Car Hire in Portugal

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Lisbon, Portugal
19 Aug — 26 Aug
Same drop-off
Lisbon, Portugal
Fri 19/8
Noon
Fri 26/8
Noon
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Best deals found for Portugal car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Portugal
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£22/day

5 Nov - 15 Nov
Nissan Qashqai
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£20/day

5 Nov - 15 Nov
Audi A3
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£11/day

7 Nov - 12 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Volkswagen Caddy
or similar Passenger van
Up to 5 passengers

£46/day

10 Nov - 17 Nov
Volkswagen Caddy
Peugeot 308 SW
or similar Compact estate car
Up to 4 passengers

£18/day

6 Nov - 12 Nov
Peugeot 308 SW
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£11/day

5 Nov - 15 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£21/day

3 Nov - 8 Nov
Ford Focus
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£26/day

5 Nov - 15 Nov
Audi A3
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£17/day

5 Nov - 15 Nov
Toyota Yaris

Portugal car hire information

When going on holiday to beautiful Portugal, rentals cars are one of the better ways to get around and see the sights. With some of the best roads in Europe, drivers will find Portuguese road tripping a fun and convenient way to get around. As a right hand-sided driving country you will need to acclimate yourself before putting foot to the metal. Pay attention to Portuguese traffic rules as fines can be hefty for discrepancies such as talking on your cellphone or wearing headphones behind the wheel. Observe speed limits at all times, ensuring that you stick to 30 mph in built-up areas, 55 mph on rural roads and between 30 mph and 75 mph on motorways. Keep little ones strapped in the back with your car hire in Portugal by using a car seat or booster seat until they are at least 12 years old. Diverse rental car comparison options will enable you to find extra add-ons to make your road trip align with the traffic rules of Portugal car hire.

When looking for rental cars in Portugal you'll need to have certain documentation handy to make your transaction, including an international drivers license as applicable to your country of residence. Portugal car rental companies allow certain EU countries to use their home country license, such as the UK. Your license will need to be at least one year old for car hire in Portugal. You'll also need photographic identification such as your passport and also your credit or debit card.

While car hire in Portugal comes with a small number of traffic problems, the country is known for well-maintained, easy flowing traffic. Of course, urban areas will always have their challenges but traffic issues are not only found in the city. If you find yourself venturing along the coastline of Lisbon, Belem, Cascais and Sintra you will need to make use of the N6. You'll find journeys on this road take longer than usual as it's a narrow road with high volumes of cars heading to the beaches. Making use of the motorways makes your car rental experience easier for long trips but expect to be stopped at toll roads which will cause delays. The main motorways from Vigo to Porto, Porto to Lisbon, Lisbon to Algarve and Lisbon to Badajoz all have tolls to contend with. Other roads that are notoriously difficult to drive on are the IP5 and N125 to the Algarve, the EN125 and A20 into Porto and ER101 into Antiqua. They are wind-swept, narrow and based in rural areas which can make traffic slow. Portuguese locals are confident drivers which may be overwhelming, so always be vigilant with rental cars.

You can enjoy some of the most scenic routes in Portugal when you rent a car. The Duoro Valley is a wonderful road trip through wine country. You can begin your journey in Porto and drive through the Douro Valley, stopping in Pinhão for wine tasting. A wilder, less-visited part of Portugal that makes car rental well worth it is Tras-os-Montes which is a vast mountain range spanning the Douro Valley. Park your car to enjoy a hike up this rocky expanse and catch the beautiful views. Beach lovers can travel down the Atlantic Coastline and visit each of the major beaches along the way. Towns that are worth a stop include Aveiro, Nazaré, Peniche and Figueira da Foz and will complete any summer holiday. Sintra is a famous fairytale town of Portugal that has a great road trip with stops in Estoril along the way. Whatever vehicle you choose from your car rental company, the Portuguese roads are a convenient way to see the country.


