About us


AzoresRentalCars is a hassle free car hire comparison website offering car hire on all the islands of Azores. We compare prices from local trustworthy car rental companies so you don't have to.

At AzoresRentalCars we try and ensure everything is covered so we offer free cancellation and amendment. You can get in touch with us by email anytime, 7 days a week, with any questions about your car hire package. Just write us to [email protected]

Booking FAQ


How are prices being calculated?

Our car rental prices are based in sections of 24 hours from the time of collection.


Will I get the exact make and model which I have reserved?

Both our website and the car rental supplier can only guarantee a certain car category and not a specific make or model. Car rental companies feature cars from many different manufacturers in the same category which should have the same features as confirmed at time of reservation.


What is the FULL-FULL fuel policy?

No surprises. The fuel tank will be full or part-full when you pick your car up. Just replace the fuel you’ve used before you drop your car off and you’ll pay no fuel fees at all. All the car rental companies we work with offer the FULL/FULL fuel policy.


When will I have to pay for the rental?

The deposit is paid the moment you book on our website. The remaining is paid directly to the car rental when you pick-up the car. You can find these details at the checkout page and in the rental confirmation email.


Can I rent a car without a credit card?

Yes! To book a car with us you only need a card (debit or credit) that allows you to do online purchases. All our car rental partners accept both debit and credit cards.


Can I modify my booking?

Yes, you can easily do amendements to your booking details. Just write us an email and we'll do that for you.


Does my reservation get immediately confirmed when I book?

No. After booking with us your reservation request will be pending until the car rental company confirms availability. This can take up to 36 hours. Once confirmed, we will send you the booking confirmation.


What if the vehicle I requested is not available?

In cases where the requested vehicle is not available we will contact you to advise on other options and price difference if applicable. You can still cancel your reservation free of cost - no questions asked.


Will I get refunded if I decide to cancel my booking?

Yes. You can cancel your booking up to 24 hours before - no questions asked - and we will refund any deposit paid.


Can I return the vehicle to a different office than the one it was picked up from, within the same island?

Yes! In the Azores car rentals are super flexible and don't charge one way fees.


Can I return the vehicle to an office in a different island?

Unfortunately that's not possible. You will have to return the car to an office in the same island as you picked it up from.


If the car rental company cancels my reservation, will you be responsible for providing me an alternative? What happens to the deposit paid?

No. When the cancellation is due to circumnstances beyond our control (eg. car rental goes into bankrupcy, changes nature of business, natural disaster, etc.) We cannot be held responsible and an alternative would need to be discussed with the car rental directly. However we will always refund back the deposit paid when the reservation was made and help you figure out an alternative.


Insurance FAQ


How is my rental car insured?

All rental cars have a public/third party liability insurance with a minimum coverage amount as per local legislation. Third-party liability coverage is the portion of an insurance policy that protects you if you're sued (or threatened to be sued) for a physical injury or damage to someone else's property.


Can I hire extra insurance?

Yes. All our car rental partners offer insurance packages for total peace of mind, such as CDW (Collision Damage Waiver - to reduce the liability) or SuperCDW (to reduce even more or exclude the liability), Personal Accident Insurance, Theft Insurance or other insurances. You can check which insurance packages are available under "Terms & Conditions" on the checkout page, and can be hired when you pickup the car, directly with the car rental company.


Renting and driving a car in the Azores


Do I need a 4x4 or all terrain vehicle to drive around the Azores?

Not at all! The Azores has very good roads on all its islands and a 4x4 / all terrain vehicle is not necessary to drive around or to have a comfortable drive.


Can I rent a car in the Corvo island?

No. Corvo is a very small island so there are no car rental companies operating there.


Can I take a car from Flores to Corvo by ferry boat?

No. Unfortunately the ferry boat that connects both islands is a small one that can only carry passengers.


Affiliates


AzoresRentalCars.com where you can compare and book car in the Azores.

CaboVerdeCarHire.com where you can compare and book car in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde).