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Albufeira is considered the Algarve’s top holiday destination. The best way to explore this charming town and its stunning beaches is by car which you can rent in Albufeira.

It is ideal to visit as a couple, family, or with friends. The area has countless beautiful beaches, endless activities, and great nightlife. This is the reason that Albufeira is referred to as the finest resort town of the Algarve, Portugal.

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Choosing the right car for your trip is crucial, whether you're alone or with family. Many find comparing car rental options challenging. But, Auto Jardim website simplifies this. It lets you compare prices, perks, car types, and pick-up locations easily. You can also check out services from all major rental companies. This way, finding affordable car rentals in Albufeira is a breeze.

List of Popular Car Rental Companies in Albufeira

Car Rental AgencyRatingLocationContactHoursAdditional Info
Auto Prudente Rent a Car4.2Edificio Ondas do Mar, Estr. de Santa Eulália Loja E+351 289 542 160Closes 1 PM, Reopens 2:30 PMCheaper than some other car rental places in the area
Best Deal4.8Estrada das Açoteias+351 962 514 224Closes 1 PM, Reopens 2:30 PMClean car, clear contract, low prices, nice service
Ready2drive4.9Rua Vasco da Gama Nº9+351 910 331 001Closes 1 PM, Reopens 3 PMThe car was quite new and in good condition for a fair price
Avis Aluguer De Carros Albufeira3.9R. do Município 31+351 289 586 269Closes 12 PM, Reopens 3 PMQuick and easy to get on the road
Europcar Albufeira3.6Av Da Liberdade,158, Pq Parque P6 Piso 1 – Cobertura+351 289 512 444Closes 12:30 PM, Reopens 2:30 PMGreat service/staff, great car (less than 2K on the clock)
Hertz, Aluguer de Viaturas, Albufeira3.7Urbanização Parque da Corcovada, R. Manuel Teixeira Gomes 31 loja D+351 21 942 6300Closes 1 PM, Reopens 3 PMGreat car, easy to book online and office is easy to find
Europcar Albufeira Sheraton Pine Cliffs4.5Pine Cliffs Hotel+351 21 940 7790Closes 1 PM, Reopens 2 PMRui was 5 star and top-class service
ARC Rent a Car (Albufeira)4.9Hotel Baía Grande (Pick up point available on request)+351 968 059 412Closes 1 PM, Reopens 2 PMQuick and simplified paperwork compared to other car rental companies
Sixt rent a car3.4R. do Município 32+351 255 788 199Closes 10 PMShort waiting time, clean vehicle, stress-free pick-up and return
Budget Alguer De Carros3.8R. do Município 31+351 289 586 269Closes 12 PM, Reopens 3 PMVery friendly staff, all went well, got Polo with 3500km, like a new one
Nice Trip – Rent a Car4.9Estrada Santa Eulália, Edifício Hotel Ourapraia Lj. 27+351 289 585 433Closes 6 PMIf you are thinking of renting a car this is the place to go
Local Cars- Car Rental In Algarve3.1R. 25 de Abril 99+351 289 502 204Closes 1 PM, Reopens 3 PMRecent car models every time, friendly staff and quick service
Panda Car4.2Av. Infante Dom Henrique 5+351 289 513 057Not specified
ARC RENT A CAR (Galé)4.9Estr. de Vale Rabelho Loja C+351 968 059 412Closes 1 PM, Reopens 2 PMAbsolutely clean car in very good condition
Easy Drive Rent a Car5.0Edifício Oura Estrela, Estr. de Santa Eulália Loja CR+351 963 920 374Closes 1 PM, Reopens 2:30 PMExcellent all-round service, vehicle spotless and helpful on places to visit
Auto Hero Rent – Rent a Car5.0Estr. do Castelo+351 966 295 048Not specifiedRental process was very easy, and the car was in perfect condition
Abbycar Albufeira5.0Edificio Ondas do Mar, Estr. de Santa Eulália Loja E+351 289 542 160Closes 1 PM, Reopens 2:30 PMProcess to rent was easy and fast, car was new and clean
Zitauto – Car Rentals/without Driver, Ltd.4.3R. Hermenegildo da Piedade 1+351 289 315 559Closes 6 PMCar was 2 years old, spotlessly clean, worked perfectly
AutoRocha4.8Av. Beira Mar 4+351 282 312 023Closes 1 PM, Reopens 3 PMGreat service, nice selection of clean cars, all-in prices, nice people
AV / DISCOVERY Cars3.6Estrada do Aeroporto+351 966 861 657Not specifiedCar was brand new, smooth process, quick pick up, and no problems at all
Auto Green4.3Estrada do Aeroporto-Park 4, Row A+351 289 301 227Closes 12 AMGreat car hire, reasonably priced with excellent customer service
Luzcar4.8Largo das Portas de Portugal 10+351 282 761 016Closes 1 PM, Reopens 3 PMNo fuss, no extra costs, friendly staff, good cars
Yes Car Hire4.8Faro Airport, Car Park P4, Meeting office, left desk Yes Car+351 926 081 577Closes 8 PMNew and clean car, pleasant service without unnecessary formalities
Faro Airport Car Hire Yor Car4.8Faro Airport, Car Park P4, Meeting office, Yor car desk+351 969 777 854Closes 8 PMNice car, easy check-in, very friendly personnel, especially Thyago
Europcar ARMACAO DE PERA4.2Aldeamento Porches Praia+351 282 315 448Closes 12:30 PM, Reopens 2:30 PMGreat service, easy booking, hassle-free drop off and collection
Algarve Riders Albufeira4.5Avenida dos Descobrimentos Edifício junto ao posto da BP, R/Chão Dto+351 968 552 236Closes 1 PM, Reopens 2 PMLovely views and a good experience, highly recommended

