Braga is a city in the Cavado Valley, in the north west of Portugal. It is the oldest city in Portugal and the fifth largest. There you can see the old through the many ancient churches and the new, as it is also a university city. We have car rental desks both in Braga and in Porto
, should you have arrived there. However, the nearest airport to Braga is Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto
. When exiting the airport by car, you can follow the signs for the A41 or A3 highways, which will lead you towards Braga.
Here are some general points to consider regarding your hire car, driving regulations and road conditions in Braga:
Car Rental Policies:
You will find these detailed under `Important Information for the hire car of your choice, including details about excess, insurance coverage and options to upgrade along with deposit and payment card information. Breakdown Assistance is automatically included.
Road Conditions and Potential Challenges:
Roads to Braga are generally well-maintained, but some rural areas may have narrow and winding roads. Some hilly areas around Braga might present challenges, especially during adverse weather conditions.
Tolls and Fuel Stations: One of the main highways that may have tolls is the A3, which connects Braga to other cities, including Porto. It's essential to be aware of the toll system and payment methods before traveling on this route. Additionally, depending on your specific route and any detours, you might encounter tolls on other highways or expressways, so it's advisable to plan your journey accordingly and be prepared for any toll payments. Fuel stations are commonly found along major roads and within urban areas in Braga. Most stations accept major credit cards, but it's advisable to have some cash, especially for smaller, independent stations.
Road Signage, Language, and Distances:
- Road signs in Braga typically use both Portuguese and international symbols and are generally clear and easy to understand.Portuguese is the official language, but in tourist areas like Braga, English is commonly understood.Braga is well-connected to nearby towns and cities. For instance, Guimarães is approximately 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) to the southeast, and Porto is about 55 kilometers (34 miles) to the southwest.
Emergency Telephone Number:
- The emergency service number in Portugal is 112. This number can be dialed for police, medical, or fire emergencies.
For the most accurate and up-to-date information, always check with current travel resources and local authorities before collecting your hire car.