Minibus Hire in Faro

Top tips to find a cheap Minibus hire

Consider the time of year:

To find the best deals for your vehicle rental in Faro, it pays to book in advance, especially during peak times like Easter and Christmas. Minibus rental can be in high demand in the school holidays and often the availability of larger vehicles is more restricted than many other types of car. If you change your mind after you've booked , we include free cancellation, so you can cancel and rebook at any point up until 48 hours prior to collecting the car.

Mileage and fuel policy:

If you're comparing the options for your rental on other websites, be sure to check the mileage allowance and fuel policy. Many other websites hide this away in the terms and conditions. If you use more than the mileage allowance or hire a Minibus with a full to empty fuel policy, you might end up with some unexpected fees when you drop off the vehicle. We only compare full to full rentals and we always clearly display the mileage allowance.

Excess and Security Deposit:

Be sure to check the amount you'll have to pay as a security deposit on your credit card. For cheaper Minibus rentals, you'll be required to leave a much higher security deposit, this will be held on your credit card when you collect the car. You'll see the security deposit amount clearly displayed throughout our website.

Child seats and additional drivers:

You'll find the prices of these on our extras page. Quite often we have special deals, including extra drivers in the price. When free additional drivers are available, you can find them clearly displayed on the search results page of website.

One-way fees and border crossing:

If you plan to drive the Minibus across a border into a different country from Faro additional fees are usually charged by the car hire company. Be sure to check the T&Cs for these before you book as it can be expensive. If you can't find them on the website, please contact one of our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Car Hire in Faro with Free Cancellation

How to Hire a Car in Faro with Free Cancellation

All the car rentals we list on our website in Faro include free cancellation. This means that you're able to cancel your car hire and receive a refund at any point up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

If you have purchased our Essential Cover product to cover your car hire excess, you're able to cancel this with a refund anytime up until the rental collection time.

We process all refunds in less than 24 hours. If you cancel your rental, the refund will be back in your account within 7 days.

How to Hire a Car in Faro with One Way Fees included

Many of the vehicle rental brands we include in Faro permit you to pick up the vehicle in Faro and return the vehicle at a different location. If you've selected a different drop off location for the rental, the prices on the website include any additional fees for this. You can also see a full breakdown of the additional fees on the payment page.

Renting a Car in Faro with One Way Fees included

Car Hire in Faro without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

Car Hire in Faro without an Excess

The rental car will be fully insured for accidents and theft included in the rental fee you'll see the website. This insurance is often referred to as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

All of our rentals in Faro come with collision damage waiver in the price , there is often an insurance excess, which is held on your credit card when you pick up the car. The excess is the total amount you'd be required to pay if the vehicle is stolen, written off or severely damaged. However, the excess on rental cars can be very high. It's often between £1,000 to £3,000. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll have to pay some or all of the excess.

When you arrive to collect the hire car, the insurance excess is held on your credit card as a 'pre-auth' transaction. Pre Auth means that the amount is not charged to your credit card as a regular payment, it's held as a pending transaction until you return the vehicle. You won't usually have to pay currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised transactions. As long as the car is dropped off in the same condition as when you collected it, the excess amount is fully refunded to your card without anything further to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the excess amount will be taken from your bank account and refunded when the vehicle is returned. If you intend to use a debit card on collection, as the excess is often very high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover when you book or to pay for top up cover at the rental desk.

To view car hire options in Faro with a £0 or reduced insurance excess review our Premium Cover options.

How to Hire a Car in Faro with a Low Security Deposit

When you collect the car, you'll usually be asked to leave a deposit on your credit card or debit card. Deposits can vary significantly subject to the size of the vehicle and the excess amount. Car hire Security deposits in Faro can be anywhere between £100 and £2,200.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. If you choose to book a rental in Faro with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce the deposit to cover only the cost of a full tank of fuel (often less than £100), this is refunded when the vehicle is dropped off with a full tank.

