Car Hire at Faro Airport in the Eastern Algarve Portugal
If you ever needed a good reason to hire a car in the Algarve, just follow some of
the links in the Travel Guide which is our useful map to show you where things are
in The Eastern Algarve. Wherever you are staying, consider hiring a car to squeeze
the most out of your holiday...
Like many car hire companies at Faro airport, meeting the clients and dealing with
the paperwork is conducted at a kiosk at the edge of car park ‘P4’. Quite simply,
after landing at Faro airport, you make your way outside and follow the ‘Pre-Booking
Rent-a-car’ signs, and as you approach car park 4, you will see the ‘P4’, on a cube,
on a pole... very hard to miss. If you are arriving at Faro airport by road, it is
the first car park on your left side, and it is almost opposite the airport departures.
Car Hire - Faro airport in the Algarve, Portugal
The kiosk at car park 4, Faro Airport
Another view of the kiosk
Car park P4
What’s the best car hire company at Faro airport ? We can’t tell you that...
...But what we can say, is that you have a lot of choice and a lot of agencies that
will help you make your choice. Whilst price is obviously an important factor, it
shouldn’t always be the most important. Like everything in life we can always find
‘cheaper’, but could there be a ‘price to pay’ with extra addons ?
We encourage you to check out the competition, on a ‘like for like’ basis, whether
that be on airport companies, (example: ‘P4’, in front of the terminal...no shuttle
busses), or off airport companies. Also find out who you’ll be hiring from, as there
is value in knowing exactly who you’re hiring from... You obviously want to hire
a car from a well established car hire company at Faro airport, and not be ‘palmed
off’ at the last minute with an un-heard of alternative !
It might be worth mentioning the ‘extras’. Decide exactly what extras you will need;
what you might need and those you won’t need. Put all that lot into your comparison...
In December 2012, using just one search engine, we counted 52 online car rental reservation
agencies offering to find good car rental deals at Faro airport. We also found 18
car hire companies that you can book direct with.... so lots of choice. Some car
hire companies have desks inside the arrivals hall at Faro airport, some operate
off-airport and some car hire companies operate at car park 4.