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Car Hire Algarve Deals - Sixt rent a car

After flying into Faro Airport, the simplest way to explore the Algarve is by hiring a vehicle. Sixt has three main branches located at major tourist areas to ensure that your holiday goes to plan. You will find Sixt car hire in the Algarve immediately available when you leave your flight, as we are conveniently located at the airport terminal. Whichever vehicle you have chosen, Sixt car rental in the Algarve can get you on the road quickly and easily. You can reach most of the Algarve's major resorts by car in under an hour, including Albufeira, which is just a short 40 minute drive away.


Hire a Car in the Algarve

Our Sixt branches in the Algarve can all be located by clicking on the map tab. We have two branches that are situated at Faro Airport. At Faro Airport we are conveniently located at the airport car rental centre and are open from 6am to 12 midnight, Monday to Sunday. A second branch is situated at Faro Airport Shuttle on the airport road, which is open from 8am to 8pm. You can also find a Sixt branch located in the popular coastal resort of Vilamoura, which is open from 8am to 6pm. Sixt provides a wide choice of rental cars, ranging from economy cars to luxury cars and SUVs. A quick look at the price comparisons between our different classes will give you a good idea of their affordability. It's easy to reserve your chosen class of vehicle, however, we cannot guarantee specific models.


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Our Service

Booking with Sixt car rental in the Algarve offers a comprehensive range of services and optional extras. If you are travelling with children to one of the Algarve's popular tourist resorts, you can benefit from car hire in the Algarve, particularly with a large estate car. Alternatively, enjoy the freedom of the Portuguese roads in style by hiring a luxury convertible or 4x4. At our Faro Airport branches, you also have the option of 24 hour return, which offers plenty of flexibility when dropping off your vehicle. If you have already booked with us, you can still benefit from the services that we have available, by booking them through our Sixt app.


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Traffic Infromation

Driving to your chosen Algarve resort is surprisingly simple, thanks to the convenience of car hire, the short driving distances and the network of fast roads and motorways in the area. You can hire a car and quickly reach the western coast from the airport in your choice of rental cars in just over an hour but most popular resorts along the Algarve, like Albufeira and Vilamoura can be reached in just 30 or 40 minutes. As you leave Faro Airport in your car rental vehicle, you can drive east on the A22 motorway to reach your chosen hotel at many of the region's most popular resorts within a short amount of time. As you begin to familiarise yourself with the area, why not explore neighbouring towns and villages in your rental vehicle by taking the N125 instead for a more leisurely drive through some of the local towns and villages?


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Sixt Tip

The Algarve offers such a high variety of resorts it can be difficult to know where to begin your holiday. Albufeira is by far the biggest tourist resort in the Algarve, as it offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a fun family holiday at the beach, enjoy exploring pretty cobbled back streets or are a night owl looking for a thrilling party scene, Albufeira has it all. The Strip is the centre of nightlife, filled with pubs and bars galore. By contrast, the pretty streets of the Old Town are ideal for discovering a wide variety of family friendly restaurants. If you are looking for a lovely panoramic view of Albufeira, head to the Pau da Bandeira viewpoint, which is a great place for the perfect photo opportunity.


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Sightseeing Destinations

Faro Old Town, encircled by its ancient city walls, lies at the very heart of Faro and offers up plenty of beautiful historic buildings to explore, including the neoclassical Arco da Vila gate, Faro's ancient cathedral and the sinister looking Capela de Ossos Bone Chapel.

Distance to Faro Old Town

  • From Faro Airport: 4 miles, about 15 minutes
  • From Albufeira: 28 miles, about 42 minutes


Ponta da Piedale promises memorable scenic views for any visitor. This popular tourist spot is comprised of an unusual group of rock formations situated just down the coast from Lagos. You can descend the steps to reach some of the most scenic spots, but don't forget to take your camera.

Distance to Ponta da Piedale

  • From Faro Airport: 57 miles, about 1 hour
  • From Lagos: 2.5 miles, about 10 minutes


Tavira, located on the eastern side of the Algarve is a lovely little town for spending a day trip or the weekend. Sitting on the Gilão River, this elegant fishing town can transport visitors into an ancient time thanks to its unique character and history. Apart from being an incredibly beautiful place to visit, the town is notable for its fine churches, fabulous island beach and relaxing river front.

Distance to Tavira

  • From Faro Airport: 25 miles, about 40 minutes
  • From Albufeira: 44 miles, about 50 minutes



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Cuisine, climate and children

Climate and temperatures

Algarve has a hot Mediterranean climate. July is the hottest month averaging at 24°C, while the coldest is January at 12°C. Visiting in August will likely be the month with most sunshine, while the wettest would be December.

The Tuscan Cuisine

The Algarve cuisine is unique and delicious: fish is the most popular dish that comes in a huge variety. Be sure to eat the Conquilhas Abertas, tender clams steamed open in the pot and cooked with olive oil, garlic and coriendar. All through the coast pork and Piri Piri chicken recipes are very popular. Even curry lovers can find interesting dishes due to the influence of imported spices from India over the centuries.

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Portugal makes a great family holiday. There are a few water parks as well as aquariums and even dolphin spotting trips. Of, course the beaches themselves are spectacular and make for a great day out whenever the sun is shining.

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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