Rent a cheap car in Portugal Azores
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Renting a car in Portugal-Azores is a great way to explore these beautiful islands with ease. The Azores are a group of islands located in the Atlantic Ocean and are a sovereign region of Portugal. This is an over-peripheral area of the European Union. Lagoa das Sete Cidades is a lovely hourglass green and blue body of water renowned as a caldera northwest of Ponta Delgada. Lagoa das Furnas is a lively caldera with steam vents, geysers, and mud pots. Lagoa do Fogo is an attractive caldera lake and is renowned for its striking views and white sand beach. At Pico Island, you can go up the mountain around 2351 m above sea level. Angra is a historical city in Terceira Island and registered as a UNESCO heritage patrimony city.
VIP Cars offer low-cost Portugal-Azores car rental services to both leisure and business travelers. We give you cheapest deals, top rental inclusions and more. Book your car rental online now!
Car rental tips Azores
- Though traffic is not a problem in Azores, roads can be a bit bumpy so make sure that you drive slow on such roads to avoid any sort of damage to the rental car’s tyres. Read the T&Cs or call us or the supplier to know whether the tyres damages are covered in the rental insurance or not.
- At the time of car rental return, you will need to get the fuel tank refilled as per the fuel-amount mentioned on the deal’s T&Cs. Keep your fuel receipts with you as some of the suppliers even ask for them at the time of drop-off.
- The islands of Azores are mostly close to each other, with ferry services between them, for instance Pico and Faial. For these islands you might use the same car rental on both islands; call us and we'll provide you the deal which allows the vehicle to be taken on the ferry.
- When approaching tolls, don’t use the green lanes unless the supplier has provided you with the e-tag for toll payment; these lanes are for the drivers who want to use the automated e-toll payment system. Have a word with the supplier to enquire if they offer the facility of e-tag for toll payment.
Car rental companies we work with in Portugal –Azores
VIP Cars works with the top car rental companies in Portugal Azores. And it is because of this arrangement that we are able to offer such a big variety of car categories at a range of prices that you can compare with us at one place. Therefore, our booking engine not only saves you money but also time; with us, you get various filters that can be used to narrow down the search. In addition to all this, our suppliers also cover a big network of locations in Portugal, allowing us to offer the option of one-way rental. These suppliers also provide various standard insurances like collision damage waiver and theft waiver as inclusions, for these, you don’t have to pay anything later on. They also offer add-ons like GPS and WIFI access device as options that you can rent by paying a small per-day fee.
We work with the following car hire companies in Portugal Azores:
- Micauto Rent a Car
- Hertz Rent A Car
- Autatlantis Rent a Car
Locations where you can return your rental cars in Azores-Portugal
With us, you can rent a car for pick at a location of your choice in Azores, Portugal. The popular places listed here are from the regions of Horta, Pico, Ponta Delgada, Santa Cruz Das Flores, Sao Jorge, Terceira, and Vila Do Porto. Note that our suppliers either have their offices in these locations or they offer meet & greet service; the supplier provide the pickup address on the rental voucher. In case you are opting to return the car at a place different from the pickup location, the deal is termed as one-way and for that suppliers’ charge a small fee for the service.
The following are the locations in Azores where you can request your car hire pick up or drop-off:
- Horta Airport
- Horta Marine Terminal
- Pico Airport
- Pico Downtown
- Ponta Delgada Airport
- Ponta Delgada Downtown
- Flores Airport
- Sao Jorge Airport
- Sao Jorge Downtown
- Terceira Airport
- Santa Maria Airport
Driving tips for Azores
Since the driving rules all over Portugal are almost same, here we are covering the most basic things that you need to keep in mind before venturing out in a rental car:
Drive on the right-hand-side-of-the-road in Portugal (the steering-wheel is on the left); blowing the horn in build-up areas is illegal, and can only be done if in danger.
The driver as well as all the passengers must wear seat belts; children under the age of 12 or shorter than 135 cm must be seated in proper car seats with us you can rent a child or a booster seat for a small per day fee.
Speed limits in Portugal are 50 km/hr, 90 km/hr and 120 km/hr for urban, rural and motor-way areas. Inability to follow the rules lead to on-the-spot fines.
Note that this information is provided for the guidance purpose only to give you the basic idea; the full-fledged driving tips can be found on Bulgaria’s official website.
Frequently Asked questions
What do I need to rent a car in Azores-Portugal?
With us, you can rent a car in Portugal-Azores if you have a full-and-valid driver’s license, a credit card and an identification card. If you have these essential documents you can make a booking on our platform. For deal-specific info, read the T&Cs and the rental voucher for the listed mandatory documents. Also, make sure that at the time of pick up you have the original copies of these documents; only then the supplier will allow you to take the car. For instance, suppliers usually don’t allow travelers to pick the car if they have temporary or digital or xeroxed copies of their driver’s license.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Portugal Azores?
For most of our partner companies, the minimum age to rent a car is 21 years; however this is just a generalization, read the T&Cs for accurate & current information. Kindly note that the rental age requirement may vary as per the car-type you are renting and the location where you have requested the rental-pickup. Make sure that you input the right age at the time of conducting the search and if you are found under-age at the time of pick-up, the supplier have the right to refuse you the vehicle.
Do I need an international driver’s license in Azores?
Yes, just to be on the safe side, carry your international driver’s permit with you while you drive in Portugal. Though to drive in Azores-Portugal, your native driver’s license suffices, yet it is advised that you carry, especially if your driver’s license is in a foreign language. If your country of residence doesn't issue IDPs, carry the official translation of your driver’s license instead.