Portugal is considered one of the best destinations for tourism in Europe. Annually the country is visited by more tourists, than in it the inhabitants live. It is a fact that services of car rental in Lisbon are very popular among tourists. A great popularity among travelers is used by Avis car rental Portugal in Lisbon airport. Portugal can boast by the presence of lots of rental services, but Avis has many advantages.
However, before renting a car, it’s worthwhile to determine the routes of your travelling. By the way, that’s why in Lisbon it is recommended to rent small maneuvering vehicles. Most tourists planning a tour of several cities in Portugal, rent a car only at the end of their stay in Lisbon, because in the city itself it is not particularly advisable. However, in any case, we recommend you book a car in advance.
Actually, it is not difficult to rent a car in Portugal. To do this, you must have a driving experience of at least a year, be more than 21 years old, sometimes – no younger than 25 years, present a credit card or leave a deposit.
As almost all rental companies, Avis takes an additional fee (or in general rent is more expensive) from young drivers. Usually, you will have to pay extra if you are under 25 years old and sometimes if you are over 70.
The prices of Avis car rental in Lisbon start from 18 EUR per day. At the same time, the amount of deposit that must be left for the car, can reach 1000 EUR and higher. This amount is blocked on the driver’s credit card and returned at the end of the transaction. The rental cost includes unlimited mileage, insurance and information support. For an additional price, you can order the services of address delivery of the car or special equipment.
Generally, the concept of full car insurance means no deductible (absence of franchise). Advice for everybody – never leave anything in sight in the car saloon. Full insurance does not apply to wheels, tires, mirrors, windows and locks – for them you are always in charge.
When you receive a car, be sure to check again on what kind of insurance you have and what you are responsible for. Remember that you get a car with a full tank and return it also with a full one. Be sure to carefully read the terms of the lease. The lowest prices for car rental in Portugal are in the off-season. In the season of holidays, in addition to high prices, low-price cars may just end up.
Moreover, it is worth remembering that costs associated with the car’s exploitation are quite expensive. In addition to fuel, you have to pay for parking, the most budgetary of which – municipal – are about 15 EUR per day. In Portugal, a system of toll roads is quite developed, so if you want to go to the ocean, you’ll probably have to pay too.
The Portuguese prefer cars with a manual transmission, and to the machines with automatic transmission most of them are feel the open contempt. That is why it is very difficult to find cars with automatic transmission. Nevertheless, Avis can offer some. They are, but there are few of them. Besides, such cars are more expensive and tourists quickly take them. Therefore, it is recommended to rent a car in advance through the Internet, or, if you are lucky, you may rent a car in Lisbon airport just after your arrival.
Have a good and calm trip!