Daily Car Hire Rates in Cascais

  • Mini

    Renault Twingo
    passenger
    4 |
    luggage
    1 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 10.16
  • Economy

    Fiat Punto
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    2 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 10.69
  • Compact

    Citroen C4
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    3 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 12.71
  • Estate

    Ford Focus Estate
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    5 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 15.06
  • Convertible

    Fiat 500 Convertible
    passenger
    4 |
    luggage
    1 |
    door
    2 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 28.37

*daily rates in Cascais based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Cascais Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Cascais was a former fishing village and Portugal's royal family used to visit there in the 19th and 20th century.
  • It has its own airport for general aviation called the Aeroporto Municipal de Cascais.
  • With over ten golf courses nearby, it is quickly becoming a popular destination for golf enthusiasts.
  • Cascais is twinned with Biarritz in France.
  • The municipality of Cascais hosted for many years the F1 Portugal Grand Prix.

Cascais Mini Guide

Cascais in a Nutshell
Cascais is a seaside resort, close to the city of Lisbon in Portugal. It was formally a fishing village and became a resort after the Portuguese royal family holidayed there in the late 19th century. It is known for being cosmopolitan and one of the richest areas in the country. During World War II, the town become a haven to many of the exiled royal families in Europe. Today, the town retains much of its charm from the 19th and 20th centuries and has been compared to Weymouth or Bournemouth in the UK.

Cascais seaside

Getting There
Once you are in Lisbon, it is very easy and flights arrive here from worldwide destinations. You can take a train, they leave every 15 minutes and the journey time is 40 minutes. If you wish to drive, just take the A5 highway from the city to Cascais, it should take around 30 minutes depending on traffic. In Cascais you can get around using the Buscas bus service or you can hire a bicycle for free from various points in the town.

Cascais bicycle hire

What is There to see in the Town?
Take a walk and explore the cobbled streets of the old town. There you will find the Church of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, where you will find inside paintings by the 17th century artist Josefa de Obidos. Visit the Sea Museum and find out more about the story of Cascais and its fishing heritage. The Castro Guimares Museum is a mansion by the sea, where many of the rooms have been left just as the last residents left them.

Cascais Nossa Senhora da Assuncao church

What Else can I do?
Head for the Marina and see the yachts and the local fisherman auctioning their fish or go sailing for the day. Sunbathe and swim at the Praia da Rainha beach or surf or kite surf at Guincho Beach. If you like a game of golf, you will never get bored as there are ten golf courses to choose from. Take a stroll along the promenade and look out for the Boca do Inferno (mouth of hell) a rocky formation of caves in the sea, that makes a unique blowhole creating a huge spray and deep booming sound.

Cascais Boca do Inferno

What’s the Food Like?
There are many excellent restaurants in Cascais. Look out for local dishes such as ‘bacalhau’, a dried salt cod that can be cooked with port and onions or try the merces style pork. The seafood is very good and there are some unusual local varieties to try, ‘percebes’ a goose barnacle or ‘bruxas’ (witches) which are small lobsters. For something sweet you should try the ‘pasteli de nata’ a popular egg custard tart.

Cascais percebes

Can I Shop There?
Yes. You can shop till you drop there. Browse the stalls at the market Monday to Saturday or take a look at the antiques fair held every Wednesday. There are lots of little boutiques and shops selling souvenirs in the town or you can visit one of the shopping centres or mall outlets.

Staying in Cascais
For a special treat, stay at the 5 star Hotel Cascais Miragem. It has elegant rooms overlooking the bay and free wired internet. You can swim in the infinity pool or have a massage at the spa which has ocean view treatment rooms. Visit the champagne bar for a pre-dinner drink and dine at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant and enjoy the local flavours. Guests have free access to the Holmes Place Health Club.

Latest Update from Cascais:

28/04/12 -  For evening entertainment there is a regular selection of live music in many locations across the town. Up to date listings of the best of the local entertainment is available on www.visitportugal.com

17/02/13 - This summer on the 14th July, at Oeiras, eight miles from Cascais, you can enjoy the 'Around Sundown' festival which this year will be headlined by The Kings of Leon. 

Driving in Cascais

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    Road Driving Side

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    Urban speed Limit

  • 90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • EUR €

    Currency

  • 23

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The coastal town of Cascais is located in the Cascais municipality and is about 30km from Lisbon. Due to its location and pretty beaches, it is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike. There are many interesting attractions in Cascais including a yacht harbour, art and sea museum, castle ruins and good restaurants.

Make sure you don’t miss out on any of these sights and features as often some of the more interesting places are not serviced by public transport. Hiring a car in Cascais is a really good way of seeing everything you want to see and going where you want at your own pace.

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