Car hire in the Algarve

In order to get the most out of your Premier Villas holiday, we recommend that you hire a car for the duration of your stay.

Normally we would arrange for you to collect your car at the airport when you arrive, but it can also be delivered to your villa. Drivers must hold a current driving licence and be at least 23 years old.


Low season

from 1st November to 31st March

Mid season

from 1st April to 30th June and from 1st October to 31st October

High season

from 1st July to 14th July and from 21th August to 30th September

Peak Season

from 15th July to 20th August

1Type of vehicle
Group A

low: £94/week | mid: £135/week | high: £176/week | peak: £249/week

Algarve Car Hire SEAT Mii, PEUGEOT 108, CITROEN C1, KIA PICANTO

SEAT Mii, PEUGEOT 108, CITROEN C1, KIA PICANTO

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
3 4 Manual 2 PETROL Yes
Group B

low: £102/week | mid: £143/week | high: £188/week | peak: £274/week

Algarve Car Hire SEAT Mii, FIAT PANDA,  PEUGOT 108, NISSAN MICRA, CITROEN C1

SEAT Mii, FIAT PANDA, PEUGOT 108, NISSAN MICRA, CITROEN C1

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 4 Manual 2 PETROL Yes
Group C

low: £110/week | mid: £155/week | high: £200/week | peak: £290/week

Algarve Car Hire RENAULT CLIO, SEAT IBIZA, CITROEN C3, VW POLO, PEUGOT 208

RENAULT CLIO, SEAT IBIZA, CITROEN C3, VW POLO, PEUGOT 208

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Manual 3 PETROL Yes
Group L - TURBO DIESEL

low: £159/week | mid: £204/week | high: £249/week | peak: £364/week

Algarve Car Hire SEAT IBIZA TDI, PEUGEOT 208 HDI, VW POLO TDI, RENAULT CLIO TDCI

SEAT IBIZA TDI, PEUGEOT 208 HDI, VW POLO TDI, RENAULT CLIO TDCI

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Manual 3 DIESEL Yes
Group D

low: £180/week | mid: £213/week | high: £258/week | peak: £372/week

Algarve Car Hire PEUGEOT 208 SW (SMALL ESTATE), SKODA FABIA BREAK, SEAT IBIZA ST

PEUGEOT 208 SW (SMALL ESTATE), SKODA FABIA BREAK, SEAT IBIZA ST

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Manual 3 PETROL Yes
Group E

low: £180/week | mid: £213/week | high: £258/week | peak: £372/week

Algarve Car Hire RENAULT MEGANE, FORD FOCUS, PEUGEOT 308, VW GOLF, SEAT LEON

RENAULT MEGANE, FORD FOCUS, PEUGEOT 308, VW GOLF, SEAT LEON

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Manual 3 PETROL Yes
Group F -ESTATE

low: £196/week | mid: £254/week | high: £307/week | peak: £450/week

Algarve Car Hire ASTRA ESTATE, FORD FOCUS ESTATE, PEUGEOT 308 ESTATE, RENAULT MEGANE ESTATE

ASTRA ESTATE, FORD FOCUS ESTATE, PEUGEOT 308 ESTATE, RENAULT MEGANE ESTATE

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Manual 4 PETROL Yes
Group H - AUTOMATIC

low: £196/week | mid: £245/week | high: £294/week | peak: £478/week

Algarve Car Hire OPEL CORSA, SEAT IBIZA - AUTOMATIC

OPEL CORSA, SEAT IBIZA - AUTOMATIC

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Automatic 3 PETROL Yes
Group M - AUTOMATIC

low: £200/week | mid: £356/week | high: £433/week | peak: £1137/week

Algarve Car Hire OPEL ASTRA ESTATE, SEAT ALTEA XL,  (FAMILY AUTOMATIC VEHICLES)

OPEL ASTRA ESTATE, SEAT ALTEA XL, (FAMILY AUTOMATIC VEHICLES)

