Car hire in Portugal
Hiring a car in Portugal
With world-class beaches and characterful cities, a vibrant culture and prime wine-growing lands, Portugal is a fascinating country to explore. Its position on the Iberian Peninsula with Spain to one side and the Atlantic Ocean to the other has been tempting visitors for decades.
Portugal also has a scintillating history, which can be seen through its pride in the seafaring heroes of the Age of Discovery, as well as its architecture. From Medieval castles to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, there’s so much to explore you’ll be spoilt for choice.
So grab your hire car and set off around the country to see all it has to offer. Portugal has a great road network, making it easy to travel between destinations and while many of the main motorways are toll roads, this means they are fast and efficient.
What you need to know
When it comes to hiring a car in Portugal, you have plenty of options. You can decide whether to start your adventure in Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Madeira or even the Azores. Each destination is covered by different car hire companies, but rest assured that by using our booking tool to compare deals, you’ll get the one that best suits your circumstances. They’re all covered by 24/7 support and free cancellation.
Where to pick up your car
You can collect your hire car from Portugal’s major airports, such as Lisbon (LIS), Porto (OPO) and Faro (FAO), but also a number of other places. These include selected train stations and city centre locations in order to make things easier for you. Upon arrival at an airport, you’ll either find the car hire desk inside the terminal or relatively close by. Many of the car hire companies put on free shuttle buses or meet and greet services to get you to where you need to be to pick up your vehicle.