Here are all the things you need to know about renting a car in Portugal.
With these tips, you will be able to rent a car in Portugal for cheap and avoid any surprises or extras.
Some of Portugal’s most beautiful spots are inland and difficult to reach by public transport.
That being said, we also think that there’s nothing that can beat the freedom of having your own car.
You’re the master of your own schedule and you don’t need to stress about missing the last train or bus back.
Of course, this flexibility comes with a price, but we’ve been to Portugal numerous times and have always found a car for a very affordable (read: cheap) price.
We are fully in favor of a self-drive vacation in Portugal. No set times when to get up, no waiting for buses or trains, and no dragging with your luggage.
In addition to that, if you have your own car, you can stop as often or as little as you want.
Believe us if we say that you will come across many scenic roads in Portugal. Getting from one place to the next often involves many photos stops along the way.
Driving in Portugal is also relaxed, once you leave Lisbon you will notice that people often go slower than the speed limit.
While this would certainly annoy me at home, I found it bliss when cruising through Portugal as it allowed me to enjoy the beautiful views.
There is the basic CDW but it usually comes with a high deductible.
In addition to the basic CDW most car rental companies also offer additional insurance packages.
The basic CDW is compulsory in Portugal, it includes unlimited third-party liability insurance and is required by law.
You don’t need to worry about this CDW because the price of all car rentals will always be shown including this fee.