Car hire in Porto
On this page you’ll find tips and advice on hiring a car in Porto, 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 Porto Airport
Elva kilometer från centrala Porto ligger stadens internationella flygplats, som heter Francisco Sá Carneiro flygplats. Det är Portugals näst mest trafikerade flygplats, och här landar många internationella flyg.
Porto’s international airport is called Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (airport code: OPO), and is about 7 miles from the city centre. The airport is the second-busiest airport in Portugal, and it services many international flights.
There are several car rental firms represented at Porto Airport. You’ll find all the offices right by the Arrivals hall, which makes it smooth and easy to rent a car at the airport.
Getting from the airport by car is also very easy. The major motorway IC1 is in direct connection to the airport. the IC1 takes you not only to Porto, but also to other cities in the north of Portugal.
Car hire is also possible in central Porto, if this suits you better.
Where to go around Porto
Porto is the perfect starting point for road trips in the north of Portugal. The beautiful coast, amazing nature and cosy villages are all within driving distance. Below we’ll mention a few of our favourite spots in the area.
Viana do Castelo
The city of Viana do Castelo is a little less than an hour’s drive north of Porto. The city is located on the coast, and carries a long and interesting history that is reflected in many of the city’s attractions. For example, you can visit several beautiful old churches and palaces. Viana do Castelo also has nice beaches if you want to soak up some sunlight and go for a swim.
Albufeira do Azibo
The superbly beautiful Albufeira do Azibo park is an approximate two-hour drive east of Porto. The Park is a nature reserve that surrounds a beautiful lake. Here you’ll find several nice footpaths, and loads of fun for the whole family. You can even swim in the lake!
Figueira da Foz
Figueira da Foz is a really cool city, located 85 miles south of Porto. There are many nice beaches and other activities for the whole family. The city is very modern, and attracts many tourists in the summer. Since gambling is legal in the city, Figueira da Foz is one of the cities in Portugal that has casinos.