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a VirtualTourist member asked on Jul 27, 2016


rent a car

In view of the stories about the taxi drivers, I considered renting a car for a week
1 Is it worth it just for our comfort, we 4 people
2 This will save us heartache
3 can travel out of town and will not be dependent on
4 easy to get along driving in the city

i will Happy to receive tips from your experience

6 Answers

answered on 7/27/16 by
a VT member from Decatur

When we were in Portugal a few years ago, we rented a car but didn't drive much in Lisbon itself and actually took a couple of taxis in the city. I had heard the stories about them, so always asked the price before getting into the cab. Having said that, driving into Lisbon was not much trouble, but parking is always an issue. There are a number of parking lots in the city and I recall parking in one that was under one of the main squares. I think it was a little pricey, but what big city isn't. If you are going outside of Lisbon, renting a car makes sense. We drove from Cumbria to Porto and then to Lisbon. The roads were very good. I have a bit of info about the public transportation on my Lisbon page if you are interested.

answered on 7/27/16 by
a VT member

Good evening, Mr. Rex

I learned from your answer that the demon not so terrible
And I can rent a car and manage in lisbon
thank you for the lovely answer

answered on 7/27/16 by
a VT member from Decatur

Glad to be of some help. You will probably get other responses from people who know more than I do. Portugal is a beautiful country so I hope you have a great trip and will share some of your experiences and photos here on VT. Bon voyage!

answered on 7/28/16 by
a VT member from Rio de Janeiro

Dear Elicomio,
Your question has to be more objective to receive an excellent response.
Come on:
As you will come to Portugal? Plane, train, bus, ship, etc.
Depending on arrival, you have several options.
If you want more details, provide information.
I do not know a country that taxi driver be honest. Prague I paid 25 euros to go ................... on lap 5. !!!!

answered on 7/29/16 by
a VT member from Turquel

A car will be very useful to travel around Lisbon, but not inside Lisbon. Most of the touristy highlights may be seen walking, and the other are easily reachable by public transport. Furthermore, there are bad experiences with taxi drivers, but also very good ones.
In your place, I would split the week in two, using public transport inside Lisbon for three days, and renting a car for the other four, to four excellent daytrips visiting:
1 - Sintra, Cascais, Ericeira, and Mafra
2 - Óbidos, Nazaré, Alcobaça and Batalha
3 - Santarém, Tomar, Fátima
4 - Évora, Arrábida, Sesimbra
It's possible, and a very rich program.

answered on 7/30/16 by
a VT member

HI Solopes

As usual
Your answer is correct and complete
Thank you v mutch

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