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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Faro Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$2.87 / per day
Faro Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$2.87 / per day
Faro, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$3.49 / per day
Faro, Downtown Car Rental
Economy Elite
Seat Ibiza or similar
Seat Ibiza
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$3.49 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Faro Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$3.49 / per day
Faro, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$4.22 / per day
Faro Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Turisprime
$5.51 / per day
Faro Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Turisprime
$6.12 / 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.

Our Customers Reviews

March 5, 2019
take a good map if arriving at night as signs for streets difficult to see in Albufeira at night, sat nav can be expensive
January 3, 2019
Renting a car in Faro gives you access to all the secret spots away from the crowds. The airport rentals and shuttles are easy. Try renting a car and staying a hostel. That way you get to explore where you want and when you want with the social aspect of hostels. You might even find a travel buddy or two.
January 1, 2019
I surf in the west cost very often. The car was perfect for me and the family. Will use agin next time we come back to Portugal. The car was brand new and the guy who delivers the car was the nicest rental person I’ve ever met. Thank you! Eilam Hoffman
December 10, 2018
Good airport with clear directions to car hire areas
December 2, 2018
Be sure to have a reliable GPS for navigating cities and towns.
December 2, 2018
Spent most time in Lagos and the Western Algarve. It was a great destination, can only recommend it. 5 stars.
November 17, 2018
We have been to Portugal many times over the last 20 years and the Eastern Algarve is our favourite area to visit
October 29, 2018
Do not hesitate to pay the one off fee for automatic toll road payments. I recovered the cost of it before I reached my destination. So using the toll roads to return to Faro was free of charge
October 26, 2018
The Algarve is just wonderful. Especially the further west you go. People are delightful and scenery inland spectacular
October 5, 2018
Algarve is a great place to visit. So much to do. Wonderful weather.
October 2, 2018
The Algarve experience is amplified with your own private transport. The roads are very good - there are no need to use toll riads unless you are in a rush. Exercise care while driving and car rental is highly recommended.
September 27, 2018
very nice and easy life in Portugal south :)
September 16, 2018
Amazing place with lovely people and great value food and wine. Islands are worth a visit c
September 11, 2018
Good roads, signposted really well, easy to park, definitely worth it to explore the area in a car
September 10, 2018
Easy to drive through the entire south coast of Portugal. Paid highway usage was greatly appreciated !
September 8, 2018
Great place to start your trip around the Algarve.
September 7, 2018
Been to faro several times love the Algarve. Try lagos too nice place!
September 2, 2018
I could not fault there friendly and professional service. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
August 20, 2018
Easy to get around and explore the Algarve using the Toll roads. Quite busy on the roads, especially in around the bigger resorts, i.e. Albuferria
August 19, 2018
Algarve region has lots of beaches and other sites and locations worth visiting. Essential to have access to a vehicle.
August 15, 2018
beware of road conditions outside of the Faro area!
August 13, 2018
Fun to drive around. I hired car first time in Faro. Strongly recommend avoid Drive4fun. Better go with other companies. May be a bit expensive but you will get peace of mind not torture during your holidays.
August 7, 2018
I would recommend renting a car in Faro because the Algarve is beautiful and vast, but I would NEVER rent from PAA Rent-a-Car.
July 26, 2018
Some of the drivers tailgate very closely but one key tip - if heading up into the mountains the quality of the road can change suddenly and without warning so take care!
July 18, 2018
Faro is an easy place to rent a car, just head to the A22 toll road, virtually everything can be accessed from the same road. Idea for first time car rentals.
July 1, 2018
We have been going to The Algarve for the past 10 years but noticing a big increase in the number of unsavory tourists to Vilamoura which is a pity. It use to be family and elderly tourists who holidayed in the area which felt really safe. Not so much now.
June 28, 2018
Great golf courses in Alvor and lagoa.
June 19, 2018
Driving is a must! Lots of roundabouts and a bit stressful the first day until you get a feel for it all. Recommend driving out to Lagos and Lagoa!!
June 15, 2018
Great place very interesting
June 12, 2018
Renting a car at Faro airport is simple and gaining access to the main routes along the Algarve from the airport is simple enough. It also gives you the freedom to explore all along the Algarve using the toll road is the best way....
June 7, 2018
Go and meet the people and see the beautiful scenery.
June 6, 2018
Only nice beach, but you will find better places on the way to Porto (along the beach)

Travel information

Language
Portuguese,
Mirandese
Currency
EUR
Country code
+351
Average car rental length
9 days
Economy car rental price
$13.46 / 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 Faro?

Faro is a great place to visit. Busy but friendly, it offers great restaurants, varied accommodation opportunities, and long sea coast. It is a great base for exploring the rest of Algarve.

Faro Car Rental

Top ways to enter Faro

  • Faro Airport: Also known as Algarve Airport, it is especially active during summers when many low-cost carriers connect it with destinations all across Europe.
  • Lisbon Airport: About 275 km (170 mi) north, Portugal’s largest airport is among the 20 busiest airports in Europe and hosts flights to and from all continents of the world. 
  • Seville Airport: Located in neighboring Spain about 200 km (125 mi) east of Faro, Seville Airport is another great way to reach Faro if your rental car provider permits crossing the border in the rental car.

Useful city facts

  • Summers are warm to hot and sunny with average daytime temperatures of 27–35 °C (81–95 °F). The weather in the autumn and winter is generally mild with temperatures around 8–17 °C (46–63 °F). Winters are much more humid than summers.
  • Faro is the southernmost city of Portugal and the capital of the Algarve region, with the population of about 65,000 people.

