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Popular rental locations in Funchal

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Car rental offers in Funchal

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Funchal.

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Intermediate
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Luxury
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Car rental companies in Funchal

Below are the car rental companies in Funchal with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Enterprise

    8.6 (1889)
    From £ 16 / day
  • Europcar

    8.3 (7887)
    From £ 14 / day
  • Alamo

    8.2 (8456)
    From £ 16 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    8.1 (3267)
    From £ 14 / day
  • Guerin

    8 (1031)
    From £ 11 / day
  • Goldcar Key'n Go

    7.9 (96)
    From £ 23 / day
  • Hertz

    7.9 (6756)
    From £ 14 / day
  • Drive On Holidays

    7.8 (1218)
    From £ 14 / day
  • Sixt

    7.8 (3229)
    From £ 10 / day
  • Avis

    7.7 (5874)
    From £ 17 / day
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.6 (4220)
    From £ 15 / day
  • Thrifty

    7.5 (5325)
    From £ 11 / day
  • Centauro

    7.5 (4903)
    From £ 10 / day
  • Payless Car Rental

    7.3 (481)
    No rates available
  • Budget

    7.3 (9491)
    From £ 14 / day
  • OK Mobility

    7.2 (198)
    From £ 11 / day
  • SurPrice car rentals

    7.1 (467)
    From £ 9 / day
  • Bravacar

    7.1 (75)
    From £ 7 / day
  • Drive and go

    6.5 (268)
    No rates available
  • InterRent

    5.7 (5827)
    No rates available
  • Goldcar

    5.6 (5421)
    From £ 9 / day
  • National Car Rental

    8.1 (400)
    No rates available
  • Global Rent a Car

    7 (140)
    No rates available
  • FireFly Car Rental

    7 (3759)
    No rates available
  • Rhodium Car Rental

    6.6 (163)
    No rates available
  • Rent a star

    7.9 (779)
    No rates available

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When is the best time to book a rental car in Funchal?

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent a mini class car?

At this destination (Funchal), February is the most affordable time to rent a mini class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting mini class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent a economy class car?

At this destination (Funchal), February is the most affordable time to rent a economy class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting economy class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent a compact class car?

At this destination (Funchal), November is the most affordable time to rent a compact class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting compact class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent an intermediate class car?

At this destination (Funchal), January is the most affordable time to rent a intermediate class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting intermediate class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent a standard class car?

At this destination (Funchal), January is the most affordable time to rent a standard class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. December is the peak month for renting standard class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent a full-size car?

At this destination (Funchal), January is the most affordable time to rent a full-size class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. April is the peak month for renting full-size class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent a luxury car?

At this destination (Funchal), January is the most affordable time to rent a luxury class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting luxury class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent a station wagon?

At this destination (Funchal), January is the most affordable time to rent a station wagon with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting a station wagon, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent a SUV?

At this destination (Funchal), January is the most affordable time to rent an SUV with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting an SUV, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent a MPV?

At this destination (Funchal), January is the most affordable time to rent an mpv with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. April is the peak month for renting an mpv with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent a minivan?

At this destination (Funchal), November is the most affordable time to rent a minibus with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. December is the peak month for renting a minibus, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent a sports car?

At this destination (Funchal), January is the most affordable time to rent a sports car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. April is the peak month for renting a sports car, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Funchal - When is the most affordable time to rent a convertible?

At this destination (Funchal), February is the most affordable time to rent a convertible with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting a convertible, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Car rental companies in and around Funchal

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Funchal

Available locations in Funchal

175 B Estrada Monumental
Estrada Monumental 274
Estrada Monumental 284
Largo Antonio Nobre 164
R. do Vale da Ajuda
R. do Vale da Ajuda 52
R. Dr. Ernesto de Oliveira 123

Funchal Guide

Car Hire

The capital of the sub-tropical Portuguese island of Madeira, Funchal, is a town replete with local colour, great views and temptingly luxurious beachside resorts. Style and substance come together here, offering a quieter, more relaxed holiday experience than many other sun, sea and sand islands. Madeira’s glorious interior and dramatic coastlines are perfect for exploring with a hired car, and Funchal’s lush parks, flower-decked gardens and pretty beaches add to its natural beauty.

