Portugal Airport Car Hire
When it comes to car hire in Portugal, travellers have many choices at their disposal for daily and weekly rentals. Take some time to look for the best rate, a little research can bring in big savings. Find the lowest rates and best deals for car rental in Portugal. Our 24hr secure online reservations system is fast and easy to use. Choose from our Range of Automatic and Manual in Economy, Compact, Mid Size, Standard, Full Size, Premium, Luxury and Special Rental Car.
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Many rental companies have additional rules and regulations for local renters in Portugal or individuals not traveling by plane to their rental destination Unlimited mileage and additional fees may vary. Contact your rental agency directly when you receive your confirmation number for further details specific to your reservation.
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Portugal rental car reservation system provides you with discounted rates on car hire, with its multiple security features and ease of use, you can conveniently make your reservations quickly,comfortably and safely.
Driving in Portugal
If you are planning to drive in Portugal, be advised that Portugal has one of Europe's worst
road accident death rates.
A valid national driver's license and International Driving Permit is required. A major credit card is also recommended. The common car rental age is 21, but the minimums may be higher.
Driving the rental car into certain countries is prohibited. Refer to the terms of agreement first before planning trips. Travel into anywhere outside of Western Europe must be requested in advance.
Few Driving Laws
Driving is on the right.
All seat belts must be worn at all times when seated in a vehicle. Roads and un-motorized vehicles are not well lit at night, so drive with caution.
Children under 12 years old are prohibited from sitting in the front seat. Child seats are required up to age five.
At the junction of two roads of equal size, traffic coming from the right has priority.
Vehicles already in a traffic circle have priority over those entering it.
A driver's blood alcohol level is not allowed to exceed 0.05 percent and the penalties are extremely stiff and high amounts may include time in prison.The blood/alcohol limit in Portugal is 0.05%. A blood/alcohol reading of more than 0.12% will result in imprisonment.
You must carry a warning triangle in your vehicle.
You must park in the same direction as moving traffic, except where parking is allowed on one side of the road only. Illegally parked vehicles are subject to immobilization.
Urban 50 km/h
Rural 90-100 km/h
Expressways 120 km/h
Driving Tips In Portugal
Portugal has one of the highest rates of automobile accidents and fatalities in Europe. Portuguese driving habits, high speeds, and poorly marked roads pose special hazards. In the Azores, driving can be treacherous due to narrow cobblestone streets, blind curves, unprotected embankments, herds of cows in the countryside roads, and the high speeds of other drivers.
Emergency Contact Telephone Numbers
Police, Fire, and Ambulance: 112
Road Tips for Portugal
Always carry your driving licence, vehicle registration document (V5), and certificate of motor
insurance. If your licence does not incorporate a photograph ensure you carry your passport
to validate the licence. If the vehicle is not registered in your name, carry a letter from the
registered owner giving you permission to drive.
1 Mile = 1.61 kilometres
( Generally speedometers in Portugal show both MPH and KPH. )
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It is also important to be aware of the policies and restrictions of the different car rental agencies. Some rental companies even allow cash rentals, debit cards and rentals to those 18-25 years of age. Consideration of all of these factors can help make a large difference in your overall rental car experience.
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