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Lisbon average daily maximum temperature

With gothic architecture, a laidback outlook on life and seriously good cuisine, it is clear to see why holidays to Lisbon are popular amongst people who want to experience more of Portugal than its sundrenched beaches and busy bars. With tight alleys and winding backstreets, Lisbon has the higgledy-piggledy feel of an isolated town in places, but its wide boulevards and strong economy show a different side to Portugal's capital.

Hiring A Car In Lisbon

People often choose car hire from Lisbon Airport as a great way of getting into and then around the city. Most hotels in Lisbon can accommodate vehicles, although not all of its areas are suited to cars so check before you book cheap Lisbon car hire to make sure that you can keep your rental car near you.

Places To Visit In Lisbon

Sitting on the side of a hill is the Barrio Alto district, perfect for a coffee stop in a cafe in the afternoon or an evening meal followed by live music entertainment. This area is packed full with a wide variety of cultures so there's always something to see. Meanwhile, retail lovers should head to Chiado if they want to get their fill of modern shops. With car hire Lisbon and its many distinct districts need not be inaccessible to travellers.

General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Lisbon, and any additional charges.


Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Lisbon. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Lisbon!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.