All prices in Euros are final, no hidden costs.
These special prices available only thru the Internet, cannot be combined with any other promotions, and are only available to persons that reside outside Portugal and are arriving by plane, train or ship.
INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) insurance, subject to an excess / deductible
Unlimited mileage / kilometers
Free road taxes (do not confuse with tolls please)
Airport taxes and service charges
16% VAT Portuguese taxes
Deliver free of charge to your hotel in Ponta Delgada and most islands that we have offices.
24-hours roadside assistance
Child seats: € 5.95 per day, maximum € 59.50 per rental
Additional drivers: € 29.50 per rental
PAI (Personal Accident Insurance): € 5.90 per day
GPS: € 11.80 per day, maximum € 106.20
Out of hours fees: € 31.65, applies only at start of rental
Super CDW: Insurance excess buy out, avoids client deductible
Young driver fees: Between 18 and 22 years old charge € 2.60 per day, maximum € 26.00 per rental
Fuel security deposit: € 100.00
Refueling charge: if not returned full, € 11.70 plus missing fuel
Inter-island movement of cars: NOT PERMITED
Handling of fines or penalties----35.40 Euros
Accident management fee 59.00 Euros
Excess / Waiver / Deductible / Franquia
The hirer is responsible up to a predetermined amount for the first x dollars of damage to the insurance for damage to the vehicle which may include windscreen, glass tire or wheel damage and keys locks. This is the only liability in the event of an accident.
With CDW, the driver is responsible for a deductible of:
|Group A, B
|Group D, F, R
|Group I, P
|Group E,J , L, S
|Group Q, T, U, U1
Group G, H, K, V, W
Group H1, K1, N1
To avoid the above excess / waiver / deductible / franquia, feel free to buy the Super CDW below:
Super CDW costs per day:
|Group A B
||€ 19.70 per day
||€ 20.40 per day
||€ 20.40 per day
|Group D, F, R
||€ 21.90 per day
|Group E, J, L, S
||€ 23.00 per day
|Group I, P
||€ 22.40 per day
Group , H1,K1
€ 31.00 per day
€ 25.00 per day
€ 30.00 per day
Cover for glasses, headlights and tires
This is a new insurance(as it is not cobered on SUPER CDW that is available after january 2019 and costs:
GROUP A,B, 10.00 EUROS PER DAY
GROUP C 11.00 EUROS PER DAY
GROUPS D,F, R 12.60 EUROS PER DAY
GROUP I, P 13.00 EUROS PER DAY
GROUP E,J,L,S 15.00 EUROS PER DAY
GROUP Q,T,U,U1 16.60 EUROS PER DAY
GROUP G,H,K,V,W 18.10 EUROS PER DAY
GROUP H1, K1 19.90 EUROS PER DAY
GROUP N1 --- N/A
Minimum age is 23 years old + 1-year driver experience, plus a credit card + passport + driver's license. Drivers from 18 to 22 are acepted as liong as they pay YOUNG DRIVER FEE
Security Deposit & Payment Policy
Prices of extras fees may me be changed at any time without notice. cars cannot go in to other Islands
In case of accident: where the driver is found at fault, the insurance companies decline any or all responsibility for that driver of all damages caused to the hired vehicle or to third parties whenever it is detected that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, drugs, toxic products or by insanity of the driver or by a driver not in the contract.
Also if the client uses the car in sportive competitions, races, rallies, challenges, contests, bets, etc. Even if the car’s driver is not under the influence of any of the above items but by any means whatsoever destroys our car by his own fault, we shall not refund any amount for the time left to complete the rental. We will only give another car against a large deposit that may cover eventual damages that may be caused to the new car.
Please note that prices published on this website are subject to amendment at any time. Prices of extra fees may also be changed at any time without notice.
Prices are fixed in Euros at the day of pick-up and if paid by US credit card (billed in US$) the final price in USD may slightly deviate due to fluctuations in exchange rate at the time of billing submitted to credit card company. We decline responsibility for value variations in the US Dollar against any currencies.
Credit Card Security Deposit
When you rent a car in Portugal a pre-authorization is required for the excess / deductible / franquia amount of the vehicle (See excess / deductible / franquia values). To avoid any responsability on this excess / deductible / franquia, we recomend that you buy the Super CDW.
If a pre-authorization is not left, then the purchase of additional insurances are mandatory to reduce the excess / deductible / franquia to a minimum. If the excess / deductible / franquia is not reduced to zero, a pre-authorization is required for the reduced excess amount.
Even with Super CDW and even on small rentals please make sure your credit card has at least € 500.00 credit line as they will block this amount to cover minimum deductible / fuel and in case you need to extend the rental.
Please note that some rental companies do not accept American Express.
We do not charge for cancellations if client cancels at least 7 days before arrival date on voucher. Just advise us for the new dates and we will calculate the new value. We do not give credits or refunds if client returns the car (early drop-offs) before the time of departure on the voucher after the rental is started. In case of overbooking by the car company our maximum lialibity is the value of our voucher and you must call us as we are always able to get the car at another company. All refunds will be done thru Paypal only.
How can you offer cars at such discounted prices?
For two reasons. First, we have teamed up with the biggest car rental in Portugal who have negotiated these favorable rates. Second, we use the internet to do all the transactions which cuts our cost considerably.
Who created Portugal-auto-rentals.com ?
The service was developed by Brinkleys Systems S.A. an Internet company that specializes in online car reservation systems. For a list of other country services, please write to us.
Driving speed limits
Towns: 31mph (50kmh), outside built-up areas: 56/62mph (90/100kmh), motorways: 74mph (120kmh)
Drinking and driving
Blood alcohol limit is 50mg. at official tram stops, overtaking is forbidden until passengers have finished entering or leaving the tram.
Carrying gas cans in cars is forbidden. Do not use the horn except to warn of danger. Park on the right. Give way to the right. Tolls and fine are clients responsabilities
Travel to other countries
Travel to Greece, Morocco or any country involved in war is prohibited. Travel to any country outside western Europe must be requested in advance. Travel to Spain requires a Special Insurance. Please call us for details.
Advise From Us
On arrivals do note that car companies attendants are very aggressive selling extras insurances and other extras and also upgrades to bigger cars but please note that this will duplicate the amount of rental so use your own good judgment please.
An International Driver’s License (IDL) is required if the renter’s national driver’s license is not in Roman alphabet (i.e. Arabic, Greek, Russian or Chinese). International driver's license must be accompanied by the original domestic license of the driver. UK license holders must present both the photocard and its paper counterpart at the time of rental.
If you do not present any of the documents listed above, the documentation is not valid or you do not have enough funds on your credit card, the car rental agent may refuse to release the vehicle and no funds will be reimbursed to you. Make sure you have a large enough limit to cover the excess. Car companies will only accept original documentation. Copies of documents are not accepted.
Please note that if you collect or return your vehicle outside the pick-up / drop-off time and date booked, additional charges may be applicable. Please also note that the vehicle may not be available if you arrive late to the rental desk. If the vehicle is not released due to a late arrival no funds will be reimbursed. In the event of a delay please contact the rental provider directly.
Quotes are valid for 24 hours only - also note that Automatic cars, Vans and Cabriolets should be requested and booked well in advance as they are sold out months in advance. To confirm your quote you must book it on website or reply to this email with name, address, phone and flight arrival information please.