Driving licenses printed in a non-Roman alphabet need to be accompanied by an International Driving License. Licenses from non-EU countries (except Switzerland) are accepted if no visa is in their passport at time of hire or they have been in Europe for less than 6 months, otherwise a license issued from an EU country will be required.
Minimum age and additional drivers
The minimum age to rent a car in the Algarve is 19 and drivers must be in possession of a valid driving license for a year. Please remember if you have additional drivers they must also show their valid, original driver's license when you pick up your rental vehicle.
When you rent a car in the Algarve with Sixt you will receive a vehicle with a full tank of gas. The rental vehicle needs to be returned with a full tank as well to avoid additional costs. However, if you book our prepaid fuel option which offers the possibility to buy a complete filling of the tank at a cost often on par with local prices you are allowed to return your rental car with less than a full tank of gas.
In the event of an accident please contact the police immediately and report damages directly to Sixt. You can reach emergency services by dialing 112.
If you need some tips on driving in the Algarve and the rest of Portugal, check out our article on driving tips for Europe.