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Tips For Finding Cheapest Rental Deals at Faro Airport

Book in Advance

It's often cheaper to book your rental car in advance, especially during peak travel seasons. Online platforms and rental car websites typically offer better rates than booking at the counter upon arrival at Faro airport.

Compare Prices

Compare prices from different rental agencies to ensure you get the best and cheap deal. Consider both well-known international brands and local companies.

Check for Hidden Fees

Read the terms and conditions carefully to understand any potential hidden fees. These could include charges for additional drivers, late returns, fuel policies, or extra insurance. Be aware of any mileage restrictions as well.

Fuel Policy

Understand the fuel policy of the rental company at Faro airport. Make sure to return the car with a full tank to avoid additional fees. It will always be the cheapest solution.

Car Size and Features

Choose a car that suits your needs. If you're traveling with a group or have a lot of luggage, a larger vehicle may be necessary. Check for features like air conditioning, GPS, and automatic transmission if they are important to you.

Insurance Coverage

Verify the insurance coverage provided with the rental car. In many cases, basic insurance is included, but you may have the option to purchase additional coverage for extra peace of mind. Check if your credit card offers any rental car insurance benefits as well.

Inspect the Car

Before accepting the car at Faro airport, thoroughly inspect it for any existing damage. Note any scratches, dents, or other issues on the rental agreement. Take pictures if necessary. This documentation can help avoid disputes when returning the vehicle.

Driving Regulations

Familiarize yourself with the local driving regulations, including speed limits, road signs, and parking rules.

Return Details

Understand the return process and where to drop off the car. Some rental companies have specific return procedures, and returning the car late may result in additional charges.

Membership Discounts

Check if any memberships or affiliations you have (such as AAA, frequent flyer programs, or credit card benefits) offer discounts on rental cars. This could help you secure a better and cheaper solution.

Faro International Airport (FAO)

Faro, Portugal

8006-901 Faro, Portugal
  • 76No. of daily Flights
  • 18No. of Countries
  • EasyJet Europe, Air Atlantis, Air ColumbusBased Airlines
  • Old Town, Carmo Church, Ilha Do Farol, Museu Municipal, Praia de Faro, Algarve Rock Brewery, PalácioTop Destinations

Useful Information

    • Airport Codes IATA: FAO, ICAO: LPFR
    • Local Time GMT -1:00
    • Geo Longitude7.9706° W
    • Drive OnRight
    • Geo Latitude37.0166° N
    • Electricity230v/50Hz
    • Plug TypeC/F


About renting a car at Faro airport

Dollar currently offers the most affordable car rental at Faro airport, with daily rates as low as €9 per day. The average car rental cost at Faro airport is around  €28 per day.

Dollar, Sixt, and Hertz stand out as some of the most popular rental car companies in Faro.

The average cost of a week-long car rental at Faro airport is €42

The average weekend rental price is around €39. For a cost-effective option, consider booking an Economy car for your upcoming travel.

Opel Corsa, priced at €9 per day, is currently the cheapest car to rent at Faro Airport. The second cheapest option is the Volkswagen Polo and Seat Ibiza at €16 per day.

About driving in Faro

Choosing a spacious vehicle is often recommended, especially when traveling with your family. Moreover, having air conditioning is essential when embarking on journeys in the summer months.

The minimum age requirement for renting a car in Faro is typically 21 years old. However, it's important to note that the specific age restrictions can vary among car rental companies. Some rental agencies may impose additional fees or restrictions for drivers under the age of 25.

Additionally, drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 may be subject to a young driver surcharge. It's advisable to check the terms and conditions of the rental company you choose, as they will provide detailed information on age requirements, additional fees, and any other conditions that may apply to young drivers.

Urban Areas: Typically 50 km/h (31 mph) within city limits.

Outside Urban Areas: Generally 90 km/h (56 mph) on regular roads.

Highways: Speed limits on highways or motorways can range from 100 km/h (62 mph) to 120 km/h (75 mph) depending on the specific road.

Always follow posted speed limit signs for accuracy.

The average gas price in Faro is around €9,55 per gallon (€1.91 per liter).


When using a rental car in Faro and traveling on toll roads, there are a few options for payment: electronic toll system (Via Verde), renting a toll device, paying at toll booths, and online payment.

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