How old do I have to be to rent a car in Portugal
In order to rent a car in Portugal you must be at least 21 years old, and for some suppliers you must be 23. Under most circumstances, drivers under the age of 25, are required to pay an additional young driver surcharge, which can cost upwards of €20.00 EUR per day, on top of the agreed upon rental rate. See our rental terms for details.
Will I pick-up my car rental at the airport in Portugal?
Most of our Portugal car rental suppliers provide pickup and drop-off at their airport desks, but some offer off-airport pickup but have a free shuttle at the airport to bring you to their car rental depot. There are also multiple downtown offices available, allowing you to choose the most convenient location to your hotel. When you rent a car Portugal with portugalcar we clearly show if the pick-up location is on airport at a rental desk or if it is a shuttle bus pickup.
What type of car is best for vacationing in Portugal?
When choosing a rental car in Portugal, it is important to consider your travel needs, and determine the appropriate size vehicle you would need to accommodate your party during your trip. If you plan on spending the majority of your time in Valetta, a compact or medium sized vehicle may be most appropriate. If your trip is a family vacation and luggage capacity is a concern, consider renting a 7 seater or a van.
Can I rent a car in Portugal with a provisional driving license?
No, all the car rental agents we work with do not accept provisional driving licenses. You must have a full driving license in order to be able to rent a car.
Where can I buy extra insurance to reduce the excess?
You can buy additional insurance directly with us during the booking process. This will reduce your own risk to zero. Please be advised this insurance does not reduce nor take off the security deposit blocked on your credit card for the rental period.
What is Collision Damage Waiver?
Collision Damage Waiver/Loss Damage Waiver with excess limits the customers financial responsibility for loss or damage of the vehicle to the following amounts, so long as it is not caused by driver/renter negligence, or part of insurance exclusions.
How can I pay for my booking?
We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express for online payments. Please note at the time of pick up the local supplier will require a security deposit to be left for the vehicle. This takes the form of an amount (minimum: Excess + VAT) being blocked on the primary drivers credit card. You must bring a credit card at the rental desk