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Car hire Portugal

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Car hire Portugal

CompareCarHire.co.uk Portugal is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Portugal

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Portugal.
  • For example: Fiat Panda
    Mini class
    For example: Fiat Panda
  • Popular category
    For example: Hyundai i10
    Economy class
    For example: Hyundai i10
  • For example: VW Golf
    Compact class
    For example: VW Golf
  • For example: Mercedes B class
    Intermediate class
    For example: Mercedes B class
  • For example: Kia XCeed
    Standard class
    For example: Kia XCeed
  • For example: Renault Espace
    Full-size class
    For example: Renault Espace
  • For example: Mercedes V Class
    Luxury class
    For example: Mercedes V Class
  • For example: Ford Focus Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Ford Focus Estate

Popular cities in Portugal

The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Additional costs and taxes for optional extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

When to book a rental car in Portugal

Average daily rate per month

Car rental locations in Portugal

CompareCarHire.co.uk compares rental car prices at the following destinations
Car hire Portugal

Location information for Portugal

Portugal is best explored by rental car. CompareCarHire.co.uk has over 77 pick-up locations in Portugal. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

Car hire in Portugal

Portugal's great city builders shaped their country in Baroque, medieval and Gothic style architecture, and much ancient culture remains in this land of discoverers today. The country is well known for its lively celebrations, as well as its coffee culture and its dedication to protecting its natural habitats and wildlife.

Major airports and ports

Lisbon and Faro international airports, situated on the main island, are Portugal's main hubs for international carriers. Santa Maria Airport manages domestic carriers off the south coast on Azores Island. UK passengers and vehicles can also travel to Portugal on ferries from France or Spain, although ferries via the latter are more economical. Domestic ferryboats take visitors to Delgado, Santa Maria and Angra.

Transport

Bus routes connect large cities and towns, while trains transport travellers from Lisbon to Faro. A sizeable network of railways moves visitors through to intercity and regional areas, and the capital offers an underground metro system. Taxis are another way of getting around, but nothing compares to the freedom of travelling by car. Portugal car hire suppliers like Avis, Budget and Hertz offer good deals if booked in advance.

Driving tips

Driving licences, called carta or titulo de conducao in Portugal, are accepted in any EU form, but non-EU permits must be supported by an International licence. Tourists must be at least 21 years old to drive a car rental in Portugal. Drive on the right-hand side of the road and avoid talking on the phone while driving. Third party car insurance is expected, so compare cheap car hire in Portugal with CompareCarHire.co.uk in advance to ensure all the paperwork is in order.

Places to visit

Step back in time and visit historic villages such as the medieval Castelo Mendo. Romantic couples might want to bask in the clear waters of the golden beaches of Porto Santo, while mysterious monastic retreats hidden within the Buçaco Forest will fascinate cultural-inclined visitors. Catch the European Rally Cup at SATA Rally Azores to feed your inner race car driver.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    Rent a star

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is CompareCarHire.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by CompareCarHire.co.uk? at this location
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