores

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Ponta Delgada Airport Car Rental
Mini
Opel Karl or similar
Opel Karl
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
WAYZOR OLD DISABLED
$8.88 / per day
Ponta Delgada, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
WAYZOR OLD DISABLED
$8.88 / per day
Praia da Vitoria, Lajes Terceira Airport Car Rental
Mini
Opel Adam or similar
Opel Adam
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Goldcar
$10.27 / per day
Praia da Vitoria, Lajes Terceira Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Interrent
$11.06 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Ponta Delgada, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Cross Up or similar
Volkswagen Cross Up
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
WAYZOR OLD DISABLED
$11.85 / per day
Praia da Vitoria, Lajes Terceira Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Rhodium
$12.29 / per day
Ponta Delgada, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
WAYZOR OLD DISABLED
$13.33 / per day
Ponta Delgada Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Europcar
$14.04 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Country code
351
Average car rental length
3 days
Economy car rental price
$32.64 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Azores?

The Azores Islands is a fascinating place to travel around by car. While the islands are small, each of them is unique in history and nature, holding endless hidden gems to discover. The hospitality of locals and the delicious cuisine help as well.

Azores Car Rental

Top ways to enter Azores

  • Ponta Delgada Airport: The principal international airport in Azores has flights to the Portuguese mainland, as well as to many destinations in Europe and even in North America.
  • Pico Madalena Airport: Small but cozy, Pico Airport has flights to other Azores islands, as well as to the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon. 
  • Santa Cruz das Flores Airport: The main airport of Flores hosts flights to and from four others Azores islands.

Top cities and places to visit

  • São Miguel: Home to Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores, the largest of the islands has plenty of modernity, but also natural wonders like mountain lakes and hot springs.
  • Terceira: The town of Angra do Heroismo is full of fascinating history, while Biscoitos is a unique place where you can swim among the lava rocks.
  • Faial: The Caldeira do Faial crater in the central part of the island is otherworldly, while the coastal area offers opportunities for water sports, including even diving with sharks.
  • Flores: Full of beaches, canyons, and greenery, the small Flores island is a great place to be in nature.
  • Pico: The remains of volcanoes and craters are fascinating to observe, while Mount Pico, the highest mountain in Portugal, is awaiting those yearning for a true adventure.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in the Azores is the Ford Fiesta, followed by the Renault Twingo and the Opel Corsa.

Crossing Borders

The Azores is an island archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean and belongs to Portugal. It has no land borders.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in the Azores is Economy. Mini and Compact are also picked a lot.

Top driving routes

  1. Ponta Delgada - Mosteiros (31 km / 19 mi) A short, but picturesque ride along the western coast of the island of Sao Miguel.
  2. Velas - Topo (48 km / 30 mi) While going between these two towns will take less than an hour, you will cross most of Sao Jorge Island on the way.
  3. Lajes - São Sebastião (16 km / 10 mi) These two towns are next door neighbors, but both of them are a great starting point for further explorations of Terceira Island.

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Azores:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Research your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting the Azores is the cheapest in January when renting a car is almost 40% cheaper than the yearly average.

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Azores?

The cost of renting a car in Azores depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Azores
$29.22
January
$32.60
February
$34.54
March
$38.90
April
$63.02
May
$66.15
June
$76.28
July
$70.40
August
$44.75
September
$33.28
October
$49.54
November
$35.06
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Azores is January — prices start from $29.22 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 39% cheaper than the year’s average and 62% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $76.28 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Azores?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in November — an average of 17 days. The shortest are in February — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Azores
6
January
4
February
4
March
4
April
4
May
4
June
4
July
4
August
4
September
4
October
17
November
5
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Azores?

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Azores. The most popular month is May, while the least popular is September.
Azores Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
115%
January
121%
February
133%
March
143%
April
170%
May
98%
June
120%
July
116%
August
1%
September
129%
October
1%
November
54%
December

Our Customers Reviews

Russian Federation
Peugeot 208
September 2, 2019
A very interesting place for those who like exotic nature
Hungary
Ford Fiesta
August 28, 2019
The whole Azores is amazing but the weather is terrible (it was raining during a week in august) :/ it worth to rent a car!
Spain
Peugeot 208
July 31, 2019
If you want to visit Sao Miguel Island, renting a car is a must!! If not, you will not see many things about the island.
Poland
Opel Corsa
July 29, 2019
San Miguel Island is a lovely place, can only really be visited with a car.
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Fabia
July 26, 2019
You definitely need a car to explore the island. The island is easy to navigate and has a good highway system.
United Kingdom
Smart for 2
July 16, 2019
You definitely want to have a car on this island!
Latvia
Peugeot 208
July 14, 2019
very nice place, good roads and beatiful landscape
Portugal
Ford Fiesta
July 12, 2019
Vila do porto is nice, with many restaurants, also went all over Santa Maria, all the beaches are nice, and the views are nice.
United States of America (USA)
BMW 1-series Aut.
June 8, 2019
Beautiful place to visit. Driving was easy but narrow roads and they do drive much faster there.
Netherlands
Ford Fiesta
June 5, 2019
Awesome place.. must go..
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Note
June 4, 2019
don't miss Sete Cidades,Ponta do Sossego in Nordeste
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 208
June 4, 2019
All of Sao Miguel is worth visiting. Drive around!
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
May 28, 2019
Hire a VW Up! you don't need anything bigger if you are a couple and they drive nice. Don't bother with the tours! Go there yourself!
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
May 28, 2019
Ponta Delgada has areas of tricky terrain, narrow roads, steep hills, off road tracks. If you have a small car like a nissan micra 1.2 (like we were handed) then you'll likely find it struggles. We returned that car as the brakes were overheating on the hills and we received a ford fiesta (1.4) and it was much more capable of handling the terrain.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
May 24, 2019
Beautiful place, highly recommend renting a car to explore the island. Get the smallest car you can, the roads are tight!
United Kingdom
VW Polo TSI
May 20, 2019
Visiting Sao Miguel island in the Azores it is essential to rent a car to properly see the island and enjoy your stay at your own pace. Tours are on offer to see the island but they would be restrictive as you cannot see all the island and stop at the many beautiful viewpoints around the island. Not to mention the ridiculous price I saw these advertised at on our stay.
Ukraine
Ford Fiesta
May 14, 2019
Narrow streets. Mountain road. Be careful while driving.
Portugal
VW Polo TSI
May 6, 2019
Car is essential to have freedom to visit all the island
Canada
Renault Twingo
April 27, 2019
Very diverse and beautiful. Renting a car is a must to be able to have the freedom to see the whole island at your own pace on your own time.
Canada
Fiat Panda
April 6, 2019
Fantastic Island with very friendly people.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
April 1, 2019
We didn't spend alot of time in ponta Delgada, we enjoy Povacao and Rebeira Grande quite a bit, that's where we spent our time. We'r really enjoy Sao Miguel everytime we go.

Top 11 Suppliers for Azores in 2019

Autatlantis
Autatlantis
Exceptional 9.5
Luso Rent
Luso Rent
Exceptional 9.5
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2
Ilha Verde
Ilha Verde
Exceptional 9
Micauto Rent-a-car
Micauto Rent-a-car
Excellent 8.9
Angrauto
Angrauto
Excellent 8.8
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.7
Wayzor
Wayzor
Excellent 8.5
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 7.5
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.1

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