31 July 2020 - Aleksandrs Buraks

Best Car Rental Companies in Lisbon

Cleanest Cars
Movyng Rent a Car (Cat. Score - 9.7☆)
" Incredibly clean car and excellent service."
Best Value
EPI Rent a Car (Cat. Score - 9.2☆)
"Hire a car without any problems; you can trust them."
Easiest to Find
Dollar Car Rental (Cat. Score - 9.1☆)
"I appreciated the airport pick up and the forthright friendly manner of the agent."
Best Upkept Cars
Global Rent-a-Car (Cat. Score - 9.6☆)
"The car worked out perfectly"
Quickest Pickup
Epi Rent a Car (Cat. Score - 9.0☆)
"Efficient service"
Most Efficient
EPI Rent a Car (Cat. Score - 9.5☆)
"Reliable, flexible and efficient"
Lisbon is an incredibly popular travel destination seeing millions of visitors every year. Many of these visitors chose to rent a car to reach stunning beaches and other destinations outside of the city. A road trip around Portugal is a travel experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.

There are a number of rental companies in Lisbon, most of which operate out of or near Lisbon Airport. With so much choice, there's bound to be the question: how do I choose? Especially as many of the companies are local or national brands as opposed to the large, international brands you may be more familiar with.

We're here to help make sure you choose wisely with a list of the best rental companies operating in Lisbon. We have used the ratings and reviews of thousands of customers to compile this list. And we've included what specifically customers like about each company, so you can choose which is best for you based on what you value most!
Best Overall Car Rental Company in Lisbon
As rated by DiscoverCars.com's customers
EPI Rent a Car
With an average customer rating of 9.2☆, EPI is the best overall car rental company in Lisbon. It's also no surprise that the company has been awarded our Excellent Service Award.

#1 EPI Rent a Car - 9.2☆

The clear winner when it comes to our customers' ratings of rental companies in Lisbon is EPI Rent a Car. This company consistently provides quality service. It is, therefore, no surprise that we have awarded Epi in Lisbon with our Excellent Service Award.

EPI Rent is the winner when it comes to most categories.:
  • Best Value
  • Most Efficient
  • Quickest Pickup
  • Quickest Drop-off
EPI's method of delivering cars to customers at the airport clearly saves drivers time. But so does meeting the customer before their departing flight, too. All of this also helps keeps the company's prices down leading to incredible value for renters.

It's clear — if you want value and service that treats your time as valuable, EPI is the rental company you should choose.
Excellent value
Blazing fast pickup
Blazing fast drop-off
Excellent customer service
Spotless car
Car in excellent condition
#2 Movyng Rent a Car - 9.1☆
Movyng is the second best rental company in Lisbon according to our customers — and it's not far behind. Movyng provides customers with an incredible level of service, and thus we have also awarded it our Excellent Service Award.

Movyng also offers a Meet and Greet type service that unsurprisingly leads to high ratings from customers when it comes to efficiency and time spent picking up and dropping of the car.

But where Movyng really excels is its cars. Our customers have rated Movyng's cars as the cleanest out of all the rental companies in Lisbon, with an almost perfect score of 9.7.

And our customers rate it second, and barely so, when it comes to the condition of the cars. So it's clear, if you care about the car you rent and want it to be both clean and in tiptop shape, Movyng is the rental company for you.
Excellent value
Fast pickup
Blazing fast drop-off
Excellent customer service
Spotless car
Car in excellent condition
#3 Golfauto - 9.0☆
Tied for third on the list of best rental companies in Lisbon is Golfauto. This company is a small, local company with locations in Lisbon and Faro. It has a smaller fleet of cars than other companies, but this means that they can focus on providing top-level service.

Golfauto is another one of our Excellent Service Award winners, providing consistently great service to customers.

As evidence of how a smaller, local company can provide great service, all you need to know is that customers rate the efficiency and helpfulness of Golfauto's rental agents as second only to our overall winner.

And it's no surprise that this makes the time they spend picking up and dropping off their rental car seem like a breeze.

But that's not to say that the company skimps in other areas. Our customers report that Golfauto's cars are incredibly clean and are well-maintained.

It's clear to see that smaller companies you may have never heard of can provide excellent service and incredible value for your money. And our customers report just that.
Excellent value
Fast pickup
Blazing fast drop-off
Excellent customer Service
Spotless car
Car in excellent condition
#3 Global Rent-a-Car - 9.0☆
Tied for third on our list is Global Rent-a-Car. At the risk of being cheesy, we'll say Global is a global brand. With locations on four continents, this is certainly true.

With a global brand comes world-class service as evidenced by Global in Lisbon being a winner of our Excellent Service Award.

Part of this world-class service is the quality of its cars. Global clearly cars about its cars, as our customers report it has the best upkept cars out of all the rental companies in Lisbon. The cars are regularly serviced and repaired, which can go a long way to making sure your vacation goes smoothly.

Our customers also report that Global does an excellent job of cleaning its cars. This can be particularly reassuring after the COVID-19 pandemic.

And even though Global is not located at Lisbon Airport, they provide a free shuttle service to their location. And though this takes slightly longer, customers still rate the company's service as an incredible overall value for their money.
Excellent value
Fast pickup
Blazing fast drop-off
Great customer service
Spotless car
Car in excellent condition
#3 OK Rent a Car - 9.0☆
The third company tied for third on the list is OK Rent a Car. This company is a regional company with locations, in addition to Lisbon, in Faro and Porto in Portugal, Milan and Rome in Italy and many locations throughout Spain.

