Porto car rentals

Porto car rentals

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Porto, Portugal
28 Oct — 4 Nov
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Porto, Portugal
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Porto car rental information

Pick-up locationPorto
Rental locations82
Airport locations35

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in Porto

Rated no. 1
Sixt
Best rated
7.6 Good (39 reviews)
2 locations in Porto
Sixt
Locations in Porto
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9.2 Excellent29 Jan 2020
The two Sixt associates we dealt with, Ms. Cristiana Frene (Porto Airport) and Ms Silvia Tavares (central Porto), were absolutely wonderful -- very genuinely friendly and professional. Ms. Frene in particular spent considerable time giving me tips on how to make the most of our long weekend in the city. Absolutely fabulous experience, please do pass on the positive feedback!!!At drop-off, a number of nicks in the car were noted which were most certainly present when we had picked up the vehicle. We know this because we took detailed photos at the time of pick-up; however, as is usually the case in these circumstances with car hire companies, no Sixt associate was present at pickup to document on paper before driving off, but there was of course Ms. Tavares there at dropoff to note the damage. Ms. Tavares was clear that we would not be held responsible, as we had purchased extra insurance. However, this is an ethical issue of principle: Sixt's own insurance should pay for this, not mine. In any other context the approach taken would be considered insurance fraud. Again, we have the photos to show the damages pre-dated our rental.
10.0 Excellent2 Jan 2020
Staff very professional and really willing to address customer expectations.Shuttles could be quicker, but I understand this is more an issue from the airport authorities, the traffic is chaotic on the arrivals area!
10.0 Excellent18 Dec 2019
The check in and check out process with Sr. Ramos and Silvia Taranes was very quick and seamless. They both were very good at giving me the necessary information for my rental and spoke english very well which was great. Would highly recommend both of these staff!Nothing - everything was great. Thank you!
10.0 Excellent16 Oct 2019
Convenience and professionalismBusy at the counter to receive our car.. very busy on that day .. everyone was very nice and professional Cristina was great
4.0 Okay15 Aug 2019
Ground personnel was very helpful and courteous!Don’t have time to read the fine print in buying maximum insurance for the vehicle. Not clearly explained, for the amount of insurance that we pay there are too many things not covered! It took a few days for them to bill my credit card, never received a clearance. No operators manual in the Car.
4.0 Okay13 Jul 2019
Faster pick-up and drop-off. That process was very slow, with just 1 or 2 employees checking in. There appeared to be at least 3-4 other employees standing around without much to do who could have helped. Add-on fees for insurance seemed excessive.
2.0 Mediocre28 Nov 2018
Stay awayI rented a Mercedes or BMW and paid extra for that. They gave me a 3 year old Opel which was dirty inside and outside. The car had a ton of scratches on the outside when I picked it up. Upon return they sent me a bill for a scratch repair and are attempting to charge me for it. Avoid
2.8 Mediocre18 Nov 2018
NothingSixt had no clue about what was agreed witn carrentals.com. I had asked to pick up at city center location and the address was at the airport, and they couldn’t help. I had asked for a child seat, at the beginning the atendent said she didn’t have the information and had no seats available, after 10 minutes she found the reservation and a (very dirty) seat. I had ordered for insurance on carrentals.com but the atendent had no information on her system to confirm it. I had to do an international call to carrentals.com to confirm it, but on the system I had no insurance included and, because Sixt had started my process, carrentals.com couldn’t sell the insurance anymore. Carrentals.com asked me to call allianz insurance to buy directly from them. I called Allianz (another international call) and they couldn’t sell the insurance because I was not an US resident ;(. After more than one hour to pick up a car, the Sixt atendent sold me a very expensive insurance - more than 4 times of carrental.com ‘ price. A real nightmare to rent a car.
9.6 Excellent11 Sep 2018
Pickup was fairly fast compared to previous experiences.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jul 2018
HorribleLong wait at counter. Aggressive selling of ‘necessary’ add ons. Tried to give us smart car stating it was ‘equivalent’ to what we ordered - it was not. Forced to upgrade to larger car when luggage didn’t fit in smart car. Long wait for car. Then when we returned it, they all of a sudden found very small scratch on rims and charged us for it. That scratch was most certainly not us, but seeing as we didn’t see the tiny mark when we eventually picked up the car we had to pay. All in all, very disappointing and definitely don’t recommend.
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Rated no. 2
Dollar
10 Excellent (1 review)
4 locations in Porto
Dollar
Locations in Porto
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10.0 Excellent1 Sep 2016
Great service in the officeThe friendliness and efficiency of the staff.It is difficult to find the exact address of the "Downtown Porto" office on the Internet.
Rated no. 3
Centauro
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Porto
Centauro
Locations in Porto
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From ₹ 837/dayRated no. 4
Turisprime
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Porto
Turisprime
Locations in Porto
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Rated no. 5
Rent a Star
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Porto
Rent a Star
Locations in Porto
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Rated no. 6
Hertz
8.4 Excellent (14 reviews)
5 locations in Porto
Hertz
Locations in Porto
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
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10.0 Excellent5 Mar 2017
Communication was good. Staff was friendly and helpful.
7.6 Good31 Dec 2016
Easy, problem free dropoffQuick service, nice staff
10.0 Excellent11 Nov 2016
No hassle rentalNo problems getting type of car ordered. Business was clean and orderly. Car was clean and in good working order.Nothing...no complaints.
2.0 Mediocre17 Jul 2016
El terribleLocationOver billed, small crappy car.
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Rated no. 7
Alamo
7.4 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Porto
Alamo
Locations in Porto
  • 8.4
  • 6.8
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  • 7.6
  • 6.8
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Rated no. 8
Enterprise
7.1 Good (9 reviews)
2 locations in Porto
Enterprise
Locations in Porto
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
