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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Porto Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Opo rent
$1.35 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Opo rent
$1.40 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$1.85 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$1.85 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Porto, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$1.90 / per day
Porto, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$1.90 / per day
Porto, Downtown Car Rental
Economy Elite
Seat Ibiza or similar
Seat Ibiza
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$1.90 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Turisprime
$2.16 / 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

January 12, 2019
We were driving direct to Spain, we were pre-warned of cross border charge. Appeared that the only way to pay for tolls in portugal was to purchase a transponder for use in the car as the option of paying tolls at a shop within 48 hours of accruing the charges was impossible as we were traveling back to porto on day of flying back home.
January 9, 2019
Definitely one of the best combinations of City and Beach break across Europe. Food is cheap and very tasty... Pleasant sight seeing experience all around
November 7, 2018
We loved the Douro valley region and a car was a necessity for sure!
October 30, 2018
Take the coast roads when you can , will find great little beaches bars and towns etc
October 9, 2018
Do rent a car and travel the country, it is very beautiful and lots of history and great beaches. People are friendly, helpful and all young people speak English. Make sure you have a GPS and a transponder. As for rental car agencies, there are some that rent cheap but get you in other ways. Do your home work. I have dealt with drive on holidays before and so far I am pleased. Hope it stays that way.
October 4, 2018
I was very impressed how the city is layed out
September 30, 2018
I would recommend the toll reader for any car. Also a GPS was a great tool.
September 30, 2018
Porto is relatively cheap to drive a car around particular as parking costs are low. If you're visiting Portugal as a whole, certainly drive around to the smaller cities for a real immersive experience with the locals. Also I would recommend paying the set "Via Verde" autotoll as it saves going to the post office to pay the toll fees. If the ViaVerde is activated, do not worry about using the tolls all the time, quickest way to get around the country!
September 29, 2018
Very nice city. Liked more than Lisbon. Watching the sunset from the bridge was probably the best part. Don't miss out the bridge climbing attraction (at a different bridge)
September 28, 2018
We did over 1600 kms of driving through Porto, Douro Region, Cambria, Nazare, Sintra, Lisbon, Lagos, Albufeira, Carvoeira, Evora and Obidos. Renting a car with Android Auto or Apple Car Play is very useful but it is important to know in advance if the car has such features. We had a Garmin GPS for backup but found that it was not accurate enough in smaller towns like Evora or Obidos. It also did not offer the shortest routest that Waze provided. We got a Vodafon Sim card and data plan to help make the navigation in the very narrow old streets less stressful.
September 10, 2018
Porto is a great city to visit and very economical to eat and stay and you will not need a car to get around. We only hired a car as we left Porto to go north to Villa and tour the northern coastal towns and Spain.
September 5, 2018
It is great to have the freedom of having a car even though so many told me it is impossible to get around in the cities. It was true for the most part but I liked the flexibility to park it or use it depending on where I was going at any given time. It is by far safe to drive in Portugal and if you stay away from the historical streets and use public transportation for those areas you will be glad you did.
August 5, 2018
Great for visiting,I go every year.
August 4, 2018
Wonderful city for tourism.

Travel information

Language
Portuguese,
Mirandese
Currency
EUR
Country code
+351
Average car rental length
9 days
Economy car rental price
$14.38 / 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 Porto?

Porto is a great place to rent a car. Full of history and landmarks, it also serves as a base from where to explore the rest of Northern Portugal.

Porto Car Rental

Top ways to enter Porto

  • Porto Airport: Second busiest in Portugal, Porto Airport serves many destinations all across Europe, as well as some in North Africa and North America.
  • Vigo Airport: The city of Vigo in the Spanish region of Galicia is just next door to Portugal. Porto can be reached in about two hours. Note that if you’re coming from Vigo to Porto, you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  • Santiago de Compostela Airport: Another Galician airport, located in the famous pilgrimage center Santiago, is about three hour ride from Porto. Note that if you’re coming from Vigo to Porto, you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  • Lisbon Airport: Portugal’s busiest airport in the nation’s capital has connections to all the world continents, and is just about three hour ride south of Porto.

Useful city facts

  • Second largest city in Portugal, Porto has the population of just 237,000 within city limits, but almost 2 million people live in the city’s metropolitan area.
  • Warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winter. Winter temperatures typically range between 5 °C (41 °F) during morning and 15 °C (59 °F).

Top destinations and activities

  1. The Stock Exchange Palace. Perhaps the most well-known Porto landmark, Palácio da Bolsa has everything from the fabled Arab room to a port-wine tasting hall and artefacts of Portugal’s trading past.
  2. Porto Cathedral. First built in 13th century, this cathedral is a mix of architectural styles and an important place in city’s history. Thanks to its location, it provides an amazing view of the city.
  3. Livraria Lello. The old bookshop has often been voted as one of the most beautiful in Europe. Visitors admire its spiral staircase and unique design, but the book collection is not too shabby, either. You’ll have to buy a €5 voucher to enter, but you can spend in on books once you’re in.