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Automatic 4 PETROL Yes
Group D1

low: £237/week | mid: £278/week | high: £319/week | peak: £442/week

Algarve Car Hire P SW, SKODA FABIA BREAK, RENAULT CLIO BREAK, SEAT IBIZA ST

P SW, SKODA FABIA BREAK, RENAULT CLIO BREAK, SEAT IBIZA ST

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Manual 3 DIESEL Yes
Group I - DIESEL

low: £237/week | mid: £278/week | high: £319/week | peak: £442/week

Algarve Car Hire RENAULT MEGANE, FORD FOCUS, PEUGEOT 308, VW GOLF, CITROEN C-ELYSEE

RENAULT MEGANE, FORD FOCUS, PEUGEOT 308, VW GOLF, CITROEN C-ELYSEE

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Manual 3 DIESEL Yes
Group K - DIESEL

low: £258/week | mid: £319/week | high: £384/week | peak: £577/week

Algarve Car Hire ASTRA ESTATE, FORD FOCUS ESTATE, PEUGEOT 308 ESTATE, RENAULT MEGANE ESTATE

ASTRA ESTATE, FORD FOCUS ESTATE, PEUGEOT 308 ESTATE, RENAULT MEGANE ESTATE

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Manual 4 DIESEL Yes
Group 5+2

low: £303/week | mid: £393/week | high: £487/week | peak: £732/week

Algarve Car Hire FIAT DOBLO PANORAMA, OPEL ZAFIRA

FIAT DOBLO PANORAMA, OPEL ZAFIRA

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 7 Manual 2 DIESEL Yes
Group SUV - TURBO DIESEL

low: £303/week | mid: £393/week | high: £487/week | peak: £732/week

Algarve Car Hire NISSAN QASHQAI, PEUGEOT 4008

NISSAN QASHQAI, PEUGEOT 4008

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Manual 3 DIESEL Yes
Group G - 9 SEAT MINIBUS

low: £335/week | mid: £429/week | high: £527/week | peak: £891/week

Algarve Car Hire FORD TRANSIT, RENAULT TRAFIC, VW TRANSPORTER, NISSAN PRIMASTAR

FORD TRANSIT, RENAULT TRAFIC, VW TRANSPORTER, NISSAN PRIMASTAR

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
4 9 Manual 6 DIESEL Yes
Group J - DIESEL

low: £348/week | mid: £466/week | high: £585/week | peak: £891/week

Algarve Car Hire RENAULT ESPACE, VW TOURAN, CITROEN C4 PICASSO SEAT ALHAMBRA

RENAULT ESPACE, VW TOURAN, CITROEN C4 PICASSO SEAT ALHAMBRA

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 7 Manual 2 DIESEL Yes
Group P - DIESEL

low: £380/week | mid: £466/week | high: £613/week | peak: £932/week

Algarve Car Hire AUDI A4, VW PASSAT, SKODA OCTAVIA (PREMIUM TURBO DIESEL CARS)

AUDI A4, VW PASSAT, SKODA OCTAVIA (PREMIUM TURBO DIESEL CARS)

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Manual 3 DIESEL Yes
Group PI - ESTATE

low: £397/week | mid: £491/week | high: £642/week | peak: £981/week

Algarve Car Hire AUDI A4, VW PASSAT, BMW 320D (PREMIUM TURBO DIESEL CARS)

AUDI A4, VW PASSAT, BMW 320D (PREMIUM TURBO DIESEL CARS)

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 5 Manual 4 DIESEL Yes
Group J1 - AUTOMATIC

low: £401/week | mid: £536/week | high: £675/week | peak: £981/week

Algarve Car Hire SEAT ALHAMBRA, CITROEN C4 PICASSO - AUTOMATIC

SEAT ALHAMBRA, CITROEN C4 PICASSO - AUTOMATIC

Doors Seats Transmission Luggage Fuel A/C
5 7 Automatic 2 DIESEL Yes
2WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Third party insurance
  • All additional drivers
  • Collision Damage Waiver (subject to Excess)
  • Booster/baby seats (on request - first is included, additional at Euros 15.00 eachper week)
3WHAT IS OPTIONAL

Insurance deposit or excess waiver (Super CDW). Please note that the rental insurance carries an excess in the event of accidental damage for which you will be liable. You have two options. The rental company will automatically offer you additional insurance, which removes the accidental damage excess and acts as a fully comprehensive insurance, this amount varies according to the size of car (see below). You are not obliged to take this. If you do not then you will be liable to pay the excess in the event of damage. The rental company will request a credit card imprint from you on arrival to cover this. This will be returned to you if the car is returned undamaged.

