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Car hire Portugal

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Car hire Portugal

Ecarz.co.uk Portugal is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

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Car hire Portugal

Location information for Portugal

Portugal is best explored by rental car. Ecarz.co.uk has over 77 pick-up locations in Portugal. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

Portugal is a fantastic holiday destination, with beautiful beaches, lovely countryside, delicious food and dynamic cities. It also has some fascinating architecture and art, and an interesting colonial history - all easily explored by budget car rental.

The main draw for visitors to the region is no doubt the stunning Algarve coast, which has plentiful resorts, quaint little fishing villages and world-class golf courses in abundance. Faro is the main city, with some very worthwhile architecture and sightseeing. But of course it's the turquoise waters and beautiful coastline of places such as Praia de Marinha and resorts such as Albufeira that tourists flock to, and it's easy to see why.

The capital, Lisbon, which was regenerated to its former glory for the World Expo in 1999, has some gorgeous architecture dating from the 16th century. The oldest parts of the city, the quaint Baixa and Alfama districts, retain their medieval charm, cobbled streets and famous tiled walls.

Lisbon also has great nightlife bars, nightclubs and world-class restaurants. The Bairro Alto area is a vibrant hub of activity at night with wonderful restaurants, lively bars, entertainment and market stalls. For really amazing shopping then the Chiado area should be your port of call or investigate one of the city's wide range of museums with your cheap car hire in Portugal.

Porto where Port, the country's most famous product, is produced is a nice city with plentiful atmosphere and a good base to explore the surrounding wine country in your Portugal car hire. You can also get out into rural Portugal by visiting the Douro Valley and further north the Costa Verde.

If you're all beached out, then the Algarve also has some great towns. Lagos is worth a visit by cheap car hire, with lovely beaches and plenty of entertainment. Portimao has a good tourist links, and Vilamoura has a quaint marina and great golf.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    Rent a star

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Is Ecarz.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Ecarz.co.uk? at this location
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