Sintra car hire

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Sintra car hire information

Pick-up locationSintra
Car types
Hire locations13
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Sintra

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Sintra

  • Car hire in Sintra is one of the popular ways to explore this beautiful and unique civil parish in Portugal. It allows you to take control of your holiday and explore the fairytale castles, enchanting gardens and beautiful scenery without trying to figure out the local transport schedule or haggling with a taxi driver over prices. One of the most sought-after road trips from Sintra is a roughly 40min drive to Lisbon, a highly visited and well-liked city in the country. Trying to catch a taxi or take the bus there can be a pain, so stick to your hired car.
  • Car hire in Sintra is possible, but since Lisbon Airport (LIS) is likely to be your arrival and departure point for your visit, hiring a car at the airport takes away the need to get a taxi or public transport to Sintra. Several of the companies offering car hire in Sintra are available in the arrival hall of Lisbon Airport. It's wise to book online, through KAYAK, to avoid availability issues and to save time. You'll be met at the airport by a representative and escorted to your vehicle.
  • The roads in Sintra can be quite narrow, so be prepared for a fair amount of traffic. The city centre is also a restricted area, so avoid driving around it. Sintra car hire is often best reserved for those long-distance trips. If you're driving in the city, be aware of pedestrians walking on the road and watch out for locals running parking scams; they’ll tell you that you aren't allowed to park somewhere unless you pay them.
  • A difficult thing about driving in Sintra is the quality of the roads and the winding, hilly nature of the terrain. The roads are small and the area is mountainous, so there are long stretches of road outside the city that wind up and down the hills, which can be difficult to navigate. When it comes to driving in the city, the small roads aren't always easy to move through and often lead to traffic jams. There are also countless pedestrians, and the city centre is a restricted zone with various one-ways that don't have signage.
  • Book your car hire in Sintra at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Sintra are around -1% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Sintra

  • How much is the price of fuel in Sintra?

    The average price of fuel in Sintra is €6.40 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €77 and €102, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Sintra?

    Mini (Fiat 500C or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Sintra.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Humberto Delgado airport (LIS)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Humberto Delgado airport include Klass Wagen, DriveGO, Goldcar Rental SP, Tangerine, DRIVEONHOLIDAYS, Sixt, Rent a Star, Europcar, GREEN MOTION and Ok Mobility.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Humberto Delgado airport (LIS)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Humberto Delgado airport to off-airport locations include DriveGO, Goldcar Rental SP, DRIVEONHOLIDAYS, Sixt, Rent a Star, Europcar, Centauro, SADORENT, Guerin and FLIZZR.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Sintra?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Sintra?

    A Mini car hire in Sintra costs €27 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Sintra?

    A Standard car hire in Sintra costs €16 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Sintra?

    A Premium car hire in Sintra costs €102 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Sintra?

    Since you'll be driving in an area with very narrow roads, opting for a compact hire car is a better option. These are easier to find parking for and easier to navigate the streets with. If you're travelling with a large group of people, consider hiring multiple cars rather than a big SUV or 4x4. If you need to hire a sedan, look into the slimmer models, just to make it easier on yourself and others. Regardless of the car you have, try to avoid heading into the city centre.

  • What’s the speed limit in Sintra?

    Speed limits in Sintra are often strictly enforced, especially for non-local drivers, so it's good to be aware of what these are in different areas. When driving in the city and other urban areas, the speed limit is 50 km/h, while the surrounding highways and expressways are usually capped at 100 km/h. There are a few expressways that have a limit of 120 km/h. These limits will all be displayed on road signs, so look out for them and adhere to them.

  • Where are the best places to park in Sintra?

    Finding parking in Sintra is known to be difficult because of the narrow roads and amount of traffic. There used to be free parking available in and around the city centre, but that's fallen away. Most of the parking available is in private car parks, which charge you per hour or in 15min increments. There are several car parks close to the Portela de Sintra train station, in the city centre.

Sintra car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Avenida dos Combatentes 74

+351 255 788 199

Monday08:30 - 12:3014:00 - 18:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:0008:30 - 12:30
Wednesday08:30 - 12:3014:00 - 18:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:0008:30 - 12:30
Friday08:30 - 12:3014:00 - 18:00
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Guerin

10.0

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Av Almirante Gago Coutinho, No 54 e 54 A

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Estrada Terras da Lagoa, 66. (Edifício Carplus)

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FLIZZR

10.0

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Avenida dos Combatentes 74

+351 255 788 199

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Hertz

8.2

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Av. Aviacao Portuguesa, 63

+351 219 107 200

Monday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 12:30
Tuesday09:00 - 12:3014:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:3014:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:3014:00 - 18:00
Friday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 12:30
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CarWiz

3.7

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Rua pé do mouro, Centro Empresarial Lusoworld 2 Armazém 33

+351 214 693 928

Monday09:00 - 12:30
Tuesday09:00 - 12:30
Wednesday09:00 - 12:30
Thursday09:00 - 12:30
Friday09:00 - 12:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:30
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keddy by Europcar

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Estrada Granja Do Marques N99

+351 21 961 8678

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Pct.paiva Couceiro

+351 219 228 997

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Specific Rent a Car

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Rua Mourisca, Sintra

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Rua Pé do Mouro Centro Empresarial Lusoworld Armazem 4 ZI Capa Rota Linhó-Sintra

+351 912 165 414

Monday19:00 - 19:29
Tuesday19:00 - 19:29
Wednesday19:00 - 19:29
Thursday19:00 - 19:29
Friday19:00 - 19:29
Saturday19:00 - 19:29
Sunday19:00 - 19:29
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ECHO

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Centro Empresarial Sintra Estoril 3 Rua Pé de Mouro

+351 214 689 545

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McRent

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Lisbon

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Sunnycars

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Av. Aviação Portuguesa, 63

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Good to know

Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a car hire in Sintra

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Car hire insurance in Sintra

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Sintra car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Sintra.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Sintra car hire.