Car Hire at Lisbon Portela Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Lisbon Portela Airport, an airport that operates out of Lisbon, Portugal, offers rent-a-car service through its many car rental providers. Housing some of the largest global car rental companies available, Lisbon Portela Airport enables for an enjoyable travel throughout the city proper without a strict schedule to follow. Visit destinations like Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, and Lisbon Oceanarium, to name a few.
Where to hire a car at Lisbon Portela Airport
Lisbon Portela Airport has around five car rental providers namely Avis/Budget, Europcar, Guerin, Hertz, and Goldcar. These companies can be reached with booking and inquiries via +351 28 988-94-56; +351 28 988-94-47; +351 28 980-08-83; +351 21 942-63-00; and +351 218 413 768, respectively. The car rental companies all operate from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. from within Lisbon Portela Airport.
What to expect when hiring a car from Lisbon Portela Airport
When renting a car from Avis/Budget, Europcar, Guerin, Hertz, and Goldcar within Lisbon Portela Airport, expect driving conditions within Lisbon to be highly congested and can be quite frustrating for some. The capital has narrow streets and mostly heavy traffic that can be a bit overwhelming to visitors or travellers new to the area.
Driving around Lisbon Portela Airport
Driving around Lisbon, Portugal, some of the cities within its immediate surroundings include Caldas da Rainha. Caldas da Rainha features Alcobaça, Batalha, Óbidos, and more. To get to Caldas da Rainha from Lisbon Portela Airport, drive down E1 from Av. Berlim for two minutes or 750 metres, follow through A 8 to N360 within Caldas da Rainha and take exit 18 from A8, this will take approximately 47 minutes or 84.4 kilometres. After the long part of the travel, continue travelling down N360 to Rua Heróis da Grande Guerra for 3.3 kilometres or seven minutes to reach your destination. Total travel time without traffic is around 52 minutes, with additional one to two minutes with traffic for around 88.5 kilometres from point of origin.
The roads within Caldas da Rainha are quite extensive, with two motorways that serve the municipality. The A8 motorway or ‘Autoestrada do Oeste’, connects southward to Óbidos, Bombarral, Torres Vedras, Loures, and Lisbon, northward to Nazaré, Alcobaça, Marinha Grande, and Leiria. The A15 motorway on the other hand connects westward to Santarém via Rio Maior. Additionally, the IP6 road serves as a main thoroughfare that connects to Peniche, Rio Maior, Santarém, Torres Novas, Abrantes, and Castelo Branco. Other roads within the area also include national roads such as N8, N114, N114-1, N115, N360 and N361 roads.
Getting to your destination
Driving around from Lisbon, some of the spots close to the capital include Sintra, Almada, Setúbal, and more.
Sintra is a town and municipality that has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its numerous 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments. Sintra houses destinations such as Sintra Mountains, Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, Castelo dos Mouros, and the Pena.
Sintra can be reached by going down 2ª Circular/E1 from Av. Berlim for 550 metres, stay on 2ª Circular then drive from A37 to Algueirão-Mem Martins, to take exit 8 from A16, for 20 minutes or 26.6 kilometres. After 20 minutes, take Av. Mário Firmino Miguel to Av. Heliodoro Salgado in Sintra within two minutes or 1.7 kilometres to get to Sintra, Portugal. Total travel time and distance is around 21 minutes or a total of 28.9 kilometres.
Known for destinations such as the Sculpture of Cristo Rei, Casa de Cerca, among others, Almada is a city and municipality in Portugal. The municipality can be divided into the cities of Almada and Costa de Caparica, and further divided into five civil parishes such as Caparica e Trafaria, Charneca de Caparica e Sobreda, to name a few. Driving to Almada from Lisbon Portela Airport requires driving down 2ª Circular/E1 from Av. Berlim, for approximately 550 metres to reach Av. Bento Gonçalves in Almada from 2ª Circular/E1 and IP7, after 14 minutes or 16.4 kilometres. Exit towards Almada Centro from A38 and continue on Av. Bento Gonçalves. Drive to Av. Nuno Álvares Pereira for an additional three minutes or 1.4 kilometres, to reach Almada, in the country of Portugal.
Another city and municipality in Portugal, Setúbal is an overall pleasant area to be in. Some of the parts of the town and municipality include small old streets, with shops, and more.
Reach Setúbal from Lisbon Portela Airport by driving a total of 34 minutes or 47.4 kilometres. Get on 1 from Av. Berlim for 750 metres or two minutes, go down A12 to get to Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral in Setúbal within 25 minutes or 43.8 kilometres. Go down N10 and Av. Independência das Colónias to Av. 22 de Dezembro for seven minutes or 2.8 kilometres, and enter Setúbal, in Portugal.