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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Mini
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
Bravacar
$5.00 / per day
Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Bravacar
$5.21 / per day
Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Turisprime
$5.23 / per day
Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$5.27 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$5.76 / per day
Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$5.84 / per day
Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$6.04 / per day
Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Economy Elite
Seat Ibiza or similar
Seat Ibiza
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$6.09 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Our Customers Reviews

March 14, 2019
If you have a car, the southwest coast is the best place to drive up or down on. You can go on the Rota Vicentina, and do the circuit hikes there. Also Cato is an awesome place to stay at, if you have the time :)
March 9, 2019
I only hire a car in Lisbon to travel further afield. if I had stayed in Lisbon I would use public transport.
March 7, 2019
Portugal!!!! Amazing scenery, friendly people, good value, top quality accomodations etc. Etc.
January 27, 2019
Lisbon is good place for renting cars as it is more convenient and the parking in Portugal is not as expensive as I thought it would be. I always rent vehicle small or big depending on the needs of my travel and is always worth it.
January 10, 2019
Alvera and Porto is a good scenic driving locations
December 2, 2018
We traveled Alentejo and Algarve It was wonderful Thank you Obrigado 🙏🏻
October 29, 2018
Watch out for tiny streets and limited parking.
October 23, 2018
Lisbon is a super easy city to get around by car
October 10, 2018
I highly recommend renting a car in Portugal. It allows you to see more of the country and on your time and pace
October 2, 2018
Driving in Portugal is easy.
October 2, 2018
We rented car to leave Lisbon for other parts of Portugal. It worked out good as we visited Coimbra, Porto, and Evora with the car.
September 30, 2018
Costa da Caparica is a lovely beach and close to the airport.
September 8, 2018
Was a great car for touring around Portugal...some narrow streets but car was great!
September 8, 2018
Free to go out of town with time saving.
September 6, 2018
Necessary for getting around the Algarve.
September 2, 2018
Portugal - roundabouts are everywhere; large ones in the cities with lights on them - difficult to know how to navigate them! Road signs didn’t match google maps - GPS in the rental was excellent. Road tolls everywhere and costly ($22 CDN 1way Lisbon to Fig de Foz). Highways are excellent and the country itself is beautiful including the spectacular beaches. Old fort in Montemor de Velho is worth the trip. Aveiro “the Venice of Portugal” is a lovely day trip. Lisbon was average. People friendly, food very good and wine is fabulous and cheap!
September 1, 2018
Try and get a car with a tag as many roads around Lisbon have small tolls 40 cents to 1.35 Euro’s which meaning queuing and having lots of change available.
August 24, 2018
Good to hire car as apartment in Cascais was a distance from the beach.
August 22, 2018
Roads are excellent and all signs are clearly marked and most drivers are very responsible and looking forward to another trip to Portugal.
August 16, 2018
Driving in Lisbon is safe but sometimes places are hard to get because of narrow streets.
August 13, 2018
Lisbon is great. I actually didn’t visit there as I was traveling north. Portugal is such a scenic country to drive through.
August 6, 2018
Nice place to drive , good street, good road , very comfortable, I loved
July 19, 2018
You need a car with GPS or you get lost. Lisbon has a good metro system and uber system. I rented a car to travel to other cities in Portugal. I needed a car because I was travelling with seniors. Good service from agents.
July 18, 2018
I would rent a car, but if you are a nervous driver in different countries it may be hard as there are a lot of 1 way roads and hills which others may struggle on. However if confident driver then renting a car is perfect
July 13, 2018
Loved Lisbon and the Algarve. We rented the car for driving to the algarve, which I think is necessary for ease of getting around. The via verde is necessary for tolls!
July 6, 2018
We drove from Lisbon to Evora and to Lagos, then back to Lisbon. The roads are extremely narrow in the towns; we felt more confident driving a smart car versus a larger automobile.
July 6, 2018
some roads very narrow and hard to navigate. my gps did not recognize that some streets were pedestrian only.
July 4, 2018
Driving in Lisbon is not easy but being able to see other places at your own pace is wonderful.
July 4, 2018
easy driving, easy to do alternate roads and not pay tolls. beautiful.
June 24, 2018
Lisbon is a great city and you need a car but parking is not easy, there is lots of places to see in the city center and a bit our of Lisbon in towns like Sintra for example .
June 22, 2018
Beautiful, and lots of steep hills. Know this before you get a car.
June 11, 2018
Narrow back roads. Motorways good, but expensive.

Travel information

Language
Portuguese,
Mirandese
Currency
EUR
Country code
+351
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$25.30 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Lisbon?

Lisbon is a great place to experience by car. Whether traveling its small neighborhoods, going over the 25 de Abril Bridge or exploring the small beach towns nearby, having the independence of your rental is your best bet to experience everything this majestic city has to offer.

