Car Rental in Portugal

Portugal Car rental

 

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Europcar in Portugal

Regularly topping travel polls over the recent years, Portugal is a multifaceted country to visit. While beach and golf breaks in the Algarve are still popular during the high summer months, cities like Porto and Lisbon are fashionable city break options. With this new wave of tourism into the small country, there has never been a better time to visit Portugal by car. Choose Europcar for your Portugal car rental to uncover the layers behind this vibrant destination.

Europcar has 88 rental stations across Portugal where you can pick up your car or van. Among the most frequented locations are Lisbon airport, Faro airport, Porto downtown, as well as the Ponta Delgada airport station - a stunning island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits

To get the most out of your car rental, you can get access to multiple benefits when you rent a car in Portugal with Europcar.

Save time by using Europcar mobile site to make your next car booking, only 5 steps and you are on the road! Explore other Europcar's mobile solutions by downloading the Europcar App for iPhone, Android and iPad to enjoy the various functionalities: fast booking, locating the closest branch and managing any of your Europcar car reservations.

Europcar customers can benefit from several optional advantages when they rent a car in France. Europcar Privilege program, a free international loyalty scheme, enables you to earn rewards by renting with us in over 140 countries worldwide. Privilege membership allow you to get a free weekend rental after your 3rd rental on public rates and comes in four tier levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP.

Driving in Portugal

In Portugal, cars drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left. Passing on the right is forbidden and can incur heavy fines.

To rent a car in Portugal, you must be at least 23 years old to drive a rental car and have held your license for 1 year.

The national speed limit is 120 km/h on autoestradas (freeways), 90 km/h on main roads and 50 km/h in urban areas. If you get caught committing a driving offense, you will get an on-the-spot fine. Remember to keep your passport with you when you drive, as the police often check the ID of foreign drivers.

Where there are streetcars on the road, make sure to give way for passengers getting on and off. 

Parking spaces in Portugal are indicated by blue road markings and you can pay using a public machine.

Be aware that when you pay for gas using a credit card, there’s often a €0.50 charge.

In Portugal with Europcar

Europcar fleet in Portugal

Europcar Portugal makes car or van hire stress-free, whether you’re looking for a smaller rental like a Renault Twingo or Fiat 500 or to van hire with a Mercedes Vito. Or perhaps a class above, in one of our luxury models: our fleet includes the Audi A3 Cabrio and Volvo XC90.

What not to miss while driving in Portugal

Bordered with Spain and the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern Europe, Portugal is a melting pot of different cultures that have influenced the country over the last millennia. Specific strains of Baroque and Gothic architecture have given the country spectacular buildings including the Santa Maria de Alcobaça monastery, Lisbon’s Palácio Nacional de Sintra and the Jardim do Palácio de Cristal - enchanting botanical gardens with an unrivaled view of Porto. Major cities have a thriving food and drink scene with Michelin-starred restaurants and food markets like the Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon.

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Car and van hire at Portugal is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at Portugal for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Portugal. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at Portugal with certified commitments.