An old Portuguese proverb: Coimbra sings, Braga prays, Lisbon performs and Porto works. The work ethos is noticeable in the atmosphere in the city. The people of Porto are friendly and down-to-earth.
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and has about 263,000 inhabitants. The people of Porto are known for being hard workers.
Porto is located on the north-eastern coast of Portugal. The waves that wash the coastline near Porto belong to the Atlantic Ocean, into which the river Douro, which meanders through Porto, flows. The banks of the river Douro are beautiful; Porto is a good base for visiting them.
Porto is very important for the Portuguese economy. First of all, this city has the highest number of factories in Portugal. One of the things they do is process textile. Porto is also the commercial heart of the country. A lot of Port Wine is traded, the product for which Portugal is internationally famous. Tourism is of minor importance to Porto, although it does play a role. The old city of Porto was declared a World Heritage by Unesco in 1996, which benefited tourism.
Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport is Porto's airport, which is located 20 kilometers to the north-west of the city. This airport processes domestic flights, mainly from Lisbon and Faro, as well as international flights.
From Porto it is easy to travel to many other Portuguese cities, both by bus and by train. The bus is cheaper. Every half an hour you can take a bus to and from the airport of Porto. In the city, the bus company STCP operates. Porto has begun building a subway. The plan is to extend this network throughout the city. The tram has been very important to Porto. At the moment, this type of public transport is disappearing.
Traffic and Parking
Compared to Lisbon, Porto is an easy place to drive, although here too the driving style of the Portuguese needs some getting used to. They drive hurriedly. It may be difficult to park your car in the center. The best solution is to leave your car just outside the city center, and to proceed on foot.
In Porto it is not very difficult to find a hotel that suits your taste. Nevertheless, we do recommend booking in advance during the peak season, which lasts from around May to September.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest?
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What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
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This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
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