Car Hire in Portugal

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Lisbon Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Cheap rent
£ 1.62 / per day
Lisbon Airport
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
£ 2.16 / per day
Lisbon Airport
Economy
Mitsubishi Space Star or comparable
Mitsubishi Space Star
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
ANC Azores Holidays.PT
£ 2.22 / per day
Lisbon Airport
Compact SUV
Seat Arona or comparable
Seat Arona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drive4Move
£ 3.03 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Porto Airport
Intermediate
Fiat Tipo or comparable
Fiat Tipo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
ACARENT
£ 3.88 / per day
City Centre
Economy Elite
Seat Ibiza or comparable
Seat Ibiza
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 3.96 / per day
Faro Airport
Compact Elite
Seat Leon or comparable
Seat Leon
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 5.67 / per day
Lisbon Prior Velho
Standard SUV
Volkswagen T-Roc or comparable
Volkswagen T-Roc
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
CRC Car Rental Company
£ 6.84 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 11:38 on 2024-06-17.

Travel Information

Languages
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+351
Average car hire price
£ 4 per day
Average car hire length
8 days
Speed limit within city centre
20 - 50 km/h or 12 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 120 km/h or 56 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.3 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.51 per litre or £ 5.72 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.38 per litre or £ 5.21 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.72 per litre or £ 6.49 / 1 gallon

Why hire 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 Peniche 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

One-way Car Hire in Portugal

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

  • From Portugal to Spain - 336 offers from £ 40.19 per day
  • From Portugal to Germany - 48 offers from £ 124.60 per day
  • From Portugal to Italy - 24 offers from £ 125.00 per day
  • From Portugal to France - 24 offers from £ 125.00 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 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 for good reason — its culture, food, and nightlife won’t let anyone leave disappointed. Make sure to check out landmarks such as The 25th of April Bridge and Belem Tower and consider popular places for day trips like nearby Sintra.
  • Porto. Different in looks and atmosphere from its large southern rival, Lisbon, Porto is just as fascinating. A metropolis of arts, architecture, and cuisine, it is the capital of Northern Portugal. Famous landmarks include the Porto Cathedral, Livraia Lello bookshop, the Museum of the Sacred Art and Archaeology, and even the Port Wine Institute.
  • 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. In addition to natural beauty, the region has fascinating history exemplified by a millennia-old heritage of Moorish and Roman rule of the region. Meanwhile, exploring the roads less travelled will lead you to the mountainous inland parts of the Algarve and traditional spa towns like Monchique.

Most popular hire car

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

Driving licence requirements

  • Portugal recognizes valid foreign driving licences that are written in a Latin alphabet and if you’re visiting for a shorter period than six months.
  • If you’re in Portugal for longer than six months or are living there permanently, the law requires you to obtain a Portuguese driver’s license
  • If your driver’s license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Similarly, if your driving licence doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP instead.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you must also carry your original driving licence as you might be required to present both.
  • You must carry your driving licence, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

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 hire companies 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 on our Help Center

Most popular types of hire car

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

Top driving routes

  • Aveiro. A city with a history dating back to pre-Roman times, Aveiro is known for its canals (which, like in Venice, can be explored by a gondola ride), art noveau architecture, and several stunning churches. Located just south of the point where the river of the same name meets the Atlantic Ocean, Aveiro is also a popular destination for water sports.
  • Peneda-Gerês National Park. Located in the far north of the country, in the borderlands with the Spanish region of Galicia, Peneda-Gerês is one of the most beautiful areas in Iberia. Known for its magnificent valleys and pre-Roman dolmens, the region has a great variety of flora and fauna. The drive from Porto, the nearest big city, takes just over an hour.
  • The Serra da Estrela. The highest point on mainland Portugal, ‘the mountain of the star’ is another popular nature destination. A great place for walking, it is also home to the only ski resort in the country. Although located in the relatively less explored inland part of Portugal, the Serra de Estrela is within a two-hour drive of other popular destinations such as the aforementioned Aveiro, as well as the scenic university city of Coimbra and the Christian pilgrimage site of Fatima.

