15+ Companies that offer Campervan Hire in Portugal

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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 country. Portugal is very campervan-friendly and, as well as campsites, many people wildcamp in carparks and open spaces around the country (although this is technically illegal, but tolerated at certain times of the year).

Travelling by campervan can also be an affordable way to travel, although it’s definitely not the cheapest way to see Portugal on a budget. Most companies charge between €30-150 per night for campervan hire, which is much more than it would normally cost to rent an Airbnb or cheap hostel and travel by public transport. Unless you’re travelling as part of a group, there are cheaper ways to get around Portugal. However, it is a unique experience and sometimes unique experiences are worth paying extra for.

Motorhome or campervan travel is more about the experience more than anything else. It’s about waking up in a new place every morning, getting away from hotels and apartment rentals, and getting to see parts of the world that you might not otherwise. If that sounds like your perfect trip, here are some companies that offer campervan hire in Portugal.

1. Airbnb

You may not know this but you can rent campervans and motorhomes through Airbnb, and there are hundreds of them dotted around Portugal. Many campervan companies also have a profile on Airbnb as well, and so many people prefer to book through Airbnb for the protection that it offers them.

Prices start from around €30 per night, which is much cheaper than most of the professional camper companies where prices are typically in the €80-€150 price range. You can also easily see reviews from people who have rented with that host previously.

  • Locations: Nationwide
  • Prices: Varies

See a full list of campervans (in Portugal) on Airbnb here.

2. Oceancamper

oceancamper van by the beach

OceanCamper is a small campervan company based in Faro — ideal if you’re planning on exploring the Algarve and nearby Alentejo. Unlike many other campervan companies, their vans do not have logos or advertising on the side which is good news for those who want to be discreet.

Campervans come equipped with camping equipment, a cleaning kit, and bedding. It’s possible to add on extras like a surfboard, guitar, a mini heater, or wifi. Free pickup and drop-off is available from Faro Airport.

  • Locations: Algarve
  • Prices: From €29

Oceancamper campers can be booked through Airbnb, and have excellent reviews from previous customers, or through their website oceancamper.com

3. Yescapa

Yescapa hopes to be an Airbnb for campervan rental where you can rent campervans, motorhomes, and RVs directly from other people rather than from companies.

Prices in Portugal start from around €30 per night, and you can rent everything from converted vans, family-size motorhomes, campervans, and traditional VW vans.

  • Locations: Nationwide
  • Prices: Varies

Campervans can be booked through yescapa.com.

4. How (Hostel on Wheels)

Hostels on wheels van

Hostels on Wheels provide campervan rental in Portugal and Spain. Campervans, which are mainly Fiat Ducatos, are suitable for 4-5 persons and include integrated GPS, electricity, kitchen, and a security safe.

Extra facilities and add-ons include a wifi router, table and chairs, surfboard, wetsuit, bluetooth speaker, foldable bike, and board games.

  • Locations: Lisbon, Porto, Faro, and Madrid, Granada, Málaga, Seville, La Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, and Vigo in Spain.
  • Prices: From €69

Hostel on Wheels can be booked through Airbnb or through their website howcampers.com.

5. OLX

OLX is the Portuguese equivalent of Craiglist or Gumtree and, if you can’t find a good value camper on Airbnb, Yescapa, or through any of the campervan rental companies, it could be worth looking for a camper on OLX. This is definitely true during the summer months when prices can reach €150 per day or even higher.

While OLX can be cheaper, the downside is that renting directly usually means giving up on certain securities. Listings also don’t have reviews from previous guests like they do on Airbnb and Yescapa.

  • Locations: Nationwide
  • Prices: Varies

A full list of campervans, caravans, and other vehicles for rent can be found at olx.pt

6. Auto Europe

Auto Euro is a car rental comparison site that also allows you to compare the cost of motorhome and campervan rental from a select number of companies in Portugal like Indie Campers or McRent.

The results normally include a mixture of campervans and motorhomes, suitable for 2-6 persons.

  • Locations: Lisbon, Porto, Faro, and Coimbra
  • Prices: From €79

A full list of vehicles for rent can be found at autoeuropemotorhomes.com

7. Motorhome Republic

Motorhome Republic is a large international motorhome comparison website that allows you to book motorhome rentals in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and, of course, Portugal.

