A Pico Island rental vehicle provides international visitors with a great means of visiting various POIs, such as the Faial-Pico Channel, among others around Madalena. With a car rental at Pico Island Airport, you lower your traveling budget because you pay for the rental contract as a single package, unlike public transport that requires you to pay for every trip commute you make. Additionally, you have the freedom of selecting a vehicle model that suits your preference, and you can move around freely and comfortably.
Do you plan to visit other islands besides Pico? You can do that without incurring further rental costs. Pico is part of a triangle made of two other islands, Sao Jorge and Faial. You can partner with a car rental at Pico Island Airport and take the car on a ferry to another island instead of undergoing the entire rental process again. This can significantly reduce your rental costs, but more critically, it means that you'll have a car to drive around on each island.
Whichever car rental at Pico Island Airport you decide to partner with, you'll end up renting a car from Ilha Verde, and you'll sign a contract with the agency no matter the company you choose. Typically, the car inspection form you get typically indicates that the car is clean and without scratches. That might not be the case, and we recommend that you take a thorough visual assessment of the car, noting the smallest blemishes because failure to do so will mean you'll have to cater to the damages.
To have the best rental experience at an affordable rate, we recommend that you book your desired car in advance. This is especially critical when you intend on visiting the island during the peak season (from May to September). Your Pico Island Airport car rental will be dealing with a high demand for cars, and it'll be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Automatic vehicles are especially in low numbers, and they tend to go faster. If possible, try booking online in your hometown to ensure you get the specific model at lower-than-normal rates.
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FAQs about renting a car at Pico Island Airport
Any traveler wishing to rent a vehicle must be 21 years and show a valid driver's license that has been valid for at least a year. It's essential to note that any renter between 21 and 24 years might be subject to underage surcharges and may also be limited to specific vehicle models and types. Additionally, you need to have a major credit card sufficiently funded to cater to the rental car. Finally, you'll need proof of identity, such as a valid passport that has been valid for not less than six months.
Your car rental at Pico Island Airport might provide a one-way car rental, which means you'll return the car to an off-site location. Many onsite rental operators provide the service, although you'll have to incur extra costs. For instance, if you'd like to visit the neighboring Azores islands, your Pico Island Airport car rental can agree to let you leave the car at either Sao Roque do Pico or Madalena port for a small fee.
Once your flight touches down at Pico Island Airport, you can find car-rental companies inside the arrival terminal close to the baggage claims area. To save a few dollars, you may choose to pick up a rental car from reputable rentals downtown or in the nearby locations off Pico Island Airport’s premises.
On average a rental car at Pico Island Airport costs C$ 78 per day.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Pico Island Airport to off-airport locations include Ilha Verde, Avis, and Europcar.