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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.
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.
Estr. Arruda 39a
2615-046 Alverca do Ribatejo
Vila Franca de Xira
Getting to the station
From Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS): The easiest way to reach the roadsurfer station is by taxi or Uber.
From Lisbon City Centre: From the city centre, take the train to “Alverca”. From here, The easiest way to reach the roadsurfer station is by taxi or Uber. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or Uber directly from the city centre to us.
Free on-street parking is available outside the roadsurfer station.
Free 2nd driver included
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included
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.
When you hire a campervan in Lisbon you can be on the road right away, trusting that your roadsurfer home on wheels is fully stocked. Your campervan comes with an awning, camping table and two chairs to enjoy the space outside of your vehicle. The kitchen box allows you to save money on eating out: you’ve got all the pots, pans, and utensils to cook up your own meals. There’s even a corkscrew and bottle opener, and a cafetière plus mugs for your morning coffee or tea, although you’ll want to bring dish towels, sponges, and eco-friendly dish soap. When you rent a small motorhome from Lisbon you will need to bring your own bedding, or you can hire what you need from the station. Full details of what’s included and our suggestions on what to bring along to your Lisbon campervan holiday can be found in the equipment list.
The best time to rent a campervan 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.
→ Ready to hit the road and learn to surf? We recommend the SAL surf school at Carcavelos beach which is a 35 minute drive from our roadsurfer station. They also offer stand up paddling classes as well as surf and paddle board rentals.
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:
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.
To ensure a smooth return process at our Lisbon location, please remember to fill up with diesel and AdBlue at the end of your trip. You can do both at the following BP petrol station closest to our location:
Please note: The AdBlue service station information provided is for guidance only and is provided without warranty of any kind; customers are advised to check the information for accuracy on their own responsibility, as roadsurfer assumes no liability for the accuracy or timeliness of the information.
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.
Motorways in Portugal are toll roads. They are either equipped with booths to pay on-site or are electronic toll roads:
There are also free roads, marked with “EN” but the travelling time might double if you choose them.
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.
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.
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.