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Rent a car in Portugal

Rent a car


Renting a car in Portugal is the best way to explore this country. Because a road trip along the water from Lisbon to Porto is simply one of the most beautiful routes. Although there are several routes recommended in Spain’s neighboring country. For example, the region around Porto with Braga and the Douro Valley is definitely recommended. Of course, there are a few things to look out for when renting a car in Portugal.

Rent a car in Portugal, how?

Renting a car in Portugal is not that difficult. Without planning this, you can just arrive at the airport and speak to one of the numerous rental companies present there and you have a car. However, the chances that you will then overpay or even run out of cars are a bit higher. Therefore, we recommend booking this in advance via the internet.

For example, at the Dutch company Sunny Cars een you can find a large selection of cars. The big advantage is that they work with different organizations, so you will always find a good price. Sunny Cars has an all-in service which means that your insurance is already included in the price. Very convenient and no hassle at the airport. Prices do fluctuate for a car rental in Portugal. But on average, prices start from 20 euros per day.

Rent a car in Portugal
Porto street scene

Toll roads in Portugal

In Portugal you have excellent highways, only these are usually toll roads. You can try to avoid these, but you will lose more fuel. You can enter the toll roads with a rental car easily because they are equipped with the appropriate electronic trays that automatically scan on the toll road. Super easy! Often you have to let us know in advance if you are going to use these trays and there will be a charge of 1.50 euros per day for the basic cost. But again, this will definitely save you on fuel. You can consult the correct tolls for Portugal here.

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As you can see, renting a car in Portugal is not that difficult. We are therefore curious to hear about your adventures. So feel free to let us know about them in the comments. Take a look here for some nice trips from Porto that you can make in a rental car. For example, Braga is a very nice trip that you can make without having to be on the road for a long time!

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