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Cheap car rental for Porto Airport (OPO)
|Minimum age to rent a car in Porto:||21|
|What do you need to rent a car||– Driver’s License, an ID, and a Credit Card|
|Minimum rental period:||1 day|
Pick up a cheap rental car at Porto Airport aka Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) and explore Portugal in the comfort that you deserve.
Whether looking for a family car, a car for a solo trip, a luxury car rental, a convertible, or an economy car rental at Porto Airport, VIP Cars and its association with several supplier companies offer the widest car fleet you can choose from. Car rental deals at Porto Airport with VIPCars are offered at the cheapest prices with absolutely no compromises on quality. Moreover, what you will see online is what you will be paying – no hidden charges, no credit card fee! So, rent a car at Porto Airport with us today and save big!
Procedure for renting a car
at Porto Airport (OPO) with VIPCars
You can book a cheap car hire for Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) by using our 3 step booking process.
This step allows you to find your Porto Airport car rental, and all you have to do is fill the search form given above with information like age, drop-off location (optional) and country of residence and time of pickup/drop-off etc.
This step allows you to compare car rental deals offered by top suppliers through filters given on the left pane of the page. Once you have chosen the deal, click the 'select’ button given adjacent to it and you will be directed to our third step.
Booking page - at this last step, you can book your car rental for Porto Airport by paying a small amount through our secure payment methods. At this stage you can also add extras to your booking by paying a small per day rate.
When you have made a booking, a confirmation will be sent to your email account with a rental voucher which will contain all the information related to the car you have rented. Also, note that, besides online booking, car rental bookings with VIPCars can also be made by phone through our booking support helpline.
Car Rental Desks at Porto Airport (OPO)
VIPCars.com works with numerous suppliers so as to make sure that a great car variety can be provided to the renters at a range of prices. Note that only the below-mentioned suppliers have their car hire desks at OPO Airport; other partners provide meet and greet service.
Car rental desks at Porto Airport (OPO): Car rental centers are located at Level Zero.
Car Rental Categories
at Porto Airport (OP)
To cover the needs of almost all kinds of travelers, our suppliers provide the following car categories for hire at Porto Airport:
This is a tentative list and may change as per the availability on the supplier’s end. Therefore, in case the car category that you are looking for is not listed during the search, you can contact our booking support team to know whether you can book that car category or not.
Porto Airport (OPO) – Overview
Also known as Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, Porto Airport is an international airport which provides flights to almost all major destinations around the globe via airlines like EasyJet, TAP Portugal and Ryanair etc. Operated by ANA (Aeroportos de Portugal), it is the second busiest airport in Portugal as per passenger traffic.
Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) sits 11 kilometers northwest of the Clérigos Tower, which is located at the center of the city of Porto. Operational since 1945, the airport is still known by the name of Pedras Rubras Airport which is the airport’s first given name - a name that it got from the locality – Pedras Rubras – where the airport is located.
|Address:||Porto Airport, 4470-558 Maia, Portugal|
Porto Airport Facilities
Porto Airport offers free Wifi that the passengers can use anywhere in the airport. To access the service, look for the "VINCI Airports Wifi" network, select it & open your Internet browser. You will be asked to provide your email address, and country of residence; accept the T&Cs and start surfing!!
Fast Track Service at OPO Airport
In case you don’t have much time because of an urgent meeting or have to pick your rental car within the next couple of minutes, or whatever the reason is, you can opt for the fast track service. It is available for both arrivals and departure passengers.
Porto Airport Hotel
Located 3-minutes walk from OPO Airport, the Park Hotel provides great rooms for those who are seeking some rest. It offers free Wifi, a 24 h bar and conference rooms for those who want to get some work done during their stay.
Lounges at Porto Airport
OPO Airport has two lounges – ANA Lounge and CIP Lounge. Both the lounges offer basic facilities like free Wifi, conference rooms, lockers for baggage etc; additional facilities like food & snacks option, access to newspapers and magazines are only available at ANA Lounge.
Duty-free Shops at OPO Airport
Located after security, Duty-free shops at OPO Airport allows the travelers to buy a range of products from fashion accessories to perfumes, cigars, Portuguese delicacies, beverages, and electronics.
Porto Airport Car Rental -
Cancellations & Modifications
In case you want to cancel, extend or modify your car rental Porto Airport, Portugal, you can call our booking support team. Or, you can do the same by visiting our 'Manage booking’ page.
Add-ons Available for Hire
at OPO Airport
If you are traveling with kids, you can rent it as an 'extra’ by paying a small amount. Similarly, if you are accompanied by friends, you can shuffle driving by opting for additional driver(s) extra.
Another extra that you that our suppliers offer with the Porto Airport car hire deals is the GPS, some are also known to offer Wifi access too.
