Car rentals in Lisbon: All you need to know
A Lisbon car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Maryland has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Lisbon. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Lisbon?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Lisbon. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Lisbon rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Lisbon?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lisbon?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Lisbon. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family vacations where you need the extra room||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Lisbon?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Lisbon is 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read through the terms to determine what any additional charges is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lisbon?
When driving around Lisbon or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at 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 have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. We suggest returning it topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before returning the rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over Lisbon. You can drive as much as you want without incurring added charges. Go over your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Lisbon rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.