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Car Hire Portugal Travel Information

Portugal lagged behind other countries in Western Europe in developing a national highway system, and as a result superhighways are more limited. A four-lane highway, or 'auto-estrada,' runs about 360m/590km from Lisbon to Porto. Two-lane highways of good quality connect the rest of the country.  

Portugal Time Difference

Portugal is on the same latitude as the UK and lies within the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +0.00 Zone, so you won't need to set your clock when driving your cheap car hire in Lisbon or enjoying the warm sun lying on a beach in Faro.

Language in Portugal

When travelling in a Portugal hire car you will hear that Portuguese is the national language. English and French are commonly spoken in cities and tourist centres, especially among the younger generations, so don't hesitate if you need to ask for directions when driving your cheap car hire in Porto.

Electricity in Portugal

The electricity in Portugal is set at 220V. The Continental two-round-pin plug is standard.

Currency in Portugal

Before setting off to tour this stunning country with your cheap Portugal car hire, remember to check up some important details, such as currency exchange rates. The currency used in Portugal is the Euro (EUR). Travelling in Portugal you will come across ATM machines in the main cities and towns. The local tax is 19%

Tourism in Portugal

When planning your holiday with a car hire in Portugal be sure to have a look at the Portugal Tourist website to find out tourism office locations, places to visit and further information you may need before travelling. 

Portugal Visa & Embassy Information

Take a look at Portugal Tourist Visas to choose the one which befits your holiday needs. If you are planning on stayimg in Portugal for 90 days or less then no travel visa is required. The British Embassy in Portugal is located in Lisbon. To know more about UK Embassy information for Portugal and other information, visit the website provided.

Faro car hire starting at ú1 /per day*

*Rates shown are per day, based upon a 7-day car hire. Taxes and additional surcharges may apply.

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