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. 


Jeff B.

The agent was fantastic and helped us make the reservation and ensured that the vehicle was what we wanted a few days later when we picked it up. We returned it to a different location and had no problems at all. The Ford Puma was a great little car. Thank you Diane.


Very smooth hand-in of the car (Peugoet 2008) - quick and easy. No problems.


Vasco from the Sixt team did a good job.


Long queue when picking up the car and some issues for paying with card. But the car itself was very good and we enjoyed driving around in Portugal.

Michael P.

Staff were super friendly on collection and drop off. In and out in 5 minutes both times.

Did end up going to the sixt airport branch to find out were the shuttle bus was.


Always friendly. Didn’t have any problems renting cars here!

Dieter Georg H.

Everything was perfect! Thanks to Diana, who did the onboarding. Great service! Received a fantastic car for the steep roads. Booked via check24. Anytime again.

Judy J.

Very good service when renting our car.

T C.

One of the better car rentals in Faro Airport

Filipe L.

Rented a car December 2022, the place is small but it was not busy like the airport, delivery was decent and fast, they did the typical checks fuel and surface damages, the car was great I drove 700km a round trip near Porto. The only inconvenience is the area the street is narrow and busy, I had a compact SUV

S. A.

Best attention provided by Julio Ribeiro: Professional , proactive and cordial.

After long flights definitely he makes it easy and smooth.

I definitely recommend renting with him.


Although we had a terrible experience over the phone with a reservation’s NEW team member named TIAGO NEVES.

After frequently renting for over a year now, this is the first person that in our experience doesn’t reflect the impeccable customer service SIXT usually provide!

Mike H.

It was one of the best rentals I have ever used. Considering that I rent 45 times per year. Better than avis, herzt and others.


Not sure why they have so many bad reviews. Maybe the management/employees changed.

I had a great experience as always with Sixt. Pick-up and drop-off where very smooth and car was in good shape. Would recommend.

Darryn R.

Staff were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to assist and make sure all my expectations were met. Great team and great vehicle.

Manish J.

Great experience right from booking till giving the car back. Nice staff who explained everything clearly and received a new car.

Hugo S.

Excellent team and service!

joe a. b.

Awesome service...fast and effective

Roberta D.

Our best car rental experience in Portugal. Pick and drop off is easy and fees are clearly understood.

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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