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Discounted Price

To rent a car in Albufeira, Portugal at a discount, try to book at least 25 to 30 days in advance to directly access rental company discounts.

Extra Charges

Check for the extra costs that car rental companies impose at the time of billing. Most of the car rental companies charge additionally for GPS or car seats for children or Via Verde card, which is a prepaid toll card. So, get these billed only if you actually require them. Also, check the insurance costs that have been charged. Usually the basic insurance cover is necessary and anything that is sold as insurance upgrades would not be required.

Traveling Around Albufeira

There are innumerable places to visit in and around Albufeira and some of them are easily accessible through buses and trains. However, the hidden gems that are not frequently visited by travelers can be reached only by hiring a car. Your rented car will give you the flexibility to drive to a nearby attraction at your preferred timing. You can visit the innumerable beaches or go shopping at a flea market conveniently. In short, renting a car in Albufeira is a must if you want to completely explore the neighboring areas of the city. Remember to car hire Albufeira a few weeks before your holiday so that you get the best-priced car for your trip. 

Best time and places to visit in Albufeira

Places to visit in Albufeira
Places to visit in Albufeira

The best time to visit Albufeira is in Spring and Autumn as the daylight hours are long and temperature is pleasant. However, if you want to visit especially for sunbathing then summer months i.e. June to August would be apt for your holiday. There is plenty to discover in Albufeira and the Algarve region so it is advisable to rent a car for your entire vacation.

Albufeira coastline is famous for several caves which can be reached only by water. Various water sports providing companies offer canoe, kayak, and paddleboard excursions to reach the caves. Moreover, you can try kitesurfing or windsurfing on the western beaches of Albufeira. You can even experience parasailing, water inflatables such as Banana boat rides, yacht charters, and more with your family. Do not worry about equipment or safety guidance as both are easily available. 

Praia dos Pescadores Beach

Located in Albufeira’s Old Town, Praia dos Pescadores is a wonderful sandy beach that gets extremely crowded in summers. However, there is enough space for everyone as it is a 2 km long beach. Tourists visit the beach for sunbathing by hiring loungers or spend their time swimming in the warm waters. 

