121CarHire.com Madeira is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always book your rental car trough us at a competitive rate.
Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Madeira.
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Madeira is a popular tourist destination, with attractions that include beaches, mountains and cities. The island was discovered by a Portuguese explorer during the 15th century. Water canals ensure that the region has a beautiful green landscape, which provides the perfect scenery for self-drive trips with car rental in Madeira.
Access to the island is provided by the Madeira International Airport, which is only 30 minutes' drive from the capital, Funchal. Public transport is available and there are various bus routes, but timetables are difficult to work out and comprehensive route details are not always available. Therefore, car hire in Madeira is the most convenient way of exploring the island.
A pre-booked rental vehicle can be picked up at the airport, with companies that operate outside of the terminal providing a shuttle service for their customers. It is better to book a vehicle before your arrival and customers can compare car hire options online. Hertz and Avis as well as Auto Europe operate on the island and at the airport car park that is used for rental vehicles.
Madeira has an adequate road network but roads can be curvy and steep. If you are going on a longer trip make sure that you fill the petrol tank as petrol stations are scarce in the more remote areas. Traffic rules are the same as in Europe and drivers should keep their licence as well as the vehicle documents with them when they are going on a trip.
With a car in Madeira you can travel to different attractions including the Jardim Tropical da Quinta at Monte Palace, which is a beautiful garden. Jardim Orquidea is an orchid garden and the Sao Vicente caves are also worth a visit. Hiking is a popular activity at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, a nature reserve which has trails with magnificent views of the ocean. There are trails here to suit beginner walkers and fit hikers, and recent upgrades have improved the facilities at this site.
Madeira has a Mediterranean climate but temperatures differ between the northern and southern regions of the island. The best time to book a trip to this destination is during April, May, September or October when the weather is good but there are fewer tourists on the island. Temperatures during these months hover between 20-25°C.
The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).