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Cheap Car Hire In Portugal

£15/day
Avis
Compact SUV
BMW X1
4
4
Madeira Airport
£5/day
Europcar
MINI
Fiat 500
Lisbon Airport
£7/day
Budget
Compact
Peugeot 208
Faro Airport
£7/day
Avis
Compact
Opel Astra
4
3
Any location
£8/day
MadeiraRent
Compact
Toyota Prius
4
3
Any location
£5/day
Keddy
Mini
Citroen C1
4
Faro Airport
£11/day
Sixt
Economy Elite
VW Golf
4
3
Any location
£11/day
Europcar
Economy Elite
Ford Focus
4
3
Lisbon Airport

Compare Prices for Car Hire in Portugal

Use the search tool above to find the best car hire prices in Portugal. We offer a variety of vehicles to suit everyone’s needs and budgets, offering cheap car rentals in Portugal to make your trip more affordable than you can ever imagine.

When you book through Auto Jardim, you can ensure you have an easy and hassle-free experience each and every time. We work with top car hire companies in Portugal, such as Hertz, Dollar, and Avis, to offer you one of the widest ranges of vehicles online today.

Your car rental in Portugal offers you the freedom and flexibility you need to get around this beautiful city. Enjoy exploring Lisbon and Faro, or head off the beaten track to see parts of the country that wouldn’t be possible to reach without your own vehicle. Book cheap car hire in Portugal today through our site to start your adventure!

An Affordable Travel Destination with Cheap Car Hire in Portugal

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Portugal is one of the most affordable countries in this part of Europe, offering excellent value for money for anyone looking for an exciting holiday destination. 

Once you find the cheapest car hire in Portugal on our site, you’ll also find that accommodation and dining out are very competitively priced here. Hiring a car offers you a cheap and easy way to get around while also enjoying full flexibility to go to the places you want without any fixed timetable.

Car Hire in Portugal – The Best Way to Get Around

Car Hire in Portugal
Hiring a car in Portugal offers you the best way to get around this European country. We’ve searched the country to find the best car hire deals and companies for you, so you won’t have to worry about finding a trusted company to hire a car in Portugal from.

One thing to keep in mind is that if you are hiring a car in Portugal, you may need an International Driving Permit. This regulation has been in place since the start of 2021 and is for anyone using an old-style paper UK driving license.

Toll Roads in Portugal

Toll roads in Portugal
Many of the popular routes that our customers travel along with their rental car in Portugal will require you to pass toll roads. Whether you are visiting Lisbon, Porto, or the Algarve, you’ll likely come across some toll roads on your travels. Many of the companies we partner with offer you the option to purchase a toll transporter. Whether you take this option or not, make sure you plan your routes in advance to avoid being caught out on your journey.

Also do not forget that in Portugal they drive on the right here, so make sure you are ready to take on this challenge if you are used to driving on the left! Driving in Portugal is a wonderful experience, and it will help you to immerse yourself in the local life while on your holiday.

Age Requirements for Car Rental in Portugal

car hire age requirements in Portugal
One of the most commonly asked questions we receive from customers is about the minimum age for car hire in Portugal. We have options available for all drivers over the age of 25 years old, but there are some companies that will allow 21-year-olds to rent a car as well. Those over 85 will also be able to find options on our site, and we’ll be here to help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs. 

Many of the companies we work with also offer a free additional driver when you book your cheap car rental in Portugal, so you and your travel buddy can share your time behind the wheel.

Car Hire Prices in Portugal

Portugal comes in as one of the most affordable European destinations for hiring a car. Many drivers use our site to secure car hire for under £10 a day in the off-season. 

Even in the summer, you’ll find that you pay about £15 a day, with this rate rising to around £25 a day in July and August. Remember that while our prices are quoted in your local currency, Portugal uses the Euro.

Parking in Portugal

You’ll no doubt need to park your rental car in Portugal when you are out and about for the day. Look out for blue zone parking when you are in the towns you are visiting, which require you to have a parking disc to use. These can be picked up from the local police station or motor club.

