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Car Rental Portugal

Drive a premium vehicle at a competitive rate when you choose SIXT rent a car in Portugal. Our fleet of luxurious vehicles includes top brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. You can count on our English-speaking rental agents to assist you, and our friendly customer service is available 24/7. You can easily find SIXT car rental in Portugal as we have branches throughout the country, including in Lisbon, Porto, the Algarve region, Madeira and on the Azores. With unlimited kilometers on standard vehicles, you can explore all you want. If your destination is along the Atlantic coast, rent a convertible for ocean breeze and views. Or if you plan to stay in Lisbon or another city, a small sedan is a good choice because of narrow streets and limited parking. 

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SIXT Services in Portugal

Our car rental in Portugal service makes getting around the country easy. You can find a variety of car rental categories in our fleet including economy and full-size sedans, station wagons, SUVs, convertibles, minivans and passenger vans. Make your rental fit your needs by booking optional add-ons like GPS, child seats, extra protection, SIXT Connect and E-Toll Service. Whether you are planning a short trip to Portugal or a long journey, we have flexible rental periods to adjust to you. Book a one-day rental or a monthly rental and count on getting a great deal. 

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Driving Tips for Portugal

Have a better driving experience with our tips for Portugal. Speed limits are generally 50 km/h in cities and 90-120 km/h in areas outside cities or on freeways. Right of way at unmarked intersections is to the vehicle on your right, and you must yield to cars in the roundabout when entering. All car occupants must wear a seat belt, and using mobile devices while driving is prohibited. If the weather is bad or you’re in a tunnel, the use of dipped headlights is required. There are several toll roads throughout Portugal, and you can pre-pay or pay with an electronic toll device. 

Good to know if you're visiting Portugal

Car rental under 25 in Portugal

In general, it is allowed to rent a car from the age of 19 in Portugal, with a license held for at least 1 year. Not all car categories are available to drivers under 25, and an underage fee applies.  

Cross-border travel

It is possible to travel to other countries in Europe, although additional charges may apply. It’s best to contact the station you want to rent from if you would like to take your SIXT car outside of Portugal.

Driver’s license requirements

You need a valid driver’s license held for at least 1 year to rent with SIXT. An identity card or passport must be presented along with the license. If the driver’s license is from a country that uses another alphabet (Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic, etc.), an international driver’s license with a Portuguese translation must be presented. 


All our vehicles are equipped with an electronic toll device. If you add this as an extra when booking a car in Portugal, the toll costs will automatically be billed to your credit card without any additional charges. 

One-way car rental in Portugal

You can generally book a one-way rental between our branches in mainland Portugal, depending on the tariff. One-way rentals between branches in the same city are free of charge.

Payment methods

We accept all major credit cards in Portugal, as well as debit cards linked to a credit card network like Visa or MasterCard. Maestro debit cards, prepaid cards and cash are not accepted. 


  • Lisbon: The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon offers a lot to explore. Walk the narrow, steep streets of the Alfama district and spend an evening in a bar featuring fado music. Then drive to Belém where you will see the famous Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. For great views over Lisbon, walk up to the São Jorge Castle. And don’t forget to try an egg custard tart while in Lisbon! 
  • Porto: Located on the northern coast of Portugal, Porto is a destination for port wine and Medieval architecture. The Ribeira district is known for its buildings dating to medieval times, and its bars. For a bit of culture, head to the Bolsa Palace or the Porto Cathedral. 
  • Faro District: This region on the southern coast of Portugal is known for its beaches. There are several to choose from, whether you want a long stretch of beach like Praia da Rocha or one surrounded by cliffs like Praia da Marinha. Albufeira and Lagos are two of the most popular cities in this region for a beach vacation. Hiking and water sports are popular activities here, and on the far western side of this region, you can even surf! 


Visit this intriguing country in winter to avoid the crowds and the heat. During this time of year you can get some much needed sun along the Atlantic coastline. In the southern part of the country, like the Algarve region, the temperatures can be in the 60s in the winter although in the north, in Porto for instance, it is much colder. Lisbon has activities and museums year round, although the weather can be unpredictable. You can visit the Jerónimos Monastery or the famed Alfama district. Serra da Estrela is the highest mountain range in Portugal and you can find ski slopes here. Your choice of rental vehicle depends on where you are going. A tour of the interior of Portugal will be fine in a sedan, but if you are planning a longer trip, an SUV will be more comfortable.


ruben H.

Great and speedy service inside the airport!

Ron W.

Great service, good car efficient return!

Sergey I.

Always good, well and efficient organized, good cars.

e l.

Absolutely professional and fast service. There was a personal handover and inspection of the rental car. The employee answered my questions very friendly. Absolutely professional. The rental car (Renault Clio with around 11.000 km) itself was in very good condition. Likewise, the return was very professional with very friendly staff.

Therefore, the cost-benefit ratio can also be rated as good

Suj E.

Have used this branch at least 5 times in the last 2 years. Always a rather reliable experience but I am aware of how to say no to unnecessary extras.


Do make sure you have adequate insurance, either from sixt or elsewhere as any damage however small will cost rather large amounts of going without. I did get a rather large bill for a mark on one of my recent rentals, wasn't sure how it happened, think someone opened a door into it when it was parked up. But I did have external cover to pay the fee.


I always choose electronic toll, it's only couple of euros a day.


I don't pay for fuel, I know where the local fuel station is to fill up before returning the car.


I have tried automatics and manuals, though you tend to get a nicer car with automatics. As many manual boxes seem to be abused probably by drivers who are learning to use a manual box on the other side when they are coming from the UK.


The cheap CDMR type cars are very cheap to rent, possibly the cheapest in southern Europe, but the nicer F and L kind of cars are even more expensive to rent than in Germany.


Service staff are always well mannered and welcoming. The cars are cleaned well and fairly new but not always. As I have had one that had covered nearly 15k kilometres! Which was disappointing.


But on another occasion I had a car that had covered just 200 kilometres.


I'm sure I'll be back to rent again, so let's see.

Morri C.

Sixt is our fave! Very professional & kind, snazzy style too!

Justin B.

Very professional experience with Sixt. I was worried about renting a car in Portugal but Sixt put all my worries at ease with their highly professional process. They make sure to check over everything, including your pricing and vehicle condition so there is no surprises. Highly recommend!

Ingo G.

Very nice service and attention this time in Lisbon downtown Andrade Corvo street franchise, Mrs Liana. Car without any remark, perfect. Very different from regrettable last time Porto downtown rental.

James F.

Staff at Sixt - Paulo, Julieta and Tomas - were polite, friendly and efficient. All was quick and easy, including extending rental while on the road. The car was clean and new with all the mod cons. Driving around the country was a breeze and super-enjoyable - a spectacular country!!! ❤️ 🇵🇹

Mariusz N.


Nice and professional service.

Nicky C.

Great service and smooth rental process. We will rent from them again

Patrick Morach (.

Lots of bad reviews here - I was super satisfied with the customer service at Sixt Lisbon - city centre. We booked the lucky dip car (we got this beautiful Audi A1) and drove up to Porto, passing beautiful places like Sintra, Nazaré and Aveiro. I would definitely choose this dealership again for a car rental in the future. Of course it always depends on the insurance you choose (I always take the full-insurance, you’ll never know what happens) and the dealer staff.


Excellent and seamless with some good advice on arrival. There was some confusion (possibly lost in translation and/or me being fuzzy after a 20-hour flight) that was cleared up with the relevant people after the fact.


All said, great car, great service.

Jorge M.

Sixt is an excellent company to rent a car from if you ar ein Europe, they are local, no there area and are very helpful. There is app is incredibly easy to use.

Assad J.

One of the only rental shops in Portugal with a website that works correctly! I tried to reserve through Enterprise rental but their website wouldn't allow me to choose any of the available pick-up times, so gave up and rented from Sixt.


The staff are super friendly x energetic, and helpful for explaining about driving on the expressway in Portugal. The car was given with explanation on setting gps to English and fuel tank.


Because the roads are narrow, I accidentally scratched the side mirror but returning the car was a breeze. They assured me and made me feel relaxed about the scratch I had created.


Accessing the rental shop is a little difficult if you walk from the nearest subway station so make sure to take the bus there instead.


I'll definitely be renting from them again soon.


One thing which I wanted to know was the expressway toll charges. Not sure how much I was charged each time I crossed, but other than that, the staff emailed me my invoice. Really helpful especially for foreigners booking a car from their hoke country.

Ben B.

Good quick service, both at pick up and return.

Naval S.

Despite all the negative reviews about extra fees or misleading pricing we had a super easy and simple time renting from them.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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