Funchal car hire

Funchal car hire

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Funchal, Portugal
25 Sep — 2 Oct
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Funchal, Portugal
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Funchal car hire information

Pick-up locationFunchal
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van
Hire locations65
Airport locations25
Popular agenciesCentauro, Madeira Rent, BRAVACAR , Budget, Rodavante

Cheap car hire in Funchal

Economy€34/day
Compact€36/day
Intermediate€65/day
Mini€29/day
Passenger van€133/day
Compact estate car€37/day
Intermediate SUV€73/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Funchal car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Rodavante
Best rated
7.6 Good (1 review)
3 locations in Funchal
Rodavante
Locations in Funchal
  • 10
  • 6
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  • 10
  • 6
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Rated no. 2
Budget
7.6 Good (1 review)
3 locations in Funchal
Budget
Locations in Funchal
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
7.6 Good6 Jan 2017
Be carefullIt was ok but ...They try to trick me with insurance,knowing I've got Alianz bought earlier
Rated no. 3
Avis
7.1 Good (8 reviews)
3 locations in Funchal
Avis
Locations in Funchal
  • 8.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 8.5
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay1 Feb 2020
The staff spoke EnglishUpon arrival we were charged nearly twice the price for an automatic transmission cat. The car we received had significant mechanical issues, the brakes failed when we were going down a mountain and the engine overheated and shut off going up a mountain road. Overall the experience was horrible and I would never book a rental car with Avis in Funchal or the online booking service we used
5.2 Okay1 Feb 2020
The rental car area was very easy to locateThe prices listed for rental car’s were incorrect, upon arrival we were charged significantly more for a car for an automatic transmission even though we had selected one in our online reservation. The car we were given also had significant mechanical issues. Overall the experience was not just inconvenient it was dangerous! I would never consider booking another rental car this way.
2.0 Mediocre1 Jan 2020
We booked and even confirmed a day prior the car was auto. When we got there they said Manuel only.
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2019
Olinda was very helpful and professional. Her assistance with everything was very much appreciated.Reserved an automatic car but this was not correct per car rentals.com which made a huge error in my reservation. Therefore we had to get a manual car which the staff assisted us with but this mistake was inconvenient for us on our vacation.
Rated no. 4
Rhodium
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Funchal
Rhodium
Locations in Funchal
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
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Sunnycars
8 locations in Funchal
Sunnycars
Locations in Funchal
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Free2Move
3 locations in Funchal
Free2Move
Locations in Funchal
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Insular Car
3 locations in Funchal
Insular Car
Locations in Funchal
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SF Rent
3 locations in Funchal
SF Rent
Locations in Funchal
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WeRent
3 locations in Funchal
WeRent
Locations in Funchal
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Atlantic Rent A Car
2 locations in Funchal
Atlantic Rent A Car
Locations in Funchal
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Auto Jardim
2 locations in Funchal
Auto Jardim
Locations in Funchal
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AutoEurope
2 locations in Funchal
AutoEurope
Locations in Funchal
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BRAVACAR
2 locations in Funchal
BRAVACAR
Locations in Funchal
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Dollar
2 locations in Funchal
Dollar
Locations in Funchal
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From €32/day
Global Rent A Car
Most popular
2 locations in Funchal
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Funchal
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Funchal
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Funchal
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Madeira Rent
2 locations in Funchal
Madeira Rent
Locations in Funchal
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Right Cars
2 locations in Funchal
Right Cars
Locations in Funchal
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Why Not Car Rental
2 locations in Funchal
Why Not Car Rental
Locations in Funchal
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Avia Car
1 location in Funchal
Avia Car
Locations in Funchal
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From €14/day
Centauro
1 location in Funchal
Centauro
Locations in Funchal
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Drive 4 Less
1 location in Funchal
Drive 4 Less
Locations in Funchal
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DriveGO
1 location in Funchal
DriveGO
Locations in Funchal
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Enterprise
1 location in Funchal
Enterprise
Locations in Funchal
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From €64/day
Europcar
1 location in Funchal
Europcar
Locations in Funchal
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First Rent
1 location in Funchal
First Rent
Locations in Funchal
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FunchalDrive Rent-a-car
1 location in Funchal
FunchalDrive Rent-a-car
Locations in Funchal
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Go Car Rental
1 location in Funchal
Go Car Rental
Locations in Funchal
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Guerin
1 location in Funchal
Guerin
Locations in Funchal
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GUERIN DRIVE 4 LESS
1 location in Funchal
GUERIN DRIVE 4 LESS
Locations in Funchal
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Hertz
1 location in Funchal
Hertz
Locations in Funchal
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From €16/day
Sixt
1 location in Funchal
Sixt
Locations in Funchal
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From €13/day
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Cheapest deal
1 location in Funchal
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Funchal
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Thrifty
1 location in Funchal
Thrifty
Locations in Funchal
Recent reviews
11 travellers who hired a car in Funchal gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car hire locations in or near Funchal