Top destinations and activities

  • Old town (Centro Historico). Better preserved than many other old towns of Portugal, the historic center is a place where you walk the maze of narrow streets, observe varied architecture, and see what living in Faro was like more than 200 years ago.
  • Bone Chapel. Chilling to some and fascinating for others, Capela dos Ossos is made out of bones taken from a nearby monk graveyard. The chapel is inside the beautiful Carmo church.
  • Praia do Faro. Although not as famous as some of the other beaches of Algarve, Faro’s main beach is a great place to enjoy the sun and the sea. There are many other, more secluded beaches near the city that you can reach in your rental car.

 

Traffic and parking tips

  • You can only enter the roundabout after giving way to cars already on it.
  • The car documentation and insurance always has to be inside a vehicle.
  • Drivers can only use a mobile phone if it is a hands free or an earpiece.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
  • Safety cameras are in use.
  • When parking in a street, your car must be parked facing the direction of travel

Toll roads

A lot of motorways in Portugal are subject to toll fees. See Portugal's official toll road website site for maps and fees.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Ria Formosa Natural Park. Less than a 30 minute ride from Faro, Ria Formosa is a system of barrier islands in a lagoon next to the Atlantic Coast. Green and calm, it is home to countless bird species, as well as a few cozy little villages that are fun to visit.
  • Albufeira, Lagos, and Sagres. Perhaps even more famous than Faro, this small beach towns each have their unique atmosphere and characteristics. Albufeira and Lagos can be reached in about an hour, and Sagres is just a bit further along the coast. Visit all three of them and pick your favorite!
  • Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park. A long and green stretch along Portugal’s southwest coast, this nature park spans two regions of Portugal. Most of its territory is not accessible by car, but you can conveniently park at one of the entry points and go on a long hike.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental cars in Madeira are the VW Polo, the Ford Fiesta, and the Fiat 500. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

  • Alentejo. Algarve’s less glamorous neighbor is a fun place to visit not only for its great winemaking traditions, but also for historic towns, beautiful countryside, and leisurely pace of life.
  • Lisbon. Portugal’s busy yet hospitable capital is considered one of the most interesting cities in Europe for a reason. Go there for history, architecture, music, and people.
  • Andalusia. Spain’s southernmost region is a great place to visit, both because of its close proximity to Portugal and because of its fascinating Moorish buildings, strong regional character, and great food. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are things you can do to get a good rental car deal in Faro:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan 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 Faro is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 50% cheaper than the yearly average.

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

Car rental prices in Faro vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Faro
$18.09
January
$18.85
February
$19.38
March
$34.30
April
$31.90
May
$24.63
June
$40.04
July
$51.29
August
$55.10
September
$46.65
October
$59.88
November
$35.16
December
The best month to rent a car in Faro is January (when prices for an Economy class start from $18.09). This is 50% cheaper than the yearly average and 70% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $59.88 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Faro?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in November, travelers rent a car for an average of 17 days, in July, the average rental period is 8 days.
Average Rental Length in Faro
14
January
10
February
12
March
10
April
9
May
10
June
8
July
10
August
14
September
10
October
17
November
12
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Faro?

While travelers visit Faro year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is November.
Faro Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
97%
January
91%
February
125%
March
122%
April
121%
May
126%
June
154%
July
129%
August
68%
September
62%
October
51%
November
52%
December

Top 7 Cities near Faro

Lisbon Car Rentals from $1.42 per day
219.8 km / 136.6 miles away
Porto Car Rentals from $1.35 per day
474.3 km / 294.7 miles away
Madeira Car Rentals from $16.56 per day
935.6 km / 581.3 miles away
Coimbra Car Rentals from $24.74 per day
357.1 km / 221.9 miles away
Porto Santo Car Rentals from $35.86 per day
879.6 km / 546.6 miles away
407.3 km / 253.1 miles away
118.0 km / 73.3 miles away

Top 7 Locations near Faro

Faro Airport Car Rentals from $2.87 per day
Faro, Downtown Car Rentals from $2.87 per day
Lisbon Airport Car Rentals from $1.42 per day
219.8 km / 136.6 miles away
357.1 km / 221.9 miles away
Porto Airport Car Rentals from $1.35 per day
474.3 km / 294.7 miles away
879.6 km / 546.6 miles away
935.6 km / 581.3 miles away

Top 14 Best Faro Suppliers in 2019

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
00351 289 889 445
Aeroporto Internacional de Faro Arruamento D Ed, 8005-143 Faro
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.9
+351289818726
AEROPORTO DE FARO
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
00351 255 788199
FAO Aeroporto Faro 8006-901
Guerin
Guerin
Excellent 8.6
00351 289 889 445
Aeroporto Internacional de Faro
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+351289818726
AEROPORTO DE FARO
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.3
00351289889445
FARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT,
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.3
00351 289 146 800 / 00351 308 810 777
Estrada Nacional 125, KM 99, 8005-412 Faro
Drive 4 Less
Drive 4 Less
Excellent 8.1
289 889 445
Aeroporto Internacional de Faro
Drive on Holidays
Drive on Holidays
Excellent 8
00351 289 822 394
Portugal, R. Prof. Dr. Egas Moniz 16, 8005-146 Faro
Rhodium
Rhodium
Excellent 8
0034 965 233 425; +351 211 451 595
On-Airport. Arrivals Terminal
Goldcar
Goldcar
Excellent 8
0034 965 233 425; +351 211 451 595
On-Airport. Arrivals Terminal
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7.9
00351 289 825 711
Aeroporto de Faro, Lado AR, 8001-701 Faro
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 425; +351 211 451 595
On-Airport. Arrivals Terminal

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