Horta Airport (HOR)
Driving Directions and Car Hire / Rental
(Horta, Faial Island, Azores Autonomous Region)
Located approximately 10 km / 6 miles from the urban centre of Horta city, the Horta Airport (HOR) is easy to find via a main road that is clearly marked with signposts. The city is accessible by taxi, with stands located outside the airport. Three car rental companies also offer services from the terminal and driving is the ideal way to get the most out of your visit to the Faial Island.
Traffic drives on the right-hand side in Horta and throughout Portugal, with cars approaching from the right always having the right of way, unless signposts indicate otherwise. However, this rule is often open to interpretation.
Speed limits in Horta, Portugal
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 90 kph / 55 mph
Motorways / highways: 120 kph / 75 mph
Horta Airport (HOR) Airport Car Rental / Car Hire
In order to rent a car at Horta Airport, you must first present your current driving licence. Only those over 21 years ago will be able to hire a car in Portugal, and drivers under 24 years old may also be required to pay a further 'young-driver' charge.
When renting a car at Horta Airport, always check the tyre tread, amount of fuel and the insurance cover provided. Be careful when parking, as rental cars can be targets for theft, so be sure not to leave any valuables inside. Many of the larger hotels in Horta offer car parking areas and this is worth considering when booking your accommodation, if you are planning to rent a car at the airport.
- Auto Turistica Faialense
- Ilha Verde
Horta Airport (HOR) Car Rental