National 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 National Faro airport at +351 289 889 445 or visit Car Rental Faro Airport for more information.


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


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


  • 1. Book in Advance: Secure your rental car in advance to ensure availability and potentially benefit from better rates. This is particularly important during peak travel seasons.
  • 2. Compare Rates: Compare rental rates from different companies, including National Rent-A-Car, to find the best deal. Consider using online platforms or checking for promotions on National's official website.
  • 3. Check for Discounts: Look for any discounts or loyalty programs offered by National Rent-A-Car. Membership programs, credit card perks, or promotional codes can help you save on your rental.
  • 4. Review Rental Policies: Familiarize yourself with National Rent-A-Car's rental policies, including fuel options, mileage limits, and insurance coverage. Knowing these details will help you avoid unexpected charges.
  • 5. Select the Right Vehicle: Choose a car that suits your needs in terms of size, fuel efficiency, and features. Consider the number of passengers and luggage space required for your trip.
  • 6. Inspect the Car: Thoroughly inspect the rental car for any existing damage before accepting it. Note and photograph any scratches or dents, and inform the rental agent to avoid being held responsible for them upon return.
  • 7. Understand Fuel Policies: Clarify 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 aligns with your travel plans.
  • 8. Be Aware of Additional Fees: Check for additional fees, such as airport surcharges, late return charges, or fees for additional drivers. Understanding these fees in advance can help you budget accordingly.
  • 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 Emergency Procedures: Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures, including how to report accidents or breakdowns. Save National Rent-A-Car's contact information for assistance during your rental period.
  • 11. Return the Car on Time: Adhere to the agreed-upon return time to avoid late fees. If your plans change, inform National Rent-A-Car in advance to discuss any necessary adjustments.
  • 12. Communicate with the Rental Company: If you encounter any issues or have special requests, communicate with National Rent-A-Car promptly. They may be able to assist you or provide solutions to ensure a smooth rental experience.
  • 13. Ensure you reserve your National rental car in Faro Airport least one day prior to your trip to secure a rate below the average. 

  • 14. On average, economy rental cars from National in Faro Airport are approximately 86% more affordable compared to other vehicle categories.



National Rental Conditions

  • Driver Requirements

    The minimum rental age for vehicle groups such as Economy, Compact, and Intermediate is 18 years. However, a young driver's fee is applicable for drivers aged 18-20 when renting from these categories.

    For vehicle groups like Premium, Full size Pass Van, and Luxury, the minimum rental age is 25. Young drivers are not allowed to rent from groups Premium, Fullsize Pass Van, and Luxury.
    There is no maximum rental age specified.

  • Deposit and Deductible Policy

    All customers are required to provide a deposit in the form of a credit card authorization. The deposit amounts, which will be temporarily blocked on the credit card, are as follows:

    Mini and Economy: 600 EUR
    All Other: 1000 EUR

    If customers opt for the Super CDW or Excess Reduction, the required deposit is reduced by half (EUR 300 for Mini and Economy, EUR 500 for all other groups). This deposit is collected at the beginning of the rental to cover potential costs such as missing fuel, additional days, damages, services, etc.

    At the end of the rental, if there are any charges related to the mentioned items, the deposit will be utilized. If the total amount to be charged exceeds the initial deposit, the driver is responsible for covering the difference.

  • Payment Policy

    Upon vehicle pick-up, customers are required to settle the rental amount and provide a deposit. Transactions for payment and deposits are exclusively accepted through the following methods: Visa Debit Card, MasterCard credit card, VISA credit card, American Express credit card, MasterCard debit card, and American Express Debit card. Only cards issued in the name of the main driver will be recognized.

    While cash payments are an option, in such instances, the Security Deposit amount will be doubled. It's essential to emphasize that when opting for cash transactions, a debit/credit card issued in the main driver's name is mandatory for security purposes.

  • Optional Extras and Services

    Infant seat (for children under 1 year of age), Child seat (for children aged 2-4 years), and Booster seat (for children aged 4-10 years) are available as optional extras. The pricing for these additional items is visible on the booking page.

    Customers also have the choice to add up to three additional drivers to the rental agreement. The Delivery/Collection service is available upon advance request and is confined to city boundaries. Extra charges based on distance may be applicable for the Delivery/Collection service.


National Rental Services at Faro airport FAQs

    The following payment methods are accepted: Visa Credit, Mastercard, American Express, and vouchers.


    Typically, National Car Rental at Faro Airport permits the inclusion of an extra driver.


    Additional services such as child safety seats, GPS units, and mobility devices may be available. Kindly specify your particular requirements when making a reservation for Faro Airport.

    On average a rental car from National in Faro costs €15 per day.

    The Economy class, featuring vehicles like the Mitsubishi Mirage or similar models, is the most commonly selected rental car type from National in Faro.


National Return and Extension Policies

    The specific drop-off location for your National rental car at Faro Airport will be provided in your rental agreement and can typically be confirmed with the rental staff when you pick up the car. Generally, rental car return areas are well-marked and located near the airport terminals.

    Upon arriving at Faro Airport, follow signs indicating "Car Rental Return" or similar directions. Additionally, check any specific instructions provided by National at the time of rental, as procedures can vary.

    Bring the vehicle back to the designated National Car Rental returns parking garage. Secure the vehicle, and deposit the keys into the key box positioned near the rental counter.

    Certainly, if you need the National car rental for an extended period, you can usually extend its duration. To request an extension, it is typically required to contact National's reservations or customer service department.

    For all rentals where the vehicle is not returned to the original pick-up location, a one-way fee will be applied. One-way rentals to specific domestic and international destinations are allowed but must be pre-booked or authorized during pick-up. The one-way fee is contingent on the car category, location, and pick-up date. The exact amount of the one-way fee will be presented during the reservation process when inputting the dates, preferred route, and car category. However, please note that Madeira is an exception, and unidirectional drops are not permitted on the island. Vehicles rented in Madeira must be returned to the same pick-up location.

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