Group Excess up to Premium to avoid excess
B €500 €7.50/day
C/F/H, 5+2 €1000 €10.00/day
All other groups €1500 €12.50/day
  • Delivery/collection at your villa
  • Out-of-hours delivery/collection (€15)
  • Green card for Spain (€7.50/day)
  • Personal Accident Insurance (€6/day/car) - please check benefits locally with hire company

Please note: all optional charges are payable locally at time of collection.

4WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
  • Fuel
  • Traffic fines
  • Parking charges
  • Damage to tyres, windows, locks or side mirrors
  • Insurance of personal belongings left in an unattended vehicle
Notes
  • Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and there is an additional “young driver” levy of €5 per day for 21 year olds. A valid licence must have been held for 1 year.
  • We allow a four hour grace period to customers returning vehicles, after which a full day rental will be charged, unless otherwise agreed in advance.
  • If you wish to extend your period of rental, you must inform us at least 24 hours before the expiration of the original agreement. It is a legal requirement that new paperwork is issued and handed to you.
  • We offer a wide selection of vehicles. If there is more than one vehicle type in your chosen Group, we cannot guarantee which of those vehicle types will be available. If no vehicle from the reserved group is available, we will supply a similar or better vehicle at no extra charge.
  • The vehicle supplied may not correspond precisely with the picture shown above.
  • All insurances are invalidated if it is discovered that the driver has been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
5THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

In Portugal you drive on the right-hand side of the road (i.e. the opposite side to the UK). Always be aware and think carefully before pulling out of a junction! Your car will be a left-hand drive model. Make sure you’re confident enough to handle the differences.

Driving in Portugal is easy, but one should be aware that junction layouts are sometimes a little “strange” and the behaviour of local drivers can be “impatient”. Nevertheless, with a sensible attitude, UK drivers will find no problems in getting around.

Do not be tempted to exceed the speed limits - you may be stuck with a substantial “on the spot” fine.

It is a legal requirement in Portugal that you carry an identification document (i.e. your passport) at all times. When driving you must have your driving licence with you as well as all legal paperwork of the car (i.e. all the documents you are given when collecting the vehicle).

Never lose your temper with another driver and remonstrate in any way. You will not change his or her original opinion! Just carry on and enjoy your holiday! If you are involved in an accident of any kind, the police should be called immediately (dial 112 from any phone).

If you suffer a breakdown and have to stop on the road, it is a legal requirement to place a red warning triangle (supplied with the vehicle) on the road approximately 50 metres before your vehicle.

Pay careful attention to traffic lights. Unlike in the UK, the lights will be on your side of the junction only (i.e. not repeated on the far side of the junction). Flashing amber means “you may proceed with caution”, so when turning left or right don’t wait for a green signal.

Never pull across to the opposite side of the road to park - this is illegal in Portugal. You may only park in the same direction as the traffic on each side of the road. Be aware that “zebra” pedestrian crossings do not have the same meaning or respect in Portugal as the UK. Others drivers may not stop for pedestrians, and pedestrians may cross without warning. If the pedestrian crossing has traffic lights as well, then obey the lights, not the “zebra” markings. Never wave a pedestrian across in front of you: another driver may not stop.

Roads in Portugal do not normally have cats-eyes. This can make driving at night tricky, especially if you don’t see too well.

Direction signs can be hard to see, wrong or missing altogether. Do not expect to be directed in a clear and unambiguous fashion - study a map well before you set off.

6ENQUIRE ABOUT YOUR CAR BOOKING

Please note that the Portuguese Airport Authority (ANA) charges €15 (plus vat) for each vehicle collected at an airport. This charge is payable locally to the car hire company when you collect your vehicle.

Just fill out the enquiry form below telling us your date of arrival and the number of days you require the vehicle for. Then just choose the vehicle you require and we will come back to you with the cheapest price.