Car Hire Porto Airport
Whether you’re visiting the north of Portugal’s largest city or travelling through the natural parks and mountains to explore the architecture, churches and historical culture of the area, hiring a car from Porto Airport can get you around with ease. Skyscanner can help you get the best price for your car hire.
Where to hire a car at Porto Airport
At Porto Airport you can hire a car from Avis Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Guerin. The desks are all located on level 0 in arrivals in the terminal building. Goldcar and Sixt also offer car hire from Porto Airport but are located off site and you will need to take the shuttle bus to collect your car.
Petrol Stations near Porto Airport
Depending on the type of car rental agreement you have you may need to refuel your car before dropping it off at the airport.
The nearest petrol station to Porto Airport is the Jumbo Station on Estrada EN107, this is a few minutes’ drive away and easy to find after passing the Botica Metro Station roundabout. After filling up the car you will need to drive back to the roundabout and head back towards the entrance of the airport.
Driving around Porto Airport
The network of roads in Porto means the airport is well connected to Northern Portugal with roads such as the A28, A41 and A4 all easily accessible.
Portugal has a toll road system in operation with the A1, A3 and A4 being the ones you are most likely to encounter after leaving the airport. Most car hire companies offer you the chance to pre-purchase credit on a toll transponder in the car which should be considered if you do not want to worry about the tolls whilst driving in Portugal.
Getting to your destination
Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to Northern Portugal which can be easily reached from Porto Airport after hiring a car.
Porto is known for creating Port and the world famous wineries in the region but it is now becoming a popular destination in its own right thanks to the year round sunny climate. The unique Portuguese buildings and location on the river create the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing city break.
Porto Airport to Porto is a 15 minute, 13km drive, traveling via the A28 will avoid any tolls.
Parking in the city centre of Porto can be difficult to find on the street, however there are a number of secure underground parking facilities in convenient locations throughout the city.
The oldest city is Portugal, Braga is now a vibrant and fun city attraction many thanks to the cuisine, festivals and unique blend of ancient, contemporary and baroque architectural pieces.
Driving from Porto Airport to Braga will take approximately 40 minutes, at 53km via the A3 and the A11, both of which are toll roads.
As the city of Braga is relatively small the number of on street parking spaces is very limited, there are paid parking lots available in the city centre and parking available at many of the hotels.
Aveiro is a fascinating hidden gem which is off the radar for many visiting Portugal but the modern art nouveau Portuguese twist which it puts on its marine heritage makes Averio a must visit.
Driving to Aveiro from Porto Airport will take an hour via the A1 toll road. There are small parking areas throughout the town.