Get National Car Rental deals for holiday and business travel in Portugal. Choose cheap car hire options at both airport and city locations.
It's easy to fall in love with Portugal. From medieval castles to golden beaches, the country's diverse landscape is dotted with postcard-perfect scenes. Car hire from National Car Rental lets you make the most of your time in the country, whether you are visiting on business or for a holiday. Our cheap rates also mean you save on modern cars that will get you to your destination quickly and in style.
Things to See and Do in Portugal
Lisbon is renowned for its picturesque hillsides and ancient alleyways. The haunting notes of fado echo through the Alfama district every night, while monuments such as the Gothic-style Se Cathedral and the imposing Jerónimos Monastery inspire visitors from around the world. A car rental in Portugal gives you the freedom to explore the areas outside of the city, including the stately palaces of Sintra and the luxurious sandy beaches of Estoril and Cascais.
Visit Porto in the north to see the famous Ribeira district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the final destination for barrels of port wine that make their way along the scenic Douro River. Other popular destinations include Evora, Coimbra, Fatima, Batalha and Braga. To the south is the Algarve, a popular holiday spot with fabulous beaches where you park your car rental at a secluded sandy enclave and relax in the shadow of rocky cliffs, overlooking clear blue waters.
A Holiday by Car in Portugal
A car rental gives you the flexibility to explore Portugal's captivating cities and idyllic landscapes. Exploring hidden beaches along the coast or forgotten villages on the mountain hillside is easy with affordable rates and convenient locations, including at Portugal's major airports. Our locations in Lisbon, Porto and Faro, as well as Santa Cruz on the island of Madeira, get you on the road quickly and without hassles. Cheap rates are available on a variety of cars, regardless of whether you are travelling alone or with a large group of family and friends.
Famous Road Trips to Take in Portugal
The Douro Valley in the north is home to some of Portugal's best wines and vineyards. From Porto, drive your car hire along the breathtaking river valley to Pinhão, the capital of port wine, and Lamego, the home of Portugal's sparkling wine. In Penafiel, sample vinho verde at the Quinda de Aveleda. Other highlights include the pretty town of Peso de Régua. The N108 runs along the north side of the Douro, while the N222 meanders along the south.
With gorgeous weather throughout the year, Madeira is perfect for an adventurous road trip. Exploring with your car rental lets you truly experience the island's countryside. Whether you are looking for quiet spots to hike amid stunning mountain scenery or a secluded launching point to surf, virtually every road on the island leaves you breathless, with dramatic cliff views overlooking hillside villages and boundless ocean.