Car rentals in Lisbon: All you need to know
A Lisbon car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of New York has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lisbon. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Lisbon?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the cheapest deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Lisbon has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage 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 on your Lisbon rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Lisbon?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
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 difficulty picking the right car, be sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Lisbon||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family trips where you need the extra room||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for driving around big cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Lisbon?
Typically, to rent a car in Lisbon you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the terms to figure out what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Lisbon?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Lisbon.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your automobile. 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. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the 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 do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lisbon?
If you wish to check out all that Lisbon and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Lisbon adventure, make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Lisbon rental car today
When you reserve your Lisbon rental car with CarRentals.com, you can count on a grand set of wheels that will leave you with money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Lisbon car rental. We'll see you around town.