Hire a Campervan in Lisbon
Experience the joy of the Portuguese capital when you hire a campervan in Lisbon. Spend time in the city’s historic neighbourhoods and visit castles, monasteries, and palaces while filling up on pastéis de Nata and local seafood. Venture out of Lisbon to colourful Sintra with its jewel-coloured buildings, or travel to the wild Atlantic coast to catch some waves. Portugal is a dream camper destination, especially for foodies and surfers, and renting a campervan in Lisbon is a great way to start your next adventure.
Pick Up Your Campervan Rental in Lisbon Here
You can reach the roadsurfer station by getting a train to Alverca. From here, it is a short Uber trip or a 30-40 minute walk. If you’re arriving at the airport or from the centre of Lisbon, it is best to get an Uber.
ESTRADA DA ARRUDA, Nº39a
Alverca do Ribatejo
Vila Franca de Xira
Getting to the station
From the airport: The easiest way to reach us is by Uber or a cab (more expensive).
From Lisbon: Take the train to Alverca. From the train station, the best way to get to us is by Uber (walking would take about 30-40 minutes). Alternatively, you can take Uber directly from Lisbon to us (the cost is about 20-30 €).
There is a long street where you can park for free outside the station.
roadsurfer Motorhome & Campervan Fleet in Lisbon
Discover the beauty of Portugal in our classic campervan, the surfer suite, a perfect all-rounder with 4 berths, a pop-up roof bed, and an outdoor shower. For those going on a surfing adventure, you can add a roof rack for your surf board as a bookable extra.
Your roadsurfer Advantages
Free 2nd driver included
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Road assistance and comprehensive insurance packages
Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included
Campervan Hire with roadsurfer in Lisbon
Rent a campervan in Lisbon and drive to the ancient city of Sintra within 30 minutes or arrive at the beachy village of Cascais, home to some of Portugal’s finest restaurants, in under 45 minutes. For those looking to catch some steady waves for all surfer levels, the surfer’s paradise town of Peniche is an hour and a half north of Lisbon, or travel further up to the world-famous waves of Nazaré, which is a 3-hour drive. Whatever your destination, there are plenty of palaces, castles, and charming beach towns to discover along the way in your roadsurfer rental! Here are a few additional tips including where to find fuel and stock up on essentials.
Campervans With Ready-To-Go Camping Equipment
When you hire a campervan in Lisbon you’ll find that your roadsurfer home on wheels is fully equipped for your road trip. Your camper comes with an awning, camping table and two foldable chairs to enjoy relaxing outdoors. All our roadsurfer rentals are equipped with your kitchen utensils so you can save money on eating out every night. There’s even a corkscrew and bottle opener, and a cafetière plus mugs for your morning coffee. You will need to bring dish towels, sponges, and eco-friendly dish soap though! You will need to bring your own bedding or hire what you need from the station during the booking process. The full details can be found in the equipment list on our website.
Best Time To Hire a Campervan in Lisbon
The best time to rent a camper in Lisbon is March to May and September to October, when the weather is beautiful and it is generally less crowded. Of course, with 300 days of sunshine each year and the right clothing, you can visit Lisbon throughout the year, especially during the off-season in winter (if you don’t mind the quieter vibe). Plus, campsites, restaurants, and tourist attractions are cheaper during the off-season. Film festivals take place during September and October, and there is always a street event whatever the season. In June, the 13th is the day of St Anthony, Lisbon’s patron saint and a day celebrated throughout the city.
Filling and Emptying Water Tanks in Lisbon
When you hire a campervan in Lisbon, you’ll need to fill it up with fresh water at the start of your trip and empty the wastewater at the end. Intermarché supermarkets often have motorhome services which are perfect for this, or you can do it at your campsite. The closest Intermarché to the station are:
- Edifício Intermarché, R. Dom Afonso de Albuquerque, 2690-340 Santa Iria de Azoia
- Intermarché in Carregado, 2580-491 Carregado
You can also fill up your water tanks at the Repsol Alverca at à Repsol: En 10-Km 128 N, 2615-141 Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal. Please note that this location is only for filling up and emptying wastewater is not possible here.
Petrol Stations Near Our Lisbon Station
You will need to refill the fuel tank before you return your campervan rental. Our closest petrol stations are:
- Repsol: En 10-Km 128 N, 2615-141 Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal
- Repsol: P ABAST-EN 10 KM 127,5, 2615-000 Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal
- Galp: Av. Eng. Vilar Queiroz, 2615-000 Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal
Parking in Lisbon
Known as the city of the 7 hills, the streets of Lisbon are relatively steep and narrow (as well as very busy with cars and pedestrians). We highly recommend parking your roadsurfer campervan rental in the secure car park near the port in Rua da Cintura where you can also stay overnight. Parking costs €6 for 24 hours.
Paying Tolls in Portugal
Motorways in Portugal are toll roads. They are either equipped with booths to pay on-site or are electronic toll roads.
Payment on-site:You can pay the toll conventionally at the exit of most roads. Please pay attention to the signs marked with a “V” (Via Verde) on green background, as those are reserved for people with transponders, and you should not drive on these roads if you don’t have one.
Electronic toll roads:Our cars with Portuguese plates are already registered on the electronic toll system. You can check your outstanding payments on this website by inputting the number plate. Please keep in mind that it can take up to 48 hours until it appears in the system. Alternatively, payments can be made at post offices and shops marked with “Payshop” flags.
If you are driving from outside of Portugal, it is important to register the car on the Easytoll system. As soon as you enter Portugal, you will pass through a toll booth. There is an entrance for non-Portuguese vehicles on the side where you will receive a receipt with an identification number and your number plates. When you drive through electronic toll roads, your plate will be scanned. From then onwards, the process is the same as for the Portuguese number plates mentioned above.
Alternatively, you can register digitally with Easytoll before you enter the country. The time you are allowed to spend on toll roads is limited and spending the night at a rest stop is not advisable.
There are also free roads, marked with “EN” but the travelling time might double if you choose them.
Food Shopping and Last-Minute Essentials Near Our Lisbon Station
When you rent a roadsurfer campervan in Lisbon, you may want to stock up before you hit the road. Here are the best supermarkets, pharmacies, and a shopping centre recommendation if you need more than the essentials.
- Continente (supermarket): Rua António Ferreira do Carmo 10, Km,Estrada Nacional N10, 2615-382 Alverca do Ribatejo.
- Aldi: Casal de Arrebanquia de Cima, 2615-277 Alverca do Ribatejo.
- Pharmacy: Farmácia Nova Alverca, da Silva 3, R. José António Veríssimo Silva, 2615-107 Alverca do Ribatejo.
- Colombo shopping centre: Av. Lusíada, 1500-392 (a 30-minute drive into Lisbon).
Coffee Shops Near Our Lisbon Station
If you’re looking for a café to fuel up at before you rent your motorhome in Lisbon, try Café Pastelaria O Repuxo (Largo Fonte, Lt2a Lj.dta Sobralinho Lisboa, 2615-704 Sobralinho) – it’s a 5-minute drive from the roadsurfer station.
Camping Near Lisbon
Book a unique camping experience with your campervan rental using roadsurfer spots. From surf camps to private pitches in the middle of National Parks, you can find overnight accommodation suited to your road trip needs thanks to the handy search filter. Or use the route planner function to plan your road trip. We know that plans can change last minute, so it is good to know that there is always the possibility to find and book a night spontaneously on the road.
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