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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Porto Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drive&Go
$4.45 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$5.86 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Tangerine Rent A Car
$7.37 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Compact SUV
Seat Arona or similar
Seat Arona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drive4Move
$10.57 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Porto Airport Car Rental
Compact Elite
Audi A3 or similar
Audi A3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
$11.21 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Economy Elite SUV
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Mobility
$13.71 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Renault Megane Grandtour or similar
Renault Megane Grandtour
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bravacar
$15.49 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Full-size
Dacia Jogger or similar
Dacia Jogger
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carfast Rent A Car
$20.58 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 18:32 on 2023-09-22. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+351
Average car rental price
$11.16 / per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
20 - 50 km/h
12 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 120 km/h
56 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.0
Average gasoline price
$1.85 per liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.13 per liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.70 per liter

Why rent a car in Porto?

Porto is a great place to rent a car. Full of history, landmarks, and atmosphere, some visitors even prefer it to Lisbon! An awesome destination in its own right, the city also serves as a base from where to explore the rest of Northern Portugal.

Porto Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Porto

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Porto and drop off in another city include:

  • From Porto to Lisbon - 785 offers from $10.04 per day
  • From Porto to Faro - 370 offers from $10.04 per day
  • From Porto to Albufeira - 141 offers from $23.14 per day
  • From Porto to Viseu - 43 offers from $20.89 per day
  • From Porto to Braga - 53 offers from $14.61 per day

Top ways to enter Porto

  • Porto Airport: Second busiest in Portugal, Porto Airport serves many destinations all across Europe, as well as some in North Africa and North America.
  • Vigo Airport: The city of Vigo in the Spanish region of Galicia is just next door to Portugal. Porto can be reached in about two hours. Note that if you’re coming from Vigo to Porto, you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  • Santiago de Compostela Airport: Another Galician airport, located in the famous pilgrimage center Santiago, is about three hour ride from Porto. Note that if you’re coming from Vigo to Porto, you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  • Lisbon Airport: Portugal’s busiest airport in the nation’s capital has connections to all the world continents and is just about three hour ride south of Porto.

City facts

  • The second largest city in Portugal, Porto has a population of just 237,000 within city limits, but 1.7 million people live in the city’s metropolitan area.
  • Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Porto has warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The average high temperature is 13.8 °C (56.8 °F) in January, the coldest month, and 25.7 °C (78.3 °F) in August, the warmest, with individual summer days getting significantly hotter than that.

 

Top destinations and activities

  • The Stock Exchange Palace. Perhaps the most famous Porto landmark, Palácio da Bolsa has everything from the fabled Arab room to a port-wine tasting hall and artefacts of Portugal’s glorious trading and maritime past.
  • Porto Cathedral. First built in the 13th century, this cathedral is a mix of architectural styles and an important place in the city’s history. Thanks to its location, it provides an amazing view of the rest of Porto.
  • Livraria Lello. This old bookshop has often been called the most beautiful in Europe. Visitors admire its spiral staircase and unique design, but the book collection is not too shabby, either. You’ll have to buy a €5 voucher to enter, but you can spend in on books once you’re in.
  • Portuguese Center of Photography. Situated in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, this museum is dedicated to the beginnings of photography in Portugal, as well as the works of the most important contemporary photographers. A lot of the exhibition material is documentary, providing insight not just into the photography itself, but also into various pages of Portuguese history. The museum website is only available in Portuguese but provides some info about what to expect.
  • Museum of Sacred Art and Archaeology. Another notable institution in another stunning building, this museum has found a home in the northern wing of São Lourenço Church. As suggested by the name, many of the artifacts are of religious nature, though there are also some that date back all the way to the Roman days of Portugal. The museum is very near the Douro riverfront and many other notable Porto landmarks.
  • Dom Luís I Bridge. The Dom Luís I Bridge is a metal arch bridge that spans the Douro River and connects the city center to Vila Nova de Gaia, where many of Porto's famous port wine cellars are located. Completed in 1886, this 272 meters long (894 feet) bridge has become an icon of Porto. Walking across it should be on every Porto bucket list!
  • This is just a small sample — check out this Porto guide for more things to see and do there. 

