Car Rental Porto

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Porto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Surprice
$10.65 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Mini
FIAT 500 or similar
FIAT 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$10.75 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Surprice
$10.98 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Turisprime
$11.14 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Porto Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Drive on Holidays
$11.28 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$11.36 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Drive on Holidays
$11.64 / per day
Porto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Punto or similar
Fiat Punto
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Drive on Holidays
$12.47 / 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.

Travel Information

Language
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Country code
351
Average car rental length
8 days
Economy car rental price
$23.95 / 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.

Top 3 Cities near Porto

  1. Lisbon Car Rentals from $13.01 per day
    278.1 km / 172.8 miles away
  2. Faro Car Rentals from $19.44 per day
    474.3 km / 294.7 miles away
  3. 358.3 km / 222.6 miles away

Top 6 Locations near Porto

  1. Porto Airport Car Rentals from $10.65 per day
  2. Porto, Downtown Car Rentals from $10.65 per day
  3. Lisbon Airport Car Rentals from $13.01 per day
    278.1 km / 172.8 miles away
  4. Faro Airport Car Rentals from $19.44 per day
    474.3 km / 294.7 miles away
  5. 1133.9 km / 704.6 miles away
  6. 1190.8 km / 739.9 miles away

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
$62.08
January
$34.07
February
$18.11
March
$22.49
April
$43.23
May
$25.11
June
$43.80
July
$54.51
August
$31.33
September
$34.33
October
$29.95
November
$29.95
December
The best month to rent a car in Porto is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $18.11). This is 49% cheaper than the yearly average and 71% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $62.08 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 January, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in October, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Porto
10
January
9
February
8
March
8
April
8
May
9
June
8
July
7
August
9
September
4
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 October.
Porto Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
104%
January
115%
February
112%
March
121%
April
138%
May
96%
June
146%
July
122%
August
76%
September
1%
October
84%
November
87%
December

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Citroen C1 2d
August 19, 2019
We travelled around Portugal and you certainly need a car but the driving was easy.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
July 29, 2019
Porto is nice. So are most places in Portugal,... go and explore.
United Kingdom
Citroen C1 2d
July 23, 2019
We tend to travel around and the motorways and main roads were quiet and excellent. There are frequent tolls but they are not too expensive. We did not use the car in Porto itself but this is normal for us wherever we are we prefer to use public transport to cities to not have to worry about parking.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
July 12, 2019
No need for a car in the city of Porto. But if you are venturing further afield a rented car is essential and the motorways are great and easy to use. Some of the roads in rural towns are VERY narrow so a small car is an advantage.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
May 24, 2019
You only need a car if you are leaving Porto. Driving in the city is hectic; but the mountains an hour away are amazing.
Latvia
Renault Captur
May 23, 2019
If going for mountains and high speed roads, diesel + automatic gear should be considered. But not all fuel tanks in small villages offer diesel.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
May 18, 2019
Porto is the neighbour town where I’ve born and i’ve enjoyed the weekend nights in Porto in my twenties. Worked in Porto almost for ten years, and still, it is the city that I can call home. I’m living abroad and when I return to Porto for the holidays, a car is essential. And this was my first on car hiring.
Portugal
Seat Ibiza
March 13, 2019
Best town to saty
United Kingdom
Renault Megane
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.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
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
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
November 7, 2018
We loved the Douro valley region and a car was a necessity for sure!
United Kingdom
VW Transporter
October 30, 2018
Take the coast roads when you can , will find great little beaches bars and towns etc
Canada
Ford Fiesta
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.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
October 4, 2018
I was very impressed how the city is layed out
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
September 30, 2018
I would recommend the toll reader for any car. Also a GPS was a great tool.
United Kingdom
VW Golf
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!
Bulgaria
VW Polo
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)
Canada
Citroen C3
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.
Canada
Fiat 500
September 19, 2018
On first getting to Portugal we wanted a place that was easy to get out of airport and city and Porto fit the bill. Spent a few days north of city ( Viana do Castelo) in less populated area to get acclimatized and used to driving and then set out on northern Portugal exploration. Worked well for us so that by the time we had toured around and got to Lisbon we were ready for increased traffic.
Croatia
VW Up!
September 18, 2018
if you are going to drive all around Portugal then I recommend that you hire a car, but If you are staying in Lisbon or Porto I would not recommend you to hire a car, becouse those two cities have excellent public transport, metro, tram,bus,taxi,uber, and parking is not easy in Lisbon. But if you go on a trip like I did, and you travel 1700km from Porto to Lisbon, to Faro and all other places. I would highly recommend that you pick a rent a car.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
September 18, 2018
There are many rental agencies at the airport. There are also other rental agencies within walking distance that charge substantially less than at the airport. Porto is a great ciy to visit.
United Kingdom
VW Golf
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.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
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.
Canada
Renault Clio
August 5, 2018
Great for visiting,I go every year.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
August 4, 2018
Wonderful city for tourism.

Top 20 Suppliers for Porto in 2019

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
00351 229 406 124 / 00351 965 038 792 / 00351 211 451 381
Est Nacional 107 Lg.dos Marcos 4470-628 Maia, Portugal
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
00351 229 415 939
Aeroporto Internacional Francisco Sa Carneiro, 4470-558 Maia,
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+351229482452
AEROPORTO DO PORTO
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
00351 229 436 900
Aeroporto Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro, 4470-558 Maia, Portugal
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
00351 229 436 900
Porto Francisco Sá Carniero AeroportoFrancisco Sa Carneiro
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.3
00351229415939
INTL APT FRANCISCO SA CARNEIRO, MOREIRA MAIA
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Excellent 8.3
00351 961 192 943 / 001 877 822 3872
Avenida do Rent-a-Car, 4470-995 Moreira
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
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
0034 902 360 636
Avenida Mario Brito 4055, Perafita, 4455-496
Drive on Holidays
Drive on Holidays
Excellent 8
00351 212 697 488
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
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
00351229406124; 00351229410160
Est.Nacional 107 Lg.dos Marcos
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
00351 910 601 068
R. Manuel Pinto de Azevedo 301, Porto, 4100-321
Opo rent
Opo rent
Very good 7.6
00351 961 761 966
Av. do Aeroporto, 541
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
0034 965 233 425; +351 211 451 595
On-Airport. Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro (EN-107), s/n

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