Why not rent a car in Portugal?
Book a cheap rental car through our website, VIPCars, for your next holiday in Portugal. Our partnership with the best brands in the world like Hertz and Sixt adds even more trust to our booking engine.
Portugal has one of the best network of roads in the world, which is another reason to rent a car to explore the country. Our booking form is very simple yet advanced that you can book a car rental in just a few minutes. Having an independent vehicle in a foreign land will make your holiday a very easy affair. Use our unique selection filters to compare and choose the most suitable car rental for Portugal. You can pickup and drop off the car rental at any of the major locations of Portugal.
While booking, you just have to pay a small partial amount through our secure system. Enjoy the complimentary fee inclusions and tour Portugal with the utmost comfort. Our wide fleet of cars belongs to the best car manufacturers like Volkswagen and Renault.
Why book a car rental for Portugal through VIPCars?
Booking a car rental from VIPCars lets you add on extras like Booster Cushion and Navigation System (GPS) to your car rental. Many free inclusions like taxes, airport surcharge, etc, are included in the price.
Cancel your booking for free at any time before up to 24 hours from the scheduled pickup time. The booking can be modified at any time from your account. Our 24*7 customer support will help you if you have any queries and we have a dedicated phone number for Spain.
A list of our car rental companies in Portugal
What are the types of car rental available in Portugal?
Economy cars are nimble, gas-sipping pocket-friendly cars like Fiat Punto or Volkswagen Polo, are ideal for short trips, very easy to park and have a good luggage space.
Compact cars are efficient vehicles with ample legroom and luggage capacity. These, usually, comprise small 4-door sedans with a great fuel-economy like Renault Megane and Ford Focus.
Small families or passengers requiring more leg room and comfort should opt for a mid size car like Audi A3 or Mercedes A-Class. It would cost less than a full-size car and includes 4-door sedans as well as station wagons.
If you are travelling with family or a large group of passengers then go for a van like Renault Grand or Volkswagen Transporter as these can accommodate around 7-9 passengers.
Where can I pickup a car rental in Portugal?
- Lisbon Airport (LIS)
- Faro Airport (FAO)
- Porto Airport (OPO)
A few driving tips for Portugal
Side- Portugal drives on the right-hand side of the roads.
Speed- The speed limit in built-up areas is 50 km/h while on motorways it is 120 km/h.
Identity- Portugal requires the drivers to carry a photographic proof of identity at all times of driving.
IDP- Portugal is one of the few countries requiring an IDP for driving a car.
A few car rental tips for Portugal
- Portugal has an extensive road network with many highways being toll roads. You can pay the toll by cash or credit at the booths or through a transponder linked to your bank account.
- The minimum age to hire a car in Portugal is 18, with a driving license held at least for a year. The requirements vary according to the supplier and the category of car. Drivers less than 25 years old, will have to pay a young driver’s surcharge.
- Park your car rental at the official car parks or the metered parking bays. Do not use a cell phone while driving, unless on hands-free mode. Wearing a seat belt is mandatory for all the passengers in the car and kids are not allowed to travel on the front seat of the car.
- To fully explore Portugal, you should rent a car, especially, for touring the countryside. In Portugal, most of the car rentals available are with a manual transmission but with VIPCars, you can easily choose from a wide variety of cars with either a manual or automatic transmission.
A guide to Portugal
Portugal is a developed nation with a great economy and high standards of living, with Lisbon as its capital. It is one of the most peaceful countries in the world and is famed for one of the best road networks in the world.
10 must-see points of interest in Portugal
São Jorge CastleR. de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa, Portugal.
Oceanário de LisboaEsplanada Dom Carlos I s/nº, 1990-005 Lisboa, Portugal
Quinta da RegaleiraR. Barbosa do Bocage 5, 2710-567 Sintra, Portugal.
Livraria LelloR. das Carmelitas 144, 4050-161 Porto, Portugal.
Batalha MonasteryLargo Infante Dom Henrique, 2440 Batalha, Portugal.
Boca do InfernoAv. Rei Humberto II de Itália 642, 2750 Cascais, Portugal.
Gare do OrienteAv. Dom João II, 1900-233 Lisboa, Portugal.
Casa da MúsicaAv. da Boavista 604-610, 4149-071 Porto, Portugal.
Berardo Collection MuseumPraça do Império, 1449-003 Lisboa, Portugal.