Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
Car Hire / Rental
Although public transport is good from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), hiring a car gives you the added flexibility of enjoying the marvelous countryside and resorts situated around the capital city. There are representatives of many major car rental companies present at Portela, which are listed below.
When renting a car in Lisbon and all over Portugal, check what the insurance covers and be sure to look the car over thoroughly, pointing out any scratches or marks. Also check the treads on all tyres and how much petrol is in the tank. Most rental cars at Lisbon Airport come with a full tank of fuel and should be returned with the same amount, otherwise an additional fee will be charged.
Speed limits in Lisbon, Portugal
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 90 kph / 55 mph
Motorways / highways: 120 kph / 75 mph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Lisbon
Driving in the city of Lisbon is best avoided, particularly in the busy holiday season. During the worst congestion, it can take in excess of one hour to simply cross the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge, where traffic is known to back-up. However, hiring a car is the ideal way to travel around the city's outskirts and further afield, with many nearby towns worth exploring.
Parking can also be difficult around Lisbon and available 'pay and display' bays quickly fill up. The main official car parking in Lisbon includes several garages along the Rua Marques de Sa da Bandeira and the Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco.
Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) Car Rental Companies
In total there are eight car hire firms at the airport, with all car hire desks located in the Arrivals area. You will find a great choice of vehicles and competitive pricing. Booking ahead is recommended, especially during the summertime.
The following car rental firms and car hire companies are available at Lisbon Portela Airport:
- AA Castanheira / Budget
- Auto Jardim
- Auto Rent
- National / Alamo
Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) Car Rental