Car rentals in Porto: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Porto whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Porto. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Porto. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Porto?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Porto. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to 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 Porto rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Porto?
In Porto, CarRentals.com has 4 rental car suppliers to decide from, like Avis. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Porto?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Porto. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Porto||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups that need room for all their luggage||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Porto?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Porto is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the terms to determine what the exact price is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Porto?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through PRT.Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage; but, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check car rental supplier's policy before you decide.
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 search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged 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 fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want 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 pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the 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 won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. 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 Porto.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Porto?
Unlimited mileage is a good option 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 details on mileage limits before you book.
What is Porto famous for?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Some of Porto's most popular attractions are:
- Avenida dos Aliados (Avenue of the Allies)
- Mercado do BolhÃ£o (BolhÃ£o Market)
- PalÃ¡cio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace)
- FundaÃ§Ã£o de Serralves (Serralves Foundation Complex)
Lucky for you, you can drive to the one you want or see all of them.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Porto adventure, be sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your 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 Porto car rental today
When you reserve with CarRentals.com, you can count on a perfect vehicle that will leave you with cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Porto rental car. We'll see you out here.