Ponta Delgada car hire

Ponta Delgada car hire

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
3 Nov — 10 Nov
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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Ponta Delgada car hire information

Pick-up locationPonta Delgada
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van, Standard, Supplier choice
Hire locations61
Airport locations30
Popular agenciesGuerin, Ilha Verde, Micauto, 2Rent, Autocunha

Cheap car hire in Ponta Delgada

Economy£17/day
Compact£28/day
Intermediate£84/day
Standard£132/day
Mini£15/day
Passenger van£51/day
Supplier choice£21/day
Compact SUV£31/day
Compact estate car£43/day
Intermediate SUV£57/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Ponta Delgada car hire reviews and directory

From £29/dayRated no. 1
Thrifty
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Ponta Delgada
Thrifty
Locations in Ponta Delgada
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From £30/dayRated no. 2
Sixt
8.8 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Ponta Delgada
Sixt
Locations in Ponta Delgada
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent5 Apr 2019
Very simple transaction.Small airport and relatively easy to find the car.
10.0 Excellent1 Apr 2019
The staff member upon pick-up and drop-off was extremely helpful and kind. He took the time to make sure I knew all the features of the car and that I understood any differences from a typical car I might drive in the US. I was very pleased with the service I received.N/a
From £14/dayRated no. 3
Ilha Verde
Most popular
8.3 Excellent (10 reviews)
4 locations in Ponta Delgada
Ilha Verde
Locations in Ponta Delgada
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
6.8 Good1 May 2019
They state up front that there is a 10 euro fee for cars returned with extremely dirty interior. I returned a car with some dirt on the driver floor mat, nothing anywhere else. That qualified as extremely dirty.
10.0 Excellent2 May 2018
We were upgraded to a larger, diesel car to save us some gas moneyWe were upgraded to a larger car that made me nervous on the very narrow, winding roads.
Rated no. 4
Hertz
6.9 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Ponta Delgada
Hertz
Locations in Ponta Delgada
  • 10
  • 10
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible25 Aug 2021
These people are awful. Avoid avoid avoid.
8.8 Excellent30 Jul 2019
Staff was super friendly.It was very expensive but a good experience overall.
From £26/dayRated no. 5
Alamo
4.9 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Ponta Delgada
Alamo
Locations in Ponta Delgada
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 3.9
  • 4.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre20 Apr 2021
It was not possible to rent a car through them. Because they confirmed that the car booked is not possible to rent with debit card. Then they ensured that they have other cars that can be rented with debit card, but when we asked what offers they have, they did not respond. Whereas we easily rented a car through ANZ with a debit card.
From £10/dayRated no. 6
INTERRENT
4.6 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Ponta Delgada
INTERRENT
Locations in Ponta Delgada
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay18 Jun 2019
It wasn’t clear to me that the pickup/drop off are not at the airport and you have to get a minibus to take you there. Also they didn’t come to meet me at the allotted time - they came an hour later. It ended up taking two hours to hire a car - not good enough when I only hired for three days.
From £28/dayRated no. 7
Avis
1.9 Horrible (2 reviews)
2 locations in Ponta Delgada
Avis
Locations in Ponta Delgada
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible9 Sep 2021
DO NOT USE AVIS FOR INTERNATIONALE TRAVEL! IN PORTUGAL I WAS REFUSED A RECEIPT. UPON ARRIVAL HOMW I BEGAN CONTACTING AVIS WHO "HAD NO RECORD OF ME HAVING RENTED A CAR"- SO I SUPPLIED ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION. A WEEK LATER I GET NOTHING BUT AUTOMATED RESPONSES. BY THE WAY, THE AVIS RENTAL CAR AGENCY IN PORTUGAL ADDED AT $2500 DEPOSIT WHICH HAS STILL NOT BEEN RETURNED AND THEY STILL OVERCHARGED MY CREDIT CARD BY $250!!!! DO NOT USE AVIS!!!
Sunnycars
6 locations in Ponta Delgada
Sunnycars
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £11/day
Wayzor
6 locations in Ponta Delgada
Wayzor
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £14/day
Autatlantis
3 locations in Ponta Delgada
Autatlantis
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
AZORESCAR
3 locations in Ponta Delgada
AZORESCAR
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
Free2Move
3 locations in Ponta Delgada
Free2Move
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £32/day
keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Ponta Delgada
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £82/day
2Rent
2 locations in Ponta Delgada
2Rent
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
ANC Azores Holidays
2 locations in Ponta Delgada
ANC Azores Holidays
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £19/day
Angrauto
2 locations in Ponta Delgada
Angrauto
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £35/day
Autatlantis Rent a Car
2 locations in Ponta Delgada
Autatlantis Rent a Car
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £13/day
Autocunha
2 locations in Ponta Delgada
Autocunha
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £19/day
Luso
2 locations in Ponta Delgada
Luso
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £31/day
Micauto
2 locations in Ponta Delgada
Micauto
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £22/day
Ace
1 location in Ponta Delgada
Ace
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
Dollar
1 location in Ponta Delgada
Dollar
Locations in Ponta Delgada
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Drive 4 Less
1 location in Ponta Delgada
Drive 4 Less
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
Economy Rent a Car
1 location in Ponta Delgada
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Ponta Delgada
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Enterprise
1 location in Ponta Delgada
Enterprise
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £43/day
Europcar
1 location in Ponta Delgada
Europcar
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
First Rent
1 location in Ponta Delgada
First Rent
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £9/day
Goldcar Rental SP
Cheapest deal
1 location in Ponta Delgada
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
Guerin
1 location in Ponta Delgada
Guerin
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
National
1 location in Ponta Delgada
National
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
From £19/day
Rhodium
1 location in Ponta Delgada
Rhodium
Locations in Ponta Delgada
Recent reviews
26 travellers who hired a car in Ponta Delgada gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car hire locations in or near Ponta Delgada

