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Last Updated: 30th June, 2023

The Airport Car Hire Network established in 1996 is the leader for low cost Car Rental in Portugal and the Island of Madeira with discount rates from Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Sixt, Thrifty and Europcar at all major destinations including the Algarve, Albufeira, Car Hire Faro Airport, Lagos, Oporto Airport Praia da Rocha and Villamour, Villa Mouro, Lagos, Alvor. If you are visiting Portugal for Golf, Business or just to visit the beaches we have the best rent a car in Portugal for you.


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Portugal Car Rental FAQ

What is the best car hire company in Portugal?

Based on feedback from our customers who hired a car in Portugal, Cael Rent a Car Car Hire have the best customer satisfaction rating with a score of 8.8 out of a maximum of 10 points.

Can I rent a car in Portugal with a debit card?

Yes you can book car hire with a debit card in Portugal , no credit card required. Conditions of debit card use: card must be in main driver's name. MasterCard or VISA only. Debit cards must be issued by a bank, and numbers must be embossed. Please note, the deposit amount will be charged if using a debit card and associated transactions fees may apply. Maximum rental duration 28 days if using a debit card. Prepaid and electronic cards (Visa Electron) are not accepted. Be sure to check the filter for Both Credit and Debit Cards on the left side under the heading Cards Accepted At Pick-Up.

Can I rent a car in Portugal if I am over 70?

Yes, you can hire a car in Portugal from some car rental companies up to 99 years of age with no extra charges or fees. Contact us we will be glad to assist you by comparing the leading car hire companies to get you the best deals for drivers over 70 in Portugal.

Can I rent a car in Portugal if I am under 25?

You can hire a car in Portugal at 18 years of age, with additional fees. Please contact us and we will be glad to explain how to get the best deal for your age group in Portugal.

Can I take a rental car from Portugal to Spain?

Yes some car hire companies will allow you to take a rental car cross border, but you will need to get permission first. There may be additional fees to cross an International border.

Can I pick up a rental car at Faro Airport and drop it off in Lisbon?

Yes some car hire companies will allow one way rentals, however you will need to let them know before hand. There may be an additional one way rental fee if you leave the car in a different location to the pick location.

How long do I need to hold a licence in order to rent a car in Portugal?

A full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card.

Which documents do I need to hire a car in Portugal?

The principle driver will need to have the following documents in his or her name. A full licence, a credit card, the voucher we will send you when you complete your booking, and a passport. A printed version of your voucher must be produced upon arrival at the rental desk. Failure to present the voucher means the car rental agent may charge you at the local rates. If your form of identification does not include or match your current address, then a separate printed proof of address will be required.

What is the fuel policy for a hire car in Portugal?

This will depend on the car hire supplier you select. The vast majority of cars have a full to full fuel policy, which means your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it. You can also choose pick up full return empty. This maybe more convenient if you wish to drop the car back without delays, but it will be more expensive.

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Portugal See & Do

Occupying the westernmost point in Europe, Portugal is a unique and vibrant country with a rich historical legacy that is still reflected through the architecture and culture that greets visitors upon their arrival. With a wide selection of locations throughout the country, including several Lisbon as well as Azores and Madeira Island pick up points, booking your low cost hire car with www.AirportCarHire.com could not be easier.

The capital of Portugal, Lisbon, is dramatically perched by the Atlantic Ocean and atop seven hills, leading to extremely steep and pretty streets in places. Referred to as the ?historic hill?, the neighbourhood of Alfama dates back to the 12th century and is characterized by narrow and winding streets that present a wonderful old world charm and are lined with restaurants and bars in which you can hear traditional Portuguese Fado music nightly. Hopping on a tram makes an excellent way to get a taste for the sights of the city and the number 28 tram is of particular note, winding its way through enchanting Moorish neighbourhoods and past the magnificent Basca da Estrela.

In the mountainous north of the country, visitors will find a stunning range of picturesque drives past plateaus and through lush river valleys. The Portuguese coast is lined with some of Europes best beaches and towns and cities, including Aveiro in the north and Faro in the south, that successfully manage to combine a bustling nightlife with a more historic appeal. The rolling plains of the more Mediterranean southern region point further to the startling level of diversity and natural beauty that Portugal has to offer.