Top Tips for Hiring a Car in Portugal

Our team has put together some of our top tips for car hire in Portugal, designed to help you have the safest and most enjoyable time in this fantastic European travel destination.

Crossing the Portuguese Border

Many of the customers who find cheap car rental options in Portugal on our site consider using their vehicle for a European road trip. If you want to cross the border, you need to make sure you tell the car rental agency ahead of your trip.

Many of the companies we partner with will charge a small fee which will allow you to cross over to other European destinations, including Spain, France, Great Britain, and Germany. Of course, there’s plenty to do and see in Portugal, such as travel from Lisbon to Cascais and Sintra for one of our top days out.

Children and Car Hire in Portugal

Are you visiting Portugal with your kids this summer? If so, make sure you remain in compliance with their laws surrounding cars and children. Children under 12 and those who are less than 5 ft in height will need to be sat in the back of the car with a child restraint.

Younger children under the age of three can sit in a car seat in the front of your vehicle, but you’ll need to disable the airbag. Make sure you add a car seat to your booking from the agency you use so that your child is safe and secure on your adventures.

How to get started with car rental?

Step 1

Order and confirmation
Once you book a car you will receive a conformation email that the car is successfuly booked.
Some car hire companies may need you to deposit certain amount which you'll get back later.
Pick Up
Arrive on time and get the car from the pick up location you chose. Some car hire companies do not offer 24-hours rental services, however if the flight is being delayed most of the companies know that and figure out a way to hand out a car for you.

Step 2

Step 3

Drop Off
In case, you wish to extend the time after picking up the car, then you will have to pay additional fees to the car hiring company. Otherwise simply go back to the drop-off point and give back the car. If it's away from the airport most of the car rental companies drive you back to the airport.
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Things you should know

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What are the top 5 locations in Portugal?

Faro

Capital of Algarve region, Faro is a coastal town where you can enjoy lots of sunshine, sea-food, beaches, and pristine golden sand. The easiest way to go beach hopping is by finding car rental Faro. If your flight is landing in Faro airport then you should rent a car and take it from Faro to have a convenient trip from airport to the hotel and then to the beaches.

Lisbon

Lisbon is the city where you can enjoy the nightlife of Portugal and admire its beautiful architecture in daytime. The best way to explore the place is by doing car rental Lisbon. The car will let you explore the entire area at your pace and within your budget. Few must visit attractions of Lisbon are St. George’s Castle, Torre de Belem monument, and its collection of stunning beaches.

Albufeira

Your trip to Portugal will be incomplete if you do not add Albufeira to your itinerary. Famous for its wonderful weather, stunning beaches, cobbled streets, and traditional houses, Albufeira can be best explored by renting a car. Car rental Albufeira will make it simpler for you to visit its clubs, beaches, bars, and endless restaurants.

Cascais

Surrounded with spectacular villas, museums, and forts, Cascais shows the real architectural grandeur of Portugal. To discover this amazing holiday destination to its fullest, you should car hire Cascais. By renting a car, you can easily access its many traditional streets, historical areas, restaurants, and beaches.

Azores

Azores is a group of nine calm and untouched islands, which are located far away from mainland Portugal. Traveling through these islands by renting a car is the best option as you will not find heavy traffic on the roads. Car rental Azores will let you discover these islands properly and peacefully.
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Customers reviews