Traffic and parking

  • The speed limit inside the city is 50 km/h, although in certain areas it may be reduced to 30 km/h. Unlike with inter-city roads, the urban speed limit isn't lowered during bad weather.
  • Outside of the city the speed limit depends on the type of the road. Highways are limited to 130 km/h, 4-lane expressways to 110 km/h, and 2- or 3-lane roads to 90 km/h. During the rain the limits are respectively lowered to 110 km/h, 100 km/h, and 80 km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50 km/h during heavy fog or other cases of bad visibility.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • Using the mobile phone while driving is banned in Portugal, even with a hands-free system.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the European Union, is 112.

Toll roads

A lot of motorways in Portugal are subject to toll fees. See Portugal's official toll road website site for maps and fees.

Ideas for day trips

  • Braga. About an hour’s drive northeast, Braga justifies its reputation as a religious center with many beautiful churches and cathedrals. However, there’s also a more hip element to it, as the city recently had the title of European Youth Capital for a year.
  • Beaches. Driving further down the coast will get you to beautiful secluded spots or surfing centers like Nazaré, but even in the near vicinity of Porto you can find great beaches like Foz do Douro, Praia de Matosinhos, Praia da Granja, Praia dos Ingleses.
  • Peneda-Gerês National Park. About an hour’s drive north of Porto, this nature park is home to such diverse wildlife as wolves, emerald lizards and honey buzzards, and is a beautiful green area to explore and relax in.
  • Viana do Castelo. Located an hour’s drive north of Porto, very close to the border with Spain, Viana is best known for the Basilica of Santa Luzia. Impressive in its own right, the mountaintop church provides amazing views of the Lima River and the Atlantic Ocean below. There are other reasons to visit, too, not least the Gil Eanes Naval Museum near the city’s docks and the city’s several blue flag beaches.
  • Douro Valley. This famous wine region is a must-visit from Porto and is only a little over an hour away. It can be reached by car, train, boat, or tour. They are renowned for their port wine production and cute villages along the way.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Portugal is the VW Polo, followed by the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

For more about traveling around Portugal with a rental car, check out our complete guide.

  • Lisbon. Nation’s capital and Porto’s great rival is just as charming, but different in lifestyle, architecture, and atmosphere. Some travelers prefer Porto, while others fall in love with Lisbon, but you can say you’ve truly been to Portugal only if you’ve visited them both.
  • Coimbra. First settled by the Romans and important during the medieval times, Coimbra boasts one of the world’s oldest universities and an impressively delicious local cuisine. 
  • Galicia. Just north of Porto, Spain’s westernmost region is home to wild nature more similar to Scotland than Barcelona, distinct local character, and beautiful cities like Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, and A Coruña. You'll have to cross the international border to visit Galicia, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it.

Car Rental Prices in Porto

  • Convertibles - from $8 per day
  • Station wagons - from $10 per day
  • Large cars - from $23 per day
  • Medium cars - from $8 per day
  • Vans - from $45 per day
  • Premium cars - from $37 per day
  • Small cars - from $4 per day
  • SUVs - from $10 per day

Money-saving tips

There are things you can do to get a good rental car deal in Porto:

  • 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 Porto is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 48% cheaper than the yearly average.
  • Check out our list of the best rental companies in Porto.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Top 20 Cities near Porto

