Car hire in Faro, Portugal

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About the Place Faro, Portugal

Faro is a city in the Algarve province and the capital of its own district. With a population of over 65 thousand people, this charming town may be not as popular as Lisbon or Porto, but it is equally important. Faro’s airport, for example, is the third busiest in Portugal with more than five million passengers every year.

Faro has the advantage of being calm for its citizens and visitors, with incredible historical buildings and nice weather all year round — hot summer months are eased by the breeze coming from the sea, giving it an unique feel.

The focus point in Faro are, of course, its beaches. It’s true, they’re a little distant from the city centre (about 6 miles is a lot considering the size of the city), but they surely delight every tourist who visits. Another point of interest is the Ria Formosa Park, a group of lakes and islands with views that are simply breathtaking.

To make the most of Faro, we recommend spending at least a day in the city centre. There you’ll find cozy coffee shops, bars and restaurants surrounded by centenary buildings, such as the City Walls that encircle the Old Town, the Faro Cathedral, Arco da Vila and Algarve’s Regional Museum. Another tip is to look for the ruins of a great earthquake that happened in Portugal in 1755!

If you’re interested in exploring the incredible Faro and the Algarve region, hiring a car is a good option to go through your bucket list at your own pace. Search for your perfect hired car on Rentcars.com comparing the best car hire companies in Portugal!

Faro, Portugal

Car hire companies in Faro, Portugal

    Car Hire Requirements in Portugal

    • Minimum Age

      For most car hire companies around the world, the minimum age requirement is 25. Drivers aged between 21 and 24 might be subject to additional local fees and may not be allowed to book vehicles under the Premium, Speciality, SUV, Minivan, Van, Convertible, Utility and Luxury Vehicle categories. Additional drivers must be at least 25 years old.

    • Driving Licence

      Each driver must present a full, valid and original national driving licence, held for a minimum of 2 years. If your licence is not in a language used in your destination country, an International Driving Permit to accompany your national driving licence is highly recommended.

    • ID and Passport

      Each driver must present a valid and original photo ID and passport.

    • International Credit Card

      The renter must present a valid and personal credit card with enough funds to be held as a security deposit. Third-party credit cards will not be accepted. The car hire company is solely responsible for approving the provided credit card. Online prepayment does not exempt the renter from providing a valid international credit card during vehicle pick-up. The hire company will place a hold in the amount of the required security deposit and, when applicable, any additional local fees not covered in the prepaid voucher will be charged to the card provided at the hire location.

    • Prepaid Booking Voucher

      You must present a printout of the Booking Confirmation Voucher at the hire location. This document officially confirms all agreed upon services, payment conditions, rates, discounts, as well as the availability of a vehicle from the selected group.

    • Important Information

      Car hire companies reserve the right to refuse service to underage or unlicensed drivers, those with poor credit history, or individuals otherwise considered liabilities by the hire company.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CAR HIRE

    Proteções do veículo Vehicle protections

    Hire car protections usually have the abbreviations CDW and LDW and protect the vehicle from robbery and damage in the event of collisions or accidents.

    Proteções à terceiros Third party protection

    The protections against third parties have several abbreviations, such as ALI, SLI and others. In general, they protect the vehicle from third parties involved in collisions with your rental car.

    Caução Security deposit

    To pick up the car you must leave a security deposit, also called a pre-authorization. The amount is "blocked" on the renter's credit card and "unlocked" after the return of the car on the same conditions.

    Opcionais Optional items

    It is possible to add optional items to your reservation, such as GPS, child car seat or booster seat. Take advantage of those items so you don’t have to worry about it later!

    Condutor adicional Additional driver

    If someone else is sharing the wheel with you, they need to be added to the car hire agreement as an additional driver and meet the same documentation and minimum age requirements as the main driver or hirer.

    Quilometragem Mileage

    Check if your reservation has free mileage or not. Free mileage means you can ride as much as you like with the hire car and you will not pay extra depending on the ride.

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