Portugal is a country that is well worth exploring – from the twisting cobbled alleys of Lisbon’s Old Town to the Religious architecture, imagery and symbolism of Braga, from cosmopolitan, chic and sleek tourist resorts to remote, quaint fishing villages, and from the port producing city of Porto to the golfing Mecca of the Algarve. Whatever your personal tastes and preferences, Portugal has something to offer. And however you like to spend your time and money, make sure you have more of both to spend when you get to Portugal by using low cost Portugal Car Hire with City Car Rentals Portugal from any of our locations throughout Portugal and Madeira.

Portugal has the advantage of remaining relatively untouched by the thoughtless mass development and haphazard planning that many of Europe’s top vacation destinations have fallen prey to. The investment of time, money and effort into Portugal’s travel and tourism industry has paid off, as the country is still beautiful and unspoilt by unsightly resorts and hotels. As more and more tourists flock to the country every year, Portugal manages to remain down-to-earth and low cost enough for budget travellers to enjoy. And with the budget-saving deals and cheap prices offered by City Car Rentals Portugal, a thrifty trip to Portugal is never out of reach.

Airport Car Hire Network Portugal – with our multitude of convenient locations throughout the country, booking your Portugal Car Hire with us is the easiest, cheapest and quickest way to get on the road.

Portugal’s compact size makes it relatively easy to explore quite thoroughly in a short space of time, and the best way to do so - and to experience all of the country’s most favourable elements – is with a hire car. Scenery, cuisine, beaches, golf courses, culture, history, art and nightlife – all are at your fingertips in Portugal, particularly when you are free to go where you like, when you like, in comfort and style with low cost Portugal Car Hire.

Spend your time and money enjoying yourself while you are in Portugal, not trying to get from A to B. Book your Portugal Car Hire now, from any of our Portuguese locations, and avail of the best cheap deals and lowest prices online – guaranteed

Portugal Roadtrips

Are you seeking the most epic Portugal trip that ever conspired? Many hear of Portugal, dream of Portugal, visit Portugal, and even frequent Portugal as a regular getaway; however, most do not completely conquer the country nor realize how to truly discover the territory. If you’re an adventurer who prefers variation over containment to one area, opt to take the reins of your Portugal holiday by driving yourself and exploring any location you deem worthy. Once you have your wheels, you have the liberating option to pull in and out of each town as you please, or if you’re a planner, set out a map with your desired locations and off you go. Nothing is stopping you now, conquistador of the 21st century!

Where to Begin

So… you’ve made to decision to take on an ultimate Portugal road trip; viagem para Portugal: now what? With an array of airports ideal to begin your journey in the southern coast to jumpstart your trip and make your way around. Specifically, Faro Airport is fittingly tucked on the border of the North Atlantic Ocean and is in the southernmost city in Continental Portugal. Here, you can pick up a rental car via several approved companies including Auriga Crown, Avis, Auto Jardim, Budget, Europcar, Guerin, Hertz, Sixt, and Goldcar. With this abundance of options, it is highly suggested to compare your options online prior to your arrival, We are a one-stop shop to efficiently compare the car rental market while saving extra cash for your road trip; furthermore, you can book safely, securely, and confidently as this particular network has been established for over a decade, is trusted by millions, and raves fanatical customer service as they guarantee the cheapest offer possible.

Once landed in Faro, you can retrieve your car immediately. The majority of the car rental companies can be found directly outside the busy arrivals hall. Simply pick up your luggage from baggage claim, follow the signs from the arrivals hall to the car rental area, and locate the companylisted on your car rental voucher.

Before you set off on your escapade, make it a point to grab some authentic Portuguese cuisine at the number one rated TripAdvisor restaurant in Faro, O Gimbras, where they provide phenomenal service, an inviting ambience, and of course, a delectably delicious dinner.

Where to Go

Once you collect your hire car, full belly of local eats, and the open road, how do you choose what town to visit first? Of course, road trips are dependent on time allocated for traveling and individual preferences; however, the following towns are most definitely worth mentioning and should be considered as part of your grand Portugal holiday.

If you’re a coastline connoisseur, Praia da Marinha, a beautifully simple cove beach guarded by natural cliffs, is perfect for families and is an ideal first stop while you’re still in Algarve. On the other hand, if you are keen on a younger vibe, check out Praio do Amado, which is also located in Algarve and offers its own widely known surf school on the wild beach of Costa Vicentina. As you move onto the next seaside region of Alentejo, consider two locations: Porto Covo and Comporta, the former as a popular local spot and the latter as a secluded beach with gorgeous views of the surrounding terrain.