Portugal car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Portugal that's right for you

Small cars

£5 - £48

All Car Types

£26 - £140

The average price of a Small hire in Portugal is £26. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Portugal is in November. The price is 82% lower than the rest of the year at just £5 per day. A Small car hire is typically 59% less expensive than the average car hire in Portugal. The average price of a car hire in Portugal can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Portugal Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Portugal is £45. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Portugal is in January. The price is 57% lower than the rest of the year at just £20 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 30% less expensive than the average car hire in Portugal. The average price of a car hire in Portugal can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Portugal Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Portugal is £87. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Portugal is in December. The price is 55% lower than the rest of the year at just £40 per day. A Large car hire is typically 27% more expensive than the average car hire in Portugal. The average price of a car hire in Portugal can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Portugal is £36. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Portugal is in November. The price is 73% lower than the rest of the year at just £10 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 44% less expensive than the average car hire in Portugal. The average price of a car hire in Portugal can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Portugal SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Portugal is £77. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Portugal is in December. The price is 61% lower than the rest of the year at just £31 per day. A Van car hire is typically 17% more expensive than the average car hire in Portugal. The average price of a car hire in Portugal can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Portugal Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury hire in Portugal is £135. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Portugal is in February. The price is 60% lower than the rest of the year at just £55 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 52% more expensive than the average car hire in Portugal. The average price of a car hire in Portugal can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Convertible hire in Portugal is £59. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in Portugal is in December. The price is 55% lower than the rest of the year at just £27 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 10% less expensive than the average car hire in Portugal. The average price of a car hire in Portugal can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£11/day

7 Nov - 12 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£11/day

5 Nov - 15 Nov
Toyota Yaris

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Portugal

Nearby attractions:

Olaias Clube2.4 mi
Praça do Marquês de Pombal3.6 mi
Praça dos Restauradores4.2 mi
Praça de D. Pedro IV4.3 mi
Praça da Figueira4.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

Matosinhos Beach4.9 mi
Nazare Beach115.6 mi
Olaias Clube174.6 mi
Praça do Marquês de Pombal176.0 mi
Praça dos Restauradores176.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Praia de Faro1.5 mi
Old Town Faro1.8 mi
Praia de Quarteira7.8 mi
Aqua Show Park8.0 mi
Praia da Marina9.1 mi

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Car hire in Portugal

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Portugal so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

At the moment, the cheapest car hire agency in Portugal is FLIZZR, through whom users can find deals for as low as £10 per day. Users who book a rental car with FLIZZR tend to find prices that are lower than the £57 per day national average. Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on where you are renting, how many days you hire for, and the type of car you choose.

With 195 locations across Portugal, Sunnycars has the most car hire centers out of any other rental agency. Sunnycars tends to have locations in the top must-see cities across Portugal. Faro, for example, has 5 Sunnycars locations.

In Portugal, drivers are required to drive on the right at all times. Not doing so can result in traffic violation tickets.

As of 2019, Portugal ranked 5 out of 137 countries for road quality. Portugal received a road quality score of 6.2, which is based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the best possible score.

2.38 mg/l is the maximum Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have to legally drive a car in Portugal. Both residents and visitors of Portugal can face legal penalties for having a BAC higher than this amount. Be aware that 18 is the legal drinking age in Portugal, and there are strict laws that prohibit drivers under this age from drink driving.

42% of momondo users preferred to hire a Economy when visiting Portugal, making it the most popular type of car to rent in the country. Although car hire prices in Portugal will vary by city and supplier, you can expect to pay an average of £11 per day for a Economy.

Petrol in Portugal costs £1.59 per litre as of last week. If you plan on hiring a car in Portugal, then set aside a budget for the cost of petrol based on how much driving you imagine doing. In comparison, the country with the cheapest average petrol price is Algeria at £0.27 per litre, whereas the country with the most expensive average petrol price is Hong Kong at £2.45 per litre.


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Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Portugal and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

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Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on car hire in Portugal.


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