If you go to Ponta Delgada with a group of several people, with your family and friends, we recommend hiring a car. Therefore, you will save on services of tour companies and get your own unforgettable impressions. As soon as you get the car keys, you get full freedom of movement and may go where you want, without looking at conventional tourist routes. And with cars-scanner, you may save up to 70% on your rental; we regularly launch special offers together with rental companies of the city.
Decide what car you want to drive in the city of Ponta Delgada to find out daily average cost.
In addition, the price depends on the point where you are planning to pick up the car. Pay attention to this to make the trip more advantageous.
All the rumours that travelling across Ponta Delgada by car are over exaggerated. Of course, there are difficulties with parking, but everything is solvable, moreover, the quality of the road surface is excellent. Plus there are minor traffic jams, and quite reasonable speed limits. Particularities:
Carefully follow the information on the road signs; sometimes the allowed speed is reduced for some local reasons.
Please note that drivers under 25 and over 70 are often less trusted at the provider's office and are subject to an extra payment when renting. The policies of your car rental company may be found on our website in the Age Restrictions section.
You may take a car to Ponta Delgada and return it to another city without any problems. Just search for suitable offers by specifying the return city you need. The search results will show only offers from those companies that allow return in another city. The indicated price already includes a one-way tariff.
You may book a car in advance; and if your plans change, you will be free to cancel your booking 24 hours before the start of the rental time. This is the standard contract condition.
In the case of cancellation within the next 24 hours, you will be charged a fee of 50 EUR.
Compensation for cancellation on the day of booking is not provided; in this case, you will be charged the full amount for the entire rental time.
To cancel the order, use the special form on the website.
Before choosing a car and booking, check the list of special offers and deals on the cars-scanner website. They may help you save a significant amount. In addition, early booking will help you optimise costs; many rental companies give additional discounts to those who book the rental 2-6 months before the trip.
When you book, you fix the cost indicated on the current date. If the trip for some reason will not take place, you may cancel the booking free of charge 24 hours before the start of the rental time.
Full insurance may be taken out on the cars-scanner website or in Ponta Delgada, at the rental company office.
Carefully read the terms and conditions; there should be a complete list of all occurrences clearly written in the Insurance Cover section.
|Car rental company||Car class||Apx. Deposit amount|
|Mini / Economy||200-400 £|
|Compact / Standard||400-800 £|
|Fullsize / Premium||700+ £|
|Mini / Economy / Compact||150-500 £|
|Standard / Estate||300-700 £|
|Fullsize / Premium / SUV||700+ £|
|Mini / Economy||250-500 £|
|Standard / Estate||300-750 £|
|Fullsize / Premium / Minivan||600+ £|
|Compact / Standard / Estate||300-700 £|
|Fullsize / Premium / Cabrio||550+ £|
|Mini / Economy||250-600 £|
|Compact / Standard||400-900 £|
|Fullsize / Premium||500+ £|
Earlier we mentioned that the cost of rental even using the same one provider depends on the point where you pick up a car. For easy orientation, we've pinpointed all of them on the map; use it and save money.
In Ponta Delgada, as well as in other European cities, adherence of traffic rules is strictly monitored, and punishments are rigorously enforced. Follow the speed limits and traffic rules, do not drink at the wheel, and most likely, a meeting with the road patrol service staff will be a threatening one. There is also a chance to get fined in everyday life. We have collected the most common situations you should beware of:
It is important to remember two things. The first one is that you are visiting the city and its inhabitants, and on a visit, you should stick to the house rules. Therefore, even if a requirement seems irrational to you, stick to it. Therefore, you will save time and money and keep your reputation. The second one is that not all violations are resolved by fines. Some offences are considered so serious that their outcome is determined by the court. Getting into a confrontation in a foreign city during your own vacation is not a good idea.
According to the rules of most rental companies of Ponta Delgada, the provision of an international driving licence is required.