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In Horta we recommend the following car hire offers

from 135 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Compact Minivan
e.g. Peugeot 2008
4 Days from 19.07 - 23.07.2024
Example vehicle
from 145 £ per day

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e.g. Hyundai Kauai
4 Days from 19.07 - 23.07.2024
Example vehicle
from 140 £ per day
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Compact Minivan
e.g. Peugeot 2008
4 Days from 19.07 - 23.07.2024
Example vehicle

Explore Horta in the Azores with a hired car

Mit dem Mietwagen über die Azoren

Exploring the Azores by hired car

If you are travelling to Horta in the Azores, be sure to book a hired car in advance. Because there is so much to discover in Horta and also the rest of the island. On our comparison portal you will find all car hire companies on the island and thus you can book the best offer already from home. Horta is the main town of Faial Island and is located in the southeast of the island. Explore the picturesque bays or take your hired car to the breathtaking nature.

Spending the summer in Horta on Faial

You will definitely not forget the summer in Horta and its surroundings in a hurry. Faial is also called the Blue Island because there are so many hydrangea bushes on the island. Get into your hired car and explore the most beautiful places of the island on your own. The pleasantly warm temperatures in summer invite you to explore mysterious caves, go hiking or explore the small towns. If you want to relax a bit under the summer sun, you can simply drive to one of the beautiful beaches and enjoy the view. Summer evenings are best spent in one of the pubs in Horta.

Car hire Horta: What do I have to consider?

If you pick up a hired car directly after your arrival at Horta Airport (HOR), you will be mobile from the first moment on Faial. There are a few things to keep in mind when booking as well as when picking up the car.

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Checking the hired car for damages


When it comes to insurance for the hired car, it is easy to lose track. To save you from that, you will find all relevant insurance options on We always recommend that you take out fully comprehensive insurance without excess. This way you will travel stress-free even in case of damage. You can also opt for the following additional insurance options:

  • Glass and tire insurance
  • Underbody insurance
  • Roof insurance
  • Passenger accident insurance


When you pick up the hired car at the car hire agency in Horta, you have to pay a deposit. The deposit amount can be up to 2,000 Euros depending on the car hire company and is usually paid by credit card. Of course, you will get the money back when you return the hired car.


Before you start your well-deserved holiday, you should inspect the hired car for scratches and other damage. If you find anything, please inform your car hire company so that you will not be held liable when you return the car.

The right hired car for Horta

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The right car for everyone

Depending on your travel plans to Horta, different car models are suitable for you. On you will find everything from convertibles and compact cars to minivans and luxury cars. If you have decided on your desired model, you can also select additional options, such as child seat, navigation device, air conditioning or all-wheel drive. In this way, the hired car in Horta fits exactly to your plans and you are guaranteed to have a lot of fun with it.

With the hired car to the highlights in and around Horta

Old Town

The old town of Horta invites you to stroll and linger. Stroll through the alleys and admire the mansions and the waterfront. If you are in Horta you should not miss the church São Salvador. Park the hired car and enter. The church is one of the oldest and simplest churches on the island and dates back to the early 16th century. It was raided and burned by English pirates at the end of Elizabeth's reign. It was rebuilt in 1607.

Monte da Espalamaca

Monte da Espalamaca rises to the north of Horta and, together with Monte da Guia, forms the Bay of Horta. If you climb all the way up to Monte da Espalamaca, you will find a viewpoint called Miradouro Nossa Senhora da Conceicão. From there you can enjoy a magnificent view of Horta.


  • Capelinhos
  • Caldeira do Faial

  • Porto Comprido

  • Morro de Castelo Branco

  • Varadouro

Altstadt von Horta, Azoren

Old town of Horta, Azores

Blick auf Varadouro, Azoren

View of Varadouro

Leuchtturm von Ponta dos Capelinhos, Azoren

Lighthouse of Ponta dos Capelinhos

Distance from Horta

In the table below, you can get an overview of the distances of the excursion destinations from Horta:

Destination Distance from Horta by hired car
Monte de Espalamaca 3 km
Caldeira do Faial 16 km
Porto Comprido 23 km
Varadouro 20 km

Visit Faial's neighboring islands

If you liked the island of Faial, you should definitely visit the other Azores islands during your next holiday. São Miguel, for example, should be on your itinerary if you are interested in volcanic landscapes. It is the most volcanically active island of the Azores. The island of Santa Maria, in turn, convinces with fairy-tale forests and small sweet houses. In Flores, untouched nature and magnificent waterfalls are waiting for you. Whichever island you choose, there are charming places everywhere in the Azores.

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