Ponta Delgada Airport Guide to Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)

Car Rental Ponta Delgada Airport

The best way to explore the island of Sao Miguel and the Azores islands is without a doubt by car, since you’ll enjoy of totally freedom.

You won’t have to worry about heavy traffic, since the island is not really populated. On the other hand, roads can be a major concern due to its poor conditions (some of them are just a little bit bumpy and not so maintained).

As an advice, in many Portuguese areas, Azores is not even an exception, you can find a vehicle parked in the lane of traffic. In order to solve the situation, just beep your horn.


The car rental companies attached below offer services at Ponta Delgada Airport:

- Autatlantis: +351 296684632.
- Europcar: +351 296 381 249.
- Hertz: +351 296205435.
- Ilha Verde: +351 296684360.
- Guerin / Enterprise: +351 936 890 727.
- Sixt: +351 255 788 199.
- Varela: +351 296 301 805.

Opening hours: From 09:00 am to 00:00 am.


Car rental partners can be found in the ground level, in the arrivals.

Online car rental

Just remind you can book your car online through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use!

Renting a car in Portugal – Tips and advices

- To be able to rent a car in Portugal you should have at least 21 years old. Even being the minimum age, a young driver fee will be applied under 25 years.

- You also need a valid EU driver’s license for a minimum of one year and your passport or ID card. In case of not being an EU citizen, you should possess the International Driving Permit (IDP) along with your passport and a valid proof of insurance.

- In Portugal, and also many western Europe countries, driving is on the right.

- If you want to use the toll roads called Via Verde, you need to possess an electronic transponder or vignette, which are available at any CTT Post Office and Via Verde stores.