Lisbon Car Rental

Top ways to enter Lisbon

  • Lisbon Airport: Portugal’s largest international airport hosts flights to and from all the world continents.
  • Porto Airport: Located about three hour car ride away from Lisbon, Porto Airport is another good way to enter Portugal and then head to the nation’s capital.
  • By land: It is possible to rent a car in another location and then drive to Lisbon. Large international airports near Lisbon include Faro Airport in Southern Portugal, as well as Madrid Airport and Santiago de Compostela Airport in Spain. 
  • By public transportation: It is also quite convenient to enter Lisbon by train or bus. You can then pick up your rental car at locations like Oriente Railway Station or Apolonia Railway Station. 

Useful city facts

Lisbon is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and has a very mild climate. Even at night in winter (between December and February) the air temperature rarely drops below 9°C (48°F). The summers, on the other hand, can get very hot.

The main language spoken in Lisbon is Portuguese, so it’s useful to learn at least a couple of phrases before you go - the locals will appreciate it! English is also quite well known, especially by people working in the service industry, and French and Spanish can also be heard.

Top destinations and activities

  • Baixa and Chiado: Anyone who has visited before will tell you that Lisbon’s biggest attraction is Lisbon itself. Drive up to the city centre, find the perfect parking spot via Empark and dive right into one of the most fascinating cities of Europe. Stroll through the old shopping district of Baixa, take in some culture at Museu Colecção Berardo or one of the countless small art galleries, appreciate remnants of stunning and enigmatic Moorish architecture, eat like a Portuguese in Chiado area and enjoy truly authentic music at a local Fado club. Or try out one of the countless other things this unique place has to offer.
  • 25 de Abril Bridge: The best way to make your entrance into Lisbon is by driving over the majestic 25 de Abril Bridge. Considered by many the Europe’s answer to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, this beautiful landmark offers views of Tejo river and the panoramic beauty of the Portugal’s capital. If you arrive early, it’s worth driving back here later for a spectacular sunset.
  • Belém. One of the charming parts of Portugal’s capital has history, monuments, and stunning architecture on every step of the way. Easy to reach by car or on foot, Belém attracts visitors with such landmarks as Torre de Belém of the Belém Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery, and Padrão dos Descobrimentos or the Monument to the Discoveries.

Traffic and parking tips

  • You can only enter the roundabout after giving way to cars already on it.
  • The car documentation and insurance always has to be inside a vehicle.
  • Drivers can only use a mobile phone if it is a hands free or an earpiece.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.2 for novice drivers.
  • Safety cameras are in use.
  • On-street parking is available in the centre of Lisbon. In the red zone, parking costs €1.60/hr ($1.9/hr), with maximum stay of 2 hours. In the yellow zone, parking costs €1.20/hr ($1.42/hr),  with maximum stay of 4 hours. In the green zone, parking costs €0.80/hr ($0.95/hr), with maximum stay of 4 hours. 
  • There are numerous car parks in the city centre where parking costs €15-45 ($18-53) per day. A better option might be heading south of the city center where parks like Santa Apolónia, Docas and Docas Ponte charge around €5-6 ($6-7) per day. Look up more information about parking in Portugal on Empark.
  • When parking in a street, your car must be parked facing the direction of travel.

Toll roads

A lot of motorways in Portugal are subject to toll fees. See the official site for maps and prices.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Sintra: A trip to Portugal won’t be complete without visiting Sintra. Its spectacular castles of Castelo dos Mouros and Palácio de Pena are less than half an hour trip from Lisbon. There are always many visitors, so the drive around Sintra will be slow, but that only adds to the experience. Do note that most streets here are one-way only. Continue onwards to the spectacular Cabo de Roca, the westernmost point of the continent of Europe.
  • Serra de Arrabida: On of the most scenic drives in the whole country is just southeast of Lisbon, in Serra da Arrabida national park. The road, Estrada de Escarpa (N379-1), winds through steep limestone hills offering gorgeous vistas of ageless cliffs, stunning beaches and turquoise waters.
  • Nazaré: If you’re feeling truly adventurous, head north of Lisbon - in 90 minutes you will reach the beach town of Nazaré where the record for surfing the world’s highest wave was set. It is a beautiful and wild place where the Atlantic ocean comes in its full force. The charming Peniche is also on the way, offering more beginner-friendly surfing waves. On your way back, catch your breath in the town of Obidos - park outside its historical fortress, visit the bookshops and sample delicious jinja right on the street. Or visit one of the tiny beach villages where tasty bifanas, fish soups and bolinhos de bacalau are always on menu.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental type in Portugal is Economy, with Compact and Mini also quite frequent choices.