  1. 15.0 km / 9.3 miles away
  2. Guimaraes Car Rentals from $81.72 per day
    39.3 km / 24.4 miles away
  3. Braga Car Rentals from $81.72 per day
    40.6 km / 25.2 miles away
  4. Aveiro Car Rentals from $21.98 per day
    67.7 km / 42.1 miles away
  5. Vila Real Car Rentals from $21.98 per day
    79.3 km / 49.3 miles away
  6. Viseu Car Rentals from $22.37 per day
    92.4 km / 57.4 miles away
  7. Coimbra Car Rentals from $21.98 per day
    117.2 km / 72.8 miles away
  8. Leiria Car Rentals from $22.37 per day
    166.8 km / 103.6 miles away
  9. Caldas da Rainha Car Rentals from $23.50 per day
    208.2 km / 129.4 miles away
  10. Santa Cruz Car Rentals from $37.85 per day
    242.5 km / 150.7 miles away
  11. Lisbon Car Rentals from $4.52 per day
    278.1 km / 172.8 miles away
  12. Sintra Car Rentals from $14.43 per day
    279.2 km / 173.5 miles away
  13. Estoril Car Rentals from $143.24 per day
    288.4 km / 179.2 miles away
  14. Almada Car Rentals from $23.50 per day
    289.9 km / 180.1 miles away
  15. Parede Car Rentals from $143.24 per day
    290.2 km / 180.3 miles away
  16. Cascais Car Rentals from $21.74 per day
    290.3 km / 180.4 miles away
  17. Setubal Car Rentals from $22.37 per day
    302.5 km / 188.0 miles away
  18. Evora Car Rentals from $22.37 per day
    306.1 km / 190.2 miles away
  19. Portimao Car Rentals from $34.36 per day
    457.3 km / 284.2 miles away
  20. Alvor Car Rentals from $34.36 per day
    459.0 km / 285.2 miles away

Top 16 Locations near Porto

  1. Porto Airport Car Rentals from $4.45 per day
  2. Porto Boavista Car Rentals from $25.48 per day
    10.6 km / 6.6 miles away
  3. Downtown Car Rentals from $13.92 per day
    11.6 km / 7.2 miles away
  4. 12.8 km / 8.0 miles away
  5. 13.6 km / 8.5 miles away
  6. 276.6 km / 171.9 miles away
  7. 278.0 km / 172.7 miles away
  8. Lisbon Airport Car Rentals from $4.52 per day
    278.1 km / 172.8 miles away
  9. Lisbon Alameda Car Rentals from $21.98 per day
    281.8 km / 175.1 miles away
  10. Downtown Car Rentals from $5.93 per day
    282.5 km / 175.5 miles away
  11. 283.8 km / 176.3 miles away
  12. 284.2 km / 176.6 miles away
  13. Downtown Car Rentals from $20.94 per day
    463.8 km / 288.2 miles away
  14. Faro Airport Car Rentals from $10.44 per day
    474.3 km / 294.7 miles away
  15. 1133.9 km / 704.6 miles away
  16. 1190.8 km / 739.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Porto?

Car rental prices in Porto vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Porto
$12.34
January
$12.02
February
$14.19
March
$29.29
April
$24.87
May
$25.86
June
$40.16
July
$45.28
August
$23.49
September
$32.44
October
$20.11
November
$24.55
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Porto is February (when prices average $12.02 per day). This is 53% cheaper than the yearly average and 73% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $45.28).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Porto?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in July, the average renter keeps their car for 10 days, and in November, they keep their car for 7 days.
Average number of rental days in Porto
8
January
8
February
8
March
8
April
8
May
8
June
10
July
10
August
9
September
8
October
7
November
10
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Porto?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Porto is August, and the least popular is November.
Monthly searches in Porto by pick-up date relative to the average
49%
January
57%
February
69%
March
101%
April
113%
May
132%
June
172%
July
178%
August
134%
September
85%
October
41%
November
71%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 5
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Drive on Holidays, Record-go, Turisprime, SIXT, Goldcar
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $4 per day
Cheapest supplier Drive&Go

