Car hire in Portugal allows you to enjoy everything from the exciting hustle and bustle of the large cities (Lisbon & Porto) to the sunny beaches Portugal has to offer. The Algarve is an ever-popular sun destination. You could get car hire and discover the artistic and archaelogical heritage of Portugal. Portugal has an excellent road network with most major cities linked by motorways. The A1 (E80) connects Lisbon to Porto, and the A2 (E1) connects Lisbon to Faro. Many routes are tolled (portagem). In Portugal, you drive on the right and overtake on the left. It is best not to obstruct the overtaking lane on motorways. It is compulsory to carry a reflective jacket in the rental car, so make sure one is there when you pick up the car.