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Car Rental in Portugal

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Porto Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Turisprime
$1.51 / per day
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Porto Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Opo rent
$2.35 / per day
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Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up 3d or similar
Volkswagen Up 3d
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$2.47 / per day
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Faro Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$2.60 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$2.60 / per day
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Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Turisprime
$2.72 / per day
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Faro Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$2.78 / per day
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Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$2.85 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 12:55 on 2021-01-27. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Country code
351
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3

Why rent a car in Portugal?

Portugal is a great place to explore by car. From cities like Lisbon and Porto to beaches of Algarve, historic attractions like Sintra, and surfing meccas like Penice and Nazaré, there are countless places to visit and explore, and having your own ride will allow you to go see them all during the same trip.

This article is about the mainland Portugal and the Madeira island. For information about the Autonomous Region of Azores Islands, see the article of Portugal-Azores.

If you want to know more about renting a car in Portugal, don't miss our complete guide.

Portugal Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Portugal

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Portugal and drop off in another country:

  • From Portugal to Spain - 336 offers from € 47.54 per day
  • From Portugal to Germany - 48 offers from € 147.39 per day
  • From Portugal to Italy - 24 offers from € 147.86 per day
  • From Portugal to France - 24 offers from € 147.86 per day

Top ways to enter Portugal

  • Lisbon Airport: Portugal’s largest airport serves flights to and from nearly all European countries, as well as destinations in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
  • Porto Airport: Large, modern, and well-connected, Porto Airport is popular with low-cost carriers like easyJet and Ryanair. 
  • Faro Airport: Well-connected to the rest of Europe and especially active during summers, Faro Airport serves the southern region of Algarve.
  • Madeira Funchal Airport: Located on Madeira’s western coast, Funchal Airport connects the island not only to the mainland Portugal, but also to many destinations in Europe, and is served by more than 40 different airlines.
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, it’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Portugal. Some large international airports near Portugal are Malaga Airport, Seville Airport, and Madrid Airport in Spain. 

Top cities and places to visit

  • Lisbon: Portugal’s capital is often mentioned as one of the most interesting cities in Europe, and that’s for a good reason - its culture, food, and nightlife won’t let anyone leave disappointed.
  • Porto and the North: Different in looks and atmosphere from its large southern rival, Lisbon, Porto is just as fascinating. A metropolis of arts and architecture, it is the capital of Northern Portugal, a region worth exploring in its own right.
  • Madeira: Madeira is an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean and an Autonomous region of Portugal. It is best reached by plane, but, once you land in its capital Funchal, getting a rental car is the best way to travel around Madeira to explore its fantastic volcanic landscapes and distinct culture.
  • Algarve: Portugal’s southernmost region is famous for its beaches, as well as charming little towns like Albufeira, Lagos, and Sagres on the Atlantic Coast. Traveling the roads less traveled that lead inland and higher up into the mountains to towns like Monchique can be just as rewarding. 
  • Sintra: Just a scenic 30 minutes drive away from Lisbon, the whole town of Sintra and its surrounding nature have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main attractions include Sintra National Palace and the Moorish Castle, as well as other monuments of architecture.
  • Aveiro: A city dating back to pre-Roman times, Aveiro is known for its canals (and like Venice, gondalas traveling through them), art noveau archetectirue and its cathedrals. The beaches nearby aren't bad either. 

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Portugal is the VW Polo, but travelers also tend to pick the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500 a lot. 

Crossing Borders

Portugal has a land border with only one other country, Spain. Like Portugal, Spain is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Area, meaning that the entry requirements for Spain are the same as for Portugal. 

Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section. 

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Portugal is an Economy, followed by Compact and Mini.

Top driving routes

  1. Porto - Lisbon (313 km / 194 mi) The distance between these two can be done in about three hours, although you might be tempted to stop in the historic city of Coimbra or make a small detour and visit Nazaré on the Atlantic Coast, one of the top surfing spots in Europe.
  2. Lisbon - Faro (278 km / 173 mi) It takes less than three hours to go from the capital to the largest city of Algarve. Knowing that you’ll be passing the wine-making region Alentejo on the way, however, might make you want to break up this trip into two or three days.
  3. Lisbon - Madrid (629 km / 381 mi) The capital of Spain, Madrid, is about six hours drive away from Lisbon, meaning you can have your breakfast in one and dinner in the other. On your way you’ll pass through the interior of Portugal and Extremadura in Spain, two regions that are sparsely populated and not frequently visited by tourists, but have lots of beautiful nature to explore. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $48 per day
  • Station wagons - from $30 per day
  • Large cars - from $56 per day
  • Medium cars - from $30 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $63 per day
  • Premium cars - from $80 per day
  • Small cars - from $15 per day
  • SUVs - from $33 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Portugal:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Portugal is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 50% cheaper than the yearly average and a whopping 66% cheaper than renting a car in November.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Portugal

  1. Car Rental in Lisbon from $2.21 per day
  2. Car Rental in Porto from $1.51 per day
  3. Car Rental in Faro from $2.60 per day
  4. Car Rental in Madeira from $14.29 per day
  5. Car Rental in Almada from $5.58 per day
  6. Car Rental in Benfica from $13.83 per day
  7. Car Rental in Coimbra from $5.58 per day
  8. Car Rental in Lagos from $5.90 per day
  9. Car Rental in Braga from $5.58 per day
  10. Car Rental in Vilamoura from $5.90 per day
  11. Car Rental in Quarteira from $7.42 per day
  12. Car Rental in Portimao from $5.43 per day
  13. Car Rental in Porto Santo from $26.09 per day
  14. Car Rental in Setubal from $5.58 per day
  15. Car Rental in Leiria from $5.58 per day
  16. Car Rental in Albufeira from $5.90 per day
  17. Car Rental in Cascais from $5.58 per day
  18. Car Rental in Viseu from $5.58 per day

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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Portugal?

