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Madeira Car Rental with SIXT

If you book a Madeira car rental with SIXT, you will be provided with a reliable and comfortable vehicle that is perfect for exploring the area. We have a diverse fleet that is filled with car categories for every budget and preference. Whether you’re exploring the scenic city of Funchal or going to the Machico area, we have a car that will suit your needs. Our flexible rental periods and unlimited kilometers give you the freedom to explore the island on your own time. Soak up some sun by renting a convertible or choose a spacious passenger van for traveling with a group. 


SIXT Services in Madeira

Our branches offer a variety of options for a rent a car in Madeira, including economy models and luxurious vehicles. Choose from car categories that include station wagons, SUVs, sedans, exotic cars, compact cars and convertibles. With our bookable extras, it’s easy to customize your reservation, whether you want a child seat or SIXT Connect Wi-Fi service. For a quick trip to the beach, opt for a one-day rental. If you’ll be exploring Madeira for a while, you may prefer a long-term rental. If you need some tips on driving in Madeira and the rest of Portugal, check out our article on driving tips for Europe.

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Good to know when you’re visiting Madeira

One-way car rental in Madeira

Rentals between SIXT stations in Madeira are allowed, depending on the tariff. It is not allowed to book one-way rentals between Madeira and the Azores mainland. 

Documents you need to rent a car in Madeira

You will need a valid driver’s license held for at least one year, plus an ID or passport. If your license uses a non-Roman alphabet like Cyrillic or Arabic, you also need an international driving permit. 

Car rental under 25 in Madeira

You must be at least 19 for a Madeira car rental, with a license held for at least one year. Some car categories have a higher minimum age, and a surcharge applies to drivers under 25. 

Best Cities to Visit in Madeira

  • Câmara De Lobos: Known for being one of the earliest settlements on the island, Câmara De Lobos has beautiful natural landscapes, which include beaches and impressive cliffs. The waterfront is lined with colorful fishing boats, while the town has charming cobblestone streets.  
  • Funchal: Funchal has become particularly famous for its architecture, which includes Gothic and Romanesque buildings, such as the iconic Funchal Cathedral that is known for its carved wooden ceiling. There is also the São Tiago Fortress that was built in the 1600s. 
  • Machico: The city of Machico is a great place to sunbathe or to swim, and it also is a popular destination for avid hikers, due to the many scenic trails that can be found in the area. For an interesting experience, go to Prainha Beach, which has black sand. 


Summer in Madeira

With its beautiful weather and beaches, summer is a particularly popular time to visit Madeira. There are a few different recreational activities that visitors tend to participate in, whether it be snorkeling along the coast, kayaking, hiking throughout the many mountains and hills in the region, and cycling. 

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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