Once you reach the northern region of Portugal, mix your locations up with various points of interest at each. For example: Galapos, a wonderful refuge or wildlife lovers with natural parks and picturesque landscapes; Caparica, a surf-tastic spot for those interested in catching a wave; Nazaré, a quaint beach town (and you can say you’ve been to the place where the largest-ever surfed wave was located); and Foz do Minho, where you can finish your trip at the northernmost town with a unique shoreline that faces Spain across a colossal river that pours into the Atlantic Ocean.

Those who would rather drive north from Faro through the heart of Portugal have a plethora of inland locations to seek out as well; furthermore, you can always see a little bit of both if desired, and these mid-country towns are worth venturing away from the ocean to see: Lagos, a monumental history and a gorgeous place to soak in the ocean before you head toward central Portugal; Évora is home to the country’s most divine Roman temple; and Lisbon, the captivating capital of Portugal.

Whether you crave the sand of the Portugal shoreline or the historical substance of the ancient countryside, hiring a car and exploring what the country has to offer will surely satisfy your unwavering wanderlust. You can find more details about touring Portugal here as you prepare for an unforgettably extraordinary getaway.

Portugal Car Rental Locations

Abrantes Av. Avelar Machado, 90/105, Rossio Ao Sul Do Tejo, ., Abrantes, 2205-020,
Agueda Av. Calouste Gulbenkien, 188, Agueda, 3750-102
Aguiar da Beira Reis Rent-a-Car /Es Condução Reis Av. da Liberdade, nº 23, Aguiar da Beira, 3570-021
Albufeira Edificio Oura Estrela Loja CR Areias de S. Joao/ Estrada de Sta. Eulalia, Albuferia, 8200-381
Alcobaca Tomaz Marques (Peugeot) Quinta da Roda, Lote 7 e 8, Alcobaça, 2460-015
Alfagar Aldeamento Alfagar, Sta. Eulalia, Albufeira, 8200
Almada Largo Gabriel Pedro no. 6, Almada, 2800-094
Almancil Vale do Lobo, Aldeamento Turistico de Vale do Lobo, Loja 13, Almancil, 8135-034
Alporchinhos Alpochinhos, Porches, Lagoa, 8400
Altura Eurotel Altura, Altura
Amadora Pcta Major Cabrita No 1 - Loja 1 C, 2700-543 Amadora.
Arcos De Valdevez LG.DA LAPA,24, ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ, 4970-434
Arganil Stand SEAT Carvalhas de S. Pedro, Arganil, 3300-106
Armacao De Pera Hotel Viking, Praia Sra. da Rocha,, Armacao De Pera, 8400-450, Porches.
Aveiro - Downtown Rua Mario Sacramento, no 81 A,, Aveiro, 3810-106, Aveiro.
Aveiro - Esgueira QTA.DO SIMAO, AVEIRO, 3800-903, PT
Avenida da Liberdade Avenida da Liberdade no 2 (Head Office), S. Bras de Alel, 8150 - 101
Barcelos Campo 25 De Abril, Ed. Cidadela 1,275, Barcelos, 4750-127
Beja Stand Auto-Salúquia Rua Afonso III, Beja, Beja
Braga Av. General Norton de Matos, nº152, Braga, Braga
Braganca Av. Sa Carneiro, R/C-LJ.C, C.C. Loreto,, Braganca, Braganca
Caldas Da Rainha Rotunda Dos Arneiros, 10-1 Esq.,, Caldas Da Rainha, 2500-283, Cadas Da Rainha.
Canico De Baixo - Madeira Hotel Ondamar, Canico De Baixo, Madeira
Carnaxide Estrada da Outurela, 118, Edificio A, Bloco D, Armazem, Carnaxide, 2795 -606
Carvoeiro Rua do Barranco, Edificio Atlantico, Loja 9,, Carvoeiro, 8500-508, Portimao