Car Hire Prices

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 4 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 6 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 4 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 2 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 26 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 15 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 2 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 3 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

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

  • Compare rates of different car hire companies
  • Book your vehicle well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the car hire prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Portugal is the cheapest in March when hiring a car is about 50% cheaper than the yearly average and a whopping 66% cheaper than hiring a car in November.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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In which month is car hire in Portugal the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car in Portugal fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Portugal
£ 9.25
January
£ 9.48
February
£ 12.99
March
£ 17.12
April
£ 19.06
May
£ 25.03
June
£ 32.31
July
£ 32.58
August
£ 21.84
September
£ 17.22
October
£ 11.04
November
£ 14.04
December
The best month to hire a car in Portugal is January — when the average price for a hire is £ 9.25 per day. This is 50% less than the yearly average and 72% less than hiring a car in August (when the average price is £ 32.58 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Portugal?

Car hire lengths can vary according to the time of year. Longer periods of car hire are more common in January with an average of 10 days. Shorter periods of car hire are more common in April with an average of 8 days.
Average number of hire days in Portugal
10
January
9
February
9
March
8
April
8
May
8
June
9
July
9
August
8
September
8
October
8
November
9
December

Which month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Portugal?

Given the number of customers searching for a car in Portugal, the month in which the highest number of people search for a hire car is August, while January is the month that sees the lowest demand for them.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Portugal Compared to the Yearly Average
59%
January
66%
February
79%
March
83%
April
95%
May
126%
June
148%
July
149%
August
132%
September
111%
October
69%
November
84%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 167
Airport locations 5
Popular suppliers Drive on Holidays, Goldcar, Rentx Car Rental, Klass Wagen, Turisprime
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price £ 2 per day
Cheapest supplier Cheap rent

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Drive on Holidays Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Klass Wagen Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Turisprime Volkswagen Polo 4 1 Small cars
Drive on Holidays Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs
Rent-a-Star Mercedes Benz A Class 5 2 Large cars
Goldcar Nissan Juke 5 3 SUVs
Goldcar Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Way2Azores Rent Citroen C3 5 2 Medium cars
Rentx Car Rental Opel Corsa 4 2 Small cars