Motorhome Republic compares prices from several rental companies including Black Sheep, Pure Motorhomes, McRent, Euromotorhome, and Big Sky.

  • Locations: Lisbon, Porto, Faro
  • Prices: Varies

For more information visit motorhomerepublic.com

8. The Getaway Van

Based in Porto, The Getaway Van offers a fleet of Ford Transit vans, with space for four people, for rent. All the vans come with essentials like a shower, a kitchen, blackout blinds, bed linen, and cooking utensils.

  • Locations: Porto
  • Prices: From €45

Campers can be booked through Airbnb or direct at the-getaway-van.com

9. Camptoo

Camptoo is another Airbnb for campervans and motorhomes and, like Yescapa, you can rent all sorts of vehicles from small campervans to large motorhomes. As well as Portugal, Camptoo is also available in other European countries like Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and Italy.

  • Locations: Nationwide
  • Prices: Varies

For more information visit camptoo.com

10. Camper King Portugal

Camper King Portugal offers campervans for hire in mainland Portugal, and the campervans can be collected from Lisbon, Faro, and Porto.

  • Locations: Lisbon, Faro, Porto
  • Prices: From €49

For more information, visit camperkingportugal.com

11. Portugal By Van

Portugal By Van offers modern vans that have been converted into campervans for hire. The company is based just outside of Lisbon, but the vans can be delivered to Lisbon Airport, Porto, and Faro. Available extras include a solar shower, BBQ, child car seat, surfboards, and bodyboards.

  • Locations: Lisbon
  • Prices: From €45

For more information, visit portugalbyvan.com

12. Fly N’ Surf

Fly N’ Surf is a campervan and surfboard rental company that offers campervans for hire in Lisbon, Porto, and Faro. The campervans are mainly vans that have been converted into campervans, and include a large bed and storage area.

Winter rates start from around €36 per day during the low season (Mid November – Mid March), which is perfect for those trying to get the campervan experience on a budget.

  • Locations: Lisbon, Porto, Faro

For more information, visit Flynsurf.com

13. Algarve Campers

Algarve Campers is a Dutch-owned company that offers motorhomes for hire near Faro. Motorhome facilities include a shower, toilet, crockery and cutlery, refrigerator, stove, and aircon.

  • Locations: Faro
  • Prices: From $97 per day

For more information, visit Algarvecampers.com

14. Indie Campers

Indie Campers offer campervans for hire in several different countries, including Italy, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, the UK, and Portugal. The vans available are typically large and modern, and guests can also book extras like wetsuits, paddleboards, surfboards, portable heaters, and snowchains.

  • Locations: Lisbon, Porto, Faro
  • Prices: From €39

For more information, visit Indiecampers.com

West Coast Campers

West Coast Campers offer campervan hire in Spain and Portugal from a fleet that includes Fiat Ducatos, Renault Trafics, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinters. Accessories include a gas cooker, cooler, functional kitchen with sink, and kitchen utensils.

This company is part of the same company as Indie Campers.

  • Locations: Lisbon, Porto, Faro, and Seville and Malaga in Spain.
  • Prices: From €39

For more information, visit westcoastcampers.com/en

15. Siesta Campers

Siesta Campers offer classic and modern VW campervans for rent in Lisbon, Faro, and Porto. The campervans sleep between 2 and 5 people, and are ideal for couples or young families.

Note: The classic campers are restricted to the Algarve so, if you’re planning to travel to other parts of Portugal, you should rent one of the modern models.

  • Locations: Lisbon, Porto, Faro
  • Prices: From €99

Siesta Campers can be booked through Airbnb or direct from Siestacampers.com

Vanscape

Vanscape is a Portuguese motorhome rental company based at Lisboa Camping, a campsite on the outskirts of Lisbon. The company offers stylish motorhomes for hire, and each motorhome is equipped with a fridge, solar panel, cooker, cooking utensils, and a water heater. Guests can also add extras to their booking like a GPS system, wifi router, surfboard, bicycle, or tent.

  • Locations: Lisbon, Porto
  • Prices: From €100

Vanscape campers can be booked through Airbnb or direct at Vanscape.pt

Black Sheep Campervans

Black Sheep Campervans is a French campervan hire company that offers campervan rentals throughout Western Europe including Portugal. The campervans are available for collection from either Lisbon or Porto, and include essentials like a shower system, picnic table and chairs, stove, and USB ports.