Cascais Pc Dr. Francisco Sa Carneiro, 4B, Cascais, 2750-350, Cascais
Castelo Branco Garagem D. José Zona Industrial, Lote Q4B, Castelo Branco, 6000-597, Castelo Branco
Chaves Av.De Santo Amaro, BL. IV-Loja 3, Qta do Caramanchao, Chaves
Coimbra Av Fernao de Magalhaes, 587, Coimbra, 3000-178, Coimbra
Covilha Sporting Shopping Center - loja 5, Covilha, 6200-077
Elvas Rua Arcio do Bispo, 2, Elvas, 7350-186
Espinho Rua 23,867-R/C, Espinho, 4500-277
Estoril Av. Marginal No 6734 A - Sao Joao Estoril, 2765-247 Estoril
Evora Est. De Viana, LT.10,, Evora, 7000-171, Evora
Faro - Airport Aeroporto de Faro, Faro
Faro - Campinas Campinas, 2 8005 faro
Faro - Downtown Av. Da Republica 2, Faro, 8000- 079
Faro - Edificio Rua Abel Viana, Sitio das Gambelas, Faro, 8000-810
Faro - Montenegro Estrada do Aeroporto Edifício Hertz, Montenegro, Faro, 8000-124
Felgueiras Av.Dr, Leonardo Coimbra, Ed. Ideal Do Marco, R/C Dto.,, Felgueiras, 4610- 105, Felgueiras.
Ferragudo Rua da Hortinha No 55 Loja E, Ferragudo, 8400-250
Figueira Da Foz Av 25 de Abril, No 30, Figueira Da Foz, 3080-086, Figueira da Foz
Funchal - Airport Int Madeira Funchal Int'l Airport, c/o Estrada Monumental Hotel Baia Azul Loja 5, Funchal, 9000-108, Madeira
Funchal - Downtown Madeira Estrada Monumental Hotel Baia Azul Loja 5, Funchal, 9000-108, Madeira
Fundao ToiGuarda EN Nº 18 Sitio da Grameneza, Fundao, 6234-909, Fundão
Gaia Edf Carpius - Av. Dos Descobrimentos, Nova de Gaia, 4400-103
Guarda Rua Antonia Sergio, 39 - 1 Andar, Guarda, 6300-398
Guimaraes R. Teixeira De Pascoais, 614, Azurem,, Guimaraes, 4800-073, Guimares.
Ilha Terceira - Airport Azores Cruserve Rent a Car Aeroporto das Lajes Praia da Vitoria, Ilha Terceira, Azores
Ilha Terceira - Azores Cruserve Rent a Car Rua da Igreja de S. Bartolomeu, 45, Angra Heroismo, Ilha Terceira, 9700-570, Azores
Lagos Rua Victor Costa e Silva, 18A, Lagos, 8600-764, Lagos
Lamego Reis Rent-a-Car/Es. Condução Reis R. Bernardo Pinheiro de Aragão, 7, Lamego, 5100-118
Leiria Rua Paulo VI, Escritorio No. 4 Bloco A, Lote 5 / Urbanizacao de Encosta, Leiria
Lisbon Av. Joao Crisostomo 85, 57, 89A, Lisboa, 1069-080
Lisbon - Airport Aeroporto da Portela, Lisbon, 1700-008, Lisboa
Lisbon - Amadora Edificio IKEA Zona Industrial de Alfragide Estrada Nacional 117, Amadora, 2614 - 520, Lisbon
Lisbon - Carnaxide Edificio Ramazzotti, Av. do Forte, n. 6 - 6A, Carnaxide, 2795-072, Lisbon
Lisbon - Cidade R. Castilho, 72 A/B/C, Lisboa, Lisbon
Lisbon - Downtown Av. Alvares Cabral 45-B, Lisbon, 1269-141
Lisbon - Gare Do Oriente ED.GARE DO ORIENTE,LG.G-206, LISBOA, 1980-999
Lisbon - North Av. Marechal Gomes da Costa 21-F, Lisbon, 1269-141
Lisbon - Prior Velho Av. Severiano Falcão, Nº7 – 7A Edifício Hertz, Lisbon Prior Velho, 2685-379, Prior Velho
Lisbon - R. Bolhao Pato R. Bolhao Pato, 3 E, Lisbon, 1700-081
Lisbon - Rua Castilho Rua Castilho, number 167 B, Lisboa, 1070-050
Lisbon - Santa Apolonia ESTACAO DE SANTA APOLONIA, LISBOA, 1100
Lisbon - SEDE AAC AAC SEDE, Av Joao Cristomo, 89 A, Lisboa, 1069-080
Maia EST.NACIONAL,107 KM.8.66,1599, MAIA, 4470-827, PT
Manta Rota Hotel Dunas Park, Bk. 90, Manta Rota, Vila Nova Cacela, 8900
Matosinhos Estrada Nacional 107, Km 8.1, Matosinhos
Mem Martins Pct. Paiva Couceiro, LT.9-LJB, Mem Martins, 2725-410
