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Horta car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
Tue 25/6
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Horta

  • Book car hire in Horta and explore the beautiful island of Faial at your own pace. Buses on the island are infrequent and there may not be public transport connections available for some destinations. With a car, you can take it slow and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the island. In particular, the incredible Caldeira Grande is only about a 25min drive from Horta. Faial is small enough that you can take a trip around the main road of the island in roughly one hour, meaning pretty much anywhere on the island can be visited as a day trip.
  • Horta Airport (HOR) is only around 10min from the centre of Horta. You can find a range of international and local companies offering car hire in Horta from the airport. However, not all of them actually have offices at the airport and have vehicles on-site. Some will arrange transportation to their offices in the city and others will arrange to have the car brought to the airport so it's ready when you arrive. You'll often need to return your car with a full tank of petrol, so if you're returning it to the airport, consider making use of the petrol station right next door.
  • When driving around Faial keep an eye out for signs that read "Miradouro". These will often point to picturesque viewpoints and you'll always be glad you pulled over to take a look. On the off chance that you have a breakdown while exploring Horta or the island, you'll want to be prepared. Like in many other European countries, your Horta car hire company should include a warning triangle and reflective vests in your vehicle. If you have a breakdown you should put the vest on and set up the warning triangle around 30 metres behind your car.
  • If you head outside the city or off the highway, it's likely that you'll encounter winding roads with sharp turns when using car hire in Horta. Fog is also quite common, so be prepared to turn your lights on and slow down when necessary. Keep an eye out for animals, particularly between dawn and dusk and be prepared for the trip to take longer than expected. You may find your path blocked by cows or goats and it's often best to wait for them to move on on their own.
  • Book your rental car in Horta at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Horta are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

Horta car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Horta 
MilesAug 2023
It’s the island vibe, not the North American overly procedural approach. So exhale and entrust that it will all come together in the end.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Take it easy around the island, only 1 stop light here, be courteous and enjoy

FAQs about renting a car in Horta

  • How much is the price of fuel in Horta?

    The average price of fuel in Horta is RM 32.63 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between RM 392 and RM 522, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Horta?

    Mini (Peugeot 108 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Horta.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Horta?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Horta?

    A Mini car hire in Horta costs RM 317 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Horta?

    An Economy car rental in Horta costs RM 375 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Horta?

    A Compact car rental in Horta costs RM 549 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Horta?

    Generally speaking, it's a good idea to opt for a smaller vehicle when driving in Horta. There are some narrow roads on the island and a smaller car will make it easier to get around the city centre. The roads are mostly very well maintained, so a 4x4 won't usually be necessary. You should also bear in mind that manual cars are more common in Horta, so if you prefer an automatic vehicle, make sure to book well in advance.

  • What's the speed limit in Horta?

    The speed limit outside the city is generally 80 km/h (roughly 50 mph). Within the city it's generally 50 km/h (around 30 mph) and on the highways it's generally 100 km/h (about 62 mph). However, always drive to the conditions and be prepared to drive slower than the speed limit if you encounter fog and/or heavy rain.

  • Where are the best places to park in Horta?

    It's fairly easy to find free parking in Horta and across the island of Faial. If you need to park in the city centre you may need to pay. This is usually relatively inexpensive, around €0.60 (roughly £0.50). If you're staying in Horta, parking your car at your accommodation is generally the simplest thing to do if you're exploring the city on foot. If you're visiting the Caldeira, you'll find a car park close to the top, just be aware that it does get busy during the high season.

