Porto Airport car rental with Cartrawler Portugal
Use the online search engine of car hire, Cartrawler, to find the best deals from major car rental companies operating at Porto Airport, in Portugal. Cartrawler partners with both large, international brands of car hire and local Portuguese car rental providers.
Citroen C1 is amongst the cheapest cars for hire available at Porto Airport. © Photo: Find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk
Porto Airport – rent a car for a business trip or holiday in Portugla
Porto Airport – OPO, officially referred to as Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, is the second busiest airport in Portugal. Having handled approx. 7 million passengers in 2014, the airport serves not only the city of Porto, regarded as “the northern capital of Portugal”, but also the densely populated area of Maia, Vila do Conde and Matosinhos in the Portuguese North.
Porto, as well as the surrounding area are an important industrial and economic centre in Portugal and Porto Airport has seen a substantial growth of business travellers over the last decade.
Porto Airport is also a first stop in Portugal for many tourists visiting the city, which is, repeatedly, occupying prominent position in the rankings of the most popular city destinations in Europe. In fact, in 2014 Porto was voted the Best European Destination.
The airport is located approximately 7 miles north of Porto city centre, near the A41 motorway and the A28/ IC1 coastal road allowing fairly easy access to all major areas of interest in northern Portugal. See map of major motorways in Greater Porto area.
Car rental companies Porto Airport
Porto Airport is served by a large number of car rental providers. The counters of major rent-a-car brands can be found directly in the terminal. Competitive offers are often available from the off-site providers, some of which with offices located in very close from the airport, at Barreiro St. across the major access road from the terminal.
Car rental counters at Porto Airport. © Photo: Find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk
Per summer 2015, Porto Airport car rental was available from: Avis Rent A Car, Enterprise/Guerin, Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Sixt Rent A Car. Auto Jardim, Bravacar, Cael, Drive & Go, Drive on Holidays, Goldcar, Interrent, International Car LDA, JAP Rent A Car, Multiauto, amongst others.
Hertz shuttle taking customers from the counter to the rental car area. © Photo: Find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk
When searching Porto Airport car hire deals, it is stated in the description of the offer whether the car is picked up directly at the airport or if a shuttle bus is provided.
Porto car hire – rates
Cartrawler offers a very wide range of rental deals. Even within the same rental class there might be significant differences in price, depending on the provider, so it is usually worth to shop around before booking.
The prices of Porto car hire in the summer season usually start form around £100 for a week, when booked some time in advance. For this price usually only small city cars, such as VW Up!, Peugeot 107 or similar, are available. In the popular Golf class (compact class), expect to pay from about £ 160 for a week of Porto Airport car hire in, in July and August.
Peugeot 308 – compact class car rental from Porto Airport. © Photo: Find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk
Please note that prices of Porto Airport hire cars decrease significantly off-season. In autumn or spring, it is usually possible to rent a small car in Porto from about £50 for a week.
UK flights to Porto Airport
Ryanair and TAP Airlines are the main carriers at Porto Airport, although in the segment of low-cost flights, Easyjet seems to be increasing its offer in the location considerably.
Per summer 2015 UK flights to Porto Airport were available with:
- British Airways – from London Heathrow
- Easyjet - from Bristol, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester
- Ryanair – from London Stansted, Liverpool
- TAP – from London Gatwick
It is also possible to fly to Porto Airport on domestic flights from Lisbon, Faro, Ponta Delgada and Funchal.
Porto Airport – distances
Porto Airport is located within a relatively short distance from border with Spain and the city of Vigo, which is also served by an international airport, being thus an interesting option for travelling to the northern Iberian Peninsula.
Do note, however, that car rental from Porto Airport is often considerably cheaper than in Vigo.
Find below the approximate road distances between Porto Airport and popular destinations in northern Portugal and beyond:
- Porto Airport to city centre: 9 mi / 15 km by road (approx. 20 min by car)
- Porto Airport distance to Viana de Castelo: 39 mi / 62 km (approx. 35 min by car)
- Porto Airport – Braga: 31 mi / 50 km (approx. 35 min by car)
- Distance Porto Airport – Chaves: 87 mi / 140 km (1.5 h by car)
- Porto Airport distance to Bragança: 131 km 7/ 210 km (approx. 2h by car)
- Porto Airport – Lisbon: 206 mi / 330 km (approx. 3.5 h by car)
- Distance from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela: 144 mi / 230 km (around 2h20min)
- Porto Airport to Vigo: 100 mi / 160 km (1.5 h by car)