Car hire Portugal

Travelling overseas can be daunting for first-timers but using Budget car hire offers you the assurance of travelling in a reliable, comfortable car with the option of sat nav to ensure you don't get lost. This gives you the chance to sit back, relax and take your time, perusing the marvellous sights of blue skies above quaint villages oozing charm in their remote locations. Heritage and culture abound in this country renowned for its gloriously sunny weather, friendly villages and excellent cuisine. Customs and colourful festivities dotted throughout the year mean all visitors have ample opportunity to really feel a part of it all.

Explore Portugal with Budget Car Hire


Driving in Portugal requires recognition of the local road laws. Speed limits consist of 120 kph (74 mph) on motorways, 90 kph (55 mph) on open roads and 50 kph (31 mph) in urban areas.

There are also toll roads in Portugal labelled as 'portagem'. Care should be taken in the countryside however as some residents still use animal drawn carts so staying alert at all times is essential.

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As with most of Europe all occupants of the car must wear seatbelts and children under the age of twelve must not sit in the front seat.

The capital of Portugal, Lisbon is worth visiting at any time of year. Located in the central Lisboa region the city has a rich history that stretches back over two millennia. The stunning architecture and culture stands testament to this history.

The narrow winding alleyways transport the visitor back through time to a medieval age, a time of discovery when explorers regularly departed the city for the new world.

The use of car rental services however opens up more of the country that simply Lisbon, the cities of Porto and Braga are well worth seeing and give a better understanding of the true Portugal.

Whatever the reasons for visiting Portugal, be it business or pleasure Budget car hire services can provide the ideal transportation solution so that your trip is as enjoyable as possible.

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