Car & Van Hire in Almada

Enterprise car hire locations in Almada

Upon landing in Lisbon, Portugal, you'll find Almada just across the Tagus River. The nearest airport is Humberto Delgado Airport, an 18 km drive from Almada. You'll find Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the airport and in Almada itself, allowing you to choose the most convenient pick-up. If you are travelling in a group, you might also consider van hire in Almada.

What to do and see in Almada

Almada is a treasure trove of culture, cuisine, and stunning landscapes. The city hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year that cater to both local and international visitors. One of the most anticipated events is the annual Almada Fashion Week, which showcases innovative designs and attracts fashion enthusiasts from around the world. Additionally, the city's vibrant art scene is highlighted during the Almada Street Art Festival in the summer.

For music lovers, the city offers a range of concerts and live performances at venues like the Casa da Cerca, with its beautiful garden setting, and the historic Cine Incrível, a multi-purpose cultural space. Almada also hosts several conferences throughout the year, attracting professionals from various industries.

One of Almada's most iconic landmarks is the Cristo Rei statue, which stands tall over the city and offers breathtaking views of Lisbon and the Tagus River. The monument is a must-visit attraction, and you can either hike up the hill or take a short bus ride to reach the base of the statue.

History buffs will appreciate Almada's rich past, as the city is home to several noteworthy sites, such as the medieval Castle of Almada and the 16th-century Church of Santiago. The Almada Museum, housed in a former convent, showcases local history and art, making it an excellent stop for those interested in the city's heritage.

If you're looking for family-friendly activities, the Boca do Vento Elevator is a unique and fun way to experience stunning views of the city and the Tagus River. Children will also enjoy the whimsical Jardim do Castelo park, with its delightful playground and gardens. Almada is also home to several beaches, such as Costa da Caparica, which offers excellent surfing opportunities and a laid-back atmosphere.

Sticking with the outdoors theme, the Mata Nacional dos Medos, a protected forest area, offers a serene escape from the city. Hike or cycle along the well-marked trails and enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of the region. Another great outdoor destination is the Lagoa de Albufeira, a picturesque lagoon perfect for birdwatching, picnicking, and water sports. Most of these spots have parking nearby and can be easily reached.

Almada's culinary scene offers a mix of traditional Portuguese fare and international dishes. Be sure to try the locally loved seafood dishes, like bacalhau à Brás, at one of the many waterfront restaurants. For a sweet treat, visit one of the city's gelaterias, offering delightful gelato flavours made from fresh, local ingredients.

Driving in Almada

Almada benefits from well-marked roads and plenty of parking options. Be aware of the city's pedestrian zones, as driving in these areas is prohibited. The historic centre of Almada, Cacilhas, is a pedestrian-only area, so you will need to park nearby and explore on foot.

The city is well-connected to the surrounding areas via major roads and highways, including the A2 motorway, which links the city to Lisbon and other nearby towns. Additionally, the 25 de Abril Bridge provides a direct connection to Lisbon, while the Vasco da Gama Bridge offers an alternative route to the eastern side of the capital.

When planning your journey, avoid market days in the city centre as traffic can be heavy and parking limited. In the city, many streets are one-way, so it's crucial to be mindful of traffic signs and directions. It's also important to note that the city has several hills, with steep inclines and descents in certain areas.

You will find both on-street parking and car parks available throughout the city. On-street parking is typically metered, so ensure you have coins on hand to pay for your parking time. Alternatively, you can opt for one of the many car parks, which offer hourly or daily rates.

Be aware that parking in the city centre can be more challenging during peak hours or special events, so it's wise to arrive early or choose a car park on the outskirts and walk or use public transport to reach your destination.

If you're venturing outside of Almada to explore nearby attractions, it's worth noting that some popular tourist spots, such as the Cristo Rei monument, have limited parking available. In these instances, consider using public transportation or parking in a nearby town and walking to the attraction.

Fuel stations in Almada are plentiful, and many are self-service. Be prepared to pump your own petrol or diesel, and make sure you know which type of fuel your rental car requires. Payment options at fuel stations usually include cash and credit cards, with some stations offering additional services like car washes and tyre inflation.

Convenient car hire in Almada allows you to get the most out of this wonderful Portuguese destination, seeing the sights and discovering the wider area in comfort and at your own pace.

Car and van hire in Portugal with Enterprise

Enterprise Portugal offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Almada

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Almada

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Almada, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.