Hiring a Car in Faro with No Deposit

How to Rent a Car in Faro with Cross Border Fees Included

How to Hire a Car in Faro with Cross Border Fees Included

If you'd like to collect your vehicle in Faro and drive it over the border into a different country, we strongly recommend to review the terms and conditions. Most car hire brands insist that you let them know when you collect the car; and will charge extra fees to top up the insurance. If you do not let them know, you might find that the rental car will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You can find the details of cross border policies by checking the Rental terms and checking the Cross Border Rules section.

If you cant find the cross border terms and conditions for your car hire get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Tourist Attractions Close to Faro

Faro Cathedral

A very beautiful Cathedral in the quaint fishing town of Faro, the capital of the Algarve. The cathedral is easily accessible as it's only 0.14 miles from Faro, be sure to climb the tower for views of the town and over the bay.

Castelo de Tavira

A medieval Castle with a beautiful botanical garden and great views over the town of Tavira and out to sea. Castelo De Tavira is just 17 miles away from Faro and is a lovely day out for all the family. Tavira also has a variety of local restaurants, great for lunch with a view.

Benagil Caves

A spectacular range of caves, accessible by boat, are located only 27 miles away from Faro in the small fishing village of Benagil. A good place to explore the caves followed by a visit to the golden sandy beaches and clear waters.

Valley of Guadiana Natural Park

This outstanding national park, located 47 miles away from Faro, spans across the Portuguese and Spanish border and is one of 30 areas in the country that are officially protected. A great day out to hike, mountain bike, canoe or swim, or just take in the wide range of wildlife in the area.

Minibus hire insurance options:

Minibus rental in Faro is fully insured with an insurance excess . You will be offered the option to buy an insurance policy to cover the excess when you make your booking. If don't insure the excess the amount held on your card could be at risk if there is any damage to the car or it's stolen.

Popular vehicle types in Faro

Finding Faro's Closest International Airports

If you plan to enter Portugal via an airport, the closest international airport to Faro is Faro airport, located 3 kilometres away (in a straight line - driving distance may vary) from Faro. Faro Airport, on the South Coast of Portugal, provides flights from most major cities in Europe. Faro also offers transatlantic flights to Canada operated seasonally by Air Transat. The airport transports over 9 million passengers per annum, mostly holiday makers and tourists. Faro Airport is only 6km from the centre of Faro so you can drive into the town centre in less than 20 minutes. If you're planning to enter Portugal via the Airport, you can pick-up a rental car at Faro Airport then drive over to Faro. Look out for special discounts on our site for car hire including free extra drivers included, this can work out much cheaper than paying for additional drivers when you collect the car.

There's also the option of arriving into Lisbon airport which is around 222 kilometres away from Faro. The country's main International airport, Lisbon Airport transports in excess of 30 million passengers per annum. Lisbon Airport connects the country to the popular international and European destinations via Portugal's main airline TAP. Lisbon airport is located a 15 minute drive away from central Lisbon. The Airport's position makes it handy to gain access to central Portugal and the Atlantic coast to the west. When you're picking-up a rental car at Lisbon Airport then planning to drive onward to Faro, you will find the rental car collection area inside the terminal. Keep an eye out for the car rental signs once you have passed the luggage collection area.

252 kilometres further away than Lisbon airport is Porto airport. Portugal's Northern most Airport, Porto Airport is located just 11km from Central Porto. The Country's 2nd International airport, Porto Airport caters for more than 13 million passengers per annum. As well as operating routes to many major European airports, Porto Airport also offers flights to Toronto on a seasonal basis. If you've opted to pick up a cheap rental car at Porto Airport and then continue onward to Faro, you can find the car rental collection area inside the terminal building.

Popular nearby destinations list for Faro

If you are planning a golf trip with your friends or a holiday with your extended family, we compare a wide variety of cheap vehicles for hire in Faro, from all of the brands you can trust like National and many more, so we are sure to include an affordable Minibusoption that meets your requirements .

Need an additional driver? look out for special offers on the website for Minibus hire with free extra drivers included. These offers can save you a small fortune compared to paying for additional drivers when you collect the vehicle.

All of the vehicles in Faro on our website include free cancellation and a price match guarantee. So you can change your plans and cancel your rental with a full refund up to 48 hours before you pick up the vehicle.

Would you like to hire a Minibus in Faro without a credit card? We include all the options allowing you to pick up your Minibus hire using a debit card . Use the filter section on our search page to find them.

