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The 5 best car rental companies in the Algarve (Faro Airport)

Updated: Jan 17


The best car rentals in the Algarve (Faro Airtport)
Volkswagen T-Roc - Rented at Geurin

People often ask me where they should rent their car in the Algarve, so i've taken some time to create this list based on my own experience. If you're like me, and you're always a bit anxious about expensive and unexpected surprises when hiring a car, you're in the right place.

 

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So if you're looking for the best car rentals in the Algarve, here are 5 great companies that I recommend. All of them are available at the airport for your convenience. This article is not sponsored.





 

My personal top 5 car rentals at Faro Airport

Based on my experience & reviews


1.

Geurin

Review Discover Cars: 9.2

2.

CAEL

Review Discover Cars: 9.2

3.

FireFly

Review Discover Cars: 7.7

4.

Hertz

Review Discover Cars: 8.9

5.

Dollar

Review Discover Cars: 8.4



 

1. Guerin

📍On the Airport

This is my favorite car rental company. They're located right outside the arrivals hall at Faro Airport and their service is the best I've experienced so far. You know that feeling of having to check every single inch to make sure the rental company doesn't make you pay for any damage that wasn't caused by you? You don't need to worry so much here. They're service and customer oriented and don't try to "trick" you into anything. However, still make sure to always check if they haven't missed anything. Geurin offers good service and clear communication which is quite refreshing when it comes to car rental companies.


Good to know:

  • Great customer service

  • Accept AMEX

  • No pushy salesmen

  • Average prices

  • Located on Faro Airport parking

  • Good reviews


 

2. CAEL

📍On the Airport (P2 - P3)


I was very surprised the first time I hired a car here. Why? Because the car rental price was relatively low compared to other car hires at the airport. I'm always hesitant trying new budget car rental companies, you never know what they make you pay for. However, renting a car at CAEL has always been a good experience. The car rental company is located a small drive from Faro Airport but they drive the car to the parking lot (P2-P3) in front of the Airport arrivals. The cars are nice and so are the people at CAEL that helped me so far. All together, great value for money.


Good to know:

  • Great customer service

  • Accept AMEX

  • No pushy salesmen

  • Cheap to average prices

  • Provide your car on Faro Airport (between P2 - P3) airport parking

  • Good reviews


 

3. FireFly

📍A 5 minute walk outside the Airport

What I like about this car rental company is their service level and fairly low prices. The car rental company is just a small walk (5 minutes) from the arrivals hall at Faro Airport and somehow I regularly receive a free car upgrade. FireFly is owned by Hertz and rents out their "older" (really not old) used cars for lower budget prices. Despite their poor reviews on many booking sites, I've personally only had good experiences and can only recommend.


Good to know:

  • Good service

  • Slightly older cars

  • No pushy salesmen

  • Accept AMEX

  • Budget prices

  • Walking distance from airport


 

4. Hertz

📍On the Airport


Hertz car hire is located at Faro airport just outside the arrivals hall. A trustworthy and established car rental company. I've never had a bad experience, however I am always a little more cautious in comparison to Geurin (number 1 on the list). They're prices are usually quite a bit higher compared to other rental companies but if you like brand new and luxury cars, Hertz has a nice collection for you to choose from. Also, if you travel a lot and rent cars in several countries, I would recommend Hertz because of their generous membership earnings.

  • Good service

  • Fairly high prices

  • New cars

  • Accept AMEX

  • No pushy salesmen

  • On airport parking


 

5. Dollar

📍On the Airport


Also located at the airport is Dollar. A car rental company owned by the Hertz Corporation along with FireFly. Dollar isn’t necessarily known for its impeccable customer service, however, I personally have had only good experiences with them and actually like their customer service. Their cars are well priced.

  • Good service ( in my opinion)

  • Slightly older cars

  • Accept AMEX

  • No pushy salesmen

  • Budget prices

  • On airport parking


 

Booking a car is easy with Discover cars

  1. Just fill in your preferred dates and pick up location

  2. You'll receive offers from all car rentals at Faro Airport

  3. Select your preferred car rental company under suppliers in the left collum

  4. Book your holiday car!



 

I've rented so many cars with different car rental companies at Faro Airport for the past 10 years, I have tried almost all of them. I've had some really bad experiences and some really good ones when it comes to hiring cars in the Algarve at Faro Airport. All recommendations are based on my own experiences with these rental companies.


Hopefully my top 5 best car rental companies at Faro Airport have helped you to make a choice for your next trip! If you did, hop in your car and make a beautiful road trip trough the Algarve! I've written my favorite one down for you!


Enjoy your trip!





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