Even though we do not rent cars directly but help to find them, we still get a feedback, especially for the ones on the mailing list. To prove that we help a lot of people here are the reviews. Enjoy reading them.
Paul Wins
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
"I went to Madeira and rented a car first time by using this site. The process was fluent without any hidden fees!"
20 August 2022
Claire P.
🇮🇪 Ireland
Peugeot 2008
"Loved the idea that this site compares all the car providers and gives you the best price!"
16 August 2022
Bertha D. Riojas
🇮🇪 Ireland
VW Up
"For me as a single woman it was not even a challenge. The process is pretty straight-forward. Thanks"
25 July 2022
Geneva Lad
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
VW Polo
"Absolutely brilliant idea, highly recommended to everyone"
20 July 2022
Darnell L
🇺🇸 United States
VW Polo
"Our VW Polo was excellent in size and performance, felt safe and comfortable the whole trip in Portugal. The average mileage was also great about 5 l/100 KM, or 36 to 42 mpg"
10 July 2022
Sharlene
🇺🇸 United States
Seat Arona
"We have received a better car then we drive in our daily lifes, so the trip was a blessing!"
06 July 2022
Shawn Connor
🇨🇦 Canada
BMW 1 Series
"We had to do one day with local buses and it was disaster, immediately we used this site to get a car instead. It was the holiday saver."
01 July 2022
Freya Gibbons
🇩🇪 Germany
BMW 3 Series
"Great cars, pricing and easy to use."
26 June 2022
Reece Poole
🇩🇪 Germany
VW Golf
"Apparantly I was too late, as most of the best cars were already booked. However still got a pretty decent deal"
20 June 2022
Zoe Middleton
🇨🇦 Canada
Toyota Yaris
"Really have nothing wrong to say about this site. Had a great trip with Toyota Yaris"
14 June 2022
Ava Dean
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
"Pro tip! If you are a girl and horrified of driving, take the automatic transition and a small car such as Toyota. It was great for me"
12 June 2022
Logan
🇮🇪 Ireland
Audi TT
"Easy to use site, great cars and support."
10 June 2022
Ella Scott
🇮🇪 Ireland
Audi A4
"We picked up car in Porto and ended in Faro. It was super convenient!"
02 June 2022
Muhammad Hm
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Mini Cooper
"Do not hesitate and grab a car, just don't wait the last day like me in that case you will get a much better price."
02 June 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to rent a car in Portugal?

It costs from 5$ to up to 100$ for a bigger car such as van or luxury one. Generaly it is not expensive to rent a car in Portugal even for a week or two.

What is the cheapest car hire in Portugal?

In the winter when booking in advance you may find cheapest car hire for 1 £ or 1$ per day

What is the maximum speed limit in Portugal?

In built-up areas 50 km/h (31 mph) Outside built-up areas 90 km/h (55 mph) or 100 km/h (62 mph) On motorways (maximum) 120 km/h (74 mph) On motorways (minimum) 50 km/h (31 mph)

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Portugal?

The minimum age to rent a car in Portugal is 18 years old. The maximum rental age is 80 years old. However most of the companies require at least 1 year of driving experience.

Can I book now and pay later for my rented car?

If you want this option you can easily do that, just make sure you use a valid credit card for the reservation. This is normal and many people do this practice as this is the most flexible option.

How much does it cost to hire a camper van and a people carrier van in Portugal?

Camper van hire Portugal starting price is 65 $ / day, however people carriers starting price is 50 $ / day.

What is the cost for a week-long car hire in Portugal?

On average a rental car in Portugal costs $175 per week ($25 per day)

What is the cost for a month-long car hire in Portugal?

On average car hire costs $800 per month ($26 per day)

What is the price of fuel in Portugal?

The price for one liter of petrol now reaches up to 2£ or 2$.

How can you help me find the right car for rent?

Absolutely, just use our Auto-jardim CTA button to get the best car and price.

Can I do a one-way rental from Portugal to Spain and vice versa?

Most rental companies in Spain and Portugal will let you take their cars across the border. However the price can be a bit bigger starting from 10$ a day.

How much is the average car rental duration in Portugal 2022?

On average it is 7-10 days.

What is the most booked car rental type in Portugal?

Just like in other Western Europe countries the most booked car type in Portugal is Compact (Volkswagen Golf or Toyota Yaris etc.)

What is the average daily price for a car hire in Portugal?

On average a rented car in Portugal costs $25 per day, however there are much cheaper and more expensive options

Is it possible to do one way car hire in Portugal to another country?

Absolutely! It's pretty common as well as convenient. Here are the most popular one-way car hire options for pickup in Portugal and drop off in another country, you can also do that in vice-vera: From Portugal to Spain - from 40$ per day From Portugal to Germany - from 130$ per day From Portugal to Italy - from 130$ per day From Portugal to France - from 130$ per day From Spain to Portugal - from 40$ per day From Germany to Portugal - from 130$ per day From Italy to Portugal - from 130$ per day From France to Portugal - from 130$ per day

Can you hire a car in Portugal with a UK licence?