Our website only compares vehicles that include a fair full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the vehicle in Faro with a full fuel tank and return it full. A small deposit for the fuel will be held on your credit card when you pick up the vehicle and refunded when you return it full. Look out for full to empty fuel policies you might see at a lower cost on other sites, full to empty usually comes with some expensive extra fees for refuelling, we recommend to always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals.

If you're trying to find a Minibus rental in Faro with no deposit and no excess, check out our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the security deposit and excess on your rental (sometimes to zero).

Need help finding your rental? Get in touch with our car hire advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.

Compare trusted car rental brands in Faro Portugal

FARO - MONTENEGRO

Address
FARO-MONTENEGRO
FARO
8005-146

Opening hours

FARO - MONTENEGRO

Address
FARO-MONTENEGRO
FARO
8005-146

Opening hours

AEROPORTO INT FARO

Address
ALROPORTO DE FARO
FARO (AL)
8001 701

Opening hours

FARO - MONTENEGRO

Address
ESTRADA DO AEROPORTO
FARO
8000-124

Opening hours

ALBUFEIRA

Address
RUA MANUEL TEIXEIRA GOMES
ALBUFEIRA
8200 664

Opening hours

Aeroporto Faro

Address
Aeroporto Internacional de Faro
Faro
8001-701

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

FARO AIRPORT

Address
AEROPORTO DE FARO
APT.2024
FARO
8005-999

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

VILAMOURA

Address
R.DA BOTELHA
DELTA MARINA,LJ.1
VILAMOURA
8125-448

Opening hours

ALBUFEIRA PINE CLIFFS

Address
PINE CLIFFS HOTEL
AV.PRAIA DA FALESIA
ALBUFEIRA
8200-909

Opening hours

FARO AIRPORT

Address
AEROPORTO DE FARO
APT.2024
FARO
8005-999

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

VILAMOURA

Address
R.DA BOTELHA
DELTA MARINA,LJ.1
VILAMOURA
8125-448

Opening hours

ALBUFEIRA PINE CLIFFS

Address
PINE CLIFFS HOTEL
AV.PRAIA DA FALESIA
ALBUFEIRA
8200-909

Opening hours

Faro Airport

Address
Faro Airport Arrivals terminal office 08005-143 Montenegro, Algarve
Faro

Location
On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Tuesday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Wednesday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Thursday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Friday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Saturday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Sunday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00

FARO INTL AIRPORT

Address
FARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
FARO
8001-701

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

FARO INTL AIRPORT

Address
FARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
FARO
8001-701

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

FARO INTL AIRPORT

Address
FARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
FARO
8001-701

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

Faro Airport

Address
Edificio OK Rent a Car
Estrada do Aeroporto
Montenegro
Faro
8005-146

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

AAEROPORTO DE FARO

Address
Estrada Nacional 125-10 Nº 330
Montenegro
Faro
8000-124

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

FIREFLY FARO AP

Address
RUA EGAS MONIZ
FARO
8005 276

Opening hours

Faro Airport

Address
Estrada Nacional 125, Km 99
Sitio do Arneiro
Faro
8005-412

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours
Monday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Tuesday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Wednesday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Thursday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Friday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Saturday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00
Sunday: 07:00:00 to 23:00:00

Stress Free Essential insurance options

As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a Minibus in Faro with us.

Essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the vehicle and other things. For more details see the terms and conditions on the extras page

Essential cover will appear as a choice in the vehicle hire insurance section. For some geographical/partner Minibus rental combinations the cover might not be available.

Essential Cover comes with fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and much more.

Essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle booking, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a wide-range of additional costs that standard insurance doesn't.

Collecting your Minibus hire in Faro with a debit card .

You can pay with Visa, American Express or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card provided by a bank or credit card company when hiring a Minibus with us.

Don't forget that quite often Minibus hire partners that do accept debit card at the desk are not as cost effective as those that accept credit card only.

It is useful to know the payment options for your Minibus hire, as payments for add ons (like GPS and extra drivers) might have to be paid for in the local currency (by credit card or debit card) when you pick up the Minibus.

