Traveling by car in Portugal

Information and tips if you’re traveling by car in Portugal.

Map Estradas de Portugal
Map Estradas de Portugal

Portugal has good network of roads in good conditions. Besides, roads that link Portugal with Spain and then France are usually very clean and well taken care of.

Below you might find a small list of cities and their approximate distance in kilometers, compared to Lisbon, Portugal:

Oporto 313 Km.
Coimbra 206 km.
Faro 282 km.
Madrid 630 km.
Bilbau 866km.
Barcelona 1250 km.
Paris 1738 km
London 2180 km
Rome 2512 km

Via Verde, Portugal
Via Verde Way
Automatic SCUT porch, Portugal
Automatic SCUT porch.

It’s important to remind you that, if you’re coming from an european country and the motivation of your trip is tourism you won’t need an international driving license.

Useful Phone Numbers:

Portuguese Roads Traffic and Roads information:

+351 212 879 210


(+34) 935 674 000 (24h) / 902 400 012.


(+33) 561 027 575 (24h).

In Portugal, most of the highways have automatic or manual tolls. When you’re circulating through one of these roads you should be aware to the chosen way. The designated “Via Verde” is an exclusive way for those who have their own device to automatically debit the toll fee. If you don’t have this device you should go through a normal manual way.

On the caso of the highways known as SCUTS, where you might see automatic porches, debit is done directly through the device. If you don’t have this device or you’re using a rent car you should head to the nearby post office and by telling your license plate number you’ll be able to pay the toll fee.

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