Car & Van Hire in Amadora

Enterprise car hire locations in Amadora

Amadora, a thriving city in Portugal's Lisbon District, can be easily reached from Lisbon's Humberto Delgado Airport, located approximately 10 km away. At the airport, you will find an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch offering convenient rentals. Amadora benefits from excellent public transport links, including trains and buses. To fully explore the city and its surroundings, consider a car hire for added convenience and flexibility.

What to do and see in Amadora

Amadora is a bustling city nestled in the Lisbon District, offering a mix of cultural attractions, green spaces, and shopping experiences for you to explore, alone or with others. With a car hire in Amadora, you can delve into the city's charm and discover its hidden gems as easily as you would visit somewhere in your home town.

Begin your exploration at the Aqueduct of the Free Waters, an impressive 18th-century structure that once supplied Lisbon with fresh water. This remarkable feat of engineering stretches over 18 km, with the whole network of canals covering nearly 58 km, and offers a glimpse into Portugal's rich history.

For art enthusiasts, the Amadora BD International Comics Festival is a must-visit event. Held annually, the festival showcases a wide range of comic art, exhibitions and workshops, attracting both local and international artists and comic aficionados.

If you're seeking some retail therapy, head to the Dolce Vita Tejo shopping centre, one of the largest shopping malls in the Iberian Peninsula. With over 280 stores, a cinema, and a plethora of dining options, Dolce Vita Tejo is the perfect destination for a day of shopping and entertainment.

If you’re a nature lover, you might appreciate the scenic Parque Aventura Sniper, an outdoor adventure park that offers a range of activities such as paintball, airsoft, and archery. The park's natural setting provides a refreshing break from the bustling city and promises an exhilarating day for visitors of all ages. You can also take a short drive to the nearby town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its stunning palaces and lush gardens. Explore the colourful Pena Palace, the mysterious Quinta da Regaleira, and the imposing Moorish Castle for a truly unforgettable experience.

Don't miss the opportunity to taste traditional Portuguese cuisine in Amadora. Sample local dishes such as "bacalhau" (salted cod), "pastéis de nata" (custard tarts), and "caldo verde" (green soup), all of which reflect the rich culinary heritage of the region.

Driving in Amadora

When driving in Amadora, it's important to be aware of local traffic rules and regulations to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. The biggest difference for UK drivers is that, in Portugal, you drive on the right-hand side of the road. Be prepared for toll roads in the area, as these are common throughout the country. Equip yourself with an electronic toll device or ensure you have enough cash to cover the fees.

Parking in Amadora is typically a straightforward affair, with various paid and free parking options available throughout the city. Be on the lookout for any parking signs and restrictions to avoid fines. In busy areas or during peak times, it may take some time to find a suitable parking spot, so be patient and prepared to search for one. Of course, searching for parking spots online can make things easier.

While not unusual for UK drivers, Amadora's streets contain a large number of roundabouts found throughout the city. When approaching a roundabout, yield to traffic already in the circle, and signal your intentions before exiting. Be mindful of pedestrians and cyclists, as they are common throughout Amadora and its neighbouring areas. Give them plenty of space, and always check for their presence before making turns or opening your car door.

Portuguese speed limits vary depending on the type of road. In urban areas, the standard speed limit is 50 km/h, whereas, outside urban areas, it is generally 90 km/h. On motorways, the speed limit is typically 100 km/h, and on motorways, it is 120 km/h. Always pay attention to posted speed limit signs and adapt your speed accordingly.

When driving in Amadora, it's crucial to remain vigilant, particularly during peak traffic hours. Traffic congestion is not uncommon, especially during morning and evening rush hours. Plan your trips accordingly and be prepared to encounter potential delays.

Another thing to note is that Portugal has strict drink-driving laws. The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.05%, which is lower than in some other countries, including the UK, which is 0.08%. To ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road, it's best to avoid driving after consuming alcohol. You may also want to familiarise yourself with local emergency numbers in case you need assistance while driving in Amadora. The general emergency number in Portugal is 112, which can be used for police, medical or fire emergencies.

Amadora is a vibrant city that deserves to be explored. By opting for a car or van hire in Amadora, you have the freedom to explore this dynamic destination and its surroundings at your own pace, tailoring your visit to suit your interests and schedule.

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 Amadora

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 Amadora

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Amadora, 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.