Don't let the name fool you. The service OK provides is definitely much better than OK. This is why it is another one of our Excellent Service Award winners.

OK Rent a Car is located outside of the airport and provides its customers with a free shuttle to its location. While this means it takes slightly longer to pickup a car — though our customers still rate the time spent picking up a car as very good — it drastically influences the value for their money customers perceive. In fact, so much so, that OK is rated as having the second-highest overall value for their money by our customers.

OK also has incredibly clean cars which are well-maintained, according to our customers, which is surely a large part of the value it provides!
Excellent value
Fast pickup
Blazing fast drop-off
Great customer service
Spotless car
Car in excellent condition
#6 SADORENT - 8.9☆
Sixth on our list of best rental companies in Lisbon is SADORENT, which is also our final Excellent Service Award winner on the list.

SADORENT is a Portuguese car rental brand with locations across the country. It has a fleet of more than a thousand cars. This makes it fit into a unique space, specializing in one geographic area but with service on par with larger companies.

It's, therefore, not a surprise that the company has incredibly clean cars and keeps them in excellent condition on par with global brands.

Though SADORENT is located just outside the airport and provides a free shuttle service, customers still rate the time spent picking up a car from them as very good. Of course, the efficient desk agents have a lot to do with that.

All in all, it's clear to see that SADORENT provides excellent service that leads our customers to rate them highly when it comes to getting value for thier money.
Great value
Fast pickup
Fast drop-off
Excellent customer Service
Spotless car
Car in excellent condition
#7 SPECIFICrent - 8.9☆
SPECIFICrent is seventh on our list of the best rental companies in Lisbon. It is another local company serving locations in and around Lisbon.

As usual, a smaller company and fleet means that SPCIFICrent is able to provide more individually-minded customer service. This is shown by the fact that our customers rate the company's rental desk agents as extremely efficient and helpful.

But don't be fooled, this is not to say the company lacks focus in other areas. Our customers tell us that they do an excellent job of cleaning their cars and that their cars are in great condition.

SPECIFICrent, like EPI Rent above, does not have a rental office near the airport but instead delivers the vehicle to the customer. While it may be a little harder to find the meeting point than say a rental desk in the airport, our customers still tell us that the amount of time they spend picking up and drooping off the car is very good.

Therefore, it's clear to see why customers find that SPECIFCrent provides a high value for their money.
Great value
Fast pickup
Blazing fast drop-off
Great customer service
Spotless car
Car in excellent condition
#8 Dollar - 8.8☆
At #8 on the list is Dollar, the well-known international brand. Dollar is known for provided a high value service across the world, and this is no different in Lisbon.

Given that it is located in the terminal at Lisbon Airport, it is no surprise that our customers say it is the Easiest to Find. Of course, this makes the time spent dropping off the rental car minimal, meaning you can enjoy more of your trip by not having to get back to the airport as early. So if convenience is the most important to you, then Dollar is the company to go with.

As expected, our customers report that Dollar's cars are very clean and the condition of them is good.

The only downside, which shouldn't be shocking, is that this level of convenience and service comes with a price. Dollar's rates are consistently higher than those of some of the previous companies on the list. However, our customers still rate their experience with the company as a good overall value for their money.
Great value
Fast pickup
Blazing fast drop-off
Great customer service
Spotless car
Car in great condition
#9 Alamo- 8.7☆
Alamo comes in at number nine on the list. Like the previous company, Alamo is a large, international brand with locations all over the world. It is well-known for providing consistent quality, though it's prices are generally a bit higher than that of other companies.

Alamo is also located in the terminal of Lisbon Airport, making finding it a cinch. This also means that its customers don't have to arrive back at the rental desk to return the car as early as those that rent from companies that are not located at the airport.

So if convenience and spending as much time of your vacation actually traveling is important to you, you may find Alamo a great choice.

As expected, Alamo provides very clean cars in great condition in Lisbon. Alamo as a global brand is known for providing quality vehicles to its customers. Expect to be provided with a vehicle that is relatively new and with few kilometres on it.

Of course, quality often comes at a price. Alamo is not only known for having higher prices than other rental companies across the world, but specifically in Lisbon. However, our customers still indicate that they find the company worth the money.
Great value
Quick pickup
Blazing fast drop-off
Great customer service
Spotless car
Car in excellent condition
#10 Luso - 8.7☆
Our top ten list is rounded out by another local rental company. Luso has locations in Lisbon and the Azores Islands. Its focus on just two locations means it can provide mom-and-pop style customer service.

While the company ranks consistently high across all of the categories we ask our customers to rate, it particularity shines when it comes to the cleanliness of its cars. Our customers also rate the condition of the cars as very good too.

Luso provides a free shuttle service to its location. Though this takes slightly longer than picking up a car in the terminal, our customers still rate the time they spend picking up the car as very good. This is in no doubt due to the good efficiency of the rental desk agents.

It's clear, even though you may have never heard of this local company, it can provide a level of service and value for your money that is consistent with large, worldwide brands.
Great value
Fast pickup
Fast drop-off
Great customer service
Clean car
Car in great condition

Aleksandrs Buraks

Head of Growth at DiscoverCars.com
Aleksandrs has over 10 years of experience in marketing with a focus on creating stellar content that provides topical insights using data. Having taken five road trips across Europe and one in the U.S., he is passionate about traveling by car. His favorite countries to visit are Denmark and Thailand. You can find him on Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter.

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