Moimenta Da Beira Av.25 De Abril, 3 Apt.32, ., Moimenta Da Beira, Moimenta Da Beira
Moita Cordas & Filho, Lda (Conc. Daihatsu), EN 11, Chao Duro, Moita, 2860-606
Monte Gordo Iberotel Praia Monte Gordo, Monte Gordo, 8900-412
Montegordo Rua Pedro Alvares Cabral, 37 8900-465 Monte Gordo
Montijo Park Hotel, Av Joao XXIII, 193, Montijo, 2870-159
Oeiras Stand Oeirascar R. da Indústria, Nº7 Porto Salvo, Oeiras, 2780-854
Oliveira Do Hospital Zona Industrial, LT. 19, Oliveira do Hospita, 3400-060
Pacos De Ferreira AV.1 DE DEZEMBRO, PACOS DE FERREIRA, 4590-505, PT
Perafita Estrada Nacional 107, Km 8.1, Perafita
Peso Da Regua AV.JOAO FRANCO,R/C-S/N, PESO DA REGUA, 5050-226
Pombal Nova Confraria Rua Prod. Veiga simão s/n Zona Industrial Formiga, Pombal, 3100-514, Pombal
Ponta Delgada - Airport Azores Aeroporto João Paulo II, Ponta Delgada, 9500-749, Azores
Portimao Rua Candido dos Reis,, Portimao, 1 -8500-575, Portimao
Portimao/Alvor Aldeamento da Prainha, PraiadosTresIrmaos-Alvor, imao, 8500-072
Porto - Airport Aeroporto do porto, Balcao 8, Porto, Porto (Oporto)
Porto - Ave Boavista Hotel Porto Palacio, Av. da Boavista, 1269,, Porto Palacio, 4150-000, Porto
Porto - Downtown Rua do Bolhao, 182,, Porto, 4000-111, Porto
Porto - GV Ram. R. Eng. Ferreira Dias, 805/807, Ramalde, Porto, 4100-247
Porto - Zona Industrial Rua Eng. Ferreira Dias, n 889, Porto, 4100
Praia Da Rocha Praia Da Rocha, Av. Tomas Cabreira, Edificio Belo Horizonte, imao, 8500-802
Praia de Luz Largo da Igreja, Praia de Luz
Quarteira Av. Dr Francisco Sa Carneiro, Ed. Alcaria Rei Cavacos Loja A/B, Quarteira, 8125- 124
S. Joao Da Madeira Sao Joao da medaira, S. Joao Da Madeira, S. Joao Da Madeira
Sangalhos Rua de Comercio, Sangalhos, 3781-908
Santarem Rua Serpa Pinto no 113,, Santarem, 2000-046, Santarem
Sesimbra Hotel Villas Sesimbra, Rua Abel Gomes Polvora, Altinho de S. Joao, 2970-622 Sesimbra
Setubal Av. Luísa Tody, 227, Setubal, 2900-463, Setúbal
Sines R. Marques de Pombal, No 110, Sines
Sta. Maria da Feira R. Dr. Ferreira de Castro, Nº69D, Sta. Maria da Feira, 4520-227
Tarouca Reis Rent-a-Car/Es. Condução Reis Castanheiro do Ouro, Tarouca, 3610-103
Tavira - PEDRAS D'EL REI Aldeamento Pedras el Rei, Tavira, 8800
Tavira - Pedras Rainha Aldeamento Pedras da Rainha, Cabanas 8800, Tavira
Tomar Av. D. Nuno Alvares Pereira no 95-A, r/c-dto.,, Tomar, 2300-532, Tomar
Tondela Rua Dr. Marques da Costa n 390, Tondela, 3460-575
Torres Novas Av. 8 de Julho, no 12 R/C Esq.,, Torres Novas, 2350 - 724, Torres Novas
Torres Vedras Fonserent, Lda - Parque do Choupal (Junto Stand Fonsecas S.A.), Torres Vedras, 2560-909, Torres Vedras
Trofa R. Pedro V, Nº527, Edifício Munique, Trofa, 4875-306
V.N. Famalicao AV.FRANCA,833, VILA NOVA FAMALICAO, 4760-104, PT
Viana Do Castelo Praca General Barbosa no 124,, Viana Do Castelo, 4900-347, Viana do Castelo
Vila Franca Xira R Alves Redol No 108 A, Vila Franca de Xira, 2600-098
Vila Real Avenida da Europa, No 15 Loja 3,, Vila Real, 5000-557, Vila Real
Vilamoura Ed. Marina Mar, Loja 3, Avenida Marina Lote H3, Vilamoura,, Vilamoura, 8125-901, Quarteira
Villa da Calheta - Madeira Hotel Calheta Beach, Villa da Calheta, Madeira
Viseu Av. Capitao Silva Pereira no 57-r/c, Viseu, 3500-208

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