There are several restaurants, cafes, and bars along the beachfront that offer authentic Portuguese seafood. The Praia dos Pescadores beach is about 30 km away from Faro. You can take a direct bus from Faro to reach the beach; but, their services depart hourly so it is a time-consuming task. A better alternative is to travel by your rented car, which will take about 30 minutes.  

Zoomarine Theme Park

From Albufeira, it's just a 15-minute drive to Zoomarine in Algarve. If you have kids, plan to spend a day at this magical park. Highlights include the “Jurassic River,” a dinosaur journey, and “Pirate Bay,” where you can watch sword fights.

The park offers activities like artificial waves, a giant wheel, a carousel, and roller coasters. Plus, you can enjoy a 4D movie. You'll never be bored! Also, there are many nearby restaurants and cafes for quick meals. This allows you to catch the dolphin show or explore the butterfly garden.

Igreja Matriz

Built in the 18th Century, the Igreja Matriz is a stunning Parish Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao (Our Lady of the Conception). Located in the Old Town of Albufeira, the church is an exemplary example of neoclassical architecture. Do not forget to click pictures of its beautiful structural design. On Monday to Saturday, the church is open from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 3 pm to 6pm. On Sundays, it is open only in the morning from 9 am to 12 noon. Since it is the main church of Albufeira, it is advisable to reach 10-15 minutes before time as it tends to get very crowded.

Marina de Albufeira

Among holiday resorts, Marina de Albufeira is a beautiful tourist attraction to visit and have great fun with friends and family. It is away from the busy town center, which gives you a real feeling of a vacation and you are ready to enjoy yourself with family.

Largo Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco

This road is full of resorts, restaurants, cafes, and other fun spots. You'll have a good time here. Also, there are fashion boutiques. They offer cheap clothes. Plus, you'll find things that bring back memories.

Towns close to Albufeira

Lagos, Vilamoura, and Portimao are some of the towns that can be explored during your trip to Albufeira. Lagos is about 60 km, Vilamoura is 16 km and Portimao is 35 km from Albufeira. So, if you have a car hire Albufeira Portugal then you can easily visit these areas for its beautiful beaches, architecture, and churches.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find the most frequently asked questions, so you don't have to look anywhere else for the right answers.

Hiring a small car like VW Polo or Toyota Yaris at Albufeira is only from 10$ and up to 30$ at the peak of the season.

The cheapest option is a small compact car with mechanical gear. You can get it for as low as 5$ a day.

Economy cars such as VW Polo or Toyota Yaris. 3-4 person families usually go for bigger options and automatic transmission.

The speed limit in central areas is usually 50km/h (around 30mph) and on highways only 90km/ (around 55mph) which is usually much lower than in other places. If you plan to rent a sports car, don’t worry you can accelerate more on the motorway up to 120 km/h (almost 75mph).

On average renting a car in Albufeira costs 150 per week ($20 per day).

The best place to park a car is at the managed car parks in and around the town centre. For example Rua 25 de Abril.
Also there is Pay and Display street parking across the city, just look for the parking signs with the words ‘Zona Pago’. Just remember to pay for it as you’ll get a fine pretty fast!


Faro airport is the closest one, which is about 36 km to the east of Albufeira. Public transport from Faro to Albufeira is surprisingly poor and inconvenient as you need to catch two buses from the airport. First bus would be from the airport to Faro city and another one from Faro to Albufeira. Taxis are available but are highly expensive. Instead, it is advisable to rent a car in advance so that you can drive comfortably after landing at the airport.

Faro airport is just 36km away and there you will find the car hire companies such as Autorent Car Rental, OK Rent A Car, Goldcar Rental SP, Master Kings, Paa Rent and Luz Ocean Drive., Airauto, Driveonholidays, Drive4Fun, Surprice Car Rental


My name is Aistis, I am a 31 from Lithuania. I started traveling 10 years ago when I took one of my first trips with Erasmus+ programs. My goal is to see the world and share the experience with my readers.

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