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Car rental offers in Funchal

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Funchal.
  • For example: Renault Twingo
    Mini class
    For example: Renault Twingo
  • Popular category
    For example: Renault Clio
    Economy class
    For example: Renault Clio
  • For example: Renault Captur
    Compact class
    For example: Renault Captur
  • For example: Nissan Qashqai
    Intermediate class
    For example: Nissan Qashqai
  • For example: Renault Traffic
    Standard class
    For example: Renault Traffic
  • For example: Renault Espace
    Full-size class
    For example: Renault Espace
  • For example: BMW 4 Series
    Luxury class
    For example: BMW 4 Series
  • For example: Peugeot 308 Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Peugeot 308 Estate

Car rental companies in Funchal

Below are the car rental companies in Funchal with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Alamo Rent a Car
    8.3 (7079)
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  • Enterprise
    8.1 (1482)
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  • SIXT Rent a Car
    8 (2228)
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  • Keddy By Europcar
    7.8 (2653)
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  • Guerin
    7.7 (772)
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  • Dollar Rent a Car
    7.7 (3539)
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  • Hertz
    7.7 (5445)
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  • Thrifty
    7.6 (4155)
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  • Avis
    7.4 (4675)
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  • Budget
    7.2 (7658)
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  • Centauro
    7.2 (3765)
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  • Europcar
    7.2 (5892)
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  • Drive and go
    6.7 (256)
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  • InterRent
    5.7 (5223)
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Car rental companies in and around Funchal

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Location information for Funchal

Introduction

Funchal is the capital of Madeira, a Portuguese island group volcanic origin off the coast of North-Africa. The largest island is also called Madeira, the only other inhabited island - Porto Santo - is much smaller. There are some other small uninhabited islands, often little more than small rocks.

The name Funchal means 'Fennel'. Which grows in large quantities on the island. The centre of the city is the Sé Cathedral, which was built between 1493 and 1517. There are also magnificently designed gardens, like the Botanical Gardens (Jardim Botânico), an Orchid garden (Jardim Orquídea) and the gardens of the erstwhile Monte Palace hotel.

Madeira is famous for the wine that is made there. In the 18th century, America was the main customer. When the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, a toast was made with a glass of Madeira.

Population

The city has 140,000 inhabitants, which makes it the largest city on the island. The entire archipelago has 270,000 inhabitants.

Location

Funchal is located on the south coast of the island between Santa Cruz and Câmara de Lobos. Other towns on Madeira are Faial (21 kilometres to the north), Santana (25 kilometres to the north) and Machico (17 kilometres to the north-west. To the north of the city lies the Pico Ruivo de Santana (1862 m).
The island lies closer to Morocco (600 kilometres to the east) than to its mother country Portugal (1100 kilometres to the north-west)

Economy

Madeira depends on agriculture, in particular sugar, wine grapes and bananas. Tropical fruit is also grown on the island, which is canned on the island and then exported. In addition, embroidered textile is an important export product. Fishery plays a modest role in the economy.
In recent times, tourist has become more and more important.
Madeira is an autonomous region of Portugal. which means that is has its own regulations, laws and taxes. It only depends on the mother country in the areas of foreign policy and defence.

Airports

Madeira International Airport lies near Santa Cruz at about 30 car minutes from the capital. Its landing strip used to be extremely short, but with the support of the European Union it has very much improved. There are daily flights to Lisbon and to several other European cities. The flight time from Lisbon to Madeira is about an hour and a half. Porto Santo also has an airport. The flight time between the two islands is only about 15 minutes.

Public transport

Most bus lines stop near the marina on the Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses. There are excellent connections to the rest of the island. There is a ferry service between Madeira and Porto Santo, which lasts about 2.5 hours.

Traffic and parking

There is only one 'motorway' on the island, from Santa Cruz via the airport and Funchal to Câmara de Lobos. To the north of Funchal this road goes through tunnels in the mountains. A rental car is an excellent way to explore the island. Keep in mind that the roads are narrow and curvy, and strong winds are a regular phenomenon on the island. Also, there are virtually no petrol stations outside of the towns.

Funchal has several parking facilities around the centre, for instance near the marina and Via à Cota 40.

Hotels

In the centre of Funchal there are a few hotels, but most tourist hotels and resorts are located to the west of the city in the so-called hotel area. Other tourist centres are Câmara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava, both of which are located to the west of Funchal. There is a big difference in prices between peak and off season. Often prices are twice as high during peak season, which is during the summer and around Christmas, when you really need to book your room in advance.

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Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Popular car category
    mini
  • Popular rental companies
    Bravacar

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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  • Enterprise
  • SIXT Rent a Car
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Guerin
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Centauro
  • Europcar
  • Drive and go
  • InterRent