A Guide to Using the Toll Roads in Portugal

a22 Algarve

Using the toll roads is the fastest way to get around Portugal: a drive from Lisbon to Albufeira, for example, would take just under 2 and a half hours on the toll roads but around 3 and a half hours on the non-toll roads. Speed isn’t everything, though, especially if you’re not in a rush … Read more

27+ Tips, Rules, & Safety Pointers for Driving in Portugal

driving at night

A lot of people are nervous about driving in Portugal for the first time, but it’s actually not that bad. Sure, indicating isn’t all that common, people do drive bumper-to-bumper, and Portugal does have one of the highest accident rates in Western Europe, but it’s actually alright. In fact, Portugal can be a very enjoyable … Read more

Renting an Automatic car in Portugal

automatic car transmission

If you’re from the United States, Canada, Israel, or parts of Asia, you may be used to driving an automatic car. In Portugal, and in almost all of Europe, however, most people drive manual cars. This means that car rental companies tend to mainly stock manual cars rather than automatic ones. That’s not to say … Read more

15+ Companies that offer Campervan Hire in Portugal

A campervan by the cliffs in the Algarve

If you’ve ever dreamt of spending a week, month, or even longer travelling by campervan then you’re in luck. There are an increasing number of Portuguese and international companies that have campervans for hire in Portugal. Travelling by campervan is a fun way to explore Portugal, and it’s a great way to thoroughly explore the … Read more

Renting a Luxury Car for Your Trip to Portugal


Whether you’re driving through the Algarve, up and down the hilly Douro Valley, or racing around the island of Madeira, it’s just not quite the same when you’re doing it in a small hatchback rental – especially if you’re visiting Portugal for a honeymoon, milestone birthday, or any other special occasion. What you ideally want … Read more

Renting a Car Long Term in the Algarve


So, you’re planning on spending a few months on the Algarve. You have your long term accommodation booked, but you need a way of getting around. Is the easiest option to rent a car long term? Although the Algarve has a reasonable bus and train service, which is fine for getting from one large town … Read more

How to Drive to Portugal from the UK


Every year, thousands of people drive from the UK to Portugal and back again. It’s usually cheaper to fly (although that depends on how many are in your group), but there are also a lot of benefits to driving to Portugal. You save money on car hire, you can bring a lot of your possessions … Read more

Portugal Trains: How to get around Portugal by Train

Campanha train station

Portugal has a great train service. It’s old, and it’s a little slow in comparison to the trains in many other European countries, but it’s functional. Sometimes the air con even works as well! There are four different types of train in Portugal: Alpha-Pendular: The fastest trains in Portugal. These are usually the newest and … Read more

Taxi Apps in Portugal – There’s More Than Just Uber

Mytaxi app

Once upon a time, there were lots of different taxi apps that you could use as well as Uber. These days, the number is much smaller as many of the companies have acquired each other. Still, there are definitely some Uber alternatives left — good news for those that want to take advantage of free … Read more

Using Uber in Portugal

uber app

Once banned in Portugal, Uber is now available in several cities in Portugal like Lisbon, Porto, Braga, and across the Algarve.  It’s also not the only taxi app that you can use in Portugal. There are plenty of others like Bolt (previously Taxify) and Free now (previously MyTaxi). Note: A lot of people are asking … Read more