About us

It's not always easy to find the right car at the right price in the Azores, that's why we created AzoresRentalCars.com. We've been around since 2015 offering a simple website where you can compare and book a car anywhere in the Azores - except on the island of Corvo because there are literally no car rentals there! Our goal is to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your trip at a fair price, while promoting small local businesses.

Why book with us?

We are dedicated to car rental in the Azores - that's the only thing we do! On our website you'll find possibly the best range of cars: from small economic cars, to bigger family vans, to scooters, as well as manual and automatic options. You'll be able to easily compare rates, insurance prices and extras.

We offer free cancellation

If you need to cancel your reservation for whatever reason, you can do it free of charge up to 24h before pick-up. No questions asked.

We only reference suppliers you can trust

Here you will only find local and independent car rental companies in the Azores. We partner with different suppliers with fleets as small as 30 cars operating on a single island, to larger companies with hundreds of cars spread across the archipelago. Regardless of their size, you can be sure that all suppliers have been carefully selected and consistently receive good feedback from other customers.

We know a lot about renting a car in the Azores

We've developed a pretty good knowledge base thanks to all inquiries from other travelers and thousands of processed reservations. We are confident to say we know more about renting a car in these beautiful islands than anyone else on the Internet.

We only require a pre-payment when booking

When you book with us you are only required to pay a fraction of the total reservation cost. The rest is paid locally when you pick-up your car.

We are fast to reply

If you have questions feel free to contact us on [email protected]. Our friendly Customer Support team works 7 days a week and is very fast to reply.


Email: [email protected]

Address: 84 Strand Street, Skerries, Dublin, Ireland

Car rental process 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. Most the car rental companies we work with offer the FULL/FULL fuel policy. You can check this at the checkout page.

What is the SAME-SAME fuel policy?

The car will have a certain quantity of fuel at pick-up and should be returned with the same quantity.

When will I have to pay for the rental?

A part of the cost is charged from your card as soon as the reservation is confirmed. The remaining is paid directly to the car rental supplier when you pick-up the car. This payment breakdown can be found on the checkout page and on the confirmation emails.

Can I rent a car without a credit card?

Most of the car rental companies we work with don't require a credit card, but some do. You can verify this at the checkout page under the "Terms and Conditions".

Can I use different cards to book online and to pay for the rental at pick-up?

Yes, that's no problem.

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 48 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 the amount paid when you booked online.

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.

We Love Islands

Our mission at AzoresRentalCars is to simplify the car rental process in Azores and beyond, always with an eye towards promoting local and independent car rental businesses.

That's why we bring the same convenience to book a car to other beautiful destinations, one island at a time: