Facts and information about Portugal

Here you can compare rental cars and hiring of vehicles from several companies in cities in Portugal. Look for and find the best prices on car rental. Search for and book directly in cities such as, Lisbon, Porto, Amadora, Braga, Setúbal, Coimbra, Queluz, Funchal, Cacém, Vila Nova de Gaia. We list prices from companies that are safe and quality assured so that there will not be any problems when you want to pick up your car.

Car rental where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations/amendments up to 24 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car. An easy and safe booking of rental cars online. Autoportugal.co.uk can offer rental cars in cities, ferry terminals, travel centres and airports in Portugal.

Info about Portugal

Portugal (Portuguese Republic) is located in Europe and is a country that has about 10 676 000 inhabitants. The capital is Lisbon which has 517 800 inhabitants. Total surface/area 92 391 km². Europe’s 19th largest when it comes to the surface area and the 13th regarding its inhabitants. Other names are Republic of Portugal, República Portuguesa, Lusitania. Portugal is the 113th largest country in the world when it comes to the surface and the 77th regarding its inhabitants. The country is divided into twenty regions/counties/states where the largest are Lisbon District, Porto, Braga, Setúbal, Aveiro District, Santarém, Leiria, Faro and Coimbra. The official languages that are used in the country are e.g. Portuguese, Mirandese. Lisbon (c. 517800 pop), Porto (c. 249600 pop), Amadora (c. 178900 pop), Braga (c. 121400 pop), Setúbal (c. 117100 pop) are the five largest communities. The official currency is Euro (EUR) and is used for your payments. Websites on the internet often have the domain .pt. Top five highest mountains are Mount Pico (2351 m), Piquinho (2351 m), Serra da Estrela – Torre (1993 m), Pico Ruivo de Santana (1862 m) and Pico do Arieiro (1818 m). +351 is the country code when you want to make a phone call to the country. Neighbouring countries are Spain. Is it included in the price to cross national borders? Usually not, the car rental company may charge a fee to cross national borders to Spain. All additional costs are paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency, Euro (EUR). It is stated in the rental terms and during the booking whether it is allowed to cross national borders and to which countries. See the weather reports and find maps of Portugal. We give tips and recommendations on attractions, museums, experiences, and destinations which you can visit during your stay in the country.

What to consider when looking for a rental car in Portugal?

If you already have decided to rent a car in Portugal before you leave and want to part as little as possible, you ought to book a car before you leave. First of all, you should try booking your car online. It is often the cheapest, easiest way to look for and compare, and it saves you time. If your car is supposed to be collected at an airport such as Lisbon-Portela Airport, Porto Airport, Braga Airport, Coimbra Airport, Madeira Airport, Monte Real Air Base, Faro Airport, Portimão Airport, Beja Airport and Braganca Airport, you should book before you leave. One search shows many options. To find the best price for a car, autoportugal.co.uk compares, among others, the following companies; Centauro, SadoRent a car, Yes Car Hire, Turiscar, Thrifty, Rhodium, Drive4Less, Enterprise, Ilha Verde, BENErent, AirAuto, Autoclick, Auto Rent, 2Rent, Autatlantis, Auto Turistica, Dollar, Avis, Angrauto, Rodavante, Autocunha, Europcar, Drive & Go, National, Guerin, Micauto, Surprice, Flizzr, Best Deal, Hertz Dream Collection, Firefly, Orbita, InterRent, Hertz, OPORent, Bravacar, MadeiraRent, Discovery, Sixt, Drive on Holidays, CAEL, 296 Rentacar, Turisprime, InsularCar, Goldcar, Payless, Keddy By Europcar, Budget, Zitauto, Rent a Star, Alamo, Varela Rent a Car in Portugal.

Car driving and traffic regulations

Renting and driving a car is usually easy and effortless, but as in all countries there are many traffic regulations in Portugal you must follow. If you are going to visit and drive in large cities such as Lisbon, Porto, Amadora, Braga, Setúbal, Coimbra, Queluz, Funchal, Cacém, Vila Nova de Gaia, prepare yourself for a lot of traffic, especially in rush hour and that it is sometimes difficult to find parking. Try to memorize the most common parking and traffic regulations before you leave to ensure that your car trip is safe, and to avoid trouble with the police.