Who to Book With
Car hire at the airport or downtown is available through Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt as well as through several local car rental companies including Rodavante and Guerin. Pick-up points are found in Funchal town as well as on the airport complex. As the island is hugely popular with tourists year-round, advance booking online is highly recommended.

Best Time to Go
Due to its year-round warm weather influenced by the nearby Gulf Stream, any time is a good time for a visit to Funchal. The most popular period is high summer, and those preferring fewer crowds may like to consider a late spring holiday, when the mountains and foothills are covered in wildflowers and the sea is warm enough for a swim.

Need to Know Essentials
The following documents must be presented at the car hire pick-up point:

- A valid UK or EU photo driving license or an International Driving Permit
- An alternative photo ID such as your passport
- The credit card used for the online booking
- A printed rental confirmation and receipt if possible

For more information, please see our FAQ's.

Driving
Narrow, steep, mountainous roads, hairpin bends and reckless drivers may sound like motoring hell but, in reality, driving around the countryside outside Funchal is hardly a challenge for experienced drivers. Taking care is all that’s needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Even driving in the capital is a pleasure, with none of the traffic snarl-ups which come as standard in many other holiday island destinations. Portugal drives on the right, and parking in urban areas isn’t normally a problem as most locals use buses to get around. Seat belts for all are compulsory, warning triangles should be carried and the drink-driving limit is very low, with high fines always enforced.

Please visit our guide to Portugal for more information on driving in Madeira.

Transport

Although there are no trains on the island, ground transportation by taxi or bus is comparatively inexpensive compared with other Mediterranean hotspots. Getting in is straightforward via the capital’s airport with its flights from European air hubs including London. If there’s no hurry, bus journeys are a good way to interact with local people.

Trains
There are no trains on Madeira.

Buses
The Horarios do Funchal bus company serves Funchal and its surroundings with a network including remoter villages, although these may only have two buses per day. The service is frequent in town, and bus tickets cost between €1 and €3, dependent on distance, making bus travel the most economical, albeit the slowest by far.

Taxis
Taxi services in Funchal are reliable and comparatively economical, with many bilingual drivers doubling as local guides and offering longer trips around the island. Taxis can be hired on the street, at cab stands, booked in advance or hired by phone. Funchal town fares are fixed by the government, while rural journeys are based on distance. Daniel Madeira Taxis’s website quotes prices for around town and airport trips.

Exploring

Madeira’s unique, dramatic topography means that scenic drives come as standard wherever you’re heading out of Funchal. From the coast road running around the entire island to the steep, twisting mountain roads, the views across the island and the Atlantic Ocean are superb, and stopping off at tiny, traditional villages for lunch is a rewarding gastronomic experience.

Recommended Drives

Madeira’s Coast Road - The ER101, is famous for magnificent vistas as its route curves along dramatic clifftops backed by soaring, forested peaks and through tunnels under the mountainsides. Green valleys and farming villages are dotted around the unspoiled natural beauty of the countryside.

Central Road - Another great drive is the Central Road which runs from Achada da Cruz in the western region of the island across the mountain massif and the high plateau of Paul da Serra and on to Encumeada. The scenery is breathtaking, with deep, misty valleys and jagged peaks, and truly remote with very few habitations.

Funchal Ecological Park - For spectacular views down towards Funchal, the road direct from town to Madeira’s Funchal Ecological Park won’t disappoint. Once you’re there, its highlights are its numerous sparkling springs and waterfalls and its diverse flora, fauna and bird life.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Popular car category
    Economy

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Alamo
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Guerin
  • Goldcar Key'n Go
  • Hertz
  • Drive On Holidays
  • Sixt
  • Avis
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Thrifty
  • Centauro
  • Payless Car Rental
  • Budget
  • OK Mobility
  • SurPrice car rentals
  • Bravacar
  • Drive and go
  • InterRent
  • Goldcar
  • National Car Rental
  • Global Rent a Car
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Rhodium Car Rental
  • Rent a star