Europcar in Portugal
There has never been a better time to visit Portugal by car. Regularly topping travel polls, Portugal is a multifaceted country to visit. While beach and golf breaks in the Algarve are still popular during the high summer months, cities like Porto and Lisbon are fashionable city break options. Choose Europcar for your Portugal car rental to uncover the layers behind this vibrant holiday destination.
Collect your rental car or van from one of Europcar’s 88 rental stations across Portugal. The most frequented locations include Lisbon, Faro, Porto, as well as Ponta Delgada - a stunning island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.
Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits in Portugal
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Driving in Portugal
Cars drive on the right hand side of the road and overtake on the left in Portugal. Overtaking on the right can incur immediate and heavy fines.
To rent a car in Portugal, you just need an EU driving licence.
Be aware when paying for petrol using a credit card that a charge of €0.50 is often incurred.
The national speed limit in Portugal is 120 km/h on motorways, 90 km/h on main roads and 50 km/h in urban areas. Be aware that an on-the-spot fine will be issued if you get caught committing a driving offence. Remember to keep your passport with you when driving, as the police often check the ID of foreign drivers.
If there are trams on the road, ensure you give way for passengers getting on and off.
Parking spaces in Portugal are indicated by blue road markings. For some paid parking zones, you need to obtain a blue parking disc from police stations, otherwise you can pay using a public machine.
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Portugal is a melting pot of different cultures that have influenced the country over the last millennia. Bordered with Spain and the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern Europe, specific strains of Baroque and Gothic architecture have given the country spectacular buildings, including the Santa Maria de Alcobaça monastery, Lisbon’s Palácio Nacional de Sintra and the Jardim do Palácio de Cristal – the enchanting botanical gardens with an unrivalled view of Porto. There is also a thriving food and drink scene especially in the major cities with Michelin-starred restaurants and food markets such as Lisbon’s Mercado da Ribeira.
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