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Drive on Holidays Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Turisprime Volkswagen Polo 4 1 Small cars
Record-go Seat Ibiza 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Record-go Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Opo rent Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Klass Wagen Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Record-go Seat Leon 5 2 Medium cars
Turisprime Volkswagen Up 5 1 Small cars
Drive on Holidays Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500 Hybrid
September 18, 2023
The service!! Fast lines easy checking easy return!
Netherlands
Renault Captur
September 16, 2023
We toured a large portion of the north of Portugal going up and down the mountains and valleys and because we stayed off the highways and ventured onto the n-routes we saw amazing views and sights! On the way we made new friends, experienced lovely meals and saw a beautiful side of Portugal!
Slovakia
Fiat 500
September 9, 2023
Great, coastal trip. Portugal is beautiful.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 3008
September 7, 2023
Traveling through Portugal was a great experience , the roads are excellent , some streets are narrow in the cities but we were able to manage them , loved Portugal
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
September 3, 2023
Portugal easy to get around, better highways than the US.
Ireland
Audi A3
September 3, 2023
Porto is a fantastic city. So much to do.well worth a visit
Italy
Volkswagen Polo
August 22, 2023
We made a Portugal tour from Porto to Porto, we go South until Faro and North to Braga….nice cities and the Algarve natural scenarios are amazing.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
August 22, 2023
Portugal was amazing not enough time!
Ireland
Audi A3
August 14, 2023
Duaro Valley ....beautiful
Belgium
Seat Arona
August 3, 2023
Nice roads all over Portugal and amazing country to visit on a road trip mode
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500 Cabrio
July 27, 2023
We had a great trip up into the Douro Valley!
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
July 22, 2023
Definitely worth to take the smallest car In Portugal to be able to park almost anywhere, the inconvenience of a small car there is the lack of power when you go up hills. For 2 person with small luggage it is fine. Porto and Lisbon we took the free guided tour and it was great and interesting.
Brazil
Volkswagen Polo
July 9, 2023
The best was to participate the São João Party also São Pedro Party. São João was amazing. Many balons in the sky, all the people very happy with their families. Unforgettable!!!
United Kingdom
Smart ForFour
July 3, 2023
We followed the 2 main routes along the Douro river. Fantastic scenery, plenty places to stop along the way, pretty villages, slow pace, National Park worth a visit too.
United Arab Emirates
Hyundai Kauai
July 2, 2023
Great car with big boot for the luggages
United States of America (USA)
Volvo XC90
June 24, 2023
Portugal is beautiful. People are friendly.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
June 18, 2023
Great value lunches and dinners
Netherlands
Citroen C4 Cactus
June 16, 2023
Great and fast service
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
June 16, 2023
Two days short due to French Air Traffic control strike, so didn't do as much as hopped, but got around well with mix of metro and car. Could probably have left off car rental for time in Porto, but used it to see a bit extra. Gorgeous white sand beaches with good facilities. Mountains very nice.
Canada
BMW 1-series
June 15, 2023
Drive to Douro Valley was excellent.
Isle of Man
Renault Clio
June 12, 2023
Great time exploring the Duoro Valley and Porto
Australia
Citroen C4 Cactus
June 2, 2023
There were several days we didn’t need to use the car at all but having a car and driving around the Douro Valley was a must and also the Algarve region.
United States of America (USA)
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon
May 30, 2023
History and Art
Canada
Ford Focus
May 25, 2023
Grutas de Maie, Sauropod tracks in limestone surface. My laundry was done in Estremoz for a very reasonable price.
Portugal
Mercedes Benz A Class
May 23, 2023
During the 4 days, we've discovered Lisbon and its surroundings (Sintra and Cascais), the coast to the North (with a fantastic spot North of Figuera da Foz) and the Douro Valley. Portugal is a fantastic country...
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 2008
May 22, 2023
After our first week in northern Portugal we went to Galacia. We rented Airbnbs as we traveled and every home ended up being awesome. Not many owners spoke English but with Google Translate we got on well. This allowed us to see places we didn’t know existed. We hired guides in a few places for very reasonable fees and had some amazing hikes and tours of villages off the beaten track. Our 3 weeks were awesome.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
