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|Most popular company||OKRENTACAR|
|Price of gas per litre||£1.83|
|Average price per day||£62|
|Cheapest price per day||£22|
Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Faro is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is June. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.
You can get a car hire in Faro using your UK driver’s licence – there’s no need for an International Driving Permit, as you’ll be under the ambit of EU policy in Portugal. The country is stricter than many when it comes to the minimum age to hire cars in Faro – you’ll have to be at least 25 years old. Check with the providers, though, as some will let you hire one if you’re 21, for a surcharge. If you’re 25 or older, you have a free choice of passenger van hire, economy car hire or luxury car hire in Faro.
Familiarise yourself with the local laws before you hire cars in Faro. First off, they drive on the right in Portugal, so be prepared for that adjustment. The speed limit in built-up zones is 50 km per hour (about 30 mph), and you can drive at 90-100 km per hour (about 55-62 mph) on the outskirts of those. The speed limit on motorways is 120 km per hour (just under 75 mph). Children under 12 must sit in the back in a child restraint seat. You can get these when you book car hire in Faro. Portugal's blood alcohol limit is 0.05%. It’s also always a good idea to check for recent law changes on the local authorities’ website before you travel, just to be on the safe side.
The city is right on the southern tip of Portugal, so it enjoys a moderate coastal climate, making almost any vehicle appropriate for car hire in Faro. However, it particularly lends itself to coastal cruising in an air-conditioned saloon or a convertible. If you’re visiting as a family, you can get something larger like an MPV, with good visibility for everyone in this scenic part of the Algarve. Faro itself is part modern resort, part old town, so a compact car or a small SUV is more suitable if you’re spending your stay in the city. You can get cheap car hire in Faro across all vehicle types through Cheapflights.
After picking up your Faro car hire, you’ll find parking in the city to be plentiful and very reasonable when it’s not free. There’s a free car park in the central area, Largo de Sao Francisco. This is also where the majority of paid car parks are, arranged in a rough semi-circle around the centrally located Arco da Vila. Many of them are open 24h a day, and they cost around €10 (about £8.40) for the day. Another way to save on your trip is to use Cheapflights to find cheap car hire in Faro and leave more in your pocket for petrol.
In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £51/day when booking a car hire in Faro. The absolute best deal a user found was for £18/day from FLIZZR, booked on Jul. 28.
According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Faro from the following companies over the past two weeks: DRIVEONHOLIDAYS (£17/day), SURPRICE CAR RENTAL (£19/day), and AIRAUTO (£26/day).
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Hertz (8.0 rating), OK RENT A CAR (6.0 rating) and Sixt (6.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Faro.
The average price of petrol in Faro is £1.83/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £82 and £119 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.
OK RENT A CAR is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Faro. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about £359 per week.
Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 27% on your car hire. For a below average price in Faro, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 90 days in advance.
Yes, hiring a vehicle in Faro for a month is certainly possible.
The monthly cost of a car hire in Faro is £1,537 (£51/day) on average.
£63 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Faro. To save money, consider booking a Mini car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in August, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as £64 per day.
The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Faro is Intermediate (Citroen C4 Picasso) based on our Cheapflights data.