Algarve car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Algarve

Economy$5/day
Compact$5/day
Intermediate$6/day
Standard$21/day
Mini$5/day
Convertible$6/day
Compact SUV$5/day
Intermediate SUV$5/day
Compact station wagon$6/day
Supplier choice$10/day
Standard SUV$31/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Algarve

  • Remember that Portugal generally mandates the usage of booster seats for every kid in the age group of 4 and 8 if you are utilizing Algarve car rentals with your children. Therefore, be sure to request the booster seat when picking up or renting a car from your favorite car provider. Infant seats, booster seats, as well as Child seats are available at all Algarve car rental pick-up sites. However, there is a daily cost for individuals who request these seats.
  • Don't allow the Algarve's generally well-maintained roads to deter you from exercising caution while driving throughout the city. Algarve is one of the popular tourist destinations because it is Portugal's southernmost region. The area's well-maintained roads make it easier for visitors to navigate the city. Drivers that utilize Algarve car rentals should use caution because pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers frequently use the roads in Algarve. To avoid hitting onlookers, drivers who rent automobiles in the Algarve region should pay close attention to all traffic signals.
  • You should choose the model of rental automobile to use when exploring the different Algarve areas depending on the nature and purpose of your visits. For instance, renting an economy car can be useful if you plan to travel alone within Algarve with little luggage. The capacity to fit into small parking spots is one benefit of renting an economy car in the Algarve, especially when there aren't many parking lots available. Alternatively, if you intend to drive across the Algarve in a rented car with more than three family members or friends, you should think about renting a larger vehicle, such as a double-cab pickup.
  • The bulk of the city's roads is in high condition, making it easier for tourists to utilize Algarve rental vehicles to securely navigate the city. However, the morning, midday, and early evening may present substantial challenges. Between 6 am and 8:45 am, a large number of individuals scurry to work, clogging major roads with traffic. You are likely to encounter congestion issues on the main roads in the Algarve during the lunch rush hour, between 12 and 2 pm, and the evening rush hour, between 4 and 6 pm, when individuals leave work. During these times, driving your Algarve car rentals could be a little difficult.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Algarve for $14 or less
  • Book your rental car in Algarve at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Algarve are around 28% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Algarve are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Algarve

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Algarve?

    On average a rental car in Algarve costs $11 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Algarve?

    Intermediate (Renault Grand Scénic or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Algarve.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Algarve?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Centauro ($5/day), Firefly ($5/day) and Klass Wagen ($5/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Algarve?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Where should I rent a car in Algarve?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Algarve are Faro (85% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Algarve), Lagos (8%) and Portimão (3%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Algarve?

    On average a rental car in Algarve costs $170 per week ($24 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Algarve?

    On average a rental car in Algarve costs $728 per month ($24 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Algarve?

    For visitors who want to travel between different areas of the Algarve with the least amount of disruption, renting a car in the Algarve is thought to be the most flexible mode of transportation. Compared to public transportation, such as the Eva - Transport, S.A. descrisao, which has set routes and a set timetable, renting a car provides you a lot more freedom to go wherever you choose. To reach destinations like Faro, Vila Real de Santo António, Alcoutim, or Tavira, consider using your favorite Algarve car rentals.

  • What is driving like in Algarve?

    Algarve automobile drivers are always required to follow the posted speed restrictions on specific highways. When operating your rental car on roads without a speed restriction sign, it is advised that you adhere to the general speed limits set by the Algarve highway authority. While accelerating on any highway through the urban or suburban areas of the Algarve, keep your top speed at 50 km/h (30 mph). When traveling on the Algarve's unpaved county roads, always keep your speed to no more than 50 km/h (30 mph). When approaching Algarve school zones, drivers are required to drive no faster than 30 km/h (20 mph). The main requirement is that motorists adhere to the 10 km/h (7 mph) maximum speed limit on the rural interstates of the Algarve.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Algarve?

    To reserve an Algarve automobile rental, a renter must be at least 20 years old. Drivers who are under the age of 25 will automatically incur an additional underage fee when renting a car in the Algarve. However, you should be aware that if you are under 20 years old and want a rental car for a legitimate government or military assignment, most car rentals in the Algarve will let you do so without charging you an additional fee.

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Klass Wagen

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$23/day

Good deal

$14/day

When to book a rental car in Algarve

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