The best fleet of motorhomes and campervans for rent in Porto
Located in the north of Portugal, the Cidade Invicta (unvanquished city) was named “Best European Urban Destination” in 2020. A destination with a unique charm and an array of attractions for all types of travelers, tastes, and budgets. Its historical monuments (Torre dos Clérigos, São Bento Station, Carmo Church, Bolhão Market, among others), unique gastronomy (land of the famous Francesinhas), Port wine cellars, and even one of the most famous bookshops in the world (Livraria Lello), are just some outstanding activities and places a motorhome rental in Porto has to offer.
The city of Porto is located in the northern region of Portugal, near the mouth of the River Douro and about 300km from the capital, Lisbon. A car journey from Lisbon to Porto takes about three hours. The fastest way by car is via the A1 (this route includes tolls).
When getting a RV rental in Porto, you can travel there by plane, bus or train. The city has an international airport where planes from airlines such as Ryanair, Vueling, TAP, or AirFrance land daily. Porto has good road and rail access. The train journey between Lisbon (Santa Apolónia station) and Porto (Campanhã station) takes about three hours and twenty minutes.
Before renting a campervan in Porto, be sure to check where you will be able to park there. Finding free parking in Porto city center is not an easy task. It’s a good idea to park the motorhome on the outskirts of Porto during the day and use public transport (which works quite well) to get around the city.
During the night, between 19h and 9h, parking is free in most areas in Porto. However, keep in mind that finding available space in the city center can be quite difficult. Car parks are another option: Europarking - Park & Ride (2 minutes from the airport, open 24 hours a day - €2.50 per day) or Parking4you (100m from the airport, open 24 hours a day, with covered (€6 per day) and outdoor (€5 per day) car parks).
Porto is a city full of surprises and when it comes to events, there is something for everyone. Festivals, local festivities, events related to art, sport, and gastronomy, among others, are organized each year. Here are some suggestions for events that might interest you if you rent a motorhome in Porto.
Before renting a motorhome in Porto, it’s a good idea to think about where you’ll sleep at night. There are no campsites in the center of Porto. However, outside the city center, there are some options such as: