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In Funchal we recommend the following car rental offers

from 14 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. Mitsubishi Spacestar
7 Days from 14.12 - 21.12.2024
Example vehicle
from 18 $ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Volkswagen Polo
7 Days from 14.12 - 21.12.2024
Example vehicle
from 19 $ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Mini
e.g. Mitsubishi Spacestar
7 Days from 14.12 - 21.12.2024
Example vehicle

Rent a Car in Funchal

Funchal, the capital of the island Madeira, attracts many visitors every year with its beautiful attractions, culinary delicacies and untouched nature. Book your rental car now and be flexible during your stay in Funchal. You can visit the famous cathedral, the old town and various market halls in Funchal and get to know the surroundings of Funchal with your own rental car. Plan your trip freely and independently of tour groups and book your rental car early to take advantage of our great deals for your trip.

Exploring Funchal by rental car

Straße Richtung Funchal, Madeira

Road towards Funchal, Madeira

Exploring Funchal by rental car is always a good idea. The capital of Portugal's island Madeira has a lot to offer. If you rent a car in Funchal, you can explore both the city and the surrounding area flexibly. You will experience European modern influences as well as the southern mentality. If you book a hotel in Funchal, you can experience a beach as well as a vibrant city. If you have a rental car in Funchal, you are independent during your holiday in Madeira. You can visit the many sights on your own. If you rent your car in advance on Driveboo, you can pick it up right after your arrival at the airport.

Car rental Funchal: Experience the summer in Madeira

Traditioneller Tanz in Funchal

Traditional dance in Funchal

Fancy pleasant summer temperatures and almost no rainy day? Then let's go to Funchal on Madeira! With a rental car you will experience the perfect summer in Funchal. Especially in July and August you can not only go hiking or relax on the beach, but there are also lots of events and festivals waiting for you. What do you think of the Madeira Wine Rally, for example? Or visit the Black Scabbard Fish Festival. A religious festival, the Monte Festival, takes place in August. As you can see, there is always something going on in Madeira. So the summer vacation will not be boring.

Driveboo price comparison: Rent a car in Funchal

The best way to get a cheap rental car in Funchal is to compare prices with Driveboo. It is important to choose the right insurance for the rented car. With a fully comprehensive insurance without excess you are safe even in the case of an accident. Make sure to include an additional driver if you need one. The deposit for the rental car must be added to the costs, this is usually deposited directly at the local car rental company when you pick up your car. Have already heard of the one-way rental? Get your car at the airport and return it at another station in Madeira. Like that you will spend your holidays flexibely and according to your desires.

Rent a small car to discover Funchal and its surroundings

Especially if you are going to drive around Funchal by rental car or if you want to visit the beaches near the city, it is worth renting a small car. Like that you won`t have any problems finding a parking spot. The city on the beautiful island of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean has many sights to offer. Visit the market hall and and enjoy the easy life of the southerners. Other sights near Funchal are reached easily by rental car as well. Or spend a day at one of the beautiful beaches, which the island, which belongs to Portugal, has to offer.

Rent a car in Funchal and discover the sights

Leave your rental car above Funchal in Monte and take a ride on a basket sled. You will be pushed through the streets in a basket built on runners. Whoever travels to Funchal must have experienced this adventure. There is more to discover in the city centre itself. Leave your rental car in one of the parking lots in the city centre and explore it walking around. You can also reach Monte by cable car and enjoy the view over the city and the Atlantic Ocean. In the Madeira Story Center you have the opportunity to learn more about the interesting history of Funchal and the island of Madeira. The name Funchal means fennel. In the city garden you have the possibility to relax and enjoy the sun. A further recommendation are the cities Garajau and Canico.

Make the best of your time in Funchal!

Ausflugsziel Entfernung von Funchal Fahrtdauer
Monte 5 km 10 Minuten
Garajau 10 km 15 Minuten
Canico 12 km 15 Minuten

Cross-country vehicle in Funchal: Go for a hike

Wanderweg in Madeira

Hiking in Madeira

Madeira and Funchal have a lot to offer for nature-lovers. The beautiful island is a well visited hiking area of Portugal. The surroundings of Funchal are very popular among hikers especially in the mild months in spring, autumn and winter. Set out for extensive hikes through the surroundings.  Discover springs, waterfalls and other sites. With a cross-country car you will easily reach the starting points for adventurous tours. With a rented all-terrain vehicle it is easy to drive the small, curvy mountain roads that lead to your desired destination.

Zona Velha - the attractive old town of Funchal

In the attracitve old town of Zona Velha you can admire many buildings from the 15th and 16th centuries that line the historic centre. Since 2011, all of the buildings and the entire old town have been beautified. It offers a lot of art and culture what you can also find in the rest of the entire island of Madeira and in Portugal. Leave your rental car at the edge of the old town and explore it by foot. With your rental car you can quickly reach the attractive Old Town without being dependent on public transport. There is a daily traditional flea market called Feira da Lagartixa that you shouldn`t miss. Buy some souvenirs for yourself or for those who stayed at home to remember your holidays in Funchal.

Blick auf Funchal, Madeira

View on Funchal

Botanischer Garten in Madeira

Botanical Garden Funchal

More highlights:

  • Mercado dos Lavradores
  • Cathedral Sé
  • Botanical Garden

Plenty of space with an SUV

Whether diving, mountain biking, golf or paragliding - the surroundings of Funchal on the beautiful island of Madeira offer many opportunities for adventurers. Therefore choose a vehicle in which you can transport all the necessary equipment for your active holiday in Funchal. You should pay attention to the insurance offers, like a fully comprehensive insurance without deductible and an agreement concerning an additional driver. Therefore, rent a car on Driveboo and collect your rental car with all chosen options right at the airport. That way you can pack your belongings directly into your car.

Discover Funchal with your rental car - have a safe and pleasant journey!

Satisfaction with MietwagenCheck
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1039 Experiences of our customers in Funchal

Rating of Elisabeth A.

“We had a very nice contact. The process was smooth and uncomplicated.”

Rating of Arno D.

“A landlord as when he can only wish!”

Rating of Rainer B.

“On site, the staff knew about everything (also not always usual). This was the fastest and most straightforward drop off and pick up we have ever had....”

Rating of Patricia G.

“The transaction was uncomplicated and smooth. The car was in top condition. Highly recommended.”

Rating of Udo D.

“Everything went very quickly and correctly. After two days, a control light of the car (exhaust system) was flashing. The car was then exchanged at short notice. Return also went quickly....All good!”

Rating of Wolfgang F.

“The care was very personal.”

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking Funchal

How much does a rental car cost in Funchal?

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Rent a car in Funchal

Rent a car for one week

Renting a car in Funchal is available from 97 $ per week. We recommend to rent it from your first day of travel to travel flexible in Funchal. You can pick up your rental car in the city center directly after your arrival.

Reserve a rental car for a day

For a day trip to the beaches of Madeira or other cities on the island you can book a rental car for one day. This is available from 14 $ per day.

Can I rent the car in Funchal and return it in another city?

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One way rental in Funchal

One way rental in Funchal

With a one-way rental, it is possible to pick up the rental car in Funchal and return it to another location without any problems. The decisive factor is, whether the chosen car rental company has a station for your car at the desired drop-off location.

In larger cities and at airports, you should have no problem finding suitable offers for the return of your rental car.

Can I get on the ferry with the rental car from Funchal?

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Ferry trips with rental car

With your rental car on the ferry in Portugal

Depending on the rental company a trip on the ferry from Funchal is possible. Read the rental conditions under the keyword "cross-border trips" or "border trips". 

In any case, register the trip either directly when booking via the field "Message to our service team" or with the rental company in Funchal at the time of rental. Additional fees may apply.

Can I take my pet with me on the trip?

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Take your pet to Madeira

Taking pets on your trip to Funchal

You can usually take your pet with you on your trip to Funchal without any problems. If, for example, you want to take your dog with you, make sure to bring a box or a pet safety seat and, if necessary, a dog liability insurance .

Before dropping off the rental car, you should remove the pet hair as best as possible, because pet hair in the rental car may incur an additional cleaning fee .

What should I bear in mind when picking up my car in Funchal?

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Important to consider when renting your car

Besides the price, the following options speak for a reliable car rental deal in Funchal:

  • Fully comprehensive insurance without excess
  • High liability insurance to protect against personal injuries
  • Fair refueling regulation: You return the rental car with the same fuel level
  • Additional driver included or cheaply bookable

Many of these options are included in our service packages , which you can click on our page.

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