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  • 6.4
  • 6.8
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9.6 Excellent2 Oct 2017
Excellent n easy pick up n drop off.Reserved full size sedan automatic, as cheap as manual when rented. They subbed a luxury automatic sedan. Nice....just large for narrow streets.
5.2 Okay28 Sep 2017
Extremely poor customer service. The wait was about 90 minutes to pick up the car; it took them about 15 minutes to process each customer, mostly because of extremely high-pressure attempts to sell expensive CDW. Staff were thoroughly rude and unhelpful.
Rated no. 9
Budget
6.6 Good (10 reviews)
3 locations in Porto
Budget
Locations in Porto
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
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4.8 Okay8 Aug 2019
The staff was accommodating for a late car.Our car reservation was made for 10am and was not ready until noon. The staff were not transparent at all with their pricing. They charged us for an additional toll service when we very specifically declined it and they were very vague and evasive when asked about such fees. Very poor experience.
3.6 Mediocre1 Aug 2019
Overcharged us, drop off was a pain (confusing where to drop the car, waited forever for someone to help us).
2.0 Mediocre23 Jul 2019
Not much. The front desk folks were nice. Thats about it.With in the first 30 minutes of the rental we had to pull in to a service station because we got a tire pressure warning light. The next day the car broke down in the middle of the street. It took an hour to get a tow truck and the taxi they said they ordered for us never came.
8.0 Excellent23 Jul 2019
Friendly, helpful staff. Car was as requested. Good location in Lisbon near a metro stop. Not too hard to get to or from.Long line for pick up and seemingly slow rental process.
10.0 Excellent16 Jul 2019
they made everything simple, great experience. Would definitely do the toll control again too.the tank size of the hybrid do not allow for long distances per tank.
6.4 Good15 May 2019
Overall the experience was good. Picked up and dropped off just fine.No place to park car when picking up/dropping off. You have to kind of pull the car up on the side walk. It would have been nice to have been told about the tolls and speed traps in a little more detail.
2.0 Mediocre24 Aug 2017
No carsNo cars available when we arrived had to wait 1 hr for a vehicle to be dropped off before we were processed
10.0 Excellent18 Jul 2017
Very professional service! Great car, we were given a diesel for the price of a petrol due to availability and it proved a real benefit as the low end torque was very useful in the hilly terrain of Portugal. I would recommend paying the extra for a diesel.I bought full coverage primary insurance from Kayak, but this wasn't recognized by the rental agency. I fault Kayak for this as it was not made clear at the time of booking that I would have to provide a deposit anyway. Poor and misleading service by Kayak
Sunnycars
10 locations in Porto
Sunnycars
Locations in Porto
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Thrifty
4 locations in Porto
Thrifty
Locations in Porto
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Avis
3 locations in Porto
Avis
Locations in Porto
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Free2Move
3 locations in Porto
Free2Move
Locations in Porto
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Guerin
3 locations in Porto
Guerin
Locations in Porto
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keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Porto
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Porto
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DriveGO
2 locations in Porto
DriveGO
Locations in Porto
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Europcar
2 locations in Porto
Europcar
Locations in Porto
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First Rent
2 locations in Porto
First Rent
Locations in Porto
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Iberent
2 locations in Porto
Iberent
Locations in Porto
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Movyng Rent a Car
2 locations in Porto
Movyng Rent a Car
Locations in Porto
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Orbita
2 locations in Porto
Orbita
Locations in Porto
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SADORENT
2 locations in Porto
SADORENT
Locations in Porto
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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
2 locations in Porto
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Porto
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YourRent
2 locations in Porto
YourRent
Locations in Porto
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1First Car Rental
1 location in Porto
1First Car Rental
Locations in Porto
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Auto Jardim
1 location in Porto
Auto Jardim
Locations in Porto
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Drive 4 Less
1 location in Porto
Drive 4 Less
Locations in Porto
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Economy Rent a Car
1 location in Porto
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Porto
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Firefly
1 location in Porto
Firefly
Locations in Porto
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GO Rent A Car
1 location in Porto
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Porto
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GUERIN DRIVE 4 LESS
1 location in Porto
GUERIN DRIVE 4 LESS
Locations in Porto
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International
1 location in Porto
International
Locations in Porto
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Multiauto
1 location in Porto
Multiauto
Locations in Porto
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National
1 location in Porto
National
Locations in Porto
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OK RENT A CAR
1 location in Porto
OK RENT A CAR
Locations in Porto
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Opcao Rent A Car
1 location in Porto
Opcao Rent A Car
Locations in Porto
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OPORent
1 location in Porto
OPORent
Locations in Porto
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PEUGEOT
1 location in Porto
PEUGEOT
Locations in Porto
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Renault rent a car
1 location in Porto
Renault rent a car
Locations in Porto
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Sprint Rent a Car
1 location in Porto
Sprint Rent a Car
Locations in Porto
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U Drive
1 location in Porto
U Drive
Locations in Porto
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Valpi Rent
1 location in Porto
Valpi Rent
Locations in Porto
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82 travellers who rented a car in Porto gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Porto

