Main road links
A22 - (Via do Infante) | N125
Public transports in all major locations.
Colour: beige or black and green
Pricelist must be displayed inside the taxi.
Fare changes: there is a 20% increase between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am and during the weekends; any luggage carried in the taxi boot is subjected to a fixed charge.
Renting a car
Car rental (with or without a chauffeur) can be found in all major centres, hotels and travel agencies.
Compulsory conditions for renting: Valid identity card (European Union citizens), valid passport (other non-EU citizens), valid driving licence, minimum age of 21 years. It is mandatory to have a third party personal insurance.
Stations in all major centres between Lagos and Vila Real de Santo António.
In Portugal, cars drive on the right side of the road. Wearing seat belt is compulsory for all passengers, and motorcyclists must always wear helmets. Specific legislation is in force banning the use of mobile phones while driving, except when using hands-free systems.
Traffic signs comply with international conventions. When driving, the drink drivelimit allowed is 0.5 grams/litre (grams of alcohol per litre of blood).
There are 24-hour service stations in main urban centres, as well as on motorways and main roads. Other petrol stations have variable opening hours.
Maximum road speed limits for passenger vehicles without trailers and motorcycles:
- 50 kilometres per hour in built up areas
- 90 kilometres per hour on rural roads
- 120 kilometres per hour on motorways (minimum speed : 50km per hour)
- Other speed limits might be indicated (be aware)
Identity card or passport
Vehicle Registration Certificate - known as the log book and the Registration Document (a blue paper named Título de Registo de Propriedade in Portuguese), or just the all-in-one document (Documento Único Automóvel, which comprises all the necessary information on both owner and vehicle).