Dollar Faro Airport  Information

Pick-up instructions:

Upon arrival at the arrivals hall, please follow the signs guiding you to the rental car area. Proceed to the counter to obtain your rental contract, and then follow the provided instructions to find your vehicle in the rental car park on the second floor. A shuttle is not required for this process.


For assistance, contact Dollar Faro airport at +351 219 426 300 or visit Car Rental Faro Airport for more information.

Drop-off instructions: Please clarify Drop-off instructions with Dollar upon Pick-up.


Business hours:

Monday 06:00-23:59

Tuesday 06:00-23:59

Wednesday 06:00-23:59

Thursday 06:00-23:59

Friday 06:00-23:59

Saturday 06:00-23:59

Sunday 06:00-23:59

Tips for renting a car from Dollar Rent-A-Car at Faro airport


1. Book in Advance: Consider booking your rental car in advance to secure a better rate and ensure availability, especially during peak travel times.

2. Compare Prices: Compare prices from different rental agencies, including Dollar Rent-A-Car, to find the best deal. Sometimes, third-party websites may offer competitive rates.

3. Check for Discounts: Look for any discounts or promotional codes that may apply to your rental. This could include memberships, credit card benefits, or loyalty programs.

4. Review Rental Policies: Familiarize yourself with Dollar Rent-A-Car's rental policies, including fuel options, mileage limits, and insurance coverage. Understanding these details can help avoid unexpected charges.

5. Choose the Right Vehicle: Select a car that suits your needs and the number of passengers. Consider factors such as luggage space, fuel efficiency, and any special features you may require.

6. Inspect the Car: Before accepting the car, thoroughly inspect it for any existing damage. Note and photograph any scratches, dents, or other issues to avoid being held responsible for them upon return.

7. Check Fuel Policy: Understand the fuel policy—whether you need to return the car with a full tank or if there's an option to prepay for a full tank and return it empty. Choose the option that best fits your travel plans.

8. Understand Additional Fees: Be aware of any additional fees that may apply, such as airport surcharges, late return fees, or charges for additional drivers. Clarify these with the rental agent before finalizing the agreement.

9. Keep Important Documents Handy: Ensure you have your valid driver's license, credit card, and any reservation confirmations or discount codes readily available when picking up the car.

10. Know the Emergency Procedures: Familiarize yourself with the emergency procedures, including the process for reporting accidents or breakdowns. Save the rental agency's contact information in case you need assistance.

11. Return the Car on Time: Stick to the agreed-upon return time to avoid late fees. If your plans change, contact Dollar Rent-A-Car in advance to discuss any necessary adjustments.

12. Keep Communication Open: If you encounter any issues during your rental period, communicate with Dollar Rent-A-Car promptly. They may be able to assist or provide a solution to ensure a smooth rental experience.

13. Ensure you reserve your Dollar rental car at Faro Airport at least one day prior to your journey to secure a rate below the average. 

14. On average, mini rental cars from Dollar at Faro Airport are approximately 58% more affordable compared to other vehicle categories.

Dollar Rental Conditions

  • Driver Requirements

    The minimum age for renting is 21 years, and a young driver fee is applicable to drivers under 25. There is no maximum age limit, and no senior driver fee is imposed. The driver's license must be issued by authorized authorities at least 1 year before the rental start date.
  • Payment Policy

    Upon pick-up, customers are obligated to pay both the rental amount and a deposit. The deposit can be made using specific methods only, namely Diners, MasterCard credit card, VISA credit card, and American Express credit card. For Luxury, Premium, Cabrios, and Special car group rentals, a minimum of two credit cards issued in the main driver's name is necessary. Only payment cards issued in the main driver's name will be accepted.

    The primary driver is required to present a physical payment card under their name, with sufficient funds to cover the deposit for collecting the rental car. The rental company does not accept virtual credit cards (e.g., GooglePay or ApplePay) and prohibits the use of someone else's card, including family members.
  • Optional Extras and Services

    Dollar Rent-A-Car at Faro Airport offers additional conveniences through optional extras, such as GPS systems, infant and toddler seats, booster seats, and toll payment tags/passes.
  • Fuel Policy

    The vehicle comes with a full tank of fuel and should be returned with an equivalent amount to prevent extra charges. Alternatively, the renter has the option to buy a full tank of fuel at the commencement of the rental and return the tank when it's empty.


Dollar Rental Services at Faro airport FAQs

    Dollar at Faro Airport, Aeroporto de Faro, 8006-901 Faro

    Phone:+351 21 942 6300

    Certainly, Dollar welcomes an array of payment methods, including American Express, MasterCard, Carte Blanche, Visa, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, China Union Pay, and specific debit cards.

    Vehicle rental agencies, including Dollar Rent-A-Car, commonly request a security deposit when you rent a car. Typically, this deposit is secured on your credit card throughout the rental duration and is intended to cover potential additional charges, such as fuel costs, late fees, or any damage to the vehicle.


    The specific policies regarding additional drivers may vary depending on the location and the terms and conditions of your rental agreement with Dollar at Faro Airport. In general, many car rental companies, including Dollar, allow you to add an additional driver to the rental agreement for a fee.


    Dollar Rent-A-Car at Faro Airport offers supplementary conveniences for enhanced comfort, such as GPS systems, infant and toddler seats, booster seats, and toll payment tags/passes. You can request these additional features when booking, incurring an extra daily fee. Payment for these amenities is settled in the local currency at the rental desk.

    To secure a car rental with Dollar at Faro Airport, you must possess the following: a valid driver's license, a credit card registered in the primary driver's name for the security deposit, and a form of identification, such as a passport or national ID card.

    On average, a rental car from Dollar Rent-A-Car at Faro airport costs €38 per day. 

    The attractiveness of a car rental deal is assessed based on user ratings, with vehicles frequently becoming popular when they provide an outstanding price-to-quality ratio.One of the in-demand choices from Dollar at Faro FAO Airport is the Mercedes Vito, a 9-seat carrier in the rental class, available at a daily rate of €78.01.


Dollar Return and Extension Policies

    The drop-off location for your Dollar rental car at Faro Airport will typically be specified in your rental agreement and confirmed by the rental staff when you pick up the car. Most rental car return areas at airports are well-marked and located near the terminals.

    Upon arriving at Faro Airport, follow the signs indicating "Car Rental Return" or a similar designation. It's advisable to check any specific instructions provided by Dollar Rent-A-Car, as procedures may vary slightly depending on the rental company.

    Requests for service outside of regular business hours are accommodated, subject to an additional charge. The grace period, allowing customers to pick up the car within regular working hours without forfeiting the reservation, is set at 29 minutes.

    In accordance with Dollar's late return policy at FAO Airport, Portugal, customers are granted a 29-minute grace period, during which no charges apply for delays. If you return the car within 2 ½ hours of the scheduled pick-up time, hourly charges will be incurred. Beyond a delay of more than 2 ½ hours, the company will impose an additional day's rental charge.

    Yes, you can typically extend your Dollar car rental if you need the car for a longer period. 

    If you choose to drop off your car at a different location than your initial pick-up point, the company incurs costs to return the vehicle to its original site. Consequently, they impose a one-way charge to cover these associated expenses. To avoid this charge, opt for the same location for both pick-up and drop-off. Additionally, some companies may waive the one-way charge for specific routes, such as travel between certain destinations like FAO Airport, Portugal, and the nearest city.

    Average cost: Varies based on the drop-off location

    The Dollar Rent-A-Car rental site is located at Faro International Airport, 8001-701 Faro, Portugal

    Phone: +351 289 889 445

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