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Car rental in PortugalWe can offer car rental where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations or amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car. An easy and safe booking of rental cars online. Autoprio.com can offer rental cars in the most cities, train stations and communities as well as airports in Portugal.

We compare rental car prices and car rental from several companies in all popular destinations in Portugal, and find the best prices on rental cars. Search for and book in cities and communities such as, Lisbon, Porto, Amadora, Braga, Setúbal, Coimbra, Queluz, Funchal, Cacém, Vila Nova de Gaia, Algueirão, Loures. We list prices from companies that are safe and quality assured so that there will not be any problems when you arrive.

Portugal facts

Portugal (Portuguese Republic) is a country with approximately 10,676,000 inhabitants and is located in Europe. The capital is Lisbon which has 517,800 inhabitants. Total surface/area 92,391 km² / 35,672 mi². It is the 13th largest country on Europe when it comes to inhabitants and the 19th largest regarding the surface. Other names for this country is Portuguese Republic, Lusitania, República Portuguesa, Republic of Portugal. It consists of twenty regions/states/counties and the largest are Lisbon, Porto, Braga, Setúbal, Aveiro, Santarém, Leiria, Faro, Coimbra, Viseu, Viana do Castelo, Autonomous Region of the Azores, Madeira, Vila Real, Castelo Branco, Guarda, Évora, Beja, Braganza and Portalegre. Portugal is the 77th largest country in the world when it comes to inhabitants and the 113th largest regarding its surface area. Top five largest cities are Lisbon (c. 517800 pop), Porto (c. 249600 pop), Amadora (c. 178900 pop), Braga (c. 121400 pop), Setúbal (c. 117100 pop). Websites mostly have the top domain .pt. Common languages are e.g. Portuguese, Mirandese. Spain are neighboring countries. Is it included in the price to cross national borders? Usually not, the car rental company may charge a fee to cross national borders to Spain. All additional costs are paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency, Euro (EUR). It is stated in the rental terms and during the booking whether it is allowed to cross national borders and to which countries. Suggestions on places, attractions, museums that could be worth a visit during your trip to Portugal. Weather and maps of the country, cities etc. The five highest mountains are Mount Pico (2351 m / 7,713 ft), Piquinho (2351 m / 7,713 ft), Serra da Estrela – Torre (1993 m / 6,539 ft), Pico Ruivo de Santana (1862 m / 6,109 ft) and Pico do Arieiro (1818 m / 5,965 ft). Euro (EUR) is the currency used to make payments within the country. Do you need to make a call? To make a call with a phone you use the country code +351.

Tourist attractions och activities in Portugal

Many vineyards also offer accommodation and other activities. Vineyards and wine producers are, for example Quinta do Rol, Quinta dos Abrigueiros, Agricultural cooperative of Távora, Quinta do Infantado, Vinhas e Adega, Sobrinho do Arcipreste, Casa de Villa Maria, Quinta do Presigo, Quinta do Roncão – Maria Manuela Matos Mendes, Quinta da Viscondessa, Herdade Grande – Vinho, Quinta Picos do Couto, Quinta Da Penseira, Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal, Casa Agrícola Paciência, Quinta De Lemos, Caves Altoviso Vinícola do Passadouro, NCampelo Escritorio, Quinta de Gomariz, Antonio Machado Marcelino, Quinta da Roêda, Quinta da Penina, Quinta Real de Baixo, Quinta da Cheira, Adega Quinta da Parrada, Quinta do Piloto, Taylor’s Port, Quinta Do Enxameio, Quinta do Lodoeiro and Adega Vila Real. Taste the local wine in Portugal? Aquarium, tropical houses, zoos, tropicarium, animal parks and terrarium are for example Lisbon Zoo, Borboletário tropical, Aquário Vasco da Gama, Zoomarine, Zoo Santo Inácio, Aquário do Porto Pim – Estação de Peixes Vivos, Bambilocas, Noras da Quinta das Torres, Parque Zoológico da Povoação, Quinta Pedagógica, Castelo-do-Burro, Aquário da Madeira, Badoca Safari Park, Estação Litoral Da Aguda, Oceanus, Oceanário de Lisboa, Sea Life, Maia Zoo, Zoo De Lagos and Krazy World. Do you travel with children and want to visit a Zoo? Looking for experiences and activities for the whole family? Parque Aquático de Fafe, Fun Parque, Parque Aquático Santarém, Parque de Santa Marta, Magikland, Parque de Diversões do douro, Aquarium Lisbon, Ondaparque, ProPuttingGarden, Madeira Theme Park, Parque Aquático Vaga Splash, Feira Gondomar, Aquashow, Parque Aventura Lagos, KidZania, Minigolfe da Costa Nova, Karting Almancil, Parque D’Agua, Aquafixe – Parque aquático, Ilhas Minigolfe, Aquaparque Teimoso, Paintarena and Slide & Splash are water parks, amusement parks, or theme parks.