Good to know

Most popular agency

Ilha Verde

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£27/day

Good deal

£17/day

When to book a car hire in Ponta Delgada

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Ponta Delgada

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Ponta Delgada car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Ponta Delgada.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Ponta Delgada car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Ponta Delgada

  • Sao Miguel is closest to Ponta Delgada and is the biggest of the islands. With a hire car you will be able to visit many of its hotspots such as the Caldeira Velha waterfall and Furnas Hot Springs. In the Azores region there are many other islands that you can also visit. So why limit yourself to just Sao Miguel? With a hire car you can explore them all.
  • Ponta Delgada is an international airport that services the Azores Islands. Although it is not a very large airport, there are a number of car hire companies right inside the main hall of the terminal. This includes international agencies like Hertz, Enterprise, and Europcar as well as local providers.
  • The streets around Azores are in okay condition, although there are some bumpy roads. However, in comparison to driving in most cities, the traffic is light and quite relaxed. There are nonetheless many narrow roads, lots of twists and turns, and some uphill driving which can be a challenge. Because the islands are quite small, you’ll still find it easy to navigate.
  • Heavy traffic is not typical on Ponta Delgada. During your travels through its rural communities, you might run into a herd of animals, especially cows as they are being relocated to another area for grazing. You’ll need to be patient as they tend to move quite slow.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Ponta Delgada for £17 or less
  • Book your car hire in Ponta Delgada at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Ponta Delgada are around 153% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Ponta Delgada are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Ponta Delgada

  • Some car hire companies in Ponta Delgada which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis, Europcar and Thrifty

  • On average a hire car in Ponta Delgada costs £27 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Ilha Verde (£11/day), Guerin (£12/day) and 2Rent (£17/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Guerin Aeroporto De Ponta Delgada 9500-749 (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Ponta Delgada is £5.49 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £66 and £88, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ponta Delgada.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Nordela airport include Ilha Verde, INTERRENT, Wayzor, Sixt, Micauto, Avis, Autocunha, Europcar, Ace and Autatlantis.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Nordela airport to off-airport locations include Ilha Verde, INTERRENT, Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Autatlantis, Luso, Autatlantis Rent a Car, Thrifty and Rhodium.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Ponta Delgada costs £6 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Ponta Delgada costs £5 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car hire in Ponta Delgada costs £7 per day, on average.

  • In Ponta Delgada, cars are most frequently hired at INTERRENT Aeroporto de Ponta Delgada (1 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Ponta Delgada costs £190 per week (£27 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Ponta Delgada costs £812 per month (£27 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Ponta Delgada?Because many of the streets are narrow, it can be difficult to pass if you are driving a large car. Consequently, a compact car is best to rent when you are driving in Ponta Delgada. A small Jeep might also be ideal due to the mountain driving. Just stay away from small cars with little power as you will need to drive up hills.

  • The speed limit around Ponta Delgada and on other islands is less than it is on the mainland. This is to make for safer driving on the narrow roads and hills here. On the freeways of the islands, you can drive at maximum speeds of 62 mph (or 100 km/h). If driving through neighborhoods, be sure to stay under 31 mph (or 50 km/h).

  • You’ll be able to fill up your car while in this part of Portugal for about $6.18 per gallon (or 1.45 euros/liter). Note that these prices are slightly higher than the cost of petrol on the mainland. Additionally, it is more costly than in the United States, the United Kingdom, or Canada.

  • Downtown tends to be the busiest area in Ponta Delgada. Many tourists visit the center of the city to shop at the market or enjoy the sights of the botanical garden. You’ll find it easy to park your hire car in its underground parking lot which is within close proximity of the waterfront. There are also a number of parking spaces on the street, although the spots can be pretty tight.