You'll have received car hire pick up location instructions with the confirmation email. Spend some time to read through how to find the vehicle hire collection location before you set off
If you have purchased Premium excess cover on the web site or you have a different insurance policy, you should still take time to check the vehicle for damage. Also spend some time taking photos with your phone of each section of the car. If there is damage on the car that is not highlighted in your hire agreement you must report this to the car rental provider
Be sure to check the fuel type for the car and inspect which side of the vehicle the filler cap is on
You should check alloy wheels and locks for issues as well. These are easy to miss when you are in a rush to begin your journey
All the cars displayed on the web site include a full to full fuel policy. Always check that the tank is full prior to setting off. If it is not you should inform the rental company before driving away
We compare deals on a wide selection of car types and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around | Portugal, we’ve got you covered.
Going on holiday with a larger group in Portugal? Whether it’s a big family holiday or a golf vacation, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat minibus and van deals from a wide range of rental companies.
If you’re struggling to find a people carrier, minibus or car that you'd like to rent, or if you have any queries regarding boot space or seating config, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Looking to drive something extra special whilst you are in Portugal? The Prestige Car Hire category compares rental deals for premier car brands such as Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Range Rover.
Enjoy the wind in your hair whilst you road trip around Portugal in your convertible car rental. We find low cost deals on convertibles of all different shapes and sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.
Stress Free Car Rental compares a vast range of small cars, including Fiat 500s, Ford Kas, Nissan Micras and many more, perfect to drive around narrow streets but keep in mind you’ll have limited luggage space so be sure to pack light. .
If your luggage includes 2 large bags, we recommend taking a look at something in the Large Car category. Large cars come with plenty of room for 4 or 5 people and several bags.
Have lots of bags? Need to take quite a lot of stuff with you but not enough to require a van? Maybe one of our estate cars will fit your requirements. We compare estate car prices from all of the brands you can trust in Portugal.
Travelling with more than 5 passengers? Stress Free Car Rental compares a variety of people carriers available in Portugal that easily accommodate 7 or 8 people. For more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of luggage) we recommend having a look at our range of rental minibuses.
We accept American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card provided by your bank or credit card company when renting a car on our website.
It's worth bearing in mind that often car hire brands that do allow debit card at the desk are not as cost effective as car hire companies that accept credit card only.
Would you prefer us to take payment using something other than credit card or debit card? Do contact us to let us know. We are always open to ideas re how we can improve the service we offer to make booking your car rental a Stress Free experience.
Be careful when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card on collection, car hire companies often hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, this is often a considerable amount of money , if you choose to pay with a debit card this will be debited from your account and not refunded until weeks following you've returned the car.
Usually, car rentals that come with our Premium Cover option enable you to use a debit card when you pick up the car without any additional charges. You can review if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car rental security deposit and insurance options on the extras page of the booking process.
It's practical to know the alternative currency and payment options for your car hire in Portugal, as often payments for extras (such as extra drivers and child seats) might have to be paid for in the local currency (either in cash or by credit card) on collection.
We accept a number of currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).
If you've chosen Basic or Essential Cover with your car rental, it often means that you'll have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You'll more often than not be given the opportunity to buy a top up policy by the rental company when you collect the car, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Many of the Portugal car hire brands we compare prices for accept a debit card when you collect the rental; but some of these do have special terms and conditions associated to them. Always be sure to understand the T&Cs if you want to pick up the car using a debit card.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
The following car rental suppliers are available in Portugal: Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, Guerin, Europcar, Keddy by Europcar, Goldcar, Alamo, Enterprise, National, OK Rent a Car, Turisprime, FireFly, Centauro.
The cheapest price for a week in Faro Portugal for November is GBP47.89 with car hire supplier Turisprime. We compare prices from all of the leading car rental companies. Order your search results by price to find the best deal
An example average price for 5 days in Faro for November is GBP344.96 for a lead driver aged 35
Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Portugal. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters
Premium insurance is the highest option for car hire insurance we provide.
So that you're able to make an informed decision relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to give you the option to rent a car including a Premium cover product.
Choosing Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also decide to purchase Premium Cover at the car hire desk, It might be less expensive to buy this up front on our website when you make your car hire booking.
Lots of our clients choose the Premium Cover option when renting a vehicle because it usually lowers the security deposit for the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car rental insurance excess risk. You can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.
On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you understand the cost of everything before you pay.
We strive to be the best car rental website around so that you know when you book with us you're getting the best price, value and service.
All of the deals on our website include all fees including everything that you're required to pay when you pick up the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, additional drivers and young driver fees.
To begin your stress free booking process, head over to our homepage and type in the required details then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some of the best deals based on your details.
Hiring a car, can be a stressful, surprisingly costly, ordeal which is why our clever matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.
Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be easier, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including payments and prices.
When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need:
There's a wide variety of reasons why we are different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our frustration with the process of renting a car.
The reason we decided to do things differently is because we got fed up of seeing people having trips ruined by a bad car rental experience and felt like we could provide a more transparent service.
Car hire providers we work with include big car hire companies like Hertz and Enterprise there are some firms we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we don't list these on our website.
Stress Free Car Rental compares millions of car hire deals at 1000s of car rental locations to hunt down great deals and ensure that booking them on the website as easy, quick and Stress Free as it can be
Stressfreecarrental.com work to deliver our customers with all of the best car hire deals in Portugal with no unexpected charges.
Stressfreecarrental.com are based in Manchester UK and we are on a mission to make renting a car a Stress Free experience
Extra drivers are available to pre book on the website on step two of our booking process. In many cases you will pay for additional drivers when you pick up your rental.
You can use the filters on our website to find your perfect rental, including rentals with an automatic gearbox, diesel fuel and low security deposit options.
Car rental availability can change greatly at different times of the year. Christmas is an important factor to consider that influences car rental prices. Factor this in when considering your rental.
Vehicle types at each car hire location are variable. The car rental company will always provide you with a car that’s the same size in terms of body style, passengers and luggage capacity but the exact type may vary from the one displayed. If you would prefer a particular make, at most car hire locations we offer pre bookable guaranteed models from selected car rental companies . Use the filters on the website to find guaranteed model options.
We only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always better value compared with other car rental fuel policies.
If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.