Car Hire in Madeira
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By comparing prices between all major car rental companies in Madeira, we can provide the best offers. With our selected partners you will not only find great deals but also car hire companies that provide excellent customer service and quality cars. Find a wide range of deals for economy, compact and luxury cars in Madeira. You can compare cheap prices in Madeira in simple steps. No hidden fees and 24/7 customer support. Cars with Unlimited Mileage, Theft Protection, and CDW insurance are included in the prices.
What to keep in mind when renting a car in Madeira
The minimum age to rent a car is 19 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire. Accidents are something we do not control, therefore it is important to keep in mind what kind of coverage you have. At Orbit Car Hire you can buy additional coverage so you can travel around the Island without worry. In Madeira, you drive on the right side of the road. For the countries that drive on the left lane, this can be confusing but good to know before you begin the journey.
Find a cheap car hire deal in Madeira
Book a cheap car in Madeira and explore all of what the continent has to offer. A great way to find a car for a low price is to book in advance. At Orbit, we have made agreements with some of the best international and local brands in Madeira for you to compare low prices for all seasons. By doing this you are not only able to find cheap prices but also quality service to make your experience unique.
Looking for a rent a car for pleasure or business? With our search engine you can find low prices for all categories from economy to luxury, mini-vans to SUV's so you will be able to find the car that suits your trip. The search engine at the top you can enter the pick-up and drop-off locations in the country whether you are looking for a one-way trip or rent a car at an airport location. You will find low prices in the search engine with no hidden fees, filter your preferred transmission type. Book online and help you with our customer support team by phone, email, or Live Chat.
Best ways to travel to Madeira
The most popular way to travel to Madeira is by plane. You can also go by ferry or boat to the Island. The port of Funchal, the capital of Madeira is a connection to Portugal and other European countries. Many airlines fly to Madeira such as TAP Air Portugal, KLM, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and many more. You will find rental cars available in Madeira International Airport located in the capital of Madeira, Funchal.
Information about Madeira
Madeira is located northwest of Africa with only 600km distance from the coast of Africa and 400km from the Canary Islands, it is an autonomous region of Portugal. Madeira offers great adventure and is not only a typical relax on the beach location. Madeira possesses unique natural magic with its landscape and culture it is sometimes said to be the Island of eternal spring. It provides a comfortable climate all year round with the hottest months in August and September and for winter months the temperature only drops a few degrees offering a warm winter destination. The capital of Madeira is Funchal with around 70,000 residences. Madeira is truly a unique place to visit with its wonderful mountains, vineyards, orchard, and amazing tropical vegetation it has become one of the best tourist destinations.
Why hire a car in Madeira?
To rent a car means you are independent and free to explore all the beautiful and hidden places in Australia. You can get a car at Funchal Airport, or other attractive places in Madeira. With Orbit, you will be able to hire a car in Madeira or anywhere in the world. With cheap prices, we make your trip even better. Book a vehicle for your next trip to our site. We offer great deals and transparent prices with no hidden extras. On our easy-to-use website, you can choose the right vehicle for your trip to Madeira.
Orbit is offering your guide for Madeira
To have a great experience in a foreign country, you need guidance. Orbit is always one step ahead. With cheap cars and your guide, you'll be well equipped for your independent adventure. Find out what you simply must do in Madeira. You can create it for the dates you want to travel and it includes all the events, travel information, maps, weather, custom chapters, and much more. You don't have to spend your valuable time trying to figure out when and where you want to travel. With just a few clicks, you'll have everything together and ready for your trip. You can read about the perfect off-season getaway to Madeira for autumn or winter travel to the island.
Fun Facts about Madeira
- Madeira is often called the Island of eternal spring. The hottest months are in August and September, with temperatures only dropping a few degrees over the wintertime
- Madeira possesses unique natural magic with its landscape and culture
- If you are staying in Funchal, it is easy to take day trips around the Island with your rental car
- Madeira population is around 270,000
One Way Rental in Madeira
When finding offers through Orbit and its top brands, you can pick up the car at one location in Madeira and return to another location. A one-way fee may apply, and they are included in Orbit Car Hire deals when searching for a one-way trip. Our car rental companies in Madeira do not offer to return the car in another country, however, you can find domestic one-way rental options.
What are the best spots to visit in Madeira?
- Ponta de São Lourenço
- Porto Moniz
- Camara De Lobos
- Ponta Do Sol
- Pico Do Arieiro
- Santa Cruz
Funchal is the Capital of Madeira where around 70,000 people live. At Funchal, you have Madeira's airport where you can rent a car for your holiday, Madeira. Funchal hosts most of the hotels in Madeira located in the west part of the city. Staying in Funchal is very ideal as there are many options to go for day tours on your rental car from Funchal. The old town of Funchal is great to walk around with its narrow streets, shops, cafes and restaurants. It seems to be impossible to be bored while at Funchal with the culture, welcoming locals and beautiful views everywhere you look. Additional points of interest include Quinta Vigia and Town Hall. So staying at Funchal is perfect to use its central location to travel to tourist places around the Island.