Good to know

Most popular agency

Turisprime

Average price

₹ 1,069/day

Good deal

₹ 837/day

When to book a rental car in Porto

Average daily price per month
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Car hire excess insurance in Porto

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Porto car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Porto.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Porto car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Porto

  • Conveniently explore the second-biggest city in Portugal by booking a rental car. Don’t bother with public transport, timetables, or adhering to schedules, but discover the beauty of Porto in your own time and pace. By using a rental car on your trip, you can also easily reach the scenic coast, which is about 15 minutes by car from the center. The Estádio do Dragao is also over 8 miles from the center and can be reached in under 15 minutes by car.
  • Start your trip to Porto with a rental car at the International Airport Porto, which is about 9 miles away from Porto’s center. Companies like Hertz, Sixt, or Europcar are housed here and, for travelers who book in advance, the car will be provided in front of the airport. Otherwise, signs will direct travelers to the rental car service desk within the airport.
  • The Old Town in Porto has narrow streets and many one-way roads, so it is crucial to stay focused and ensure not to drive in the wrong way. Some of the older streets are also cobblestone, which may not be the best for the car, so parking the vehicle outside the Old Town and then venturing into the historic center of Porto on foot is worth considering. Also bear in mind that, while turn signals are often not used by Portuguese drivers, it should still be done. Passing on the right lane is strictly prohibited and can lead to a fine of up to €600 ($675).
  • During rush hours, Porto can be congested and, since many streets are narrow, this may lead to longer waiting times. Morning traffic is usually the worst between 8 and 9 AM, and in the evenings between 5 and 7 PM. The highways A20 and A41 can have especially heavy traffic during weekdays at these times and should be avoided if possible.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Porto for ₹ 837 or less
  • Book your rental car in Porto at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Porto

  • On average a hire car in Porto costs ₹ 1,069 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Porto is ₹ 560 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between ₹ 6,721 and ₹ 8,962, depending on the car size.

  • The only car hire company onsite at Porto airport is Turisprime.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • In Porto, cars are most frequently hired at Turisprime Porto Airport (10 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Porto costs ₹ 7,481 per week (₹ 1,069 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Porto costs ₹ 32,061 per month (₹ 1,069 per day).

  • To navigate through the narrow streets and find one of the scarce parking spaces within the city, travelers should choose a smaller car, if not a two-seater (depending on how much space is needed). Families can opt for a minivan, which will conveniently accommodate the whole family without being too bulky.

  • All the speed limit signs in Portugal are given in kilometers per hour. For driving within the Old Town and the narrow lanes, walking speed is recommended. Generally 35 kph (ca. 21 mph) is permitted in residential areas. Country roads and urban arterial roads allow between 55 and 88 kph (34-54 mph), whereas on highways drivers can speed up to 120 kph (74 mph). It is, however, always important to look out for speed limit signs and follow them.

  • Gas stations alongside the highways are usually open 24/7, but stations within the city normally close at 10 PM and open at 7 AM again. The average price for gas in Porto is around €1.60 per liter, which is around $1.80.

  • Porto has some blue zone parking spots, which allow free on-street parking for a limited time. Obtain a cardboard disc at the local police station or ask when picking up the car. Set the clock to when you parked and ensure to return in time. Alternatively, parking lots and garages are always a good option, as on-street parking is limited and other cars may block you if parked on the side of the road.