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 trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Lisbon. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Lisbon. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Lisbon?
We always strive to get you the best price. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Normally, the smaller the class the lower the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Lisbon.
What rental companies have retailers in Lisbon?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lisbon?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Louisiana city means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Lisbon?
Generally, to rent a car in Lisbon you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go over the terms to figure out any additional charges will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lisbon?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can just add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||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 refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over Lisbon. You can cruise wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Go over your policy to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Lisbon adventure, be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lisbon car rental today
Know that you can depend on a grand ride that will leave you with extra money in the bank when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Lisbon car rental. We'll see you on the road.