The most popular rental car in Portugal is the VW Polo, closely followed by the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500.

 

Further destinations

  • Alentejo. Southern Europe is nothing without its wine traditions and Portugal is no exception. The wine region of Alentejo makes for a great trip, not only for its excellent local produce but also this land’s endless horizons, rural guest houses and slow pace of life.
  • Porto. While different in atmosphere and distinct in traditions, Portugal’s second city and Lisbon’s great rival is a wonderful city to explore.
  • Algarve. If you are restless for a road trip, head south of Alentejo and you will soon reach Algarve. Do visit the world-famous beaches and charming coastal towns like Portimao, Albufeira, and Lagos, but don’t miss out on going inland to visit lesser-known but breathtaking mountain roads and nature reserves.

How can I save money on my rental car?

  • Compare rates
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Consider visiting in March - according to our statistics, March is the cheapest month for renting a car in Portugal, more than 50% cheaper than the yearly average.

 

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Lisbon?

Car rental prices in Lisbon vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Lisbon
$40.29
January
$21.82
February
$20.19
March
$33.56
April
$33.73
May
$34.93
June
$51.76
July
$52.67
August
$55.11
September
$46.66
October
$73.38
November
$73.38
December
The best month to rent a car in Lisbon is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $20.19). This is 55% cheaper than the yearly average and 72% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $73.38 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Lisbon?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 16 days, in July, the average rental period is 7 days.
Average Rental Length in Lisbon
16
January
10
February
9
March
10
April
9
May
8
June
7
July
7
August
10
September
9
October
12
November
9
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Lisbon?

While travelers visit Lisbon year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is November.
Lisbon Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
98%
January
107%
February
84%
March
89%
April
119%
May
119%
June
155%
July
127%
August
73%
September
75%
October
73%
November
82%
December

Top 7 Cities near Lisbon

Faro Car Rentals from $5.92 per day
219.8 km / 136.6 miles away
Porto Car Rentals from $5.27 per day
278.1 km / 172.8 miles away
Madeira Car Rentals from $19.41 per day
964.8 km / 599.5 miles away
Coimbra Car Rentals from $18.20 per day
170.8 km / 106.1 miles away
Porto Santo Car Rentals from $35.40 per day
907.2 km / 563.7 miles away
212.4 km / 132.0 miles away
130.3 km / 80.9 miles away

Top 9 Locations near Lisbon

Lisbon Airport Car Rentals from $5.00 per day
6.3 km / 3.9 miles away
176.6 km / 109.7 miles away
Faro Airport Car Rentals from $5.92 per day
214.0 km / 133.0 miles away
Porto Airport Car Rentals from $5.27 per day
284.3 km / 176.7 miles away
903.3 km / 561.3 miles away
960.9 km / 597.1 miles away

Top 17 Best Lisbon Suppliers in 2019

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
00351 218 486 191
Humberto Delgado Intl Airport Lisbon, 1700-008
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.9
+351218401176
AEROPORTO DE LISBOA
SADORENT
SADORENT
Excellent 8.8
00351 937 155 422 / 00351 932 734 526 / 00351 217 818 296
Rua Martires de Timor, Figo Maduro, Prior Velho
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
00351 255 788 199
Alameda das Com. Portuguesas, 1700-111
Guerin
Guerin
Excellent 8.6
00351 218 486 191
Aeroporto Internacional Humberto Delgado Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+351218401176
AEROPORTO DE LISBOA
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.3
00351218486191
HUMBERTO DELGADO INTL AIRPORT,
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.3
00351 211 303 540 / 00351 308 810 777
R. Americo de Jesus Fernandes 23 lote G, 1800-023 Lisboa
Turisprime
Turisprime
Excellent 8.2
00351 210 410 374 / 0351 913 065 616
Rua 1º de Maio, 9 – Figo Maduro 2685-388 Prior Velho
Drive 4 Less
Drive 4 Less
Excellent 8.1
00218 486 191
Aeroporto Internacional de Lisboa
Drive on Holidays
Drive on Holidays
Excellent 8
00351 219 413 324
312, R. Fernando Namora 10, 2685-397 Prior Velho
U Drive
U Drive
Excellent 8
+351 938 212 697 / +351 210 998 400
Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa n.29 D, 1800-255 Lisboa
Rhodium
Rhodium
Excellent 8
0034 965 233 425; +351 211 451 595
On-Airport.
Goldcar
Goldcar
Excellent 8
0034 965 233 425; +351 211 451 595
On-Airport.
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7.9
00351912389853 / 0351 289825711
Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisboa
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
00351 211 411 381 / 00351 211 451 381
Rua Salgado Zenha, Lote 1/2, Prior Velho
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 425; +351 211 451 595
On-Airport.

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