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 Kingdom
Renault Clio
30 May 2024
By renting a car we could decide where and when we went which enabled us to visit loads of fantastic places/sights
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Roc
29 May 2024
Our favourite was the sunrise hike to Pico Ruivo; amazing! We also really enjoyed the Lavada Nova walk and lots of yummy restaurants, we can’t wait to return to Madeira!
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United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
29 May 2024
We like traditional Portugal.. So spent our time finding little not so touristy spots.. little traditional bars and resteraunts that serve portuguese home made foods.. having fun practicing my terrible portuguese.. We also love the mountains spectacular beauty spots.. also driving to the portugal border.. parking the car and jumping a 15/20 minute boat ride to Spain .. I love this time of year because its not overly crowded..
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
26 May 2024
Nice beaches Nice food
United Kingdom
Mercedes Benz A Class
18 May 2024
Beach, mountain, cultural experience, food and wine tasty and good quality,
United Kingdom
Seat Arona
18 May 2024
Villa holiday with pool. Total relaxation
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
17 May 2024
It’s a great place to visit. Lovely people and great scenery with very clean beaches.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
26 April 2024
Driving in Lisbon was an experience I never want to repeat! Beautiful country, but not for a novice driver.
Italy
Fiat 500
25 April 2024
Portugal was awesome!
United Kingdom
Volvo XC40
23 April 2024
Best thing we did was book a full day private off-road, off the beaten track tour in a Landrover Discovery with Madeira InsideOut. Got to see parts of the island that we would never have got to in the hire car. Fantastic local guide who is very passionate about his island, and being private we could spend as much or as little time as we wanted at each stop and could also help shape the itinerary. The best 219 Euros we spent during our week in Madeira.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
21 April 2024
We travelled to a few different towns in the Algarve. Armacao de pera being our favourite, also Guia for traditional Guia chicken!
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United Kingdom
Fiat 500
12 April 2024
First week of April - great time to search for orchids. Seventeen species found (including helleborines)
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United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
12 April 2024
Unfortunately not the best weather but good that the Algarve is getting some much needed rain.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208
10 April 2024
The car was very useful to help us climb the many hills. We used it to take us on many walks and a couple of trips into Funchal.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
6 April 2024
Sightseeing, eating and drinking.
United Kingdom
Seat Arona
4 April 2024
It’s Madeira! What’s not to like!
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
2 April 2024
Lovely country.
United Kingdom
Fiat Tipo
2 April 2024
We did lots of touring with planned stops but also took additional stops. The roads are different to come parts of the UK, some very steep and twisty but its a volcanic island so you have to expect that. But lets say it not for the faint hearted if you want to tour the island yourself!
United Kingdom
Seat Arona
31 March 2024
Time with family
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
30 March 2024
Hiking and trail running around Madeira. Car hire gave us the freedom to explore all corners of the island that we would have struggled to reach by bus. Thank you
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
29 March 2024
Really bad heavy rain and winds all week
United Kingdom
Hyundai Kauai
28 March 2024
Tavira and Olhao - both very nice
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
26 March 2024
We stayed in Olhos de Agua it was lovely and a great base to see other parts of the algarve
United Kingdom
Hyundai Kauai
26 March 2024
Restaurants and sights
Portugal
Volkswagen Polo
21 March 2024
Mainly for work usage
United Kingdom
Dacia Sandero Stepway
19 March 2024
The golf courses are spectacular. The Hole in One bar is friendly bar for beer/wine and light meals for decent price, also singer/group on every night.
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United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Roc
17 March 2024
Great golfing on the best golf courses in Algarve. Airb&b with a sea view in quarteira. Meeting and eating with friends.
Cyprus
Jeep Compass
17 March 2024
Visiting family
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
16 March 2024
Hiking, exploring the island, locals were all very helpful
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
15 March 2024
Visiting property
United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
12 March 2024
The hike from PICO DO ARIEIRO TO PICO RUIVO was amazing, the hire car was a great way to go as there's plenty of parking at Pico do Aero despite what you may read. We only made it half way and turned back as it was quite challenging, the best thing that's not on any sites I've read, is that the amazing photo's you see area all near the start within 20 mins of the car park and very achievable for anyone. Some of the views are both amazing and terrifying, very little in the way of safety so be very careful with any children. I think definitely get a hire car, we managed to see so much thanks to this. I chose 7m via this co as it was by far the cheapest which was a worry but turned out fine.
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United Kingdom
Peugeot 308
10 March 2024
Monchique was beautiful as was Sagres & Silves. Lagos and Alvor are thriving and full of good eating establishments, overall the Algarve is a lovely destination with something for everyone.
United Kingdom
Seat Arona
6 March 2024
Played some lovely golf. Met some fellow golfers. Visited the “end of the world” at Sagres. Enjoyed the friendly welcome from all of the people I met
United Kingdom
Ford Puma
4 March 2024
Cliff walks with good photo opportunities. Exploring small streets in different towns. Scenic drive in the Monchique.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