A bit about Porto
Porto is the 2nd largest city in Portugal and is just about 12 kilometers from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport when approached via VRI Route. Located along the coast of river Douro’s estuary, Porto’s historic center was listed as World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1996. Owing to its landmarks, historical heritage, and great attractions, Porto has been named as one of the 'Best European Destinations’ over the years by various well-known agencies repeatedly.
Porto City Attractions
Here are a few must-see attractions in Porto that you should visit while detouring the city in your OPO Airport car rental.
Palácio da Bolsa
Located 20.6 km from Porto Airport via Route A4.
Dom Luís I Bridge
Located 20.1 km from OPO Airport via Route A4.
Church of São Francisco
Located 20 km from OPO via Route A4.
Located 17.4 km from OPO Airport via Route A4.
One-way car hire - Popular Trips from Porto, Portugal
Put your Porto Airport car rental to the best use and have the time of your life by exploring Porto and its mesmerizing neighbors. Here are some of the best day trips that you can take in your OPO Airport car hire.
Porto to GuimarãesDriving Distance: Approx 57.3 km via Route A7 & A3
Points of interest in Guimarães
- Palace of the Dukes of Braganza
- Citânia de Briteiros
- Church of São Miguel do Castelo
- Guimarães Castle
Porto to BragaDriving Distance: Approx 57.1 km via Route A3
Points of Interest in Braga
- Bom Jesus do Monte
- Biscainhos Museum
- Raio Palace
- D. Diogo de Sousa Museum
Porto to AveiroDriving Distance: Approx 74.2 km via Route A1
Points of Interest in Aveiro
- Museum of Aveiro (Sta. Joan)
- Museu da Cidade de Aveiro
- Museu de Arte Nova
- Aveiro Lagoon
Porto to CoimbraDriving Distance: Approx 121.8 km via Route A1
Points of Interest in Coimbra
- Biblioteca Joanina
- Portugal dos Pequenitos
- Monastery of Santa Cruz
- Old Cathedral of Coimbra
Car Rental Driving Tips for Portugal
Here are a few heads-up so that the drivers who are going to drive on Portugal roads for the first time will not get surprises while zooming around in their Porto Airport car rentals:
- Slip Roads: It has been seen that the slip roads in Portugal are very short; hence, take a mental note that you have to slow down every time a slip comes your way so that you can handle the tight bend.
- Zebra crossings: Zebra crossings are often on junctions, which will not give you enough time to slow down in case someone decides to cross the road at the last moment, so try to keep your speed in check.
- White Lines: While on the road, it is illegal to cross the white lines, especially if there are double white lines. The presence of double white lines on your left means that you can't turn that way, you will have to take the right turn and drive till the next roundabout where you can change the direction.
- Roundabouts & lanes: Though the roundabouts in Portugal have lanes, it is rare that people use them properly. In case you are doubtful, do what everyone else is doing, and stick to the outside lane until you find the exit.
- Indicators: You will be surprised to know that in Portugal, people never use indicators. So don’t be surprised to see cars making turns without indicating their intended path, it is quite a common occurence.
- Signs: Portugal has proper signs, but most of them are located on the hidden side of the buildings. And to one's shock, it has been observed that in Portugal all the streets in a given locality bear the same name, which confuses the people a lot. So the best solution is to rent a GPS .
FAQs on OPO Airport Car Rental
No, all the costs that you are paying for your Porto Airport car rental booking will be mentioned in the offer and the rental terms & conditions. The amount that you will pay eventually depends on 'what has been covered in the offer’ – the rates and the inclusions – and the extras that you have added yourself. Besides that, there will be no extra or hidden charges.
The answer to this question may vary from supplier to supplier; however, we must convey that most of our partners don’t allow the renter to book a car for OPO Airport if his/her driving experience is less than 1 year.
Quite often cross border travel to Spain is permitted by our suppliers like SIXT, but on other occasions, it is not. Read the rental conditions properly for more info on whether cross border travel is allowed on that particular offer or not.
If Spain (or any other country) is mentioned as the permitted cross border travel in the rental T&Cs, well and good, otherwise you can have a word with our booking support executives. Note that for cross border travel, the travelers usually have to pay an extra fee!
Yes. To avoid such scenarios make sure that you are providing your flight number while booking your Porto Airport car hire. By doing so, the rental staff will be able to track your arrival and would make sure that you don’t have to pay anything extra for the late pickup. Also, if your flight is cleared after the rental branch’s working hours, as you provided your flight number, the suppliers will make sure that there is someone at the rental desk waiting for you with your car. You might have to pay off-hour charges in this case but not late pickup fee.
All the rental cars that are available for Porto Airport at VIPCars usually come with CDW, THW, and 3rd party insurance.
Read the rental agreement’s T&Cs to know about the car parts which are covered – like tiers, under carriage or broken glass. Mostly loss of keys or the scenarios when you have filled the vehicle with the wrong type of fuel are not covered. For more information have a word with the supplier or our booking team to know more.