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Frequently asked questions

What happens if I need to cancel my Algarve car reservation?
Read over the rental policy to be sure, but most bookings qualify for a full refund if you advise us more than six hours ahead of picking up the car. There are some exceptions though. Your confirmation will have more details, or just hop onto our Customer Service Portal.
What types of cars can I rent in Algarve?
If you’ll be journeying to bustling cities, it’s good to think small — like an economy-sized car. The most popular rental in Algarve, they can easily maneuver around congested streets, slip into tight parking spaces and offer fantastic mileage. But there’s nothing holding you back from going big either! Browse our mid-size or full-size options if you need more room, or take things up a notch with one of our stylish premium rides.
How do I find the best car rental deals in Algarve with Expedia?
Nabbing an awesome deal on your Algarve rental car is a piece of cake with Expedia. Choose your preferred ride, add in a few more details and compare the offers across leading suppliers. Why not add flights and hotels to your booking? You’ll unlock even bigger savings when you combine your bookings into a package.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Algarve?
If you’re 18 and over, you can rent a car in Algarve. Take note that rental companies will charge an extra fee if you’re a young driver, which is meant to cover the higher damage risk involved. Also, young motorists are usually restricted from renting luxury cars or larger vehicles. Browse the fine print before booking so there are no hassles during pickup.
What do you need to rent a car in Algarve?
Most rental companies will need these two things — a current driver’s license and credit card. If you decide to opt out of the supplier’s insurance plan, proof of your own coverage will also likely be needed. Check your policy so you know what to bring when it’s time to pick up your ride.
Can I drive in Algarve with my U.S. Driver's license?
Yes, but if you really want to play it safe, obtain an International Driving Permit to accompany your U.S. License. The permit contains your name, photo and driver’s details and is an useful additional identity document.
Can I rent a car for a month or longer in Algarve?
Yes. We partner with trusted suppliers that offer long-term rentals for all car types. Head to our long-term car rental deals and explore every part of Algarve — or far beyond!
Where can I find an Algarve car rental if I am younger than 25?
Some Algarve companies will rent cars to drivers under 25 years old, and others won’t. Policies differ between suppliers, so be prepared to do some research. Also, find out if there are any extra costs. Some businesses will apply a surcharge to young drivers between the ages of 21 and 24. Always look through the terms and conditions so you know what to expect.