Portugal

Car hire in Portugal with SIXT

SIXT has you covered for car hire in Portugal, with locations in all important cities and regions, from Lisbon, Porto and Faro, to the Azores and Madeira. We're at all the tourist hubs, like airports, train stations and hotels. You can take full advantage of all our features in the country, especially our affordable prices on luxury vehicles. Our model range is tailored for the narrow streets of some of Portugal's major cities, as is also diverse enough for you to pick up a 4x4 or convertible to driving around the country's coastal or rural areas. 

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Our most popular locations in Portugal

SIXT services in Portugal

Take a closer look at the car hire models on offer and you'll find hatchbacks and economical city runarounds, estate cars for cruising, SUVs and 4x4s for families and adventurous types, and convertibles in which you can enjoy the temperate Mediterranean climate of Portugal. With SIXT, car hire in Portugal also assures you of reputable brands like Audi, BMW and Mercedes. You can book these cars for one-day hire, all the way up to long-term hire for an extended stay. You also choose from a variety of extras, like children's car seats and a sat nav to guide you around the country. 

Good to know if you're visiting Portugal

Under 25 car hire in Portugal

In Portugal you can hire a car as young as 19, though some vehicles may differ, as long as you have held a valid licence for over a year.  

One-way car hire in Portugal

If you’re travelling from one city to another organise a separate drop-off location (fee may apply) a great benefit for longer trips or tricky itineraries. 

Flexible rental options

We provide book now and pay on arrival services with free cancellation, so if you’re planning a trip but things might change simply choose to pay later. 

Driving Tips in Portugal

Children under 150cm may not be in the front and always drive in the right-hand lane, they are also strict about using mobiles while driving. 

Driving requirements

Your UK driving licence continues to be valid for driving in Portugal as a tourist. You may require an International Driving Permit if you have a paper licence.

Crossing Borders

You may cross borders with your Portugal car hire in Europe but please check your itinerary with the branch in case of fees. 

Best places to visit in Portugal

  • Évora: As a world UNESCO Heritage site people flock from all over the world to visit this ancient place filled with structures dating as far back as the 2nd Century. It has retained much of its roots and historical charm with its traditional ways and tasteful market culture.   
  • Obidos: This is one of the oldest cities in the country, where you can walk the centuries-old cobbled streets. It was once a place just for the queens of Portugal but now open to the public its regal structures and famous museums will move any visitor.  
  • Porto: The vibrant city of Porto is for maritime lovers with its incredible waterfront. Tastings at the old local cellars are a treat. The buildings are painted with vibrant colours and it has some of the best seafood restaurants in the country right by its harbour. 

FIND OUT WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US!

Lowell K.

The staff at the Lisbon office was great during the return process. They were professional, friendly, efficient and spoke English. Kudos to them.

Vanesa D.

Very simple and easy. No hassle. Basic car but with GPS. Great service.

Redd M.

We had a really positive experience using Sixt at Madeira airport in June 2022, particularly at the handover part. Fabinho was super friendly and spoke excellent English - he took care to explain the specifics of the car and wider context of driving in Madeira - also giving some recommendations for walks in the process. Return was quick, easy and the check was fair.

Mithat C.

My experience with them was pretty good. The pickup was seamless and Carla helped me a lot. She walked me through the process and was very kind and friendly. Return was easy too and didn’t have any problems. I recommend this company. Also thank you Carla for the great local recommendations!

nicolae d.

The rental process was easy. The company personal was friendly and offered me all necessary Information. The vehicule meet my expectation.

John Michael C.

The branch office was rather small but tidy and we were greeted nicely by the staff. Made quick arrangements for our trip, including a free upgrade to a better model car. Overall service and experience was top notch. Would definitely hire from them again.

Antonio B.

To be 100% honest, it has NEVER been so easy for me to rent a car before. I was lucky enough to get the last available car at my price range (I arrived at their desk about 20 minutes before closing) and both the registration and pick-up was fast, professional and very well executed. Recommended!!!

Jacki K.

Excellent service, great car, we will be back, thank you 😊

Taylor M.

Quick, friendly, knowledgeable, no nonsense!

Juris V.

I am Sixt regular customer. Car was exactly as ordered, with 30,000 km mileage. Fast check-in, fast return procedure. I recommend

Eduard H.

Good service and well kept cars. Two opportunities for improvement:

 

1. The pick up of the auto is quick but has room for further efficiency. Still some information must be written by hand and later transfered to the system. Why?

 

2. Upon car return, the keys are dropped out in a mailbox, it would be best to have someone from Sixt looking at the car and fuel levels together with the customer.

Lily T.

Great experience, very simple and smooth process. A shuttle bus from sixt

picked us up at the Porto airport to the sixt office (5min drive). Very polite driver and helpful. I even had an upgrade of my car from Renault Clio to Capture which delighted me, by Mr Martins at the front desk. For the return same easy process very quick. I have been welcomed by Mr Bruno Rocha, very nice and took care of everything for us, in 5 mins we were already in the shuttle bus for the airport. I will definitely use Sixt again.

Maurice K.

Very nice contact with Dilce Gomes. Everything OK.

Michelle A.

We picked up our car quickly with the help of kind multilingual staff. Sixt car rental is located in a quiet part of Porto so it was easy to transition to the foreign vehicle. Gas station close by to fill up befor our quick and easy drop off.

Io F.

So profesional that the rest renting companies seem so amateur

Ludovic R.

Went there 3 or 4 times and it has been always top service (nice, quick & efficient)

Declan C.

Everything went smoothly and it was only a matter of minutes to process at pick up. Return wad even easier.

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Vast Fleet Of Premium Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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