Portugal Car Rentals

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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2018.10.19 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.


2018.09.28 Destination: Lisbon

10.0Brilliant service!

Definitely out of the norm given that everyone has a horror story about their rental experience. The customer service, communication and professionalism is extraordinary!


2018.09.26 Destination: Lisbon

10.0Great value for money and amazing service at the location

Great staff with great service and fast !!


2018.09.25 Destination: Lagos

9.4Excellent experience with Europcar in Lagos

Very friendly and helpful staff. Car upgrade with no extra charge. And good value for money.


2018.09.24 Destination: Faro

9.2Good value car hire

I got the car I reserved at a good price


2018.09.06 Destination: Faro


Location is just outside the airport!


2018.08.28 Destination: Lisbon

8.8Great Value

I really liked the car itself (2017 Smart Car) and the cleanliness of the car. The value was excellent and I thought the price I paid was very good for the rental of the car. The car's condition was excellent and it drove like brand new and was very, very clean. The service of the staff was also excellent. They were helpful at the Sato rent-a-car business and great at communicating everything including going over the car and the service of the road tolls transponder I purchased which was also a great value and really helped make things easier and faster in my travels throughout Portugal when going through the tolls. The staff at Sato were friendly and patient at walking me through the car. I would rent from Sato again.


2018.08.27 Destination: Lisbon


The car was brand new and excellent. OPEL ASTRA STATION WAGON, so if you have 3 big suitcases and 3 small suitcases it shall be okay.

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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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