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Daily Car Hire Rates in Portugal

  • Mini

    Volkswagen Up
    4 |
    1 |
    3 |
    From € 8.37
  • Economy

    Volkswagen Polo
    5 |
    2 |
    5 |
    From € 9.11
  • Compact

    Volkswagen Golf
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 12.71
  • Estate

    Seat Ibiza Estate
    5 |
    4 |
    5 |
    From € 16.77
  • Suv

    Nissan Juke
    5 |
    2 |
    5 |
    From € 22.49

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

Portugal is an extremely popular tourist destination as visitors come from all over Europe to enjoy its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean and warm summer weather. Hiring a car in Portugal gives you the freedom to explore areas such as the Algarve and Faro at your own leisure and pace and means you do not have to rely upon public transport. Car hire in Portugal gets booked up very quickly so we recommend booking as far in advance as possible to ensure availability and cheaper prices.

Rhino has many locations all over Portugal where you can pick up your car hire including Lisbon, Porto and Albufeira. If you are flying into Faro we offer car hire from Faro Airport or direct in the city of Faro. If you are looking for a budget option then we have a good range of economy cars to rent with models such as the Toyota Yaris or Ford Fiesta available. If you want to splash out and get the roof down to soak up the sun then why not hire one of our convertibles, like the Mercedes SLK or Renault Megane Cabriolet.

Don't waste hours trawling through various car hire websites to find a deal, let us do the hard work for you! All of our vehicles come with either a manual or automatic gearbox depending on your preference and you can have air conditioning as well if required. The price that we quote you is the price that you pay, there are no hidden charges or nasty surprises. Our rates include taxes, collision damage waiver, theft waiver, insurance and liability protection. We also allow you unlimited mileage so you can drive around Portugal as much as you like! Our booking engine is easy to use and secure so why not try us a for a quote today and see how much you can save when you book your car hire in Portugal with Rhino.
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Customer questions about Portugal car hire

Hi, we need a car seat for our son who is 6 months old. Do you rent these out?

Hi, yes we do offer these as an additional extra. You will pay for it when you collect the vehicle in the local currency. If you can confirm the dates and location of your car hire, I can get a price for you.

Where is your office in Albufeira, where I can pick up and return a car (street name)?

We use a number of agents such as Avis, Europcar and Hertz etc - if you click BOOK on the car you are interested in, on the next page it will state the pick up address.

How long time take to receive confirmation. I have interest abauot Renault Clio 22 July-31 July from Lisboa airport

The booking confirmation email should come through in a few minutes after you have made a reservation.

Portugal Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The Azores and Madeira which are archipelagos in the Atlantic are also part of Portugal.
  • Portugal attracts around 13 million visitors a year which makes it amongst the 20 most visited countries in the world.
  • One of the nation's favourite dishes is called 'bacalhau' and consists of dried cod.
  • The north of Portugal has its own unique martial art, Jogo do Pau, in which fighters use staffs to combat one or several opponents.
  • Portugal is the world's leading producer of cork.
Fuel Prices in Portugal by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2020 1.46 1.56
Dec , 2019 1.39 1.50
Nov , 2019 1.36 1.49
Oct , 2019 1.36 1.47
Sep , 2019 1.38 1.50
Aug , 2019 1.33 1.49

Portugal Mini Guide

Portugal is one of the most visited holiday destinations in Europe and is particularly popular with the British, Germans and the Dutch because of its excellent weather and comprehensive facilities. We have other great locations in Europe including Spain and France.

The most westerly country in mainland Europe, Portugal has an expansive coastline on the Atlantic Ocean and has been a perennial favourite with holiday makers across the globe looking for beautiful beaches and a temperate climate whilst offering great value for money.

Portugal Coastline

Whether you plan to relax on the beach, enjoy the nightlife or take a walking tour while sampling wines at local vineyards, Portugal has something for everyone. This is due in part to the diversity of its landscape along the Iberian Peninsula which means that you can get from the mountains down to the beaches in almost no time at all.

