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Lagos to Lisbon car hire

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Lagos to Lisbon car hire

Hi,

My husband and I are planning to visit Lagos and Lisbon in November 2011. We were wondering, if its a good idea to rent a car in Lagos to be able to drive around in the Algarve, and then head on to Lisbon.

Can someone please tell me what are the good and cheap car rental companies in Portugal and whether its a good idea to drive & explore?

HOw long does it take from lagos to Lisbon?

Also, can you tell me what sort of weather does Lagos/Lisbon have in November?

Thanks

Namz

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1. Re: Lagos to Lisbon car hire

Lagos to Lisbon is about 3 hours drive plus about an hour in Lisbon trying to find somewhere to park. Do find an hotel with private parking if you can. A car is not needed in Lisbon itself.

All the major car rental agencies are present here in the Algarve but some may not have offices in Lagos. Look at Avis, Hertz, Europcar etc.

How will you be arriving in Portugal? if you are flying in to either Lisbon or Faro airports it makes sense to hire a car at the airport. Lagos is about 1 hour's drive from Faro airport.

Lagos is at the western end of the Algarve, the nicest end and there are plenty of places to see within a short drive.

Weather in November can be cool and wet, daytime temperatures in the mid to high 50's F, 13 - 16C. We do get quite a bit of rain in November and down in the western end of the Algarve it can be very windy.

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2. Re: Lagos to Lisbon car hire

Thank you for the detailed reply.

We will be coming from Seville via bus. We do not plan to use the car in lisbon so will take it only for exploring the Algarve and then for the drive to Lisbon. Thanks again!

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3. Re: Lagos to Lisbon car hire

book your car at travel supermarket in advance.

i was in lagos last november, one day i was on the beach in tee shire and shorts.

that evening i got drenched walking through town back to my hotel.

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4. Re: Lagos to Lisbon car hire

Two quite reputable car hire firms with offices in Lagos town:

www.auto-jardim.com

www.luzcar.com

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5. Re: Lagos to Lisbon car hire

Thank you all for the help.

Since we will be travelling by bus from Seville to The Algarve, would you suggest that we stop off at Faro (it happns to be on the route), and hire a car for the rest of the journey to Lagos? this way we might be able to see more of the region.

Or do you think we should just head straightto lagos?

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6. Re: Lagos to Lisbon car hire

With respect Travellernamz I'm getting quite confused. In November you are spending 2 days in Mallorca, then going to Seville, before busing to Lagos for 1.5 days, and then onto Lisbon.

Perhaps an overall outline of your itinerary would enable people to offer you more accurate advise.

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7. Re: Lagos to Lisbon car hire

i think you will be too tired to do so much in so little time,

you might get lost and this will take up precious time.

have you got sat nav

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8. Re: Lagos to Lisbon car hire

I agree with Paul, your schedule is extremely tight.

I can only presume that when you say you have 1.5 days in Lagos, the half day is when you are preparing to travel to Lisbon. As such you only have one day to explore the Algarve.

What strikes me is that if you want to explore, you may actually miss out on exploring what is directly on your doorstep. That includes the many things to experience in Lagos town itself.

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