Cheap car rental with unlimited mileage in Portugal

There are many different models and sizes of cars to choose from. Fleet list in Portugal: Small SUV, Mini cars (Mini), Mini elite, Fullsize cars (Fullsize), Exotic cars (Exotic), Intermediate, SUV / Jeep (SUV), Special cars (Special), Hybrid cars, Premium cars (Premium), Economy cars (Economy), Cargo van, Convertible, Estate, Minivan, Compact cars (Compact), Moped, Standard cars (Standard), Economy elite, Medium SUV, 9 seater minivan / Minibus (9 seat minivan), Electric cars, Small-medium truck-lorry (Small-medium truck), 5 seater minivan (5 seat minivan), 7 seater minivan (7 seat minivan), Luxury elite, Intermediate elite, Large truck-lorry (Large truck), Luxury cars (Luxury), Compact elite, Fullsize elite. Big cities and popular destinations have more car types to choose from. If you want to rent a luxury car then search at the major airports and the most popular destinations in the major regions such as Lisbon, Porto, Braga, Setúbal, Aveiro, Santarém, Leiria, Faro, Coimbra, Viseu, Viana do Castelo, Autonomous Region of the Azores, Madeira, Vila Real, Castelo Branco, Guarda, Évora, Beja, Braganza and Portalegre etc. It can also be harder to find and book special cars during peak season, if you do not search well in advance, before you need your rental car.

Cars you can rent in Portugal are e.g. Mini elite, etc. 5 seater minivan: e.g. Citroen Berlingo, Ford C-Max, Renault Scenic, Kia Carnival, Citroen C3 Picasso, Small SUV, etc. Economy cars: e.g. Renault Captur, Ford Fiesta, Opel Corsa, Toyota Yaris Hybrid, Hybrid cars, etc. 7 seater minivan: e.g. Mercedes Viano, Ford Galaxy, Volkswagen Touran, Renault Espace, BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, Medium SUV, etc. Luxury cars: e.g. BMW M4 Coupe, BMW 5 Series, BMW i8, BMW 7 Series, Mercedes E63 AMG, etc. Premium cars: e.g. Mercedes C220 CDI, Mercedes CLS, BMW 4 Series Coupe, Mercedes CLA, etc. Convertible: e.g. Smart Convertible, Renault Megane Convertible, Mini Cooper Convertible, Mini Convertible, Mercedes E Class Convertible, Exotic cars, Large truck-lorry, Compact elite, etc. Small-medium truck-lorry: e.g. Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab, etc. SUV / Jeep: e.g. Nissan Juke, Renault Kadjar, Audi Q3, Hyundai Santa Fe, BMW X5, Economy elite, etc. Cargo van: e.g. Volkswagen Crafter Cargo Van, Renault Trafic Cargo Van (6m3), Renault Trafic Cargo Van (5m3), Renault Kangoo Cargo Van (4m3), Moped, etc. Intermediate elite: e.g. BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, Fullsize elite, etc. Minivan: e.g. Mercedes Viano, Mercedes V Class, etc. Fullsize cars: e.g. BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C Class, etc. Compact cars: e.g. Volkswagen Golf (Petrol & Gas), Volkswagen Golf GTI, Fiat 500L, Hyundai i30, Mazda CX-5, etc. Standard cars: e.g. Audi A4, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, Volkswagen Passat, etc. Mini cars: e.g. Mini Clubman, Volkswagen Up, Smart Fortwo, Fiat 500 S Dualogic, Mini Cooper, etc. Estate: e.g. Volvo V70 Estate, BMW 5 Series Estate, Skoda Fabia Estate, Audi A6 Allroad, Luxury elite, etc. 9 seater minivan / Minibus: e.g. Mercedes Vito Diesel, Mercedes Vito Traveliner, Ford Tourneo, Ford Transit, Special cars, Electric cars, etc. Intermediate: e.g. Toyota C-HR Hybrid, Opel Mokka, Toyota Avensis, etc. However, in smaller cities and on islands like Madeira, São Miguel Island, Terceira Island, Faial Island, Pico Island, São Jorge Island, Santa Maria Island, Porto Santo Island, Graciosa Island, Flores Island, Culatra Island, Armona Island, Corvo Island, Selvagem Grande, Great Piton Island, Ilhéu da Viúva, Ilha de Terra, Tavira Island, Serro da Velha, Mouchão da Saudade, Ilhéu de São Jorge, Ilha do Rato, Ilhote das Ratas, Mouchão da Póvoa, Ilhéu da Porto da Cruz, Ilha do Pessegueiro, Ilha da Perceveira, Ilhote do Pego, Ilhéu da Papoa, Palheiro do Mar, Palheiro de Terra, Ilhéu Mole, Mouchão do Malagueiro Pequeno, Mouchão do Malagueiro Grande, Mouchão do Lombo do Tejo, Ilhéu do Gorgulho, Ilhéu dos Gemidos, Mouchão das Garças, Ilhéu de Fora, Ilhéu de Fora, Little Piton Island, Ilha de Fora, Ilhéu da Fonte da Areia, Ilhéu de Ferro, Mouchão de Entre Águas, Mouchão das Éguas, Deserta Grande, Ilhote da Cruz and Ilha do Coco etc, the range is smaller.

