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Car Hire
 

Car Hire Regions

If you are planning a business trip or a holiday and need a car rental in Portugal, consider Sixt when you are arranging your car hire. Sixt has many years experience providing car hire vehicles to happy customers. As well as a wide range of standard car hire vehicles suitable for a small family, Sixt can also provide more specialised vehicles, whether for small or large groups of travellers.

Sixt Car Rental in Portugal

Other options include convertibles or 4x4s and vans. Extra features can be added to your car rental package, such as cover for additional drivers and unlimited mileage. Just ask Sixt before you depart to find out what deals and extras are available with car hire in Portugal.

Driving Laws in Portugal

Portugal has the usual driving rules and regulations you would expect from a western European country. Here are some of the main ones:

  • In Portugal, cars drive on the right hand side of the road
  • It is obligatory to wear a seatbelt in the car at all times
  • There are four speed limits to adhere to in Portugal: 31mph (50kmph) in built-up areas, 55mph (90kmph) or 62mph (100kmph) in areas outside cities and 74mph (120kmph) when driving on motorways
  • Always carry a form of photographic ID when travelling in Portugal
These are the main road laws but there are others to consider. Make sure you do your own research before travelling so as to be fully informed.

Where to drive your car rental in Portugal

Driving a car hire in Portugal is normally easy and stress-free. The roads and motorways are generally in very good condition thanks to an extensive road-building program in recent decades. Most of the main roads in Portugal are to be found on the eastern side of the country, linking the main coastal cities. If you are picking up your car rental in Lisbon, you can either take the A2 motorway south to the Faro in the Algarve, or take the A1 motorway to Porto and the north of Portugal. Bear in mind that a number of roads in Portugal require a toll fee, so check before you travel to make sure you have enough spare change to pay!