27 February 2024
Lovely weather, good food and drink, stayed near portimao but went to Lisbon for a night, beautiful place
United Kingdom
Nissan Juke
26 February 2024
I went to visit my family!
United Kingdom
Nissan Juke
15 February 2024
Reliable comfortable car made the holiday extra enjoyable
United Kingdom
Fiat Tipo
13 February 2024
Where do you start. Great island. Toured the whole island. Missive carnival on the last night.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
5 February 2024
The mountains were incredible!
United Kingdom
Nissan Juke
5 February 2024
Excellent location for a family holiday and car hire made a huge difference to see different resorts and beaches.
United Kingdom
Nissan Juke
4 February 2024
Too many places to mention. Nazare, Obidos, Sintra, Cascais and more
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
29 January 2024
Ponte do Sol for the relaxing hours. St. Vincent and Porto Moniz for the wild Atlantic and Fanal for the vertigo free Hikes.
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United Kingdom
Renault Captur
28 January 2024
We visited Loule, Portamao and Pria de Rocha, and surrounding areas of Albufiera like the old town and nature reserve at Salgados. Made so much easier having a car. Its a very beautiful area and the people are so friendly and helpful. There is a very large shopping center, off the motorway, which has everything you could want, worth a visit.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
24 January 2024
Trip was good but rain every day.
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Dacia Spring
22 January 2024
I was on a golfing holiday, the courses were in excellent condition for the time of the year.I also managed a day at Portimao race track,which was a great experience.
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United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
19 January 2024
Brilliant visiting delightful spots in the Algarve.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
12 January 2024
The winter sunshine
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
5 January 2024
PR1 hike was our favourite activity. We also loved playing padel at padel E laxer in Funchal. Madeira is magical
United Kingdom
Renault Megane Grandtour
2 January 2024
Stay off the N22 and try the N125
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
30 December 2023
Great area, great weather, fantastic people!
United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
30 December 2023
Óbidos visit is so wonderful for Christmas feeling !
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208
25 December 2023
Fabulous Madeira. Just go!
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
15 November 2023
Trips to other towns along the Algarve, restaurants and Beaches
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
15 November 2023
Walking along the Levada into the Waterfalls
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
12 November 2023
Great golf breaks and coastal walks at Alvor and Vilamoura with a weekend at Monchique in between
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United Kingdom
Opel Corsa Hatchback
6 November 2023
Zoomarine was great for kids
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Citroen C1
6 November 2023
Loved driving around, very familiar with Portugal been going for over 30 years. Went to all my favourite places to eat
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
3 November 2023
Sagres’ fortress definitely worth it for sights, cliff watching and amazing sunset. Clean and easily navigation on highways and internal streets. Multitude of beaches to choose from. Friendly locals.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
27 October 2023
We had an amazing time in Lisbon and Ericeira.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
23 October 2023
Driving in Madeira is a challenge. Very steep roads and fairly aggressive drivers that disrespect speed limits. Given that and an under powered car, driving very much helped our holiday and car was generally pleasurable
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United Kingdom
Fiat Punto
21 October 2023
We spent a week in Alvor, firstly at the Pestana Alvor Park hotel (excellent), then at our Alto Club timeshare (definitely Gold Crown!), enjoying time by the pools and a day by the sea. Great restaurants, from Cinqua Quinas by the beach for great steaks and super staff, the Market Place for chicken piri piri, La Piazza for lovely Italian food and Phoenix for a great choice of British food!
United Kingdom
Seat Arona
19 October 2023
Madeira is a very beautiful island. Driving can be challenging if off the main roads.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
19 October 2023
Brazilian girls 😂
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
18 October 2023
Great trip to cape st vincent and visit to Sagres and museum of discovery...coupled with excellent tapas in restaurant in Sagres town...well worth exploring the area.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
17 October 2023
I enjoyed my week, food good specialty fish,clean,people helping, I visited lovely place
United Kingdom
Citroen C1
17 October 2023
The Algarve is stunning we will be back soon
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United Kingdom
Hyundai Kauai
16 October 2023
Algarve only with the name you know what you going to find
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
15 October 2023
Exploring different areas of North East Portugal. Living in very friendly mountain villages.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
15 October 2023
We paid extra to drive into Spain. Worth the extra cost
United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
14 October 2023
Golf trip, great weather. Good restaurants and accommodation.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208
13 October 2023
Whole Island is beautiful!
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
13 October 2023
Lovely holiday from start to finish from getting on the plain to arriving back home. We love the friendly Portuguese people.
United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza STW
12 October 2023
All was good
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
