Madeira is a natural haven just waiting to be explored so jump in the driver's seat!
A beautiful island floating in the middle of the Atlantic, Madeira has plenty to offer holidaymakers from all walks of life! With so much to see, a hire car is a fantastic way to get around and with Economy Car Hire you can enjoy great car rental rates with a host of added benefits. Share the driving with the option of a second driver completely free of charge, enjoy peace of mind with no insurance excess and travel far and wide with unlimited mileage. Remember to book online to enjoy our 5% online discount too.
We are a family run car hire broker based in the UK, established in 2000. With a number of years of experience and a strong customer ethos, we ensure we always work with high quality and reputable suppliers at every location we serve. Whether it's just the two of you of if you're travelling with family and friends, you can choose from a wide range of vehicles for your car hire booking in Madeira. Should you have any questions at any time during your booking, our friendly Customer Advisors will be happy to answer your queries either via email or on the phone.
As a relatively small island, Madeira is primarily served by the main airport; Funchal Airport. Due to its popularity, it is often referred to simply as Madeira Airport. Its proximity to the capital Funchal naturally makes it a very convenient choice with the delights of the Tropical Palace Gardens, Botanical Gardens and the cable car ride to enjoy and that's just for starters.
There is also a small neighbouring island called Porto Santo which is just a short ferry trip from the mainland so you may opt to fly into Porto Santo Airport on the north east side of the island and hire a car to explore the surrounding areas, as well as to take a day trip or two onto Madeira itself.
Whichever airport you land at, there is plenty more waiting to be discovered across this beautiful island, affectionately nicknamed the 'Floating Garden of the Atlantic'.
There's a host of exciting things to see and do on this impressive volcanic island, from natural sights to city fun! Venture to Ribeiro Frio located on the edge of the aptly named Riberio Frio Natural Park. This is a great place in which to enjoy the natural surroundings with wondrous views at every turn and plenty of fresh air.
As is the case with mainland Portugal, Madeira boasts a number of varied, challenging yet enjoyable golf courses across the island. Whether you know your stuff or fancy having a go at a new sport, why not visit the 18-hole Palheiro Golf Club in Funchal or Santo da Serra Golf Club. Whichever course you choose, fabulous views will compliment your play.
Journey to Porto Moniz found on the northwest coast of the island. The area is famed for its natural lava pools which are filled with sea water, creating wonderful natural swimming pools right on the coast. On a warm day, the area gets quite busy as it's a popular choice for families. There are changing rooms, lockers and even lifeguards here as well as a snack bar. Afterwards, why not visit the local aquarium!
Located north of Funchal, the Caves of Sao Vicente make a really popular and interesting day out and are easy to reach with your own transport. Enjoy a tour of these fantastic volcanic caves and lava tubes and learn all about the mammoth eruption 400,000 years ago which resulted in the birth of the island. It's an interesting option for adults and children alike.