May 18, 2023
Wine tasting and seeing Evora.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
May 16, 2023
Exploring Portugal
South Korea
BMW 3 Series
May 9, 2023
Costa Nova's coastal visit was so impressive, and Braga's Jesus Cathedral was beautiful.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
April 18, 2023
Beautiful driving through the countryside of Portugal and Spain!
Portugal
Volkswagen Polo
April 18, 2023
It is just a trip to be with family
Netherlands
MB A-Class Aut.
April 17, 2023
Nice experiences about the city Porto, good environment, really enjoyed the food. Weather conditions could be better but that was it.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
April 16, 2023
The car handled well with no issues
Brazil
Jeep Renegade
April 14, 2023
Portugal os amazing!
United States of America (USA)
Ford Puma
April 9, 2023
Beautiful amazing Portugal
Canada
Volkswagen Golf STW
March 30, 2023
Visited Porto Aveiro Coimbra Nazaré Fátima all great places people must see. Watched a Ronaldo game in Lisbon. Good experience not enough time
France
Renault Kadjar
March 2, 2023
Porto is just SUBLIM.
Australia
Renault Clio
March 1, 2023
Great time
South Africa
Peugeot 308 SW
January 7, 2023
Drove to Guimarães and averio sand also around Porto. All lovely has amazing food
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
December 2, 2022
Exploring Schist villages in central Portugual.
Malaysia
Mercedes Benz V Class
November 20, 2022
It would be much better by renting the auto toll machine as the post office is close during the weekends.
Germany
VW Polo
November 17, 2022
I picked up the car at Porto to go for a short trip to attend a friend's wedding not so far from Lisbon. The car was great and I was positively surprised also by the quality of the roads in Portugal. I will for sure get back to Portugal to some next road trips ;)
Canada
Renault Clio
November 1, 2022
Everything was good, just found the restaurant prices have double since we were there (Covid) happened. Cost of gas and road tolls were more also. Cost of living has happened worldwide
Canada
Mercedes CLA
October 27, 2022
Just back home
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
October 26, 2022
Great restaurants nature waterfalls futebol stadiums and beautiful friendly people.
Canada
Audi A1
October 24, 2022
Portugal is a great country with beautiful cities to explore and magnificent cathedrals, natural parks to spend the time. As well great hotels and very tasty restaurants!
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai i30
October 18, 2022
Portugal is a beautiful country with calm, kind and and generous people. 2+ week trip visiting: Lisbon, Porto, the Douro Valley (wine tasting and natural beauty) and the Algarve.
United States of America (USA)
BMW 3 Series STW
October 17, 2022
Travel up the Duoro River Valley to discover the quintas that produce delicious Port wine an you observe the magnificent scenery.
Canada
Peugeot 3008
October 12, 2022
No comment
United States of America (USA)
Seat Alhambra
October 11, 2022
Portugal is a beautiful country! People are friendly, food was delicious, and all our accommodations were great. Highly recommend a trip to this country.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500 Convertible
October 7, 2022
The beaches are beautiful. The road can be a bit difficult to drive since it’s super hilly and many one way streets. Parking in town can be difficult.
Canada
Fiat 500
October 7, 2022
Spent most time in mountains.
United States of America (USA)
Seat Arona
September 26, 2022
Drove from Porto to Salema. The car was perfect for that drive!
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa
September 17, 2022
Finding return location was a challenge but that could have been my GPS.
Spain
Renault Clio
August 29, 2022
I was surprised to have to pay a fee for going across the border but otherwise I am satisfied with the experience.
Canada
Seat Ibiza
August 10, 2022
I recommend this place for car rental, easy and helpful, very busy so need to be patient
United Kingdom
VW Polo
July 20, 2022
Agueira Da Beira is a great place to visit
Canada
VW Polo
July 1, 2022
Via Verde is a must in Portugal
United States of America (USA)
Citro?n C3
June 26, 2022
Easy to rent
United States of America (USA)
Seat Arona
June 23, 2022
Super friendly staff and very helpful.
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
June 19, 2022
Portugal by car is a good choice. We were able to visit Porto, Sintra, Coimbra, Lisbon and the Algarve, among other places. We stayed at different b&bs, including a house boat! The Biblioteca at the University in Coimbra and botanical gardens. Roman ruins, Moors castle...
