Car hire in Albufeira
Hiring a car in Albufeira
Situated in the popular Algarve region, over the last couple of years Albufeira has become an increasingly popular destination with tourists. With its beautiful marina, charming cobbled streets and blue skies pretty much guaranteed in the summer months, it’s easy to see why crowds flock to this Portugal resort.
With such a wide variety of attractions available to visitors, Albufeira is a destination suited for families, couples and people of all ages who just want to relax and enjoy themselves. Many traditional towns and villages are located in and around Albufeira and are definitely worth exploring should you want to learn more about Portuguese heritage. While some can be accessed by foot, hot summer temperatures and long dusty roads mean that hiring a car is often recommended.
What you need to know
If you’ve decided to book a private villa or hotel on the outskirts of Albufeira, taxis to and from the centre will be costly and not always easy to find. Renting a car will allow you to get around the region easily as well as providing you with the freedom to explore whenever it suits you.
To avoid any unnecessary stress and to save valuable holiday time, we recommend you arrange car hire before you fly, so that your car keys are ready to collect as soon as you touch down. By using the Holiday Autos booking tool, you can compare the prices of thousands of car rental companies to ensure that you have the best car hire deal in Albufeira. We also offer free cancellation, no credit card fees and a contact centre which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, should you need our assistance.
Where to pick up your car
Albufeira offers tourists so many options when it comes to picking up their hire car. You will find many of the main car hire companies at Faro Airport (FAO), in the arrivals hall. Each company will have their own desk, all of which are hard to miss given the airport's many signs and directions.
Each desk will provide you with the car keys for your chosen vehicle, which will be located just outside the airport, next to the car park and transfers section. Alternatively, if you’d like to hire a car for just a few days, you will find many car hire companies in the centre of Albufeira and by the marina.
Before you start your holiday adventure, it’s a good idea to check your hire car over for any bumps or scratches so that you’re not liable to pay for damages when you return the vehicle.