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Going to Portugal? You have come to the right place to rent you car and explore Portugal from the Algarve all the way up to the Spanish border passing Lisbon and Porto. Check our price comparison as we have an extended offer of car rental companies with many different car types, from cheap economy cars to luxury cars and SUV. See some of our travel recommendations for Portugal below.
Did you know that Portugal is among the top 20 developed countries with a high Human Development Index? Portugal is Europe’s westernmost country of main land Europe. Bordering it is the Atlantic Ocean, and Spain. Its history dates back to the Iberian Peninsula, Roman settlement and Portuguese explorers. Its language Portuguese is spoken around the world and is popular in its former colonies of Brazil and Southern Africa. It has territories in the Iberian Peninsula with two archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean.
Every year Portugal receives over 13 million tourists. Its hot spots include Madeira, Lisbon, Algrave. Porto Santo and Alentejo. It has mountain peaks and islands popular for various attractions. Its mainland is a hot spot for winter sports like skiing. Portugal’s Mediterranean climate makes it a warm European country. Visitors find the mountainous regions and its coast a great site for summer vacations. Tourists who prefer to have fun in winter can experience snowfalls in the northern parts between October and May.
Tropical archipelago of Azores and Madeira exhibit a subtropical climate. This is a region of great biodiversity ranging from mammals, birds, insects and reptiles. Its wild cats include the weasel, hare, mongoose, and wolves. It has some endangered species like the brown bear among others. For a variety of fresh water fish, Portugal has the giant European cat fish in its lakes and other marine life. Among these are sardines, tuna and the mackerel.
What makes Portugal a tourist attraction in all seasons?
While travelling on vacation is bound to be expensive, Portugal offers its tourists the best services at affordable costs. Its tourists are mostly European including visitors from Spain, Germany and British. The country’s airports have affordable travel rates from top airliners. Its competitive hospitality industry has affordable accommodation and entertainment joints. What’s more, travel companies give amazing discounts in the cheap car hire travel options. Every year there are new hot spots within the islands and the mainland. These tourist destinations are safe and offer exceptional attractions.
Portugal is a fast growing economy with reliable transport facilities It has ultra modern motorways and railways. The Porto metro light rail and Orient station are some of the busy station. The landmark Vasco da Gama Bridge is a sight to behold. Visitors often take photos of the Tagus River and it bridges. With the car rentals you find clean environment friendly vehicles. This is a cheap car hire alternative that saves on fuel and reduces pollution. Within the cities and towns there are airports with quality facilities for business and leisure travelers. Taxi services are available on a 24 hour basis. For convenient and comfortable transport within the regions car rental services are the best. These are private and safe car hire with amazing special rates of daily and weekly charges. Service industries in Portugal are reliable and tourists can pay for services using credit cards.
In Portugal there are many toll roads, therefore most rent a cars are equipped with an electronic toll device, depending on which car rental agent you select the price of this toll device is included in the rental price or not, in the detailed terms of each car rental agent you can find this information. The electronic toll device allows automatic payments of all fees due for passing through any electronic toll barrier, when you arrive at the car rental desk you can activate this toll device and the toll expenses will be automatically paid in your credit card.
By Portuguese law all children under the age of 12 must sit in the back seat of the car, only children under the age of 12 who are at least 150 cm 59 feet tall can sit in front of the car. Child seats are mandatory for all children below 12 years.
It is the parent’s responsibility to select the correct child seat, child seats are always subject to availability therefore we recommend when you make your car rental booking online to add the correct child seat.
Rent a Cars are not allowed on ferries. Most car rental agents allow you to take the car to Spain, normally there will be an additional charge for it, in the detailed terms and conditions of each car rental agent we work with you can find this information.Why rent a car?
The best way to discover Portugal is by renting a car. Renting a car is easy and affordable way of transportation. With your rent a car you can explore the beautiful surroundings of Portugal. Rentalcargroup.com works with numerous rent a car companies in Portugal.Need help choosing a rental car
If you are not sure which car to rent or do not understand completely how it works, you can always contact our call center by phone or live chat. We can help you out by selecting the right car for you and advising there where its needed.Park your rental car in Portugal
Parking your rental car in Portugal can best be done in a garage. Its safer for you and your rental car. There might be the possibility to park your rental car in the outskirts of Portugal and move around by public transportation which is not too expensive and will compensate for the parking fee you will need to pay if parking in the city center. Take in mind that many big cities have a city center only accessible for locals or delivery purposes.My flight arrives at midnight. Are there still car rental agents open then?
For most locations it is possible to take a rental car out of office hours. When making a booking you can select the pick up time. If the pick up time is after opening hours, please check if there is an out of hours fee applicable. This fee must be paid on arrival directly to the car rental company. You can find the information in the detailed terms and conditions.I am traveling abroad but I do not know how to get to my car rental destination
Most car rentals offer a GPS navigation system to navigate your way to your destination. It has an extra fee which is described in the terms and conditions. Please be advised as GPS navigation systems are subject to availability of the car rental companies.
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December 31, 2021
No problems,fast and economic
Mr Karl Einar
December 26, 2021
Quick and pleasant service. nice car, no problems.
December 20, 2021
The last time i complimented the members of guerin coimbra for their fast service. we were late but because of them we could take the last bus to go home.
December 10, 2021
Perfect,quick and good communication
Portugal Av Rentacar
December 03, 2021
Very nice to get a telephone call when landing to be directed to the car. quick service to pick-up. appreciated to leave the car to a person standing waiting directly in the parking lot. very smooth! //catharina barkman