PORTUGAL : DRIVING AND PARKING REGULATIONS
Speed limitsIn Portugal, the speed limits vary depending on the type of road and the area. Here are the general speed limits for each type of road:
Urban areas : max 20-50 km/h
Regional roads : 90-100 km/h
Highways : 120 km/h
A motorway toll systems applies on the highways in Portugal. Payment by cash or credit card. More information to be found at Portugal tolls.
It is important to note that these are general speed limits and that some roads may have lower speed limits posted due to local conditions or regulations. Additionally, speed limits may be reduced during certain times or in certain areas, such as school zones or construction zones. It is important to always pay attention to posted speed limits and drive safely.
Parking regulationsParking is not allowed along white and blue signs with a red line on it and on locations with yellow or red signs painted on the curb.
Parking is also forbidden within less than 5 meters of an intersection and less than 25 meters before a bus and tram stop and 5 meters after the stop.
• Park your car in the same direction as traffic on a one-way street.
It is important to note that parking regulations may vary by location, so always check local signs and regulations to avoid parking fines or towed vehicles.
Cities in Portugal
Car parking in Lisbon
Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal, located on the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula. It is known for its historic architecture, delicious food, and vibrant cultural scene.Read more about car parking in Lisbon
Car parking in Porto
Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal, located in the northwest of the country, along the Douro River. It is known for its historic architecture, Port wine, and charming riverside district of Ribeira.Read more about car parking in Porto
Car parking in Amadora
Amadora is a city in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in Portugal, located to the northwest of Lisbon. It is a densely populated urban area, known for its cultural diversity and lively atmosphere.Read more about car parking in Amadora
Car parking in Setubal
Setúbal is a city located in the district of Setúbal, in the southern region of Portugal, just south of the capital city of Lisbon. Setúbal is known for its stunning beaches, delicious seafood, and historic architecture.Read more about car parking in Setubal
Car parking in Coimbra
Coimbra is a historic city located in central Portugal, about halfway between Lisbon and Porto. It is best known for its ancient university, which was founded in 1290 and is one of the oldest in Europe. Coimbra is also known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and picturesque streets.Read more about car parking in Coimbra
Car parking in Funchal
Funchal is the capital city of the island of Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its beautiful botanical gardens, charming old town, and stunning views of the sea.Read more about car parking in Funchal
Highways in PortugalPortugal has an extensive highway network, which includes both motorways (autoestradas) and national roads (estradas nacionais). Here is some information about highways in Portugal:
Motorways in Portugal (autoestradas)
National roads in Portugal(estradas nacionais)These are the main roads that connect the cities and towns of Portugal. They are identified by red and white signs with the letter "N" followed by a number. National roads have a speed limit of 90 km/h (56 mph) and are generally free of charge.
Regional roads in Portugal (estradas regionais)These are smaller roads that connect villages and towns within a region. They are identified by green and white signs with the letter "R" followed by a number. Regional roads have a speed limit of 90 km/h (56 mph) and are generally free of charge.
It is important to note that tolls are common on the motorways in Portugal, and payment can be made with cash or electronic devices like Via Verde. Additionally, speed limits may vary depending on the type of road and the area, so it's important to pay attention to posted signs and drive safely.