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Portugal Car Hire

With a length of over 550 km north to south and over 200 km east to west, Portugal has many varied and fascinating regions and landscapes to explore making car hire in Portugal an essential ingredient of any holiday to this country.

Algarve, PortugalIn the south is the popular European tourist destination of the Algarve with its main airline gateway at Faro Airport. Resorts are dotted along the coastline of the Algarve with most development in the central and eastern regions. The Western Algarve still hides some gems of old South Coast Portugal such as Burgau. Holiday car hire in Portugal is plentiful and can be found at all the major towns along the coast and is considered some of the cheapest in Europe.

Heading north along the west coast towards Lisbon is a number of small villages often frequented by the surfing community. It is well worth making the journey and finding cheap car hire in Portugal to drive from the Algarve north or from Lisbon south. The area around the Lisbon coast to the west of Lisbon is called the Costa de Estoril-Sintra and has a great many options for cheap Portugal car hire both in places such as Estoril, Sintra and Cascais as well as the capital and Lisbon Airport. Leisurecars.com offers both city centre and Portugal Airport car hire with flexibility on pick up and drop off locations to also allow one way car hire in Portugal.

Moving north from Lisbon is Portugal's unspoilt Silver Coast. To reach the Silver Coast, rent car hire in Portugal from Lisbon which is a 1 hour drive away up the new A8 Motorway or from Porto in the north which is a 2 hour drive. The region has olive groves, vineyards, rolling countryside and superb stretches of pristine beach and a much lower cost of living than resorts further south.

Porto is the capital of the north and gateway to the Green Coast of Portugal or Costa Verde as it is known locally. To explore the Green Coast, Portugal car hire from Porto is recommended.

Portugal also owns the verdant islands of Madeira off the coast of North Africa and the Azores in the mid Atlantic. 

Leisurecars.com has a great choice of available cars offering different makes and models for you to book cheap car hire in Portugal at the best prices with economy and compact cars such as the Toyota Aygo and Ford Fiesta to the VW Golf and larger cars like the Renault Scenic and Mercedes A Class. Convertible car hire in Portugal is always a popular choice and you can make the most of the great weather by hiring a Renault Megane Cabriolet or a Peugeot 206 Cabriolet and SUV hire is always a fun rental option. For larger families and small groups, rent a people carrier or a 7 seater or 9 seater minivan. GPS Sat Nav hire is also available and our rental partners offer both manual and automatic car hire in Portugal. Additional driver, infant seat and a child toddler seat can be pre-purchased at a supplement. During certain times of the year, look our for special deals offering free additional driver, free child booster seat and 50% off the rental of Sat Nav.

One important consideration is whether to rent a car with a diesel or petrol engine. If you are used to driving a vehicle with a diesel engine then you can restrict the search results to only show diesel powered rental cars.

Booking online with leisurecars.com is easy, quick and secure with many rentals only requiring a low deposit at the time of booking and the balance paid on collection in Portugal. No excess insurance can be pre-purchased to reduce liability if the vehicle is accidentally damaged, involved in an accident or stolen during the rental period.

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