Car rentals in Lisbon: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Lisbon whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the city and park in front of the popular restaurants in Lisbon. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lisbon. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Lisbon?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Lisbon. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Lisbon rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Lisbon?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lisbon?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Lisbon. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you really want to go all out on your trip to Lisbon||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking through large cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Lisbon?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Lisbon is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to find what the exact price is before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lisbon?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering larger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Lisbon.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Lisbon.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lisbon?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Lisbon adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Lisbon rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Lisbon has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Lisbon.