Searching and comparing car rental prices in Portugal. Exclusive discounts up to 70% From the moment of picking up the keys, you may go to any point on a city map or in its vicinities, to get their as soon as possible, or to make a series of stops. No other travel option gives you such freedom of movement and pleasure from a trip.
A viable car, a massive 4x4, or a hasty hatchback, choose the car you need to calculate the rental cost.
Try also to choose different rental points; practice shows that the price for the same car may differ by 20 - 30% depending on where you are planning to pick it up.
Planning your trip budget with cars-scanner is easy; when booking, you see the final price of renting a car. No additional fees are charged.
However, when booking, you have the opportunity to include payable options, for example, GPS. You should pay for it later, directly to the rental company.
You may book a car in advance; and if your plans change, you will be free to cancel your booking 24 hours before the start of the rental time. This is the standard contract condition.
In the case of cancellation within the next 24 hours, you will be charged a fee of 50 EUR.
Compensation for cancellation on the day of booking is not provided; in this case, you will be charged the full amount for the entire rental time.
To cancel the order, use the special form on the website.
You may take a car to Portugal and return it to another city without any problems. Just search for suitable offers by specifying the return city you need. The search results will show only offers from those companies that allow return in another city. The indicated price already includes a one-way tariff.
More often than not, these new impressions of the trip will make you feel a bit reckless mad, making you willing to rush through streets of the city a little faster than the rules prescribe. Do not do this; the size of the fines will unpleasantlysurprise you. Therefore, try to keep within the specified speed limit:
Carefully follow the information on the road signs; sometimes the allowed speed is reduced for some local reasons.
Local rental companies of Portugal may require you to provide an international driving licence.
Cars-scanner gives you the opportunity to book a car at the best price; take advantage of special offers and deals on our website. With their help, you may get a discount of up to 80%, the cost of car rental in Portugal in this case starts from 1 euro per day.
When you book, you fix the cost indicated on the current date. If the trip for some reason will not take place, you may cancel the booking free of charge 24 hours before the start of the rental time.
Let us return to the conversation about fines. Most of them are imposed for violation of well-known rules of conduct on the road and should be adhered rigorously; you are unlikely to have to deal with the situation on the spot. Therefore, just try to avoid it. However, there are other ways to get into conflict with the law and lose a tangible amount of money:
Be attentive to warning signs and plaques you meet in Portugal. All of them are accompanied by pictograms and arranged in such way to understand the rules of conduct even without knowing a foreign language. Anything may lead to a fine, speeding, a spontaneous lunch in the wrong place, or accidentally dropping litter. And do not forget a serious violation may lead you to a trial in court.
Cheap car rental in Portugal is possible for drivers 25 years old and over. Young drivers under 25 may be subject to an extra charge on the spot. Some car rental companies charge an additional fee for drivers aged 71-75 years. Age restrictions of a provider and the amount of an extra charge may be found out when booking a car in Portugal on our website by going to the Age Restrictions section.
To travel calmly and to not to think about possible damage to the car, take out a full insurance policy; in this case, any difficulties with the car cease to be your concern and fall on the shoulders of an insurance company.
Each car has its own set of features, which are indicated in the insurance document. Be careful when taking it and read through the Insurance Cover section to insure yourself against further surprises. Example:
|Car rental company||Car class||Apx. Deposit amount|
|Mini / Economy||200-400 $|
|Compact / Standard||400-800 $|
|Fullsize / Premium||700+ $|
|Mini / Economy / Compact||150-500 $|
|Standard / Estate||300-700 $|
|Fullsize / Premium / SUV||700+ $|
|Mini / Economy||250-500 $|
|Standard / Estate||300-750 $|
|Fullsize / Premium / Minivan||600+ $|
|Compact / Standard / Estate||300-700 $|
|Fullsize / Premium / Cabrio||550+ $|
|Mini / Economy||250-600 $|
|Compact / Standard||400-900 $|
|Fullsize / Premium||500+ $|
Try to avoid trips to the city centre with an almost empty tank; it is extremely difficult to find a petrol station in the city centre; they are all based on the outskirts.
Approximate prices for fuel:
There may be toll roads on your way; you may move around them quickly and without traffic jams. You can pay to use them using cash or card.
In most cases, you may safely cross borders of neighbouring countries in a rented car. But exceptions are also not uncommon; consult the Border Crossing section.