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Lisbon, Portugal
8 Mrz — 15 Mrz
Lisbon, Portugal
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Car hire insight and trends in Portugal

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Portugal?

At the moment, the cheapest car hire agency in Portugal is United Rent a Car Morocco, through whom users can find deals for as low as £3 per day. Users who book a rental car with United Rent a Car Morocco tend to find prices that are lower than the £25 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.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Portugal?

Klass Wagen is the most popular car hire company in Portugal with 40% of momondo users selecting this agency in the past month. Klass Wagen also has 22 reviewsand a score of 7.7 out of 10, making this car hire agency a popular choice among travellers.

What car hire company in Portugal has the most locations?

With 179 locations across Portugal, Free2Move has the most car hire centers out of any other rental agency. Free2Move tends to have locations in the top must-see cities across Portugal. Lisbon, for example, has 10 Free2Move locations.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Portugal?

35% 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 £20 per day for a Economy.

Best deals found for Portugal car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Portugal
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£4/day

10 Mrz - 24 Mrz
Ford Fiesta
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£4/day

15 Mrz - 31 Mrz
Hyundai i30
Hyundai i10
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£4/day

5 Mrz - 16 Mrz
Hyundai i10
Volkswagen Polo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£4/day

18 Apr - 29 Apr
Volkswagen Polo
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£4/day

8 Mrz - 15 Mrz
Toyota Yaris
Hyundai i10
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£4/day

11 Mrz - 25 Mrz
Hyundai i10
Fiat 500
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£4/day

17 Mrz - 27 Mrz
Fiat 500
Ford Ka
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£4/day

11 Mrz - 18 Mrz
Ford Ka
Vauxhall Mokka
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£4/day

23 Mrz - 29 Mrz
Vauxhall Mokka

Portugal car hire information

Does Portugal have any unique traffic laws?

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.

What are the legal documentation requirements for renting a car in Portugal?

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.

Which areas of Portugal have the most traffic?

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.

What are the best scenic roads in Portugal?

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

£8 - £35

All Car Types

£19 - £62

The average price of a small car hire in Portugal is £16. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Portugal is in January. The price is 53% lower than the rest of the year at just £8 per day. A small car rental is typically 53% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Portugal is £40. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Portugal is in January. The price is 52% lower than the rest of the year at just £20 per day. A medium car rental is typically 13% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Portugal is £85. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Portugal is in February. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just £52 per day. A large car rental is typically 58% more expensive than the average rental car 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 £26. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Portugal is in December. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just £15 per day. A SUV rental is typically 25% less expensive than the average rental car 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 £82. The cheapest time to hire a van in Portugal is in January. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just £46 per day. A van rental is typically 57% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car hire in Portugal is £103. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Portugal is in November. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just £53 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 66% more expensive than the average rental car 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 £34. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in Portugal is in February. The price is 56% lower than the rest of the year at just £15 per day. A convertible rental is typically 6% less expensive than the average rental car 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.

Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£4/day

10 Mrz - 24 Mrz
Ford Fiesta
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£4/day

15 Mrz - 31 Mrz
Hyundai i30
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£4/day

16 Mrz - 28 Mrz
Opel Corsa

Portugal car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Portugal

Free2Move

179 locations

Sunnycars

154 locations

keddy by Europcar

138 locations

Europcar

96 locations

Guerin

91 locations

Hertz

69 locations

Firefly

59 locations

Avis

55 locations

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Londres2.3 mi
Olaias Clube2.4 mi
SL Benfica Stadium3.1 mi
Praça do Marquês de Pombal3.6 mi
Praça dos Restauradores4.2 mi

Nearby attractions:

Matosinhos Beach4.9 mi
Boavista Square6.8 mi
Portugal dos Pequenitos73.3 mi
Nazare Beach115.6 mi
SL Benfica Stadium174.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

