Portugal Car Rental

Portugal Car Rental Guide

Portugal is a popular destination with tourists and business travelers alike. Whether you’re visiting for a few days or staying for a longer period of time, you can count on Enterprise to provide the perfect vehicle for your transportation needs. 


How to rent a car in Portugal

Requirements for renting a car in Portugal include: 


- Renters must have had a valid driver's license for at least one year. 

- During pickup, you must present two valid credit cards as well as a return ticket to the country of origin. 



Should I rent a car in Portugal?

If you are interested in exploring small or rural areas of Portugal, a rental car is necessary because mass transit does not stop at these locations. Another great place to travel by car is Algarve, Portugal's southernmost region known for its beautiful beaches and pleasant climate. 



What are the age requirements for renting 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. Please see age policy details below. 


Age 18 - 20

- Cars available for rent include Mini, Economy, and Compact.

- A young drivers fee of 7.70 EUR per day will apply, up to a maximum 77.00 EUR per rental. Prices are subject to change. 


Age 21 - 24

- Cars available for rent include Compact Automatic, Compact Wagon, Intermediate, Intermediate Wagon, Convertible, and all Commercial Vans. 


Age 25 and Over

- Cars available for rent include all the above, plus Intermediate Van, Standard Van, Fullsize, Fullsize Wagon, Fullsize Van, and Premium Vehicles. 



How much is a rental car in Portugal?

To get the most accurate price for your rental car, start a reservation by inputting the dates, times, and location. There are several factors to consider:


- Type of car

- Seasonality

- Additional insurance and protection products included in reservation

- Other add-ons such as Wi-fi access, GPS, child seats, and ski racks

- Whether the car is picked up and dropped off at the same location or domestic one-way

- Number of additional drivers




What are some tips for driving in Portugal?

- You should only use the left or middle lanes to pass other cars. Passing on the right is not permitted and can lead to hefty fines. 

- Highway on-ramps are usually much shorter than the ones in the United States. If traffic is not clear, you may have to come to a complete stop before merging onto the highway. 

- Some gas stations and toll booths do not accept credit or debit cards. It is recommended that you keep some cash with you in case this happens. 

- Roundabouts are used commonly in Portugal, and oftentimes they consist of two lanes. The right lane should only be used if you're taking the first exit. Otherwise, stay in the left lane until you're ready to exit the roundabout. 

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