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
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
Europcar has 88 rental stations across Portugal where you can pick up your car or van.
well as the Ponta Delgada airport station - a stunning island in the Portuguese archipelago of
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
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
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
Parking spaces in Portugal are indicated by blue road markings and you can pay using a
Be aware that when you pay for gas using a credit card, there’s often a €0.50 charge.