Luz Beach545.6 mi
Praia da Batata550.2 mi
Praia de Alvor554.7 mi
Praia da Rocha557.2 mi
Praia de São Rafael567.7 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Portugal

Below are the most popular hotels in Portugal
Pestana Churchill Bay

Pestana Churchill Bay

Rua Nossa Senhora da Conceicao 17, Câmara de Lobos, Madeira, Portugal

1.1 mi from city centre

Dom Pedro Lisboa

Dom Pedro Lisboa

Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 24, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

1.4 mi from city centre

Agua Hotels Mondim de Basto

Agua Hotels Mondim de Basto

Monte Da Paradela,00, Mondim de Basto, Vila Real, Portugal

1.3 mi from city centre

The Editory Riverside Hotel, an Historic Hotel

The Editory Riverside Hotel, an Historic Hotel

Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 1, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

0.8 mi from city centre

Meliá Lisboa Aeroporto

Meliá Lisboa Aeroporto

Rua C, Aeropuerto Internacional De Lisboa, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

3.9 mi from city centre

Tons da Terra - Casa de Campo & SPA

Tons da Terra - Casa de Campo & SPA

Foros Dos Cadouços - Monte Tons da Terra, Bric 5630, São Domingos, Setubal, Portugal

3.1 mi from city centre

Eurostars Universal Lisboa

Eurostars Universal Lisboa

Avenida do D. Joao 11 (13), Lote 1.12.01, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

3.9 mi from city centre

Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto

Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto

Aeroporto Internacional Lisboa, Rua C-2, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

3.8 mi from city centre

Selina Geres

Selina Geres

Lugar de Cubos 210, Terras de Bouro, Braga, Portugal

7.1 mi from city centre

Palácio das Especiarias

Palácio das Especiarias

Rua da Horta Seca 11, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

0.5 mi from city centre

Ramada by Wyndham Lisbon

Ramada by Wyndham Lisbon

Avenida Engenheiro Arantes E Oliveira 9, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

1.8 mi from city centre

Pousada Serra da Estrela

Pousada Serra da Estrela

Estrada Nacional 339, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal

2.3 mi from city centre

Holiday Inn Lisbon - Continental

Holiday Inn Lisbon - Continental

Rua Laura Alves 9, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

1.9 mi from city centre

Hotel Casa do Tua

Hotel Casa do Tua

Avenida da Estacao, Foz Tua, Braganca, Portugal

0.2 mi from city centre

Hotel Real Palacio

Hotel Real Palacio

Rua Tomas Ribeiro 115, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

1.4 mi from city centre

Altis Avenida Hotel

Altis Avenida Hotel

Rua 1º De Dezembro, 120, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

0.2 mi from city centre

Intercontinental Lisbon

Intercontinental Lisbon

Rua Castilho, 149, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

1.3 mi from city centre

Tivoli Oriente Lisboa Hotel

Tivoli Oriente Lisboa Hotel

Av. D. João Ii, N.º 27, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

4.1 mi from city centre


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

What side of the road do people in Portugal drive on?

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

How good are the roads in Portugal?

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.

What is the drink driving limit in Portugal?

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.

How much does petrol cost in Portugal?

Petrol in Portugal costs £1.48 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 Kuwait at £0.27 per litre, whereas the country with the most expensive average petrol price is Hong Kong at £2.47 per litre.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Portugal?

Prices for cars in Portugal were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Portugal?

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

Among different countries, including Portugal, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the rental company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Portugal?

To rent a car in Portugal, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Portugal?

Choosing momondo to search for car hire in Portugal makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car hire prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Portugal?

momondo helps you find the best car hire deal in Portugal by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Portugal with free cancellation?

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.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Portugal on momondo?

Yes, simply select the fair fuel policy filter after performing a search for hire cars in Portugal on momondo.

Can I find a car hire in Portugal which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo shows deals with enhanced cleaning services for hire cars in Portugal.

Can I search for car hire in Portugal with unlimited mileage on momondo?

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


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