View from the top
Ponta de São Lourenço
Ponta de São Lourenço is a nature reserve at the easternmost point of the Island. It is surrounded by beautiful and unique rock formations wrapped in a red hue and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. This is one of Madeira must-see locations and if you are a photographer the Ponta de São Lourenço is something for you. This headland has been a nature reserve since 1982. It has a path that will take around one hour to walk from the headland entrance.
Porto Moniz is a small municipality located northwest of Madeira. Porto Moniz is unique for its amazing views of mountains, rugged scenery and the Atlantic Ocean. At Porto Moniz, you will find lava pools by the ocean that warns a perfect to take a swim. There are also great paths for walks by the coast or into the mountains where you can look over the town with the mighty Atlantic Ocean right next to it. If you are on a tight schedule you can see most of what Porto Moniz and the area has to offer in around half a day, we do recommend plan it as a day trip so you can enjoy the small town, harbour and lava pools. With the rental car, you can drive the coastal area and you can also extend your day trip by driving to Ponta do Tristão and Achadas Da Cruz that is located near Porto Moniz but does require a vehicle to get to these locations.
Driving in Madeira
Roads in Madeira
Camara De Lobos
Camara De Lobos is a municipality located near the capital Funchal. The beach at Câmara de Lobos was built in Madeira in the 15th century. This town is known for living off the ocean, despite increasing popularity from tourists. There is much great sightseeing near Camara De Lobos. Cape Girão is a sea cliff that has become a very popular place to visit while travelling around Madeira. Cabo Girão Skywalk is an observation deck offering truly amazing views of the sea cliffs and ocean. Pico da Torre is also a place that is worth having a visit offering great views of the Islands. Curral das Freiras is a village in Camara De Lobos municipality that is located high in the mountains.
Ponta Do Sol
Ponta Do Sol is for many of their favourite places to visit in Madeira. With its amazing beach, great restaurants and warm locals it gives you a warm and welcoming feeling. You will not find sand at the beaches at Ponta Do Sol, but you will find pebbled beaches. There are a few beaches to find in the municipality of Ponta Do Sol such as Ponta Do Sol Central beach and Madalena Do Mar Beach. The Ponto Do Sol central beach is great to visit, it is calm and relaxing and you will not find too many people there. It is also very warm by the beach so if you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the sun while listening to the waves of the ocean we highly recommend Ponta Do Sol.
Ponta de São Lourenço, Madeira
Parque Leite Monteiro, Funchal
Pico Do Arieiro
Pico Do Arieiro is the third largest mountain on the Island of Madeira. It is 1,818m high and has some of the most amazing views, so going to Pico Do Arieiro for a hike is well worth doing while visiting Madeira. Most days, you can see the clouds play with the mountains as high humidity gives the forest a light cover of fog and covers the ground with moss. This peak of Pico Do Aireiro is a very popular place to hike and enjoy the sunrise, if you plan to see the sunrise we do recommend taking some warm blanket as it can get windy and cold at the top.
Santa Cruz is a small town on the east side of Madeira. It is located a 17.5km drive from Funchal, the capital of Madeira. Santa Cruz has buildings from the 16th century São Salvador church and the town hall. pebbly beaches, restaurants and palm trees are some of the things to enjoy in Santa Cruz. The city is one of the oldest on the Island of Madeira. If you are travelling with kids, visiting the Santa Cruz Waterpark is truly great fun or if you enjoy golf you will find a great golf course at Santa Cruz.
What you need to know about renting a car
What do I need to rent a car in Madeira?
A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so it is important that the credit card has sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. In many European Union countries, a National ID is sufficient. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
How old do I need to be to rent a car in Madeira?
The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age.
Do I need car insurance in Madeira?
Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Madeira with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.
Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Madeira?
In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.
Do I need an international driving license in Madeira?
An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements.
How do I find the cheapest car hire in Madeira?
You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit Car Hire. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can raise the closer to the travel period gets.
What is the cheapest rental car in Madeira?
You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as VW Up, Fiat 500, and Fiat Panda often provide the best prices.
What is the best car rental company in Madeira?
You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Europcar, Enterprise rent a car and Centauro.
What types and makes of rental cars deals can I find in Madeira?
You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are VW Up, Fiat Panda, VW Polo, Nissan Micra, Fiat 500.
Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book it for Madeira?
Most car rentals in Madeira offer unlimited mileage in their offers.
What car fuel do they use in Madeira?
You can buy all the regular types of gas in Madeira. Unleaded petrol (95) unleaded petrol (98) and diesel.
Do you need a car in Madeira?
We strongly recommend that you rent a car for your trip to Madeira. It is the best way to explore all of what the island has to offer, at your own pace and time. Driving in Maderia is relatively easy and relaxing. You can find a cheap car hire in Madeira with Orbit Car Hire. The most common pick up location for rental cars is at Maderia Airport (Funchal).
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