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

Updated: May 14


Looking for the best car rental company in the Algarve at Faro Airport? It can be overwhelming to choose the best option, considering the numerous car rental companies available. However, after thorough research and lots of personal experience, I've compiled a list of the top 5 car rental companies that offer the best services in the region.


 

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My personal top 5 car rentals in the Algarve

at Faro Airport

Based on my personal 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

First choice

📍On the Airport

Located just outside the arrivals hall at Faro (aka Ana) Airport, Guerin is always my first choice car rental company. Their service is top-notch, and they prioritize customer satisfaction, unlike other companies. With Guerin, you don't have to worry about any hidden charges, and they offer clear communication throughout the rental process. Though their prices are average, they provide excellent customer service and have good reviews.


Good to know:

  • Great customer service

  • Accept AMEX

  • No pushy salesmen

  • Average prices

  • Located on Faro Airport parking

  • Good reviews



 

2. CAEL

Best budget option

📍On the Airport (P2 - P3 airport parking)


Though CAEL is located a few minutes' drive from Faro Airport, they provide your car at the airport parking lot (P2-P3). The prices are relatively low, which might raise suspicion, but they offer excellent customer service, accept AMEX, and have good reviews.


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

Good budget option

📍A 5 minute walk outside the Airport

FireFly is a budget car rental company located within a 5-minute walk from the Faro Airport arrivals hall. Despite having slightly older cars, their service level is good, and they offer budget prices, with no pushy salesmen. FireFly is owned by Hertz, and they often provide free car upgrades to their clients.


Good to know:

  • Good service

  • Slightly older cars

  • No pushy salesmen

  • Accept AMEX

  • Budget prices

  • Walking distance from airport



 

4. Hertz

Best luxury option

📍On the Airport


A trustworthy and established car rental company, Hertz is located at Faro Airport, just outside the arrivals hall. They offer new and luxurious cars, perfect for those who fancy a touch of luxury during their vacation. However, their prices are higher compared to other rental companies. Also, they have a generous membership earning program, which makes them ideal for frequent travelers.

  • Good service

  • Fairly high prices

  • New cars

  • Accept AMEX

  • No pushy salesmen

  • On airport parking



 

5. Dollar

Good budget option

📍On the Airport


Dollar is another car rental company located at Faro Airport, owned by Hertz Corporation. They offer well-priced cars, and their customer service is good, according to personal experience. Despite not having the best reputation, Dollar provides budget prices, and they have no pushy salesmen.

  • Good service ( in my opinion)

  • Slightly older cars

  • Accept AMEX

  • No pushy salesmen

  • Budget prices

  • On airport parking




So these are my top car rentals in the Algarve, that I recommend. All of them are available at the airport for your convenience.


 

Why I book with Discover cars

Discover Cars is a car rental comparison site that allows you to compare prices from all the car rental companies at Faro Airport. They have a user-friendly interface, and you can easily book your preferred car rental company after selecting your preferred dates and pick-up location. Discover Cars offers free cancellation up to 48 hours before your booking.

  1. Select your preferred dates

  2. Select your preferred car rental company

  3. Book your car!

  4. After you finish your booking you will receive a conformation

  5. Free cancelation up to 48 to your booking




 

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

Conclusion


Choosing the right car rental company is essential to ensure a smooth and enjoyable vacation in the Algarve. All the car rental companies on our list have excellent reviews, offer good customer service, and have transparent pricing policies. However, we recommend Guerin as our top choice for the best car rental company in the Algarve, especially at Faro Airport.



 

* Important note: The recommendations provided in this article are solely based on my personal experience and reviews, and have not been sponsored by any car rental company. I have rented multiple times from each of the recommended companies. It's worth noting that if you decide to book through my website, I will receive a small commission, but this will not result in any extra charge for you.


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