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

Updated: 6 days ago

If you're like me, and you're always anxious about expensive and unexpected surprises when renting a car, you're in the right place.

 

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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. 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 renting cars in the Algarve, specifically at Faro Airport.


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

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.

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My personal top 5 car rentals at Faro Airport



1. Guerin

📍On the Airport

My favorite car rental company. They're located right outside Faro Airport arrivals hall and their service is the best I've experienced so far. You know that feeling 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? No worries here. No small letters, no panicing about damage on the car, just good service and clear communication.


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 rented a car here. Why? Because the price was relatively low compared to other rentals. I'm always hesitant trying new car rental companies, you never know what they make you pay for. However, renting a car at CAEL was a great experience. The car rental company is located a small drive from Faro Airport but they drive the car to the parking lot in front of the Airport arrivals. The cars are nice and so are the people at CAEL that helped me so far.


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 high 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 is located at Faro airport just outside the arrivals hall. A trustworthy and established car rental company. I've never had a bad experience. They're prices are usually quite a bit higher in comparison to my number 1,2 and 3. However 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.

  • 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!



Summarizing

Top 5 car rentals at Faro Airport:

1

Geurin

2

​CAEL

3

FireFly

4

​Hertz

5

Dollar


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