Portugal Mountain

Recently the country has promoted itself as one of the best golf destinations in the world and many people are coming to Portugal to play the sport on its fine courses. The Portugal Open is part of the European PGA golf tour circuit and takes place in April on the Quinta da Marinha Oitavos Golfe in Cascais.

The roads in Portugal are good and there is usually a way to get anywhere that you want to go without leaving a highway, though some of these do charge a toll. Some of the drivers can be dangerous to say the least and care should be taken especially around the major conurbations of Porto and Lisbon. We have rental locations for car hire at Lisbon Airport and also in the city centre for car hire in Lisbon, so check out our great rates.

The Algarve is another place where extra careful driving is advised. However, planning your journey well in advance by carefully studying a map and also trying to avoid rush hours can help to prepare you. You can also add on satellite navigation to your car hire booking, for extra peace of mind! Just keep an eye out for people impatiently attempting risky overtaking manoeuvres and beware that lanes discipline is not always followed.

Once you feel confident, get out and explore this wonderful country. As well as the main cities and The Algarve, which are fantastic destinations, there are a host of other places worth seeing such as Viana do Castelo, Braga, Guimarães, Coimbra, Tomar, Aveiro, Amarante, Braga, Bragança, Chaves, Lamego, Viseu, Vila Real, Lagos, Silves, Évora, and Angra. These are a very good bet during the high season summer months when the Algarve is at its busiest.

Hire a car in Portugal with Debit Card (without credit card)

If you need to rent a car in Portugal but don't have a credit card, it's not the end of the road. Some of the car rental agents we work allow you to rent a car in Portugal without a credit card. The table below shows which rental agents in Portugal allow debit card car hire;
Rental agent
Debit Card
Alamo (from EUR 41.09)
Autocunha (from EUR 120.84)
Avis (from EUR 49.37)
Bravacar (from EUR 33.26)
Budget (from EUR 35.34)
Dollar (from EUR 33.50)
Drive & Go (from EUR 35.30)
Drive On Holidays (from EUR 35.29)
Enterprise (from EUR 45.64)
Europcar (from EUR 88.18)
Firefly (from EUR 31.40)
Flizzr (from EUR 41.07)
Goldcar (from EUR 35.28)
Guerin (from EUR 71.98)
Hertz (from EUR 72.00)
Interrent (from EUR 34.81)
Keddy By Europcar (from EUR 71.96)
Oporent (from EUR 32.30)
Rent A Star (from EUR 37.07)
Rhodium (from EUR 35.32)
Sadorent (from EUR 96.88)
Sixt (from EUR 45.59)
Thrifty (from EUR 55.00)
Turisprime (from EUR 30.96)
*rates shown are indicative of a weeks rental in mid-season

Driving in Portugal - Need to know



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Fuel Prices in Portugal

  • Price of petrol in Portugal in January

    € 1.56/Ltr

    ($ 1.91/Ltr | EUR 1.56/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Portugal in January

    € 1.46/Ltr

    ($ 1.79/Ltr | EUR 1.46/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Portugal in January

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 62.40  ($ 76.41) | € 58.40  ($ 71.51)
Compact € 62.40  ($ 76.41) | € 58.40  ($ 71.51)
Full Size € 78.00  ($ 95.52) | € 73.00  ($ 89.39)
SUV € 93.60  ($ 114.62) | € 87.60  ($ 107.27)
Carrier € 109.20  ($ 133.72) | € 102.20  ($ 125.15)

Police Car in Portugal

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Hiring a car in Portugal is an extremely popular choice for tourists and that is why we find year after year it is one of our busiest destinations. Whether you want to explore the Algarve and its beautiful coastline or find out more about Lisbon and its history and culture, then there is no better way to do it than being your own boss at the wheel. Rhino compares prices from hundreds of suppliers such as Avis, Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty to find you the cheapest price possible.

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