12 October 2023
We stayed at 3 different locations during our stay……Benagil, Lagos and Olhão. All excellent in their own way. Played golf at Espiche………fantastic experience.
United Kingdom
Seat Leon STW
25 September 2023
We went Evora for a spa day
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Fiat 500
24 September 2023
Great food and historic places.
United Kingdom
Nissan Juke
23 September 2023
Algarve is very good place, nice beaches and many place to explore.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
22 September 2023
The experience was a positive one even though we had trouble with the clutch in the first car. Another car waiting for us the next day. Returned car at the end of the holiday without any problems. Polite and experienced staff. Would recommend
United Kingdom
BMW 1 Series
21 September 2023
Great place to visit with amazing food a fantastic views great places to stay
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
21 September 2023
A leisurely holiday spent exploring the many beautiful beaches in the area around Carvoeiro.
United Kingdom
Dacia Jogger
20 September 2023
You need a car on Madeira
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
18 September 2023
Driving out of Lisbon north to the Silver Coast is not to be missed.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
16 September 2023
We visited lovely beaches on the Algarve around Praia da Rocha towards Lagos area. Excellent restaurants and lovely food. Also swimming in the sea, safe as life guards always thèŕe.
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Fiat Panda
10 September 2023
Amazing walks
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Citroen C4 Cactus
9 September 2023
I'd rather not share this part
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Volkswagen Polo
7 September 2023
I have friends and family in the Algarve
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Nissan Juke
6 September 2023
Very good
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
6 September 2023
we travelled to the top end of Portugal Valenca and stayed for the week in a Villa sightseeing around the river area and also visiting inland Ponte de Lima and BOB Jesus Gardens, 2nd week we did a 2hr drive down through Braga and on to Boticas where we had the most relaxing week for a long time, the Peugeot 2008 that Sixt gave us was perfect and even at 1.2 petrol it handled the gradients with ease as it did the motorways.
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
6 September 2023
made key targets list and stack to it visited lots diferente spots of interest
United Kingdom
Seat Arona
30 August 2023
No time, already wrote a ton above. Madeira was amazing!
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Roc
28 August 2023
We drove clockwise around the country, from Faro as far north as Porto, over 3 weeks. It's a wonderful country with amazing beaches all around the coast.
United Kingdom
Citro?n C3
26 August 2023
Travelled around Andalusia for four weeks.
United Kingdom
Audi A3
25 August 2023
Had a villa in the middle of Portugal about 45 mins drive outside of Ourique lovely open country next to no tourists just me family and the local Portuguese people
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
20 August 2023
Madeira, what an amazing island.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Passat
19 August 2023
We did a road trip from Lisbon to Porto
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
18 August 2023
Sarges the must southerly point with it's fort is worth a visit and the museum inside the fort has interesting facts and artifacts. Silves is a must with it's dominant castle overlooking the town. Cobbled streets cluttered with restaurants and bars. The Medieval festival takes over the town mid August and is amazing. The whole town becomes awash with floating banners and every corner has delicious food stalls along with entertainer's singing and dancing.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
16 August 2023
We used the car most days and explored the coast around Aveiro then travelled to porto far a few days, then off to the mountains near coja. An excellent trip
United Kingdom
Ford Focus STW
14 August 2023
Amendoira golf courses were amazing and staff and members both polite and courteous.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
10 August 2023
Zoomarine, slide and splash, sargres, arrifana Lagos
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United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
8 August 2023
Zoomarine is excellent for family trips!
United Kingdom
Citroen C4 Cactus
7 August 2023
Not bad as I've already know Lisbon
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
6 August 2023
Kayak to the benagil caves with seasiren was excellent, caneiros beach is always gorgeous, rei das praias restaurant and o barradas restaurant are amazing.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa Hatchback
5 August 2023
The mountains were really steep and winding and although we had a smaller car it coped really well.
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Renault Captur
4 August 2023
Went Argarve , Fátima, Cristo Rei etc…. The commute was mas challenging but overall easy… some tricky situation when you turning right and still green signal for pedestrians to cross.
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Peugeot 3008
31 July 2023
We did a great trip to Zoomarine and also a trip to see the caves and wild dolphins
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Fiat 500
29 July 2023
Nice beaches ⛱️ Almada Forum is a great shopping centre with excellent food. The casino is good in Estoril .
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Fiat Panda
21 July 2023
Sagres was superb and chilled and driving in Portugal extremely easy
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Seat Ibiza
20 July 2023
All the towns on the Algarve were really special, especially the smaller ones
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Fiat Panda
19 July 2023
Fab apartment, glorious beaches and good food.
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Ford Focus
15 July 2023
Restaurants, beaches and trips
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Volkswagen Up
15 July 2023
Friends. Trips. Beaches
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Ford Focus STW