Horta car rental reviews and directory

Ilha Verde

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

4.0

3 locations in Horta

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Locations in Horta

Av 25 Abril -Terminal Maritimo da Horta

+351 918 611 766

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Horta Airport

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Rua Angustias N. 70 R / C

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Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Horta

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Aeroporto Do Faial

+351 962 376 766

Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday06:00 - 21:00

Fail- Horta - 296 - Acor Rent

Monday09:00 - 18:30
Tuesday09:00 - 18:30
Wednesday09:00 - 18:30
Thursday09:00 - 18:30
Friday09:00 - 18:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00

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Sixt

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Horta

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Aeroporto da Horta

+351 255 788 199

Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
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Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
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Sunday08:00 - 19:00

Rua Angustias nº 70 r/c

+351 255 788 199

Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:00

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2Rent

2.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Horta

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3, Rua Conselheiro Medeiros

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Castelo Branco, Faial

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2.0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
They do not have a counter at the airport as advertised and the representative showed up 1 1/2 hours after he was supposed to be there. Rental cars.com, who it went through, has no way to contact them, nor did 2Cars, so you just have to sit as and pray someone shows up. Terrible experience.

1 out of 1

Wayzor

10.0

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Horta

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Horta Airport

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Largo Dr. Manuel de Arriaga

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Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

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3 locations in Horta

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Aeroporto Da Horta

+351 292 943 945

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Av.25 De Abril

+351 918 611 766

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R.angustias,70-r/c

+351 292 392 786

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Autatlantis

9.1

Wonderful

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3 locations in Horta

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Aenida 25 de Abril

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Horta Airport

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Terminal Marítimo Porto Da Horta

+351 926 719 904

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Goldcar Rental SP

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Horta

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Horta Airport

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Avis

4.9

Mediocre

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3 locations in Horta

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Av 25 Abril

Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
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Horta Airport Azores

+351 292 943 945

Monday08:00 - 19:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
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Rua Angustias N 70 Rc

+351 292 392 786

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keddy by Europcar

4.8

Mediocre

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3 locations in Horta

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Aeroporto Da Horta

+351 292 943 945

Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:00

Av.25 De Abril

+351 918 611 766

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R.angustias,70-r/c

+351 292 392 786

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Auto Turistica

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6 locations in Horta

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Locations in Horta

Horta Downtown

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Horta Port

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Horta airport

+351 292 943 503

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Rua Conselheiro Medeiros, 12

+351 292 292 308

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Terminal Ferry Horta

+351 292 292 308

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Terminal Maritimo da Horta - Ferry

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Sunnycars

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6 locations in Horta

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Airport Da Horta

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Airport Horta,Código Postal

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Av 25 Abril – Terminal Maritimo da Horta

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Desk inside arrival terminal of ferries

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Rua 25 de April

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Rua Angustias 70 r/c

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Faial Car Rental

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4 locations in Horta

Locations in Horta

Av 25 de Abril 9900 Horta (Terminal Ferry Desk)

+351 292 292 308

Monday08:30 - 19:00
Tuesday08:30 - 19:00
Wednesday08:30 - 19:00
Thursday08:30 - 19:00
Friday08:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:30 - 19:00
Sunday08:30 - 19:00

Castelo Branco 9900 Horta (Desk at the Arriavals)

+351 292 292 308

Monday08:30 - 19:00
Tuesday08:30 - 19:00
Wednesday08:30 - 19:00
Thursday08:30 - 19:00
Friday08:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:30 - 19:00
Sunday08:30 - 19:00

Horta Ferry Terminal

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Rua Conselheiro medeiros, 12 Horta

+351 292 292 308

Monday09:00 - 18:30
Tuesday09:00 - 18:30
Wednesday09:00 - 18:30
Thursday09:00 - 18:30
Friday09:00 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 18:30
Sunday09:00 - 18:30

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AZORESCAR

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One location in Horta

Locations in Horta

Av. 25 de Abril

+351 969 294 412

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Firefly

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One location in Horta

Locations in Horta

Fail- Horta - 296 - Acor Rent

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Rhodium

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One location in Horta

Locations in Horta

Horta Airport

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Shouqi

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One location in Horta

Locations in Horta

Av.25 De Abril Terminal Maritimo Da Horta

+351 918 611 766

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4 travellers who rented a car in Horta gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car hire locations in or near Horta

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Most popular car type

Mini

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Horta car hire information

Pick-up locationHorta
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Hire locations44
Airport locations14