Rent a car or van at Braga with Europcar
When you hire a vehicle from Europcar Braga, you’ll be set to explore one of Portugal’s oldest cities in comfort and style. Located just over three kilometres from the city centre and within close proximity to the Peneda-Gerês National Park and other must-see attractions, our Europcar station is the perfect place to begin a memorable adventure.
The Europcar car hire experience at Braga
At Europcar Braga we offer daily, weekly and monthly rental solutions to suit both long and short-term car hire needs. So, whether you’re planning a one-day excursion from your hotel or want to tour Portugal for an extended period of time – we can help.
As well as offering an efficient, friendly and flexible service, we also have a great selection of new vehicles that’ll make travelling a pleasure with compact models such as the Renault Clio being ideal for city driving. Our family-friendly favourites include the mid-sized Audi A3 and then there’s the Volkswagen Sharan TDI from our elite range which seats up to seven people.
At our Braga station, we also have a great selection of vans with models such as the Mercedes Sprinter being able to carry up to 3500 kilograms. Our vans can also be hired on flexible terms and tend to be a top choice for people relocating to Braga and the surrounding area.
No matter what your preferences, you can secure the car or van of your choice via our online, three-step booking process.
Discover Braga and surroundings by car
Founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago, Braga is one of the oldest Christian cities in the world with a rich and fascinating history. When you hire a vehicle from our Europcar Braga, you’ll be ready to explore some of the best local attractions with Braga Episcopal Palace and the Santa Bárbara Botanic Garden being particular highlights.
Other must-see places of interest include the Roman fountain Fonte do Ídolo, which was reportedly built in the 1st century, as well as Alto da Cividade Thermae – ruins of public baths also dating back to the 1st century. What’s left of Braga Castle is also very picturesque as is the main city gate Arco da Porta Nova which is a fine example of Baroque architecture.
If you fancy a trip out of the city, how about hitting the A3 and heading north to Peneda-Geres National Park, the only natural reserve of its kind in Portugal featuring everything from campsites to nature trails. Alternatively, you could make your way to Vila Real, a sleepy university town where you’ll find a wealth of memorable landmarks such as Mateus Palace and Capela Nova – a stunning chapel located in the city centre.
Braga is also well-placed for a day-trip to the coastal city of Porto. Located just under an hour’s drive away, this vibrant tourism hub in north-west Portugal is renowned for its visually impressive bridges and port wine production.
Driving in Braga
In Portugal, drivers stay on the right and overtake on the left. While this is standard for many European countries, take extra care if you’re visiting from a place where the rules are reversed. Roads around the touristy parts of the city are well signposted and there is plenty of parking in Braga making it easy to leave your car and explore by foot.
If you decide to park on the street, make sure you read all signage to avoid being charged. Alternatively, head to a specially designed parking lot where you can leave your vehicle for a longer period of time.