13 July 2023
Keep tour and cooking
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Renault Captur
10 July 2023
First week was representing the UK IN A GOLF TOURNAMENT at West Cliffs near Obidos, Great course , hotel and restaurants and nice area for my wife to relax. 2nd week relaxing in Cascais in a great hotel with good nearby restaurants.
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Volkswagen Polo
7 July 2023
Going to the sea caves brilliant
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Peugeot 2008
3 July 2023
The algarve coast is beautiful
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Fiat Panda
25 June 2023
Went again to Tavira area which is unlike rest of Algarve, great scenery, food and still relatively unspoilt.
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Fiat Panda
24 June 2023
Trip to Sao Bras in Algarve
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Volkswagen Polo
24 June 2023
Some great beaches wow
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Peugeot 108
23 June 2023
Shopping, dentist and some sightseeing.
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Volkswagen Polo
21 June 2023
Highly recommend visiting Guimaraes. Fantastic town with a great Citadel and lovely to walk around.
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Opel Corsa Hatchback
20 June 2023
Canyoning was excellent through epicmadeira. Surfing was also great Beautiful views. Definitely the sunrise at porto rivo
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Volkswagen T-Cross
20 June 2023
Beautiful beaches, you can walk for miles and not see many people when away from main sections, great restaurants, easy roads to drive on for exploring.friendly locals. Fab holiday
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Fiat 500
19 June 2023
Over to stay in my apartment for break
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Peugeot 3008
19 June 2023
Would have been better if I wasn't the only one driving as family used me as there taxi
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Citro?n C3
19 June 2023
Such a beautiful island so much to see and explore.
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Peugeot 3008
19 June 2023
WE Had Renault car which amazing to Drive
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Hyundai i20
4 June 2023
Great island lots to do
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Fiat 500
30 May 2023
Rented an Airbnb - With the car it made the whole trip so much easier and cheaper as we didn't have to rely on public transport. We stayed in Riberia Bravo, so we drove to Funchal multiple times, Fanal Forrest, Pico Do Arieiro & Pico Ruvio, Cascata do Risco was a lovely hike and beautiful waterfall. We went to some fantastic restaurants (with vegan options for my partner) called Mundo Vegan and Art Food Corner Cafe
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Kia Picanto
30 May 2023
Lots of hiking but it was very very busy!
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Ford Focus
28 May 2023
Lovely villa with heated pool & pool table. Some lovely restaurants & bars in the area. Beautiful beach, though sunbed/umbrella hire a bit expensive.
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Opel Corsa Hatchback
26 May 2023
Loved everything about Madeira
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Volkswagen T-Cross
21 May 2023
Porto Monica is worth a visit and Funchal had a great buzz to it. Loved the food and drink.
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Fiat 500
20 May 2023
Nice views and beaches , good road trip definitely by rented car
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Fiat 500
20 May 2023
Went round silver coast
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Fiat Panda
20 May 2023
Lovely Hotel Vila Vita and beautiful weather
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Fiat Panda
19 May 2023
Fabulous food if you keep away from tourist areas...look where the locals are eating....hence car hire is very useful!
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Fiat Punto
17 May 2023
Was just relax ,nothing explored.
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Fiat 500C
12 May 2023
We loved the opportunity to explore Madeira at our own pace, and visit the places we wanted to see. It also helped us to do hikes and visit beaches much more easily.
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Volkswagen Polo
7 May 2023
Toured the Douro Valley, beautiful!
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Toyota Aygo
4 May 2023
Great sight seeing adventures with some amazing views across the islands. Awesome beaches in Calheta and in Fenchal.
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Fiat 500X
27 April 2023
travelled about 310 miles and covered most of the island, saw stunning places and loved the island
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Renault Clio
24 April 2023
Sagres is a lovely town. Beautiful nature and nice vibe in the town.
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Ford Focus
22 April 2023
Eastern Algarve (Tavira/Santa Luzia) very attractive and unspoilt.
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Citro?n C3
14 April 2023
Lovely whether overhaul good
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Mercedes Benz A Class
11 April 2023
It was lovely to explore small towns with the freedom of having a car.
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Toyota C-HR
10 April 2023
Saw family in the North of Portugal and visited beaches and nature reserves. Car was lovely throughout and would rent again!
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Toyota Corolla STW
9 April 2023
Explored the lesser known parts of the Douro Valley and finished in Porto.
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Fiat 500
9 April 2023
A great stay on the Algarve.
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Fiat Panda
7 April 2023
Just love the Algarve
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Mitsubishi Space Star
5 April 2023
Too many to list. Great holiday.
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Peugeot 208
4 April 2023
Lagos is where we based ourself nice place local cafe and restaurants good.
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Peugeot 2008
4 April 2023
