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Car hire in Portugal with SIXT

SIXT has you covered for car hire in Portugal, with locations in all important cities and regions, from Lisbon, Porto and Faro, to the Azores and Madeira. We're at all the tourist hubs, like airports, train stations and hotels. You can take full advantage of all our features in the country, especially our affordable prices on luxury vehicles. Our model range is tailored for the narrow streets of some of Portugal's major cities, as is also diverse enough for you to pick up a 4x4 or convertible to driving around the country's coastal or rural areas. 

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Take a closer look at the car hire models on offer and you'll find hatchbacks and economical city runarounds, estate cars for cruising, SUVs and 4x4s for families and adventurous types, and convertibles in which you can enjoy the temperate Mediterranean climate of Portugal. With SIXT, car hire in Portugal also assures you of reputable brands like Audi, BMW and Mercedes. You can book these cars for one-day hire, all the way up to long-term hire for an extended stay. You also choose from a variety of extras, like children's car seats and a sat nav to guide you around the country. 

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Portugal car hire FAQ

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

You need to be at least 19 years old to hire a car in Portugal and have held your licence for at least one year. The majority of car categories are available to drivers under 25, however you will have to be over 25 to book certain cars.

When booking online or on the SIXT app you'll be able to filter which cars are available depending on your age. If you are under 25 a young driver surcharge will apply.

Is it worth hiring a car in Portugal?

Having your own hire car can be extremely valuable in Portugal, especially when looking to explore more rural areas, the Douro Valley wine region as well as the popular Algarve with its many picturesque beaches. Likewise on Madeira your own hire car will allow you to explore the entre island at your will.

Can I hire a car without a credit card?

Yes, all major debit cards are all acceptable forms of payment. Please make sure the credit or debit card you use is in the driver's name and is present when collecting the car at the branch in Portugal.

Can I book a one-way car hire?

Yes you will be able to pick your hire car up from one branch in Portugal and drop it off at another. This is only possible on the mainland as one-way bookings are not possible between the mainland and Madeira or the Azores.

What do I need to hire a car in Portugal?

In order to hire a car in Portugal you'll need a valid licence, which you've held for at lease one year, as well as a valid passport. Your UK licence continues to be valid in Portugal as a tourist. If you move to Portugal then your UK licence will only be valid for 90 days before needing to be exchanged.

Can I drive my hire car outside of Portugal?

You are able to use your hire car in Spain as well as many other other European countries. Please inform us of your plan to use your hire car outside of Portugal when you book as foreign usage fees may apply.

Best places to visit in Portugal

  • Évora: As a world UNESCO Heritage site people flock from all over the world to visit this ancient place filled with structures dating as far back as the 2nd Century. It has retained much of its roots and historical charm with its traditional ways and tasteful market culture.   
  • Obidos: This is one of the oldest cities in the country, where you can walk the centuries-old cobbled streets. It was once a place just for the queens of Portugal but now open to the public its regal structures and famous museums will move any visitor.  
  • Porto: The vibrant city of Porto is for maritime lovers with its incredible waterfront. Tastings at the old local cellars are a treat. The buildings are painted with vibrant colours and it has some of the best seafood restaurants in the country right by its harbour. 
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Summer in Portugal

Summer outdoor activities in Portugal are plentiful, thanks to its long coast line. Head for the Algarve for the best beaches. In the Azores region you'll find the Lagoon of the Seven Cities, uniquely placed in the bowl created by the craters of an extinct volcano. Otherwise take a drive north to Portugal's national park, the Peneda-Geres. 

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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