Faro Airport Car Hire


Faro is the capital of the Algarve and serves as the gateway to Portugal’s popular holiday region. If you’re sticking around for a stopover, you’ll find there’s a lot on offer in this picturesque city. You can take in the marina and explore the old town for a relaxing time or head downtown to grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants and pick up some treats from the local craft shops.  

Away from Faro, the rest of the Algarve is filled with a range of resorts and towns that are ideal for historical visits and beachside lounging. From partying in Albufeira to surfing at Sagres, there is much to see and do when you arrive in Portugal.

To make sure you experience everything this region has to offer, whether you’re a tourist or a business traveller, choose hoppa. We’ll help you arrange car hire in Faro Airport and give you a full range of vehicles to choose from, so you can easily browse what’s available for your visit.  

Booking your car hire in Faro with hoppa

If you’ve arranged every detail of your trip apart from your transport, you can begin your search for the best car hire on offer at Faro Airport right now.

To begin, tell us your travel details in the boxes at the top of this page. When you’ve completed this, hit the search button.[LS2]  This will take you through to a list of every car available for hire at Faro Airport. We have a huge range of vehicles available for you to choose from, so take some time to work out which one is right for you.

What to look for in a hire car

If you’re trying to decide how to choose your car, here are some pointers to help you find the best fit for your stay.

-      How much room is there?

If there are a few of you travelling together or you’re likely to have a lot of luggage, you’ll need to factor this in when choosing your car. Make sure there’s plenty of space so you and the rest of your group can have a comfortable drive.  

-      Check the fuel policy

A ‘full to full’ fuel policy can be a brilliant way to save money. This policy means you’ll return the car with the same level of petrol or diesel that was in the tank when you picked it up. If you’re not planning on driving a lot, it can be ideal if you want to stick to a budget.

-      Which pick-up point will you choose?

While picking your car up at the airport is convenient, it can be more cost-effective to arrange an off-airport pick-up. This includes taking a shuttle bus to your collection point and is the cheaper option.  

How much does car hire in Faro cost?

As you look at the different cars that are available for your trip, you’ll see that each has a price included for each listing. The price you pay depends on details such as the vehicle type, the location, and the length of time that you’re hiring the car for. 

However, we work with a lot of key transport suppliers in the region and always offer the best prices. So, if you’re looking for cheap car hire options in Faro or you can be flexible with your budget, you’re sure to find something that works for you.

What is the age limit for hiring a car?

Typically, people aged between 21 and 70 can rent a vehicle. Some car hire providers might charge additional fees if the driver is over 70 and, in some cases, if the driver is under 25.

I’m ready to book. What information do I need to provide?

Now that you’ve chosen your car, you’ll need to send us the driver’s details. We ask for the name, email address and phone number of the driver. If you’re picking the car up at the airport, we’ll ask for your flight details too.

From there, you’ll reach the payment section of the booking process and once this is complete, your car hire in Faro will be all arranged for you. 

What is the e-ticket?

You’ll receive an e-ticket after you’ve completed your booking – look out for this in your email inbox and if it doesn’t turn up there, check the ‘junk’ folder. This ticket includes details about the car hire provider you’re renting from and is also proof that you’ve paid, so keep hold of it as you’ll need it for reference.

What information do I need to collect the car?

The car hire company that you’ve booked through this site will have a specified stand or area where you can complete the paperwork and pick up the car. To find where the car hire company is located in the airport, check your e-ticket.

Keep your ticket with you and have it ready to show to the team at the car hire counter at Faro Airport as you’ll be asked to present this as proof of booking.

Next, you’ll be asked for the credit or debit card of the person who will be the main driver. This is to cover the deposit, so be sure there are enough funds available in the account. If you want to know how much the deposit will be, call the number on your e-ticket before you fly to Portugal or contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

You’ll also need the driver’s full, valid driving licence. They will need to have held this licence for at least 12 months, although some car hire providers will set this limit at 24 months. Have your passport ready too, as you’ll need this as a form of ID.

Other things to know

The car hire team at Faro Airport will ask you to fill out some paperwork. This is to make sure you’re insured and it’s worth taking the time to read through the documents so that you know what you’re covered for. Also, check through the terms and conditions as the details vary from provider to provider.