Cheap car hire Faro Airport: Latest deals for the Algarve

Finding cheap car hire at Faro Airport needn't be a struggle, as we've gathered the latest deals, discounts and special offers from major providers such as Hertz, Avis, Sixt and more to help you save on your next booking.

Hiring a car is without doubt one of the best ways to experience a destination, giving you the freedom to explore towns, villages and quiet spots at your own speed. Take advantage of cheap car hire from Faro Airport ensure you get the best deal possible and are able to enjoy everything the Algarve has to offer.

Find cheap car hire at Faro Airport

We've gathered the latest deals, discounts and special offers from major vehicle rental providers to help you find cheap car hire from Faro Airport. Browse the selection below and see if there's a deal which could save you money on your booking:

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About car hire at Faro Airport

You'll find the car hire desks located outside the arrivals hall in the building next to the main airport terminal. It's well signposted and you should find the right area relatively easily. There are nine car rental companies offering cheap car hire from Faro Airport, including the following major providers:

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Distances to popular destinations from Faro Airport

The Algarve is dotted with popular holiday resorts and is a favourite with European holidaymakers. Its position at the foot of Portugal at the east edge of the North Atlantic means there are beaches, hotels, cafes, bars, restaurants and activities to suit every type of traveller and budget.

Cheap car hire Faro Airport: Praia da Marinha, Algarve © Ljupco Smokovski -

By getting cheap car hire from Faro Airport you open the door to exploring the region, from hidden bays and beaches to inland delights and neighbouring Spain. Below shows the rough distance and time it takes to get to the main holiday spots by car from Faro Airport:

Destination Distance from Faro Airport in miles (km) Estimated time to destinations (mins)
Albufeira 28 (46) 40
Alvor 47 (76) 60
Carvoeiro 41 (65) 60
Lagos 54 (86) 60 - 85
Praia Da Luz 59 (94) 60 - 85
Praia Da Oura 30 (47) 45
Quinta do Lago 9 (16) 20
Sagres 75 (120) 100
Tavira 24 (40) 35
Vilamoura 14 (24) 30

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Important information about driving in Portugal

Every country has its own driving regulations, and sadly ignorance of these won't help you if you get caught on the wrong side of the law. Make sure you've read up on the latest driving laws in Portugal before you go.

The fortress town of Silves, Algarve © -

Always make sure you carry your documentation on you at all times when driving including passport, both parts of your driver's licence and any paperwork relating to your cheap car hire from Faro Airport.


There have been some complications since the Portuguese government introduced tolls on the A22 (or IP1) road which runs along the coast from near Lagos to the Spanish border. The main problem with these tolls appears to be the system for paying rather than the tolls themselves, and many foreign drivers hiring cars have been caught out.

Most car hire companies will include the cost of the toll in your rental, however, it's best to check with the company directly to ensure you're covered and will not be penalised for unpaid tolls once you've returned home.

Speed limits

Make sure you understand Portugal's speed limits to ensure you don't get caught going too fast or too slow. The following outlines the basic speed limits for cars in some areas of Portugal. Speeds given are in kilometers per hour (kph) and miles per hour (mph) in brackets:

  Built-up Areas National Roads Motorways
Cars (without trailer) 50 (31) 90 (56) 120 (75)

Portugal also operates a minimum motorway speed at 40kph (25mph).

Whether you're after a small run-around car, a sizeable family car or something a bit special, make sure you visit our car hire deals and discounts to see if you could find cheap car hire at Faro Airport for your next holiday to the Algarve.

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