Traffic regulations and car driving

Renting and driving a car is usually easy and effortless, but as in all countries there are many traffic regulations in Portugal you must follow. If you are going to visit and drive in large cities such as Lisbon, Porto, Amadora, Braga, Setúbal, Coimbra, Queluz, Funchal, Cacém, Vila Nova de Gaia, Algueirão, Loures, prepare yourself for a lot of traffic, especially in rush hour and that it is sometimes difficult to find parking. Try to memorize the most common parking and traffic regulations before you leave to ensure that your car trip is safe, and to avoid trouble with the police.

What to consider when looking for a rental car in Portugal?

How do you find the cheapest rental car in Portugal? Book your car online, it is cheaper, easier and saves time. Book as early as possible, it becomes more expensive the closer you get to your trip. Book before you leave, especially if you are going to collect your car at an airport, such as Lisbon Humberto Delgado Portela de Sacavém Airport, Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo Funchal Santa Catarina Airport, Lajes Field Terceira Airport, Faro Algarve Airport, João Paulo II Ponta Delgada-São Miguel Nordela Airport, São Jorge Airport and Horta Faial Airport. When you are searching with us you will find the best prices. Avis, Autoclick, Yes Car Hire, Auto Rent, Best Deal, Rodavante, Drive on Holidays, AirAuto, Autatlantis, Turisprime, BENErent, Rent a Star, 296 Rentacar, OPORent, Payless, Discovery, Orbita, Dollar, Auto Turistica, Turiscar, SadoRent a car, Autocunha, Enterprise, Firefly, Ilha Verde, InterRent, Micauto, 2Rent, Zitauto, Angrauto, InsularCar, Goldcar, National, Drive & Go, Drive4Less, CAEL, Rhodium, Sixt, Varela Rent a Car, Flizzr, Guerin, Thrifty, Centauro, Keddy By Europcar, Budget, Alamo, Europcar, Yor Car, Hertz, Hertz Dream Collection, MadeiraRent, Bravacar, Surprice are the companies autoprio.com compares in Portugal to find the best price.

Destinations in Portugal

Compare car rental in regions such as: Car Rental Lisbon, Compare Car Rental Douro, Porto, Costa Verde, Minho, Braga, Setúbal, Costa Azul, Aveiro, Ribatejo, Santarém, Estremadura, Leiria, Faro and Algarve. Car rental in towns such as: Car Rental Lisbon, Rental Cars Porto, Amadora, Braga, Setúbal, Coimbra, Queluz, Funchal, Cacém, Vila Nova de Gaia, Algueirão, Loures, Felgueiras, Evora, Rio de Mouro, Odivelas, Aveiro, Amora, Corroios and Barreiro. Car hire where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations/amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car in Portugal. Car rental in airports such as: Rental Cars Lisbon-Portela Airport, Car Rental Porto Airport, Madeira Funchal Airport, Lajes Terceira Airport, Faro Algarve Airport, Ponta Delgada-João Paulo II Airport, São Jorge Airport, Horta Airport, Santa Maria Airport, Porto Santo Airport, Graciosa Airport, Flores Airport, Corvo Airport, Pico Airport, Cascais-Tejo Airport, Portimão Airport, Chaves Airport, Alverca Airport, Coimbra Airport and Vila Real Airport.

Frequently asked questions about car rental & renting a car in Portugal

What is the price of fuel in Portugal?

The price of gasoline/petrol and diesel varies according to the prices set by the market. The price of gasoline/petrol and diesel varies constantly and often differs between different petrol companies. If you rent a car in Portugal, gasoline prices will be around € 5.341 per gallon - 1.413 € per liter (April 2021) for 95, € 5.451 per gallon - 1.442 € per liter (April 2021) for 98 and diesel € 4.721 per gallon - 1.249 € per liter (April 2021) approximately.

How much do you charge for excess in Portugal?

The excess amount depends on the car rental agent and the rented vehicle and it will be refunded within 10-28 days after the rental if there has been no damage. Cartrawler offer damage refund insurance in association with our insurance partners, which will allow you to claim for reimbursement in the event that you have been charged for collision damage or theft. This damage refund insurance can be purchased at the time of booking.

