Discover Car Hire in Porto
Porto is often regarded as one of the most attractive destinations to visit in Portugal. It is located on the northern west part of the country and is listed as a world heritage city due to its cultural and natural richness.
When driving in another country, it is important to be aware of their road rules and regulations. As these rules can differ between each country, we have put together a driving tips page containing plenty of information about driving in Portugal. However, please be aware that this information should be used as a guide only and if you have any further questions please visit the website of the local authorities.
The architecture in Porto spans from Roman dwellings, medieval architecture, and Baroque masterpieces, to Art Nouveau buildings and contemporary designs. Some of the main attractions in Porto include: the Ribeira district where the Douro River and its port wine lodges are located. Another destination for your self-drive holiday is the Monastery of Serra do Pilar for stunning views of the city and its famous bridge, and hundreds of monuments such as Casa da Música and ancient churches.
Driving a car in Porto allows you to discover charming places that in some cases are not accessible using public transport such as the Douro Valley and natural landscapes and beaches waiting to be discovered by you.
You can also go to towns such as Braga and Guimarães, being just 50 minutes drive north from Porto and discover its well preserved castles, palaces and medieval villages.
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Porto - Lisbon||314||3|
|Porto - Coimbra||119||1.12|
|Porto - Guimarães||54||1|