Car hire in Porto
Hiring a car in Porto
Known to many as the birthplace of the fortified wine port, Porto has so much to offer visitors to the north-west of Portugal. With the River Douro flowing right through its heart, it’s unsurprising the city is home to some incredible bridges and a bustling riverside district that is as entertaining as it is historic. Discover its cobblestone lanes, merchants’ houses and grand palaces during your stay. Arrive at Porto International Airport (OPO) and travel just 11 kilometres in your hire car along National Highway 107 to arrive at the city centre.
What you need to know
You can pick up your hire car from Porto Airport, the Campanha Railway Station or the city centre. The biggest choice of hire car companies is at the airport, where there are more than 20 options at your disposal. Use the Holiday Autos website to ensure you get the best deal to suit your needs. Both Avis and Budget can supply hire cars to you if you’re travelling to Porto by train. Alternatively, these two suppliers, as well as a number of others, such as Europcar, Thrifty and Hertz also offer city centre pick-up.
Where to pick up your car
Firms, such as Sixt and Avis allow you to pick your hire car up from inside the terminal, whereas the likes of drive4less and Guerin Car Rental Solutions provide a free shuttle bus to the car hire desk. Hire cars can be picked up right outside the station for those arriving by train. The various city centre locations of the pick-up points offered by the different companies is another element to consider when booking your car hire. Choosing a convenient place can help to keep holiday stress to a minimum.