How and where to hire a scooter in Lisbon?

Location de scooter à Lisbonne

Would you like to rent a scooter and explore the Portuguese capital on your own? The editorial team tells you all you need to know about renting a scooter in Lisbon.

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, covers an area of 83.84 km² and is made up of numerous districts with different atmospheres. What’s more, some of them – the most popular and most authentic – are perched on hills with dozens of small, winding streets. Add to this the fact that the city can be crowded and saturated with traffic jams at peak times, and it’s easy to see why you should rent a scooter in Lisbon.

On the one hand, visiting Lisbon by scooter will give you a great sense of freedom, the ability to squeeze into the city’s winding nooks and crannies like mice in a house. On the other hand, you’ll be able to cruise at your own pace, without tiring of climbing the seven hills – which make up the Portuguese capital – on your bike, all the while taking in a breathtaking view of the sea. And what’s more, you can easily get to Sintra, or beaches like Cascais, without the hassle of parking, the bête noire of motorists in Lisbon.

Here’s how and where to rent a scooter in Lisbon:

Tips for choosing your scooter

Before taking delivery of a vehicle, it’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the clauses of the rental contract, and check for any hidden defects. After all, you never know who you’re dealing with, and the risk of being scammed always hangs like a sword of Damocles over your wallet…

Louer un scooter à Lisbonne

Think about how you’ll be using the vehicle: engines can range in power from 50 cc to 700 cc, which will have an impact on the rental price.

When collecting the keys, check that the scooter rental contract in Lisbon stipulates :

  • The name of the rental company,
  • The brand,
  • The model,
  • Vehicle registration number,
  • Your identity,
  • The amount of the security deposit,
  • Clauses that may result in non-reimbursement,
  • Odometer reading,
  • Rental start date and time,
  • Type of scooter insurance (comprehensive, third-party),
  • Deductible amount
  • Take stock of the scooter (fairing, brake, mirrors, seal, wheels, gas pedal, exhaust, etc.).

Some checks may seem so obvious as to be unnecessary – checking the rental company’s name, for example – but in the event of an accident, you’ll be poorly covered if these routine checks have been neglected.

Which scooter rental company in Lisbon?

To rent a scooter in Lisbon, there are a multitude of rental organizations. Here is a selection of rental companies.

French Connection

It’s the editor’s N°1 choice. French Connection’s highly professional staff speak French, English and Portuguese, and the agency is open every day of the week. They specialize in 125cc scooter rentals in Lisbon (from €35/day), and also offer Honda 500 MP3s at €65/day (with sliding-scale rates if you rent the scooter over several days).

On their official website, a preferential rate of €25/day is offered: see the Lisbon scooter rental offer here.

Location: Rua São Bernardo, 34 – 1200-667 Lisboa.

Opening hours: daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prices:

  • 20 € for 4 hours,
  • 33 € for one day,
  • 63 € for two days,
  • 90 € for three days,
  • 160 € for one week.

Thanks to their special offer, scooter rental with French Connection turns out to be the cheapest in Lisbon. However, there are other rental companies in the city if you need them.

Location de scooter à Lisbonne

Alegria Ride

Scooter rental in Lisbon from 150 cc to 400 cc.

Location: Rua da Alegria 134 (Bairro Alto district).

Opening hours: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Price: €28 to €61 depending on engine size (50 cc to 400 cc) for 24 hours.

LX Rent

Scooter rental in Lisbon from 50 cc to 300 cc

Location: Campo Cebolas 21 (Alfama district).

Opening hours: daily, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Prices:

  • From €34 to €54 for 24 hours,
  • From €150 to €260 for seven days.

Lisbon Scooter

Scooter rental in Lisbon from 110 cc to 700 cc.

Location: Avenida 24 de Julho.

Opening hours: daily, 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Rates: €35 to €70 per day, depending on engine size (110 cc to 700 cc).

Scooteria

Scooter rental in Lisbon from 50 cc to 125 cc.

Location: Rua do Gremio Lusitano 9.

Opening hours: daily, 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Prices:

  • From €35 per day,
  • 15 € for two hours,
  • 190 € per week.

Did you rent a scooter in Lisbon? Which agency did you use?