Car hire at Porto Airport
Car hire in Porto Airport
Just 20 minutes from the centre of Port via the A28, Porto Airport (OPO) is the perfect place to arrive in order to experience the wonderful country of Portugal. Whether you want history, the beach or great food, you don't need to travel far from the airport to find it.
What I need to know
There are loads of car hire companies operating at Porto Airport, so you'll have no trouble finding the car type you require. You can make it simpler to compare car hire deals by using our site, which will show you all the vehicles on offer for the dates you're in Porto. We also provide extra perks like free cancellation and 24/7 customer support.
Where to pick up my car
You'll find many of the car hire companies at Porto Airport on level zero. Head here if you the company you have booked with allows in-terminal pick-up. Not all the companies have pick-up points in the airport, with some offering free shuttle buses to their offices or meet and greet services.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
As soon as you've picked up your car you can start enjoying all that Porto has to offer. Head to the beach to sunbathe on soft white sand or to swim in blue waters. You can also take a drive to the beautiful Jardins do Palácio de Cristal to check out the beautiful landscape and get some great photos.
Nearby Porto Airport
You don't need to travel far from Porto Airport to find some great attractions and activities. Just 15 minutes away via the A4 is Sea Life Porto, which is home to over 5,000 sea creatures. It also offers great activities, making it perfect for a family day out.
For a break after your flight, you might want to drive to the centre of Porto to sit outside any one of the fantastic little cafes in Ribeira Square.
If you fancy taking a drive along the coast, you can be in Coimbra in just over an hour via the A1. The beautiful medieval capital of Portugal is a stunning historic beauty that has so much for you to explore. It perfectly combines ancient buildings with modern areas, while the nightlife allows you to enjoy local fado music and great food.
Eating and drinking
While Porto is known for its production of port and there are plenty of places to go to enjoy the fortified wine, it is also a great destination for food. Enjoy local smoked meats and flavourful cheeses, which you can enjoy in restaurants and cafes while watching the world go by.
Things to do
Enjoy the bustling Mercado do Bolhao and pick up some great local produce to eat on the go while you explore the great city of Porto. It's liveliest on Fridays and Saturdays so you can enjoy the atmosphere as well as the offerings.
For a bit of history and culture, spend some time exploring the Museu da Misericórdia do Porto.
There are so many great sites in and around Porto to visit and hiring a car will make it easier to see as many as possible. The Palacio da Bolsa is a great place to go, with guided tours of the 19th-century building allowing you to understand its importance. You may also want to head to the historic bookshop, Livraria Lello, which is beautiful inside and out.