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Island hopping by rental car

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Island hopping by rental car

How easy would it be to rent a car on Terceira (in July or August) and to rely on the ferries to take us around the central islands? If we've booked accommodation on different islands in advance, would we need to book the car ferries too? Or, could we just show up at the ferry terminals and not have to worry about getting around? Maybe it's better to rent a car on each island separately?

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1. Re: Island hopping by rental car

It is definitely better to rent a car on each island separately. Transporting a car on the ferries costs much more than a passenger ticket. Sometimes a flight can be a more practical way for moving between the islands, as only the Faial-Pico-Sao Jorge "triangle" has frequent ferry connections.

You can have a look at my trip reports here https://meczko.wordpress.com/europe/ for some advice on inexpensive local car rentals on Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge and Sao Miguel.

Edited: 1:13 pm, January 01, 2017
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2. Re: Island hopping by rental car

Thanks a lot, Jozin. That seems like good advice, and your blog is full of other information too! Very impressive.

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