Good to know

Most popular agency

Global Rent A Car

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

€29/day

Good deal

€24/day

When to book a car hire in Funchal

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Funchal

  • A hire car is by far the best option to explore not only Funchal, but the whole of the Madeira island, as you will have the freedom to go anywhere you want and make as many scenic stops along the way as you please. Driving along the stunning roads will offer you astonishing views; just try heading to the sandy beaches of Calheta, just 40 minutes away, or to the closer Laurisilva Forest, which is around 10 miles away from Funchal.
  • All the major car hire companies, including Avis, Budget, and Europcar, can be found at Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo CR7 (FNC), commonly known as Madeira Airport, which is located approximately 8.2 miles from Funchal. You can walk straight to the car hire parking lot, which is just across from the terminal. The closest petrol station to Madeira Airport is just five minutes away.
  • Due to recent road work, Madeira now has a great network of both inland and coastal roads that have replaced the older, much more dangerous ones. However, there are still plenty of uphill roads with sharp bends that are also quite windy, so be extra careful when driving in new territory. Some roads are also quite narrow and are not advised for people with vertigo issues, so make sure to drive slowly and carefully.
  • The island of Madeira does not experience traffic jams, and even during rush hour you won’t find congestion bad enough to add too much extra time to your travels. There is, however, a bigger influx of cars on the road, especially between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., and then again after 5 p.m. If you’re heading to the airport during those hours, just plan to leave a bit early.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Funchal for €24 or less
  • Book your car hire in Funchal at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Funchal are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Funchal

  • One car hire company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Europcar

  • On average a hire car in Funchal costs €29 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Rodavante (€25/day), Budget (€29/day) and BRAVACAR (€31/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget Aeroporto Funchal 9100-105 (14 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Funchal is €6.34 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €76 and €101, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Funchal.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Madeira airport include Global Rent A Car, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL and Centauro.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Madeira airport to off-airport locations include Global Rent A Car, Sixt and Europcar.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Funchal costs €12 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Funchal costs €11 per day, on average.

  • In Funchal, cars are most frequently rented at Goldcar Rental SP Aeroporto de Madeira - Funchal (14 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Funchal costs €205 per week (€29 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Funchal costs €880 per month (€29 per day).

  • A medium-sized sedan is a good option as it’s not too light when driving in strong winds and not too large when exploring the narrower streets of Funchal or other villages. Manual cars are much more common in Madeira, so if you’re not used to driving a stick, make sure to request an automatic in advance.

  • The speed limit within cities and villages is usually 50 km/h (31 mph), but it may be lower in certain residential areas or on blind curves, so watch out for the posted signs. Non-urban roads observe a speed limit of 90 km/h (56 mph), and highways allow you to drive at a maximum of 120 km/h (75 mph).

  • The average petrol prices in Funchal are about 5.65€ ($6.39) per gallon. Prices can go as low as €5.49 ($6.20) per gallon, and as high as €6.21 ($7.02) per gallon. If you’re driving outside Funchal, there are very few petrol stations spread across the island, so make sure to fill up the tank before you hit your next destination.

  • The roads in Funchal are quite narrow, which means small parking spots. While street parking spaces aren’t plentiful and are almost never free, there are many underground and multi-story parking garages around the city, including at the Anadia Shopping Center, which is a five minute walk to the old town. Meter parking rates can range between €0.10 and €3 per hour, depending on the location.