Car hire in Lisbon
Hiring a car in Lisbon
The capital of Portugal is a world-class city, with plenty to keep visitors entertained. Spread across a series of hills, its many neighbourhoods each have a different kind of charm. You’ll hear Fado music coming out of doorways and the rich smell of traditional cooking emanating from restaurants. From its sweeping plazas to its narrow streets, Lisbon is a pleasure to explore. The city’s history is also never far away, so be sure to head to outlying areas, such as Belem to gaze upon the monument to Portugal’s seafaring and exploration heroes.
Lisbon’s airport is located just seven kms from the city centre, making it a short 15-minute drive along the E1 motorway. As soon as you’ve got your hire car you can head to your hotel and check-in without worrying about a transfer.
What you need to know
Hire cars in Lisbon can be picked up from a variety of locations, including the airport and both train stations. This adds extra flexibility to your holiday whether you’re arriving in Portugal direct from the UK or coming overland as part of a trip to other areas of Europe. There are more than 20 hire car companies working out of the airport, offering plenty of options to get the perfect deal to suit you.
Where to pick up your car
Car hire companies available at Lisbon Airport include Avis, Dollar and Goldcar Rental, which offer vehicles that can be picked up in the terminal. Meanwhile, the likes of drive4less, interrent and U Drive rent a car all provide a free shuttle service to transport you to the car hire desk. Alternatively, opt for a company with a meet and greet service, such as centauro rent a car, Bravacar or BENErent Rent-a-car, which will escort you to the desk.
Avis is the main supplier for car hire from Lisbon train station and the pick-up point is just 0.3 kilometres away, making it convenient for starting your holiday.