United States of America (USA)
Seat Arona
June 8, 2022
Driving down the western coast to the Algarve region, having the car was a must.
United States of America (USA)
BMW X1 SUV
June 4, 2022
Very easy to drive in Portugal and Spain. It’s worth it since both countries have awesome little towns and beautiful landscapes. The roads are impeccable.
United States of America (USA)
Seat Alhambra
May 11, 2022
If you can - plan a weekend in Spain. It's an easy drive from Portugal and so much to see on the way and once you arrive.
Portugal
Seat Leon
May 5, 2022
Very good
Canada
Toyota Yaris
November 29, 2021
Car died on me the night before departing flight. Guerin dealt with this efficiently.
Canada
Volkswagen Up
November 11, 2021
Tyres on first car were not road worthy No problem switching to another car Hopefully they were changed out for the next client
Hungary
Kia Stonic
November 2, 2021
Travelling by car make it possible to visit places between Port and Lisbon like Fatima, Guimares (not in the same direction actually) , Cabo da Roca or Capela do Senhor da Pedra.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
September 13, 2021
It was very easy driving the highways in Portugal, the narrow city streets were a bit tricky, but not impossible! Picking up and returning our car was very easy, the car we got was in excellent shape and a very smooth ride.
Belgium
Renault Clio
September 12, 2021
Route N222
Portugal
VW Polo
August 19, 2021
I visited Alcobaça, approximately 2h (200km) from Porto and fell in love with the city.
Portugal
Fiat Panda
October 13, 2020
Porto is spectacular
Canada
Peugeot 308 SW
October 8, 2020
Beautiful country top to bottom.
Belgium
Fiat Panda
August 24, 2020
Visiting Portugal is always like heaven.
Netherlands
VW Polo
February 25, 2020
Did not visit Porto
United States of America (USA)
Mercedes Benz E
February 24, 2020
Beautiful old city
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
February 14, 2020
WE rented two cars, each for a week. Both rentals with Discover Cars were fast, easy and the agents give excellent nservice
Canada
Volkswagen Up
November 7, 2019
We flew into Porto and used the rental car to tour Portugal. The highways are amazing but most are tolled so it can be pricey.
Canada
Mini Cooper
October 9, 2019
The whole country of Portugal is beautiful and a must on the bucket list. Portugal's road sytem is modern, fast and far reaching. It is the only way to explore the country. Forget the tours, bues and trains. Rent a car!
Canada
VW Polo
October 5, 2019
We took a taxi from downtown to the store and the cost was 11 euros to guet there. You pay less because the store is located 15 minutes from the center town but it worth it
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
September 21, 2019
Drove to Serra da Estrela hence I rented a car. Wonderful views, nice and polite locals, good food, plenty of nature to be seen. Will definitely do it again.
United Kingdom
Citroen C1 2d
August 19, 2019
We travelled around Portugal and you certainly need a car but the driving was easy.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
July 29, 2019
Porto is nice. So are most places in Portugal,... go and explore.
United Kingdom
Citroen C1 2d
July 23, 2019
We tend to travel around and the motorways and main roads were quiet and excellent. There are frequent tolls but they are not too expensive. We did not use the car in Porto itself but this is normal for us wherever we are we prefer to use public transport to cities to not have to worry about parking.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
July 12, 2019
No need for a car in the city of Porto. But if you are venturing further afield a rented car is essential and the motorways are great and easy to use. Some of the roads in rural towns are VERY narrow so a small car is an advantage.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
May 24, 2019
You only need a car if you are leaving Porto. Driving in the city is hectic; but the mountains an hour away are amazing.
Latvia
Renault Captur
May 23, 2019
If going for mountains and high speed roads, diesel + automatic gear should be considered. But not all fuel tanks in small villages offer diesel.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
May 18, 2019
Porto is the neighbour town where I’ve born and i’ve enjoyed the weekend nights in Porto in my twenties. Worked in Porto almost for ten years, and still, it is the city that I can call home. I’m living abroad and when I return to Porto for the holidays, a car is essential. And this was my first on car hiring.
Portugal
Seat Ibiza
March 13, 2019
Best town to saty
United Kingdom
Renault Megane
January 12, 2019
