Portugal car rentals

Portugal car rentals

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  • Sunnycars car rental locations in Portugal

    58 Locations

  • keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Portugal

    33 Locations

  • Europcar car rental locations in Portugal

    28 Locations

  • Hertz car rental locations in Portugal

    21 Locations

  • Avis car rental locations in Portugal

    20 Locations

  • Dollar car rental locations in Portugal

    18 Locations

  • Guerin car rental locations in Portugal

    18 Locations

  • Thrifty car rental locations in Portugal

    17 Locations

  • Budget car rental locations in Portugal

    14 Locations

  • Enterprise car rental locations in Portugal

    14 Locations

  • Sixt car rental locations in Portugal

    12 Locations

  • Auto Jardim car rental locations in Portugal

    10 Locations

Top tips for renting a car in Portugal

If you plan to park your rental car in Portugal, you will need to look out for the "blue zone" parking. These parking spots are available in most Portuguese towns, and you can obtain a parking disc free of charge from either the police or from local motor club offices.

Renting a car in Portugal is ideal if you plan to visit more than one area of the country. If you fancy city driving, rent a compact car and discover Lisbon. Or you could opt for a comfortable saloon model and enjoy the short, 33 km (20 mi) drive out of the capital and to the Atlantic coastline at Cascais, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Sintra.

If you want to cross the Portuguese border in your rental car, you will need to put in a request with your car hire agency. You will be able to cross over to certain European countries, including France, Germany, Great Britain, and Spain. Fees for taking your car over the border will cost anything starting at 9 € ($10) per day.

It is against Portuguese law for children under the age of 12 and shorter than 1.50 m (5 ft) in height to travel in the front passenger seat of a car. Children must sit in rear seats in a suitable child restraint. If a child is younger than three, they may be transported in the front seat in a child car seat if the airbag is deactivated. You will need a car seat even when you are leaving the airport, so rent one for around 6 € ($7) per day from your car hire agency.

FAQs about renting a car in Portugal

  • What is the most popular rental car in Portugal?

    Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Portugal.

  • What is the best rental car company in Portugal?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Portugal are SADORENT (10.0, 1 reviews), Best Deal (10.0, 1 reviews), and Wayzor (10.0, 1 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Portugal?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Where should I rent a car in Portugal?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK. The most popular cities to rent a car in Portugal are Porto (62% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Portugal). Lisbon (35%) and Cascais (4%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Portugal?

    On average a rental car in Portugal costs RM 458 per week (RM 65 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Portugal?

    On average a rental car in Portugal costs RM 1,963 per month (RM 65 per day).

  • What is driving like in Portugal?

    When you rent a car in Portugal, you will need to drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left. You will find that the country has a brilliant network of highways and that traffic in Porto and Lisbon’s city centers is light. Most highways are toll roads, so they require payment by cash or credit card. On the Algarve highway, an electronic toll pass is required.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Portugal?

    If you plan to rent a car in Poland, the minimum age for drivers is 19 years old, although this varies according to car size. Drivers must have held a license for at least a year, and those younger than 25 years old will incur a surcharge. Both EU licenses and international driving licenses are accepted.

  • How much does petrol cost in Portugal?

    When you fill up your rental car’s tank in Poland, you will find that the average price of petrol is 1.52 € ($1.72) per liter, which equates to $6.50 a gallon. You will find a good choice of petrol stations around the country, which are open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Some petrol stations on highways and in major cities are open 24h.

  • What are the speed limits in Portugal?

    Before you drive in Portugal, you will need to know the speed limits. In residential areas, the speed limit is between 30 km/h (18 mph) and 50 km/h (31 mph), and on national roads, you can travel up to 90 km/h (56 mph). On highways, the maximum speed limit is 120 km/h (74 mph), with a minimum speed of 50 km/h (31 mph).

Car rental locations in Portugal

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last hours. Hires are subject to change and may not be available on all hire cars listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the hire cars providers' sites.