Driving and drivers licenses in Portugal
Tips and guidelines for driving a motorhome in Portugal
Basic driving rules in Portugal
Driving is always on the right hand side of the road and priority is to the right.
You must have your national or international drivers license on you at all times.
In traffic circles, traffic moves in a anticlockwise direction.
All of the occupants of the vehicle must wear a seat-belt, in the front of the vehicle as well as at the back. Child car seats and booster seats must also be used when necessary.
Always overtake on the left and leave a good distance before merging back into your lane especially in front of trucks.
You must have one fluorescent emergency vest and two hazard triangles in the vehicle.
The speed limit for motorhomes is:
- 50 km/h in cities
- 70 km/h on most roads
- 80 km/h on seperated, paved roads
- 100 km/h on highways
In the case of an accident, first call: 112
The legal blood-alcohol limit is less than 0.5 g/l
Using a cell phone while driving is prohibited.
Be aware that traffic signals differ from vertical to horizontal from one country to another. Pay attention and adjust your driving!
This information is subject to change from time to time. Be sure double check before your trip.
Motorhomes in Portugal
Luxury Coaches in Portugal
Campervans in Portugal
A wonderful country to visit by motorhome as there is good infrastructure and the people are welcoming
If you prefer to visit the north with its unique traditions, check motorhome availability in advance
One-way trips are not possible here. Lisbon to Porto is unfortunately impossible!
Camping along the beaches is tolerated but be discreet. Long may it last!
Choose to travel in the countryside and stay at farms and you will not be disappointed