Walks around the coastal area of Sagres.
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Volkswagen Polo
27 March 2023
started with a coast drive to Porto moniz, drove back over on the north coast checking out the beauty spots. hotel check in in camacha. early morning hike for the pico Ruivo and a hike for the waterfall at pr 6 frones 25
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Volkswagen Up
22 March 2023
I was visiting friends and family, so nothing unusual for me, or new. I used to live there and hope to return in the next couple of years.
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Renault Twingo
20 March 2023
I love Porcahal and was great as always!
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Fiat 500
6 March 2023
Was a bit daunted about driving abroad. But the roads are safe and locals very tolerant drivers. You get to see so much more with a car.
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Renault Clio
27 February 2023
We always enjoy visiting Silves, Monchique, Lagos, and Portimao. The German Biergarten at Porches , and Porto Arade Restaurant at Ferragudo and The Cafe Ingles at Silves are always very good.
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Citro?n C3 Aircross
22 February 2023
Madeira is beautiful island. Lots of nice beaches and natural landscapes to explore.
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Opel Corsa Hatchback
21 February 2023
Amazing place to visit Madeira
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Fiat Panda
21 February 2023
The Algarve is just a wonderful place!
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Ford Focus STW
20 February 2023
We had a super time surfing, catching some winter swell at Sagres. Driving in Portugal is easy and having a car gave us the freedom to choose between Atlantic and Algarve surf spots, depending on prevailing winds and swell directions. Our second visit, and I'm sure we'll be back.
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Ford EcoSport
19 February 2023
Me and my family had an excellent experience overall of Portugal, people, restaurant,etc.
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Renault Twingo
17 February 2023
I spent time with my family and visited Sintra, Cascais. Food in Portugal is amazing too.
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Seat Leon
14 February 2023
House renovation
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Renault Captur
13 February 2023
Hiking, restaurants, walking
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Seat Arona
11 February 2023
Won’t bore you with details. Not the best holiday. Car was great though.
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Fiat Punto
30 January 2023
Algarve was great the food and the weather was amazing,definitely I be back
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Chevrolet Spark
23 January 2023
A leisurely holiday
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Hyundai Kauai
18 January 2023
Really awful place to drive! Excellent roads, but narrow, winding, steep and confusing. Snorkeling is excellent, walking is too. People really friendly
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Renault Captur
8 January 2023
Traveled all over Madeira
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Peugeot 208
7 January 2023
Great food, that does it for me
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Ford Fiesta
5 January 2023
The bird-watching was exceptional for the time of year.
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Renault Captur
29 December 2022
We had a great trip, with some fantastic walks, too many incredible views to mention and many very enjoyable meals. Once you get out of the expensive hotels, Madeira prices are very reasonable. One of our party was elderly, which limited our activities, but if you like outdoor activities, big hills, big views and great food then Madeira is strongly recommended, particularly for a winter break.
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Volkswagen Polo
29 December 2022
went eveywhere is was soo good
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Fiat 500
27 December 2022
Beautiful levada walks and runs. Reasonable bird watching too.
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Peugeot 208
30 November 2022
Car rented in Madeira. Don't rent small or economy cars, get more powerful model (i.e. Peugot108 - No, Peugot 308 -yes) and automatic due to many very steep hills from coast to inland.
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Volkswagen T5 Transporter
7 November 2022
Been going to Portugal for 20 Years and this was our first trip since COVID, Alvor is a fantastic little village and the ambience/bustle has certainly returned, Rental pick up was brilliant, hand over going in both directions was extremely efficient… Thank you all, Neal…
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Mercedes A Class
1 November 2022
Lovely. Really enjoyed my time in faro
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Renault Captur
31 October 2022
Portugal is an amazing country.
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Ford Focus STW
15 October 2022
Evora and tavira were main destinations. Both pretty places and interesting.
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VW Polo
12 October 2022
Quiet chilling holiday with two friends
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Ford Puma
11 October 2022
We just mainly stayed in the Villa in Carveioro as we had beautiful scenery. We went for a couple of drives around the local area which was great too.
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Peugeot 308
10 October 2022
Freindly counter staff. Not shown any dents or marks on the car. Car park staff are a little bit difficult to help. The sat nav would not take the address or GPS coordinates so I asked for help, and the lady came and did it for us .
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Ford Fiesta
6 October 2022
We have been going to Portugal for 18 years now and just love it. The people are so friendly, beaches beautiful and weather perfect. So much so my daughter got married at the Thai Beach on this visit and it was all amazing.
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Ford Focus
5 October 2022
2Pessos restaurant superb
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