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No more car hire hassles when you rent a car with Nova Car Hire. Using the search box on your left, type in the dates and location for your car hire, then enter the driver's age and nationality. We instantly search our network of the best car hire providers for Porto Airport to bring you a cheap quote there and then for your choice of vehicle. Book online, pack your driver's licence and booking confirmation document, and you're ready to start driving as soon as you land at Porto Airport.
About Car Hire at Porto Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Francisco Sá Carneiro, more commonly known as Porto Airport, is the main airport servicing the city of Porto in Portugal. It was renamed after former Portuguese prime minister Francisco de Sá Carneiro was killed in an airplane crash en route. Previously, it was known as Pedras Rubras Airport.
Porto Airport is situated 11km north west of the city. A base for Ryanair and TAP Portugal, it serves more than 5 million passengers annually. The most popular routes are to Paris Orly, Geneva, Madrid, and Lisbon.
6 Tips for Driving in Portugal
Beware of impatient drivers. Drivers in Portugal may pull out unexpectedly in front of you, overtake outrageously, or drive dangerously close to your bumper.
Do not cross unbroken white lines, particularly double ones. If you want to turn left onto a road with double white lines, you will have to turn right into the direction of traffic and use the next roundabout to change direction. You can be fined for breaking this rule.
You must carry a reflective jacket, a red reflective warning triangle, spare bulbs plus appropriate tools, an inflated spare wheel plus tools,and approved child seats for children under 12 and/or 150cm.
Most of the motorways (‘A’ roads with blue signs) are now tolled. Unless you have a special electronic device fitted to your car, don’t drive through the Via Verde channel, or you will be charged for the entire stretch of motorway when you leave because you will have no ticket to show where you entered the toll road.
More and more toll roads have no toll booths, so if you don't have an electronic device, you’ll have to pay at the post office a few days later.
Slip roads joining and leaving dual carriageways can be the wrong way around, so new cars may be attempting to enter the flow of traffic as you're slowing down and indicating to leave it. Slip roads also tend to be very short, forcing you to slow considerably as you leave the main road in order to manage the tight bends.
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Image: Porto at night by Christ Stephenson