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Driver's License in Portugal

All licences issued in the European Union are accepted. 

Driver's licenses from non-EU countries (except Switzerland) are accepted if you have a visa in your passport and at the time of rental have not been in Europe for longer than 6 months.If your domestic driver's license is printed with non-Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic etc), an International Driving Permit (IDP/IDL) or an official translation in English is required to present together with your domestic driver's license at the time you rent a car in Portugal. 

To drive in Portugal, the driver must present a valid national driver's license that has been held for at least 1 or 2 years(according to different car rental company)

*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.

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2018.11.03 Destination: Lisbon

9.8The best rental experience I've had all summer

The staff were great, very efficient and friendly, and they gave me a choice of car, helping me to avoid the Renault Clio ;)


2018.10.31 Destination: Porto


The car was comfortable, had plenty of room, drop off on return was quick and easy.


2018.10.29 Destination: Lisbon

9.6Great experience with Cael

First time using an off the airport car rental company but the experience was so good will be the only way going forward. Lisbon car rentals have a bit of a reputation but our experience was.fantastic. airport pickup was quick and easy.. shuttle arrived within 15 minutes of calling... check-in was quick and clear... car was new and clean with scratches (only two small paint chips) pointed out by staff . Check-in was also good as no hidden surprises.. car was checked and release signed . Will definitely use them again next year..


2018.10.26 Destination: Faro

8.8Good value for money

It made sense to hire a car for the week when the airport transfer would have cost around the same.


2018.10.26 Destination: Lisbon

8.6Good experience

Clean car with low milleage.


2018.10.26 Destination: Faro

8.4All good until bill came with extra charges

Quick pickup, no pressure to buy additional insurance (offered but not pressed). Assurance that small stone chips etc will not be chargeable. Got a good price reduction 2 weeks before pickup - and noticed price more than doubled in last week - so don't leave it too late.


2018.10.22 Destination: Porto

10.0Excellent experience with Europcar again

Very friendly and efficient staff at the front desk


2018.10.19 Destination: Lisbon


Nice vehicle in great condition (well a little dusty but not too bad). Easy to drive and quite comfortable and affordable.


2018.10.12 Destination: Faro

9.6Good experience with this car hire company

New car. Staff easy to deal with


2018.10.14 Destination: Lisbon

10.0Goldcar is gold class

Very easy to pick and a quick run round to tick off existing marks and minor dents. Drop off was stress free as I thought they were going to scrutinize the car for new scratches but a quick look over was all they did. Very good.

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Frequently asked questions

Q1.What is an insurance excess?

The excess is the amount you'll only be liable for in case of damage(under Collision Damage Waiver) or theft(under Theft Protection) of the vehicle.
Information about the excess will be clearly stated in the price inclusion when you reserve a car on EasyRentCars.

Q2. How can I add an addtional driver?

You are advised to make a request upon your arrival at the rental counter. Additional charge per day will incur unless '1 Additional Driver Included' is stipulated on the rental.
Please note that the same licence and age requirement applys to the additonal driver. The addtional driver is supposed to present the required licence document along with the main driver at pickup.

Q3.What if I want to pick up or drop off my rental car out of office hours?

EasyRentCars will show you the car offers available at your chosen time on the search results.
However, pick-up or drop-off out of general opening hours may subject to an extra fee unless self-service pick-up or drop-off is available.
After you reserve a car on EasyRentCars, we will inform you of specific policy of the car hire company by email.

Q4. Can I take the hired car to another country or cross border?

If you want to pick up your car in one country and drop it in another, your search results will show you cars you can do that with.
If you're planning to cross any borders during your trip, bear in mind:
1. You may have to pay more.
There are often extra fees, taxes or additional cover you'll pay at the car hire counter.
2.It may not be allowed.
Depending on where you're hiring, you may not be able to take your car to another country.
Please email us if you want to take your hire car into a different country during your trip, and we'll talk you through your options.

Q5. Can I pick up my car at one location and return it at different location?

Yes. You can pick up the vehicle in one place and drop it off in another. An ‘one-way fee’ will incur. Whether it is inclued in the rental price or what additional cost may arise will be clearly stated at the time of booking on EasyRentCars.
Please inform the car hire company of your drop-off location when you pick up the vehicle or contact them directly during your trip. You will find a phone number on the rental agreement you signed at pickup.

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