We were driving direct to Spain, we were pre-warned of cross border charge. Appeared that the only way to pay for tolls in portugal was to purchase a transponder for use in the car as the option of paying tolls at a shop within 48 hours of accruing the charges was impossible as we were traveling back to porto on day of flying back home.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
January 9, 2019
Definitely one of the best combinations of City and Beach break across Europe. Food is cheap and very tasty... Pleasant sight seeing experience all around
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
November 7, 2018
We loved the Douro valley region and a car was a necessity for sure!
United Kingdom
VW Transporter
October 30, 2018
Take the coast roads when you can , will find great little beaches bars and towns etc
Canada
Ford Fiesta
October 9, 2018
Do rent a car and travel the country, it is very beautiful and lots of history and great beaches. People are friendly, helpful and all young people speak English. Make sure you have a GPS and a transponder. As for rental car agencies, there are some that rent cheap but get you in other ways. Do your home work. I have dealt with drive on holidays before and so far I am pleased. Hope it stays that way.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
October 4, 2018
I was very impressed how the city is layed out
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
September 30, 2018
I would recommend the toll reader for any car. Also a GPS was a great tool.
United Kingdom
VW Golf
September 30, 2018
Porto is relatively cheap to drive a car around particular as parking costs are low. If you're visiting Portugal as a whole, certainly drive around to the smaller cities for a real immersive experience with the locals. Also I would recommend paying the set "Via Verde" autotoll as it saves going to the post office to pay the toll fees. If the ViaVerde is activated, do not worry about using the tolls all the time, quickest way to get around the country!
Bulgaria
VW Polo
September 29, 2018
Very nice city. Liked more than Lisbon. Watching the sunset from the bridge was probably the best part. Don't miss out the bridge climbing attraction (at a different bridge)
Canada
Citroen C3
September 28, 2018
We did over 1600 kms of driving through Porto, Douro Region, Cambria, Nazare, Sintra, Lisbon, Lagos, Albufeira, Carvoeira, Evora and Obidos. Renting a car with Android Auto or Apple Car Play is very useful but it is important to know in advance if the car has such features. We had a Garmin GPS for backup but found that it was not accurate enough in smaller towns like Evora or Obidos. It also did not offer the shortest routest that Waze provided. We got a Vodafon Sim card and data plan to help make the navigation in the very narrow old streets less stressful.
Croatia
VW Up!
September 18, 2018
if you are going to drive all around Portugal then I recommend that you hire a car, but If you are staying in Lisbon or Porto I would not recommend you to hire a car, becouse those two cities have excellent public transport, metro, tram,bus,taxi,uber, and parking is not easy in Lisbon. But if you go on a trip like I did, and you travel 1700km from Porto to Lisbon, to Faro and all other places. I would highly recommend that you pick a rent a car.
United Kingdom
VW Golf
September 10, 2018
Porto is a great city to visit and very economical to eat and stay and you will not need a car to get around. We only hired a car as we left Porto to go north to Villa and tour the northern coastal towns and Spain.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
September 5, 2018
It is great to have the freedom of having a car even though so many told me it is impossible to get around in the cities. It was true for the most part but I liked the flexibility to park it or use it depending on where I was going at any given time. It is by far safe to drive in Portugal and if you stay away from the historical streets and use public transportation for those areas you will be glad you did.
United States of America (USA)
Mercedes Benz A Class 5d
August 27, 2018
Beautiful city, amazing people
United States of America (USA)
Mitsubishi Space Star
August 27, 2018
Porto itself you don’t really need a car but being able to travel out into the Duoro wine region is great and having a car make it pretty easy.
Canada
Renault Clio
August 5, 2018
Great for visiting,I go every year.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
August 4, 2018
Wonderful city for tourism.
Canada
Renault Megane Sports Tourer
June 6, 2018
I didn't drive in Porto, I picked up the car when leaving to Lisbon and Faro

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Lowest rated company
Bravacar
7.3 / 10
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Total number of reviews
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Total rental companies
44
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Lowest daily price
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