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Expedia car hire in Madeira Island comes with No Hidden Fees

Car rentals from Expedia offer you the opportunity to explore the beautiful roads and hidden locations in Madeira.

Hiring a car for your Madeira holiday means you can easily ex-plore both the most popular and more remote tourist areas. Stopping the car at your leisure and experiencing some of the most stunning viewpoints of Madeira is a unique way to enjoy the island and adds that personal touch.

Car rentals can be arranged in advance of your holiday using Expedia’s handy search tool, leaving you free to pick up your car from Madeira airport and drive straight to your hotel. It means you can make easy trips out to popular spots by car like the lava pools of Porto Moniz, the waterfalls of São Vicente/Seixal and the beautiful Laurissilva Forest in Fanal.

One area you don’t want to miss is the southwest coast. Take a scenic drive by the ocean and visit the most charming villages, such as Câmara de Lobos, the fisherman’s village or Jardim do Mar, the surfer’s paradise.

Take a drive up to Pico do Arieiro in the centre of the island: the second highest hill in Madeira, which stands above the clouds at 1818 meters. Not surprisingly, it offering outstanding views all around. A great starting points for mountain walks.

One of the most beautiful and most scenic drives is to cross the island through by the Encumeada Road. Take the old road instead of the tunnel for even more dramatic views (the road runs along 1000 meters above sea level).

Caniçal and Machico are both located on the east coast of Madeira and are where you can taste the famous limpets and fresh fish in one of the many seaside restaurants. Santo da Serra also has a lovely golf course and a Sunday Flea Market where you can taste and buy authentic Madeiran goods such as ‘bolo do caco’ bread with garlic but-ter, cider and fruits. All are well worth the drive.

Just 43 kilometres northeast of Madeira Island is Porto Santo Island and its pristine golden sandy beaches. You can take your car directly onto the daily ferryboat to ex-plore this neighbouring destination.

By renting a car in Madeira, you can embark on an unforgettable adventure, ex-ploring at your will the four corners of this unique volcanic island.

FAQs for car hire in Madeira Island

What’s the best price car rental in Madeira Island?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is in Madeira Island.

What’s the average car rental price in Madeira Island?

On average, car rentals in Madeira Island are .

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia Rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Madeira Island?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Madeira Island?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.