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FAQ - Faro

Yes, you can hire a car at 22 years old. 21 is the minimum age (Minimum age may vary according to companies of car hire in Faro. A Young Driver fee will apply to drivers under 25 years of age. In order to hire a car, it is required that a driver has held a licence for a minimum of one year).

Prices vary but roughly 5 – 14 £ / day (5 – 15 € / day). Most visitors collect their rental car at Faro Airport, also known as Algarve Airport, only 2.5 mi (4 km) west of Faro. Find the perfect car hire in Faro.

The most popular place to hire a car in Faro is at the Faro Airport. It can also be the cheapest option to hire a car. You can also find car hire at Faro downtown or simply order hotel delivery with selected partners. 

Most car hire companies are open from 06:00-00:00 at Faro Airport. You will also find companies that provide out of hours openings if you need to pick up or return outside those times. For downtown pick up, the most common car hire opening hours are between 08:00-16:00

You will find all car hire companies offering pickups at the airport. Most major and best local car hire companies to have a kiosk inside the terminal. These are companies like AirAuto, Enterprise, GoldCar, Europcar, Alamo and AutoUnion. 

There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:

  • Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
  • One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
  • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
  • Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not in relation to the regulation of the specific country),
  • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you to need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid any surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as VW Up, Fiat 500, and Peugeot 108 often provide the best prices. 

Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.

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