Since 1st January 2021, if you have paper-style UK driving license, you may need an International Driving Permit to hire a car in Portugal. Also you do not need an IDP to drive here for periods up to 6 months.

What is the best car hire company in Portugal?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on TRUSTPILOT, the best car hire companies in Portugal are Sixt (2161 reviews), Hertz (1837 reviews), and Avis (1730 reviews).

Top Car Hire Companies in Portugal 2022

Avis
Avis
+351289810120
Estrada do Aeroporto - Monte Negro, 8000-124 Faro
I - VII 07:00-22:00
Movyng Rent A Car
Movyng
+351222422259
Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro, 4470 Maia
I - VII 08:31-19:29
Sado Rent
Sadorent
+351217818295
Rua Dr. Silva Teles 5, Lisbon
I-V 08:00-12:30; 14:39-18:00
VI 09:00-13:00
Rodavante
Rodavante
+351291982925
Porto Santo Island, 9100-105 Santa Cruz
I - VII 08:00-23:59
Opcao Rent a Car
Opcao
+351934000500
Porto Airport: Rua Da Estrada Nº479, Lote 6, Lugar De Cr
I - VII 09:00-17:59
Cael
Cael
+351927815771
Rua 25 de Abril, Lt. 2-A, 2685-368 Prior Velho
I - VII 08:00-20:00
Guerin
Guerin
+351232423794
Rua Capitão Silva Pereira, nº 167, 3501-908 Viseu
I - VI 09:00-12:30; 14:30-18:30
Rent-a-Star
Rent-a-Star
+351918011221
Estrada Nacional 107 1147 Apt15 4471-905 Moreira
I - VII 08:00-20:00
Carwiz
Carwiz
+351214693928
Rua pé do mouro, Centro Empresarial Lusoworld 2
I - VII 09:00-18:30
BeRent
BeRent
+351262077098
R. Vasco Da Gama 7A, 2685-011 Portela, Lisboa
I - VII 08:00-20:00
MadeiraRent
Madeira Rent
+351291706070
Rua do Vale da Ajuda nº54, 9000-116 Funchal
I - V 09:00-18:00
VI - VII 09:00-17:00
Golfauto
Golfauto
+351918703354
Brejos, 8200-317 Albufeira
I - VII 07:00-23:59
Resolvcar
Resolvcar
+351910729284
Aeroporto De Faro, Lado Ar, 8001-701
I - VII 08:00-19:59
Magic Islands
Magic Islands
+351912261378
Cristiano Ronaldo Airport - Park P0
I - VII 07:30-20:00
Sixt
SIXT
+351255788199
Alameda das Com, 1700-111 Lisboa
I - VII 06:00-23:59
AutoRent
Autorent
+351965656765
Estrada do Aeroporto N125-10, 8005-146 Faro
I - VII 08:00-20:00
RentAuto
RentAuto
+351218966320
Alameda Das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111
I - VII 08:00-20:00
BeRent
BeRent
+351262077098
R. Vasco Da Gama 7A, 2685-011 Portela, Lisboa
I - VII 08:00-20:00
Global
Global
+351291523355
Av. Severiano Falcão 10, 2685-378 Prior Velho
I - VII 07:00-23:59
Drive4Fun
Drive4Fun
+351289323384
Estrada Do Aeroporto, Car Park 4, 8000-146, Faro
I - VII 08:00-20:00
Best deal
Best deal
+351289818400
Rua Aquilino Ribeiro 2
I - VI 08:00-20:00
VII 08:00-19:59; 20:00-23:59
ValpiRent
ValpiRent
+351224157967
Av. Joaquim RIbeiro da Mota 256, 4585-166 Gandra
I - V 08:00-20:00
Opo rent
Opo rent
+351961761966
Av. do Aeroporto 541, 4470-222 Moreira
I - VII 08:00-19:00
Keddy
Keddy
+351218875472
AV.Infante D.Henrique
I - VII 08:00-20:00
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