If you've chosen Essential or Basic Cover for your vehicle, it often means that you will need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the vehicle. You'll more often than not be given the option to pay for a top up policy by the hire partner on collection, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

You can book using a huge number of currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).

One thing to think about when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card on collection, Minibus rental companies sometimes block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a large amount of money and if you opt to pay using debit card this might be debited from your bank and not refunded until a couple of weeks after you've returned the vehicle.

It's ridiculously easy on our website to view which X hire brands can accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare which Minibus hire brands do accept your card type at the counter.

Frequently, Minibus rentals that include the Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the vehicle with no extra charges. You can view if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the different vehicle rental security deposit and insurance options on the second step of our website booking process.

Would you prefer us to allow you to pay using something other than credit card or debit card? Feel free to contact us and let us know. We are open to new ideas regarding how to improve the service we offer and make arranging your vehicle hire as Stress Free as it can be.

Most of the Minibus rental brands we compare prices for will accept a debit card when you pick up the Minibus; sometimes these do have special T&Cs related with them. Be sure that you check the terms and conditions if you intend to pick up the Minibus using a debit card.

Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

There's a wide variety of reasons why we're different from our rivals but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our frustration with the process of hiring a vehicle.

Our website checks millions of Minibus hire deals at 1000s of vehicle hire locations to source great offers and make booking them on the website as easy, quick and Stress Free as it should be

Stress Free Car Rental work hard to ensure that we provide customers with all of the best Minibus hire prices with no hidden fees.

We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our Minibus hire price match guarantee means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.

Brands we work with include the main vehicle hire providers like Europcar and Hertz there are some companies we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we do not list these on our website.

Stress Free Car Rental won't work with just any Minibus hire firms. We're selective to only work with brands you can trust.

Our pricing always includes extra fees that other vehicle rental websites don't usually display - this makes sure that our process is as transparent as it can be.

The reason we do things a bit differently is because we got frustrated with seeing people being hit with unexpected fees and felt like we could provide a better service.

Rental car terms

Theft liability cover (theft protection)

Theft liability insurance (theft protection)
All of the car hire at Faro is covered for theft liability included in the price displayed (usually with an excess which is clearly displayed on the site).

Theft liability covers the amount due if the hire car is stolen. It usually includes an excess amount, which means you would be required to pay the first part of any claim (usually between £800 to £3,000, depending on the car, the country and the deal.

When you insure your excess with an excess reimbursement policy, however, you'll be reimbursed for any or all of of the excess you have to pay (See our essential cover). With Premium Cover your excess amount can be reduced.

Car hire excess

Your hire car at Faro is insured for theft and damage as part of the hire cost. However, there's almost always an insurance excess to pay* - this is similar to the excess on your own car in the UK. However, the excess on rental cars can be very high. It's often in the region of £1,000 to £2,500. If you decide not to cover the excess you could be liable to pay for damage to the car up to the value of the excess . Check out the Premium Cover car rental options if you'd like to avoid having a large amount held on your card when you collect the car.
Hire car excess

Additional driver fees

Extra driver costs
Car rental contracts at Faro is between the hire car company and the person who signs the agreement and will be the named driver. This requires that you have to ask for any other drivers to be added, this usually means an additional cost (which can be up to £13a day at Faro ). We often list promotions where extra drivers are free. Beware of being asked if you'd like to include a driver without being informed of the price.

Stress Free Car Rental's Premium cover

Premium insurance is the highest level of Minibus hire cover we provide.

Many of our clients decide to choose the Premium Cover option when they're are renting a vehicle because it usually lowers the security deposit for the excess to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or vehicle hire insurance excess risk. You can also often collect the vehicle using debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.

Choosing Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also opt to purchase Premium Cover at the vehicle rental counter, It might be less expensive to book this in advance on our website when you make your Minibus rental booking.

You're able to buy Premium Cover alongside your vehicle rental, so that you understand the price of everything before you pay.

We want you to be able to make an informed decision regarding which Minibus rental insurance product is best for you, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to give you the option to rent a vehicle including a Premium cover product.

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Why choose StressFreeCarRental.com during the Covid pandemic?

If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle

All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.

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