  • Locations: Lisbon, Porto
  • Prices: From €99

For more information, visit Blacksheep-van.com

Join The Conversation

  1. Renting foreign registered campers is illegal in Portugal. They must be plated with PT plates. The imt and GNR are very strict about this. You will get issued the fine not the company. Do you think if it was this simple all hire cars would be registered in Gibraltar and declare their virtually non existent tax there.

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    • Hi Ricardo,

      That’s interesting!

      Presumably someone could rent a camper in Spain and drive it into Portugal, but they just can’t rent a Spanish reg camper while in Portugal?

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  2. We had a hard time finding a place in Algarve which rents for less than a week in peak season. From a few that does it ‘Caravans2rent’ was actually great price for value. I didn’t see it in this list but we actually ended up choosing them and I think they deserve a shoutout.

    They are located close to Faro and they picked/dropped us at the train station. Huge variety of vans/motorhomes, some of them are pretty new and fresh. We rented two, got some extras for free and they charged us for only one car for dropping both vans during closed hours – and the manager asked her boyfriend to take us back to Faro. That was pretty neat from them. Free coffee too. Yum.

    The manager girl was really sweet, we did all the renting without any usual hassle (damage check, paperwork etc.) and the vans were actually in great condition. She said they usually rent for Portugese and since they’re often rent from them for the weekend, there’s no week limit (lucky for us!). They also do dropoffs at Lisbon if that’s important for someone.

    (We rented Paradise and Wild Life, Paradise was definitely the one to go for!)

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  3. Hi, we are renting 2 Californian VW T4’s in Portugal through Paulcamper.nl, they are all-risk insured and have a roadside assistance.
    Off cause if you blow a tire you will have to get it repaired before you travel on. So you will not have two flat tires when by accident you get another blown tire. (We had no blown tires the last 6 years)
    For your information:
    You can find our campers on:
    Woodstockampers.nl (that is Richie and Janis, our other camper, is on the bottom of that webpage.
    Kindly regards, Karin and Maarten

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  4. Renting a camper is a nightmare. You pay full insurance and yet you’re responsible if the camper gets stolen or damaged. You pay full insurance and they cover only one case. You blew your second tire – you’re on your own. Why pay for insurance then? :/

    Not to mention Terms and Conditions. Most of the companies basically copy/pasted the whole thing one from another. There are options which most of the them does not offer.

    I’m very dissapointed. I spent too many hours for searching a dacent camper and now I regret buying plane tickets.

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  5. hello!

    Does anyone know where I can find an auto transmission campvan in Lisbon or Faro or Algarve?
    For an affordable budget?

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  6. Great list and very helpful advice for travellers. Just a quick note to anyone wanting to rent a camper in Portugal. Please make sure the company is licensed, always ask for their “Alvara” this is the compulsory license needed to rent a vehicle in Portugal. By Portuguese law, it must be displayed at the bottom of the website. Without this, the vehicle will not be properly insured and you could also run the risk of a fine of up to €2000.

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  7. Had a terrible experience ourselves with Yescapa. The host was delayed by 3 hours, wasting our precious holiday time. The van was dirty and they even wiped the toilet down and then wiped the table to eat from down with the same cloth, disgusting. The van overheated on the way to Algarve and sat and waited for 2 hours for a truck and there was no replacement vehicle. Wasted holiday indeed.

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  8. Used Yescapa. Got a vehicle with battery problems that left us without power steering or brakes on the highway, forcing an emergency stop. Informed the owner and we were able to fix it and keep going. Failed again multiple times, causing delays. As we got to the destination, when opening a window normaly, it disassembled on our hands. Were able to put it back. As we returned we were not returned our deposit because allegedly we had broken the window and still asked more money to fix it. Terrible experience!

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    • Hi David,

      Sorry to hear you had such an awful experience, but thanks for leaving a review – it helps others avoid a similar experience.

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  9. I have rented a van two times in Portugal. The first time I searched a lot on the internet to find good prices and ended up booking with Camper King Portugal https://camperkingportugal.com/ . I had a good experience overall, good value for money. The second time I rented on Airbnb (Yes, you can also rent RVs there). I checked the reviews of the host, he was a super host. Everything went great. I can recommend both.

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  10. I’ve used Siesta Campers a couple of times now. Both times with a VW California. Great friendly team 5 minutes from Lisbon Airport. Would definitely recommend.

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