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Sixt Car Hire Deals in Portugal

Our Sixt car hire deals in Portugal are designed to get your business or leisure trip off to a stress-free start. We have a wide selection of premium vehicles at affordable rates to choose from backed up with excellent customer service. Whatever your budget our fleet has something to suit from economical saloons to luxury models. Read on for some travel and driving tips to help you make the most of your car hire in Portugal.

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Our most popular locations in Portugal

Popular Car Hire Locations in Portugal

We have over two dozen car rental in Portugal branches on the mainland, the Azores archipelago and the island of Madeira. They are all at convenient locations at airports, train stations, hotels and city centres making it easy to collect your rental vehicle. Finding and booking your car hire deals in Portugal is straightforward and should your plans change, cancellations are often free of charge. 

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Our Service

Our Service

When you rent a car in Portugal it will be from a well-known brand such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi or Jaguar. With our Sixt booking engine, you can reserve a car with automatic transmission along with child seats and other optional extras and arrange one-way car rentals.

Which car hire in Portugal is right for me?

  • Compact vehicles are ideal for Porto or Lisbon's narrow streets.
  • Journey from town to town or enjoy weekend breaks in comfortable saloons.
  • Estate cars and 4x4s can take up to five people and their luggage.
  • Cruise the coastline in luxurious sports cars or convertibles.
  • Transport any business materials in useful vans.
Driving Tips

Driving Tips

Portugal has an excellent network of modern motorways and a small population meaning that away from Lisbon and Porto city centres traffic is always light. Nearly all motorways require toll payments. Winding country or mountain roads need cautious driving but offer spectacular scenery and views.

More tips for enjoying driving in Portugal:

  • Driving in Portugal is on the right.
  • Kilometres are used for distances and speed limits.
  • Buses and trams have right of way.
  • An electronic toll pass is required for the Algarve motorway. Other tolls can be paid by cash or card.
  • Children under 12 are not allowed to travel in the front of vehicles.
  • Parking in Portuguese towns and by beaches is generally with pay and display meters whether in car parks or on the street.
  • If you damage a vehicle by driving off unpaved surfaces you are responsible for any repair costs.

Speed limits in Portugal

  • Residential areas: 30 to 50 km/h
  • National roads: 90 km/h
  • Motorways: 120 km/h

Traffic Infractions and on-the-spot fines

Police can impose on-the-spot fines for driving infringements:

  • Using mobile phones and double earpieces: up to EUR600
  • Throwing litter or cigarette ends (fire risk) out of cars: EUR300
  • Driving below 50 km/h on motorways: EUR300
  • Speeding: EUR300 to EUR2,500
  • Failing a breathalyser: from EUR1,250 to immediate imprisonment
Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Top 4 architectural sites

  • The Summer palaces of Sintra
  • The historic village of Obidos
  • Lisbon's Alfama district
  • The city of Porto

The hilltop town of Sintra is a colourful delight with its fairytale palaces and stately homes built so that the court and aristocracy could escape the Summer heat of nearby Lisbon. A stroll through the narrow, cobbled streets of Obidos transports you back through the centuries. This is where the Portuguese tradition of serving cherry liqueur in chocolate cups originated. Also full of winding cobbled streets and steep hills is the lively Alfama district of Lisbon. It winds its way up from the River Tagus to the Castelo Sao Jorge. Portugal's second largest city Porto is the birthplace of port and no visit is complete without a tour of a cellar and a port wine tasting.

Top 4 Natural Sites

  • The beaches of the Algarve
  • The Peneda-Geres National Park near Braga
  • The Lagoon of the Seven Cities on the Azores
  • The cliffs of Cabo Girao, Madeira

Portugal is blessed with a long coastline that varies from windswept dunes to long stretches of sandy beaches but for the most reliable temperatures head South to the Algarve. The Peneda-Geres near Portugal's Northern border is the country's only national park with beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls. The Lagoon of the Seven Cities is a body of beautiful turquoise water that sits in the twin craters of an extinct volcano on the Azores island of Sao Miguel. The small island of Madeira is renowned for its beauty but particularly eye-catching are the cliffs at Cabo Girao, where you can stand on the world's second highest cliff face.

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

Please make Sixt aware if you intend to cross any borders either at the pickup in the branch or by calling customer services after the reservation has been made. Crossing borders without permission will invalidate all insurances.

Popular Car Hire Locations in Portugal

  • Porto
  • Lisbon
  • Ponta Delgada
  • Santa Cruz
  • Velas
  • Funchal
  • Faro
  • Azores Region
  • Horta

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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