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.
  • 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

  • Braga. About an hour’s drive northeast, Braga justifies its reputation as a religious center with many beautiful churches and cathedrals. However, there’s also a more hip element, as the city recently had the title of European Youth Capital for a year.
  • Beaches. Going up or down the coast will get you to beautiful secluded spots or surfing centers like Nazaré, but even in the near vicinity of Porto you can find great beaches like Granja, Miramar, and Aguda.
  • Peneda-Gerês National Park. About an hour’s drive north of Porto, this nature park is home to such diverse wildlife as wolves, emerald lizards and honey buzzards, and a beautiful green area to explore and relax in.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Portugal is the VW Polo, followed by the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

  • Lisbon. Nation’s capital and Porto’s great rival is just as charming, but different in lifestyle, architecture, and atmosphere. Some travelers prefer Porto, while others fall in love with Lisbon, but you can say you’ve truly been to Portugal only if you’ve visited them both.
  • Coimbra. First settled by Romans and important during medieval times, Coimbra boasts having one of the world’s oldest universities and an impressively delicious local cuisine. 
  • Galicia. Just north of Porto, Spain’s westernmost region is home to wild nature more similar to Scotland than Barcelona, distinct local character, and beautiful cities like Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, and A Coruña.

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are things you can do to get a good rental car deal in Porto:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Porto is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 48% cheaper than the yearly average.

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

Car rental prices in Porto 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 Porto
$63.79
January
$35.00
February
$18.61
March
$23.11
April
$44.42
May
$25.80
June
$45.01
July
$56.01
August
$32.19
September
$29.30
October
$30.78
November
$30.78
December
The best month to rent a car in Porto is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $18.61). This is 49% cheaper than the yearly average and 71% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $63.79 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Porto?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in March, travelers rent a car for an average of 11 days, in August, the average rental period is 7 days.
Average Rental Length in Porto
10
January
9
February
11
March
10
April
10
May
9
June
8
July
7
August
9
September
8
October
10
November
8
December

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

While travelers visit Porto year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is September.
Porto Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
102%
January
113%
February
102%
March
96%
April
102%
May
94%
June
143%
July
119%
August
75%
September
88%
October
82%
November
85%
December

Top 5 Cities near Porto

Lisbon Car Rentals from $1.42 per day
278.1 km / 172.8 miles away
Faro Car Rentals from $2.87 per day
474.3 km / 294.7 miles away
Coimbra Car Rentals from $24.74 per day
117.4 km / 73.0 miles away
67.3 km / 41.8 miles away
358.3 km / 222.6 miles away

Top 7 Locations near Porto

Porto Airport Car Rentals from $1.35 per day
117.4 km / 73.0 miles away
Lisbon Airport Car Rentals from $1.42 per day
278.1 km / 172.8 miles away
Faro Airport Car Rentals from $2.87 per day
474.3 km / 294.7 miles away
1133.9 km / 704.6 miles away
1190.8 km / 739.9 miles away

Top 16 Best Porto Suppliers in 2019

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
00351229415939
INTL APT FRANCISCO SA CARNEIRO
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.9
+351229482452
AEROPORTO DO PORTO
SADORENT
SADORENT
Excellent 8.8
00351 938 559 950 / 00351 938 559 949 / 00351 229 448 686
Rua de Julieta Ulbaldina Miranda, Lt.5, Maia
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
00351 2557 88199
Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, 4470-558 Maia
Guerin
Guerin
Excellent 8.6
22 941 59 39
Aeroporto Internacional Francisco Sá Carneiro
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+351229482452
AEROPORTO DO PORTO
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.3
00351229415939
INTL APT FRANCISCO SA CARNEIRO, MOREIRA MAIA
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.3
00351 223 160 385 / 00351 308 810 777
Joaquim Alves de Sousa Moreira,148, 4470-573 Maia
Turisprime
Turisprime
Excellent 8.2
00351 210 410 376 /00351 913 065 621
Rua do Barreiro, 583 4470-583 Maia
Drive 4 Less
Drive 4 Less
Excellent 8.1
22 941 59 39
Aeroporto Internacional Francisco Sá Carneiro
Drive on Holidays
Drive on Holidays
Excellent 8
00351 229 446 820
Portugal, R. do Barreiro 583
Rhodium
Rhodium
Excellent 8
0034 965 233 425; +351 211 451 595
On-Airport. Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro (EN-107), s/n
Goldcar
Goldcar
Excellent 8
0034 965 233 425; +351 211 451 595
On-Airport. Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro (EN-107), s/n
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7.9
00351 220 933 550
4470-558 Maia
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
00351 229 406 124 / 00351 965 038 792 / 00351 211 451 381
Est Nacional 107 Lg.dos Marcos 4470-628 Maia, Portugal
Opo rent
Opo rent
Very good 7.6
00351 961 761 966
Av. do Aeroporto, 541

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