The cost of renting a car in Portugal depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Portugal
$25.24
January
$22.11
February
$20.45
March
$33.25
April
$34.55
May
$42.17
June
$65.29
July
$55.69
August
$51.12
September
$45.32
October
$66.48
November
$64.79
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Portugal is March — prices start from $20.45 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 53% cheaper than the yearly average and 69% cheaper than renting a car in the month of November (when prices start at $66.48 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Portugal?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 16 days. The shortest are in August — an average of 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Portugal
16
January
10
February
8
March
7
April
8
May
8
June
8
July
6
August
6
September
6
October
8
November
7
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Portugal?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Portugal. The most popular month is October, while the least popular is November.
Popularity of Car Rental in Portugal by Monthly Searches
90%
January
86%
February
88%
March
99%
April
115%
May
101%
June
135%
July
112%
August
65%
September
176%
October
64%
November
69%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Drive on Holidays VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Record-go Seat Ibiza 5 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Nissan Juke 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Record-go Fiat 500 Lounge 4 1 Small cars
Opo rent Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Drive on Holidays Volkswagen Up 5 2 Small cars

Top 33 Suppliers in Portugal in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+351289800670 / +351289807233 / +351211451381
Aeroporto Internacional de Faro Edificio Interrent, Arruamento D, 8005-143 Faro
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+35191216541400351918259936
Aeroporto Lisboa Terminal 1, Rua Ary dos Santos 12 A Prior Velho
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+351289889445
Aeroporto Internacional de Faro Arruamento D Ed, 8005-143 Faro
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+351218486191
HUMBERTO DELGADO INTL AIRPORT,
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.9
+351289512444
Avenida Alameda da Orada, Lote 6, Lojas 56 E 57, Marina de Albufeira, 8200-394 Albufeira
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Tue:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Wed:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Thu:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Fri:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Sat:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Sun:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
SADORENT
SADORENT
Excellent 8.8
+351217155422 / +351217155362
Avenida Gomes Pereira 82-B, Lisbon
Autorent
Autorent
Excellent 8.8
+351965656765
Estrada do Aeroporto, N125-10, Montenegro, 8005-146 Faro
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+351255788199
Rua Dunfermline 8200-278, Albufeira
Guerin
Guerin
Excellent 8.6
+351289587118
Rua do Municipio Lote 31-Loja 3
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+351289512444
Avenida Alameda da Orada, Lote 6, Lojas 56 E 57, Marina de Albufeira, 8200-394 Albufeira
Working hours
Mon:08:30-19:00
Tue:08:30-19:00
Wed:08:30-19:00
Thu:08:30-19:00
Fri:08:30-19:00
Sat:08:30-19:00
Sun:08:30-19:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
351289512678
Av Sa Carneiro, Pateo Da Aldei Lj-46 Areias De S. Joao
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Tue:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Wed:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Thu:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Fri:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
351289512678
Avenida Sá Carneiro Nº 46Lj-46 Areias De S. Joao
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Tue:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Wed:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Thu:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Fri:08:30-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+351289889445
Faro International Airport
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Cael
Cael
Excellent 8.5
+351963934811
N125-10 423, Faro
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
CRC Car Rental Company
CRC Car Rental Company
Excellent 8.5
+351210966300
Aeroporto de Lisboa, 008, 1700-007 Lisboa
Madeira Rent
Madeira Rent
Excellent 8.5
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
219426300
AV. SEVERIANO FALCAO 7
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.3
+351289587118
RUA DO MUNICIPIO, LOTE 31 LOJA 2
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.3
+351289146800 / +351308810777
Estrada Nacional 125, KM 99, 8005-412 Faro
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Excellent 8.3
+34902360636 / +8778223872
Faro Airport, Terminal 1, 8005-146, Faro, Portugal
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Turisprime
Turisprime
Excellent 8.2
+351913065615
N125-10 330, 8005-146 Montenegro
Record-go
Record-go
Excellent 8.2
Record-go
Record-go
Excellent 8.2
+351910655783 / +351211334150
Rua Prof. Henrique de Barros 11, 2685-338 Prior Velho
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8.2
+351217818296
Rua José Fonseca Carvalho, 9, 2685-869 Prior Velho
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
+34902360636 / +351962739071
Edificio OK Rent a Car, Estrada do Aeroporto, Montenegro, Faro, 8005-146 Faro
Drive on Holidays
Drive on Holidays
Excellent 8
+351289822394
Portugal, R. Prof. Dr. Egas Moniz 16, 8005-146 Faro
Rhodium
Rhodium
Excellent 8
+351211451595
Faro Airport Arrivals terminal office 08005-143 Montenegro, Algarve
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+351289248062
Estrada do Aeroporto-Park 4, Row A, 8001-701 Faro
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+351912907943 / +351910628505 / +351210966330
Airport Meeting Point (Shuttle Service)
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Opo rent
Opo rent
Very good 7.6
+351961761966
Av. do Aeroporto 541, 4470-222 Moreira
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
+351308811524
Rua Mártires de Timor Nº 28, Quinta do Figo Maduro,Lisbon,2685-331 Prior Velho
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7.1
+351300509199
Estrada Nacional 2, Campinas, 8005-429 Faro
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
+351211451595
On-Airport. Arrivals Terminal
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
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