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Why select Porto Downtown car hire with Orbit Car Hire?

Our Commitment

Best Service Guaranteed

We want our customers to experience only the best Porto Downtown car hire service at all times. We choose our partners carefully to ensure the best possible service. We want your trip to be unique.

Our Goal

No Hidden Fees

Orbit Car Hire deals in Porto Downtown include all mandatory fees, taxes, extras, CDW, Theft Protection, and Unlimited Mileage so there won't be surprises when you pick up your hired vehicle.

Our Selected Partners

Trusted Suppliers in Porto

Orbit Car Hire connects you with the biggest brands and best local brands for your Porto Downtown car hire. We offer you to choose from a wide variety of different vehicle classes, so you can find a rental car that suits your needs and budget. Find top suppliers such as Europcar and Enterprise Rent a Car

Driving in Porto

The city's core is best explored on foot, but if you want to venture further afield, a rental car may prove essential. Renting a car in Porto is easy and allows the freedom to travel to other beautiful places nearby. Driving in Porto can be challenging and drivers can be impatient. Remember that the maximum BAC value for drivers is 0.05%. There is a zero-tolerance law for novice drivers who have held a licence for less than two years and for young drivers under the age of 21. You will need Identification(passport) and a valid driving licence when hiring a car in Porto Downtown. Speed limits in Porto are 75 mph / 120 kph on motorways, 55 mph / 90 kph outside cities and 30 mph / 50 kph in residential areas. Although there are many parking garages and on-street parking lots, finding a free spot can be time-consuming. We recommend parking in Avenida dos Aliados (10 minutes walk to the centre) or near Metro Station Carolina Michaelis (15 minutes walk to the centre). Porto is a stunning city, but it is also close to other destinations that could make your vacation even more memorable. There are many worthwhile destinations that are easily accessible by car. So if you have not rented a vehicle yet, you might want to reconsider.

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    Compare car hire in Porto Downtown

    At Orbitcarhire.com you can find cheap car hire deals in Porto Downtown. We work hard to find the best offers from all the major car rental companies and local rent a car company to provide you with exclusive deals and the best prices on the car hire market. We do our best to provide a service that will make your car hire in Porto Downtown stress-free. 

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    What to see and do in Porto   

    There is so much to see and do in Porto! Witness how Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles perfectly intertwined in the design of the magnificent Porto Cathedral. Join the hustle and bustle on the Avenida de Los Allies - a street full of cafés and shops. Walk along the banks of the Douro River and stroll through the Ribeira District, which is lined with old buildings. The view from Vila Nova de Gaia over the Douro River is absolutely breathtaking. If you want to see the city up close, walk or drive across the iconic double-decker Dom Luis I bridge.

FAQ

What you need to know about renting a car

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What do I need to rent a car in Portugal?

credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.

How old do I need to be to rent a car in Portugal?

The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age.

Do I need car insurance in Portugal?

Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Portugal with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.

Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Portugal?

In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.

How do I find the cheapest car hire in Portugal?

You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit Car Hire. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period. 

Are there any hidden fees in my Portugal car hire?

There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:

  • Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
  • One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
  • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
  • Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not in relation to the regulation of the specific country),
  • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you to need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid any surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

What is the cheapest rental car in Portugal?

You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as VW Up, Fiat 500, and Peugeot 108 often provide the best prices. 

What is the best car rental company in Portugal?

You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Europcar, Enterprise rent a car, OK rent a car, Centauro, Guerin, SadoRent and AirAuto. 

What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?

Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.

Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book it for Portugal?

Most car hires in Portugal offer unlimited mileage in their offers. 

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