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

On average a rental car in Portugal costs € 196 per week (€ 28 per day, April 2021).

Can I book without a credit card in Portugal?

Yes. You can make a booking without a credit card. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.

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

Most car rental agents have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation.

Which optional extras are available in Portugal?

The availability of optional extras depends on the car rental agent and even if they are booked online they are not guaranteed. The following extras can be booked online: Additional driver, Booster seat, Child toddler seat, Infant child seat, GPS – Satellite Navigational System, Ski Rack, Snow Chain Set, Snow Tyres, Wi-Fi Access, Luggage / Roof Rack. Please note that most of the optional extras are not included in the rental price and can be purchased at the time of booking or at the rental desk in Portugal. The cost of the optional extras are displayed at time of booking in the Rental Conditions.

Where can I purchase car rental insurance in Portugal?

We recommend purchasing the damage refund insurance at the time of booking. Our insurance partners offer a complete damage refund insurance package which is up to 50% cheaper than what you would pay at the rental supplier’s desk. The insurance cost and conditions will be displayed at the time of booking.

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

Do a search for the city, island or airport closest to you in Portugal. A search for country or e.g. island in Portugal lists the largest airports. Then take a look at our map of car rental companies to find the best rental cars near you.

What are the most popular car rental locations in Portugal?

Based on searches on autoprio.com, the most popular cities to rent a car in Portugal are Lisbon, Porto, Amadora, Braga, Setúbal, Coimbra, Queluz, Funchal, Cacém, Vila Nova de Gaia, Algueirão, Loures, Felgueiras, Evora and Rio de Mouro.

Which documents do I need to bring to the rental desk in Portugal?

The rental voucher we will send you as part of the booking confirmation contains all documents required at the time of pick-up in Portugal. In most cases, in order to release the reserved vehicle, you need to bring: Credit card in the name of the driver. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases, American Express. Please consult your Booking Confirmation for list of accepted Credit Cards. Driving licence. Please note that only a full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements will be accepted. Read more about requirements for driving licence. Booking voucher. This will be sent to you within 48 hours after booking and must be printed out. Any other forms of identification requested by the car rental agent in their terms and conditions. Details can be found on your rental voucher.

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

Renting a car in Portugal costs from about € 28 per day and up, depending on the season and supply (April 2021). Sometimes you can find a cheaper rental car depending on the season. In the majority of cases the rental price includes collision damage waiver, third party liability protection, tax, airport fee, unlimited mileage and breakdown assistance. Please note that the costs included may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination country. The car rental agent may also choose to ask you for a deposit or excess at the rental desk. Make sure to check the rental conditions at the time of booking.

Which additional charges could apply?

Please note that each car rental agent in Portugal has its own policy on additional charges which will be clearly stated in the rental conditions at the time of booking. Generally, additional charges may be applied for: out-of-hours pick-up/drop-off, border crossing, one-way rentals, young drivers or senior drivers and winter tyres. Any additional charges will need to be paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency.

Which costs are included in the rental price?

In the majority of cases the rental price includes collision damage waiver, third party liability protection, tax, airport fee, unlimited mileage and breakdown assistance. Please note that the costs included may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination. The car rental agent may also choose to ask you for a deposit or excess at the rental desk in Portugal. Make sure to check the rental conditions at the time of booking.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Portugal?

In the past 14 days, the cheapest rental cars were found on Autoprio.com at SadoRent a car, 296 Rentacar, Zitauto, CAEL, Drive & Go, Angrauto, Turiscar and Guerin.

Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location in Portugal?

Yes, in most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location. We will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking.

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

On average a rental car in Portugal costs € 784 per month (€ 28 per day, April 2021).

What are the best rental car companies in Portugal?

Based on ratings and reviews on autoprio.com, the best car rental companies in Portugal are Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget and Sixt.

Car rental companies we compare in Portugal

To find the best price for a car, autoprio.com compares, among others, the following companies; Drive on Holidays, Goldcar, SadoRent a car, Ilha Verde, Thrifty, Europcar, Orbita, Keddy By Europcar, Yor Car, 296 Rentacar, Guerin, Bravacar, Alamo, InsularCar, Auto Rent, Best Deal, Yes Car Hire, Autoclick, BENErent, Turisprime, Hertz Dream Collection, Avis, Sixt, CAEL, Centauro, Enterprise, Rodavante, Angrauto, Drive4Less, AirAuto, Auto Turistica, Turiscar, Firefly, Budget, Micauto, Autatlantis, Hertz, Zitauto, National, Discovery, Dollar, Drive & Go, Autocunha, Surprice, MadeiraRent, Varela Rent a Car, OPORent, InterRent, Flizzr, 2Rent, Rent a Star, Payless and Rhodium in Portugal.

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