Car hire in Lisbon

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Car hire in Lisbon

On this page you’ll find tips and advice on hiring a car in the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in Portugal, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.

Car hire at Lisbon Airport

Lisbon Portela Airport (airport code: LIS) is the largest international airport in Portugal. It services many different airlines from all over the world. The airport is actually inside Lisbon town, completely surrounded by the city. Because of this, getting from the airport to the centre of Lisbon, which is only about 6 miles away, is very fast and easy.

Several large and well-known car rental companies have offices at Lisbon Portela Airport. You can easily find them directly adjacent to the Arrivals hall.
From the airport, you’ll also find it easy to get to many nice places in the city’s surrounding area, as the road network is excellent.

Where to go around Lisbon

Using Lisbon as a starting point, there is loads to discover in the surrounding area. With a rental car you’ll get easy access to both the beautiful Portuguese coast and the amazingly scenic inland. You’ll also find many quaint villages and nice towns to make stops in along the way. Below we’ll mention a few of our favourite places in the area.

The magical city of Sintra is only half an hour’s drive north of Lisbon. Here you can visit find many magnificent palaces. Our favourites are the Pena Palace, the Monseratte Palace and the Palace of Sintra. Many of the palaces are located on small mountaintops, giving you great views of the city. Sintra is full of historic sites. You will find no shortage of things to see and do!

Castle of Almourol
The Castle of Almourol is an approximate one-and-a-half-hour drive from Lisbon, located on a small island in the Tagus river. The castle was built during the Middle ages, and during its glory days it was controlled by the Knights Templar. Here you can learn about many interesting stories linked to the Templars, the history of Portugal and Christianity.

About 175 miles north of Lisbon is Évora, a historically interesting town with many well-preserved sights. For example, you can visit the remains of an old Roman temple. The old town centre is also almost completely intact, and surrounded by city walls. In the area around Évora there are also wineries that are open to visitors.