Driving in Portugal


We have put together some information that you might find useful while driving in Portugal.

Car safety equipment

  • First aid kit
  • Warning triangle
  • Reflective vest
  • Headlamp Beam Deflectors
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Spare Bulbs
  • GB Stickers
  • Torch

Click HERE for some useful Amazon links for all the above items.


“Blue zone” parking exists in many Portuguese towns. You can obtain a cardboard disc, free of charge, from either the police or local motor club offices. Central Lisbon offers very little on-street parking.

Winter Equipment

No general winter tire regulations.

Mobile Phones

Don’t use your mobile, even if you have a hands-free kit. Reportedly Portugal also has a ban on the use of hands-free kits in cars.

Speed Camera Detectors

Radar detectors are illegal in Portugal


Most auto estradas are toll roads. The green lanes on auto estradas are reserved for local traffic who subscribe to an automatic payment system.

Speed Limits

Click HERE to check on the speed limits for this country.

Emergency Services Number

Emergency Services Number in Portugal is 112.

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