Terceira car hire

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Cheap car hire in Terceira

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Top tips for hiring a car in Terceira

  • Those that will be visiting Terceira with young children will want to take note of the car seat laws that Portugal has. In Portugal, all children under the age of 12 must be in a proper car seat or booster seat. They also must be in the back of the car, rather than the front. The only exception to this law is if a child is at least 1.35 m ( 4.9 ft), they can sit in the front of the car and are not required to have a car seat. The type of car seat that you will need to use will vary depending on the age, height, and weight of your child.
  • Many travelers will often find it most convenient to rent a compact car while visiting Terceira. The island’s roads can be quite steep and narrow in certain places, so a compact car will make it easier for you to maneuver throughout the region. Many of the compact cars that are available for rent in Terceira still can fit up to four passengers, so you will have plenty of room.
  • If possible, try to drive as much as you can during the day. Because many of the streets are small and winding, and it is not guaranteed that there are street lights installed in every part of the island, it is usually safer to do your traveling when the sun is up. If you end up driving at night, make sure to drive slowly and proceed with extra caution.
  • Always keep your eyes open for things on the road, particularly animals, such as cows. The roads on the island are not fenced off, so you will often find herds of farm animals wandering into the street. Because many of the roads have blind curves, you will want to drive slowly to prevent yourself from ending up in an accident.
  • Book your car hire in Terceira at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Terceira are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Terceira

  • What is the most popular car hire in Terceira?

    Mini (Renault Twingo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Terceira.

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

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

  • Should I rent a car in Terceira?

    The island does not have extensive public transportation, so renting your own vehicle is the best way to explore Terceira. Having a car will allow you to go to more rural parts of the region, and you can do so on your own time, without having to wait for a bus. Plus, it will make it easy to transport all of your luggage and any recreational equipment that you have, like a bike.

  • What is driving like in Terceira?

    Driving in Terceira is relatively straightforward, as it is a fairly rural island and does not have too many cars. You will almost never find yourself caught in traffic, for example. However, many of the roads are known for being narrow, steep, and winding, so you will want to always proceed with caution and drive slowly in order to be as safe as possible. Parking is relatively easy, as there is not an abundance of cars on the island.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Terceira?

    To rent a car in Portugal, you must be a minimum of 18 years old. However, if you are between the ages of 18 and 25, be prepared to pay an additional daily fee, as many rental agencies require this for young drivers. If you do not have a driver’s license that was issued by Portugal, you can still typically rent a car by either using a license from your home country or an international driver’s license. Keep in mind that if you do this, you will need to provide the rental company with your passport. Make sure to check with the specific company that you will be renting from, as requirements vary depending on the agency. 

Car hire locations in Terceira

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  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in Terceira

    2 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Terceira

    2 Locations

  • addcarrental

    ADDCAR RENTAL car hire locations in Terceira

    1 Location

  • aerodrive

    AeroDrive car hire locations in Terceira

    1 Location

  • angrautorentacar

    Angrauto Rent A Car car hire locations in Terceira

    1 Location

  • autatlantisrentacar

    Autatlantis Rent a Car car hire locations in Terceira

    1 Location

  • economy

    Economy Rent a Car car hire locations in Terceira

    1 Location

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Terceira

    1 Location

  • fox

    Fox car hire locations in Terceira

    1 Location

  • goldcar

    Goldcar Rental SP car hire locations in Terceira

    1 Location

  • interrent

    INTERRENT car hire locations in Terceira

    1 Location

  • ilhaverde

    Ilha Verde car hire locations in Terceira

    1 Location

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