Car Hire under 25 at Faro Airport (FAO), Portugal
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Can young drivers hire cars from Faro airport?
Yes, many car hire providers allow drivers who are younger than the 25-year typical minimum age to hire a car from Faro airport. However, these younger drivers will be required to pay a supplement, which is a daily fee. This fee can cost anywhere from €5- €20 per day per driver. To find out the exact fee, do a search and make sure your age is entered correctly. The price will be built into your hire price.
What is the best car hire in Faro airport for young drivers?
If you are 21 or over 18, Alamo, Enterprise and Guerin do not consider you a young driver, and there would be no additional fee.
If you are 23 or 24 years of age, then Sixt car hire, Cael Rent a Car, Europcar and Keddy do not consider you a young driver, you qualify for the normal car hire charges (on smaller car models), therefor you would not need to pay any fee!
If you do have to pay a young driver fee, then Keddy, Discovery Car Hire, Drive on Holidays and Guerin all have prices starting at €5 per day for young driver. This is the cheapest young driver fees to be found in Faro airport. Compare the full rental costs of the various brands to see which works out better value for the full cost of your car hire.
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FAQ - Car Hire under 25 at Faro airport
Yes, most car hire companies operating from Faro airport allow drivers from 21-24 years old to hire a car when they pay a young driver supplement.
Alamo, Enterprise and Guerin, do no consider you a young driver if you are over 21, therefore you would not be required to pay an additional fee.
Yes, certain car hire companies allow drivers from 18 years and upwards to hire cars.
Companies that rent cars to 18+ year olds include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Interrent, and Rhodium offer cars for a young driver supplement.
Companies that rent cars to 19+ year olds include:
Drive on Holiday, Enterprise, Europcar, Flizzr and Guerin.
Younger drivers pay an extra fee when they drive a hire car. Find out what the various companies charge by looking at the table below for Faro Airport car hires.
The cheapest young driver fee is no fee!!
For 21+ years olds: Alamo, Enterprise and Guerin do not charge any additional fee.
If you are 23+ year olds: Sixt car hire, Cael Rent a Car, Europcar and Keddy do not charge any additional fee.
With most suppliers, you will only be allowed to rent smaller car classes, and not any bigger SUV or luxury models.
The fee is to cover the increased insurance risk of younger drivers. They are less experienced, and that means that statistically they have more insurance claims, and when they claim, the claims are usually bigger. The car hire companies charge an extra fee to cover this risk when they let younger drivers hire cars.
This isn´t saying that you personally are not a good driver, it all comes down to statistics.
When you book your hire online for Faro airport, you'll be asked your age when you do a search and will have to confirm it before you book. You can see if this influences the price.
For example, on Car Booker, you will be able to type your age into the box “Driver´s age” and then you will see the itemized charges in the “Price Summary” on the right-hand side.
If you book your car at the hire desk in Faro airport, the staff at the desk will check your identification and charge you a young drivers fee accordingly.
You should be able to see each company´s young driver fee its terms and conditions online or check out our guide here. It is always worth comparing the various companies offers to make sure you are getting the best car hire deal.
Young driver fees vary from country to country and from car hire company to company. The fees could range from €5 per day in Portugal to €38 per day in the UK. That´s why car hire comparison sites such as Car-Booker are great, you can compare the overall price and then get the best car hire deal to suit your needs.
The fee will be charged to your credit card, in the currency of the country you're hiring in.
The young driver fee will apply to you if you are the main driver or if you are added to the hire agreement as an additional driver.
The best way to avoid fees is to compare the car hire suppliers. Some view anyone under 25 as a young driver, whereas others, such as Alamo, Enterprise and Guerin car rental only charge an additional fee if you are under 21.
By comparing the various companies, you can see where you find the best price overall for your hire car. The normal car rental price plus any additional fee.
Also remember that it is easier to get a good deal when you choose a smaller car class, such as mini or economy, as many of the bigger car classes do not allow young drivers or charge you more to hire them.
No one company is best. The best car hire company is the one that gives you the best deal and service. Try to find the best overall price; do a search, look at the car size, then look at the insurance costs and young driver fee, and any other extras you want to add, then pick the best deal for you.