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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

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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 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... Then decide.

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.

Happy Searching !



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