How does car sharing work with DriveNow?
How does car sharing work with DriveNow?
DriveNow's free floating car sharing system combines great fun on the road with fantastic flexibility. Rent a car, whenever you need one and drop it off when you no longer need it! Every car in our fleet is fun to drive consisting of only BMW and MINI models. Learn how easy car sharing is in Lisbon and how to get started.
Read how simple it is to use DriveNow here!
Simply register – joining DriveNow couldn't be quicker!
Register online or via the DriveNow app. There is a one time registration fee of €4,99
(remember your PIN number you will need it for your first rental)
Download the App
Download the app and get started
Activate of your account
Send us three pictures in the app to identify yourself, one of the front side of your driver's license, one of the back side of your driver's license, as well as a selfie.
Then once approved you can start renting cars with the DriveNow app on the go!
Sounds good? Click here to download the app!
Always ready – here's how to reserve your first DriveNow car
Whether you need a car during the day or at night, DriveNow cars are parked all over the Lisbon DriveNow Zone – ready for you to jump in and drive off! No dedicated pick-up and drop-off points, just complete flexibility!
You can locate your nearest car in a flash, using your smartphone or tablet. It pays to be quick though – a car can be reserved for you for up to 15 minutes before you need it. You can also reserve the car you want for up to 8 hours – at a cost of 10 ct/min.
How can you tell if the car is ready to rent? With our traffic-light system! A reader on the windscreen shows different coloured lights depending on the availability of the car.
- Green: the car is available for rental.
- Yellow: the car is currently reserved.
- Red: someone else has rented the car.
Set off in the very latest models – great driving guaranteed!
Which car do you fancy? Would you like to rent a BMW, or is a MINI more your style? DriveNow always has the right car ready to go – whatever you need it for!
All cars can be opened and locked using the app. Simply tap the “unlock” button in the app to unlock the car that you have rented. To start your rental get in the car, and enter your PIN on the car screen. Then, simply press on the start/stop button, (while your foot is on the break or clutch) sit back and enjoy the drive!
Did you know? Other benefits of DriveNow car sharing
Filling up and charging your DriveNow car
All fuel charges are included in the price at DriveNow! However if you car is running low on fuel, you will be able to refuel / recharge at any of our partner Via Verde fuel stations. When the fuel tank or charge level falls below 25% and you refuel / recharge the car, your account will be credited with 20 bonus minutes.
To receive these bonus minutes, the fuel level will need to be over 90% at the end of your rental. For all BMW i3s, they will need to be returned to a charging station and plugged in.
Good to know: You will be able to find all of the partner fuel stations under “Special Destinations” on the sat nav.
Using DriveNow abroad
Enjoy driving without borders: If you choose to pay by credit card, and once you've accepted the terms and conditions for your particular country, you can enjoy the benefits of car sharing in all DriveNow cities.
Taking a break
You are able to park up your car, without giving it back. Simply choose "Park and Keep" on the display or in the app and lock the car using the app. Wait for a couple of seconds, until the light turns red. The car is reserved for you now for 15 cents per minute. The parking rate does not apply between 1am and 7 a.m. on weekdays.
Bye for now – simply drop off your car!
When it comes to dropping off your car, you benefit from the flexibility and convenience of DriveNow. You can leave it for free in virtually every public parking spot within the DriveNow Zone; You don't need to pay for a parking ticket with DriveNow. If special parking rules do apply, you can read about them on our parking guidelines page.
Lock the car by clicking “Lock” using the app and wait a second or two until the light turns green. It’s as simple as that. Now it’s time to get out there and start driving now!
Lisbon DriveNow Zone
- The Lisbon DriveNow Zone stretches from Alges train station to the West, Moscavide to the East and to Lumiar to the North.
- What the colours mean:
Within the blue line - Area where cars can be found and parked.
Turquoise – Additional fees can be charged for renting and parking.
Red – Not allowed to end rental
DriveNow at Lisbon Airport
Almost as quick as flying: The Drive'n'Fly rate will get you to Lisbon Airport in no time at all – and also gets you back home again in comfort, no strings attached.
Our parking spaces are location in P122 (close to Tryp Hotel). A service fee of €2,50 applies for picking up a DriveNow car.
Within the DriveNow Zone you will be able to find available cars as well as be able to park. The only exception is where you can park, is in private car parks, multi-storey car parks, parking spaces with time restrictions, and parking zones with specific parking regulations, such as disabled spaces, unloading zones or taxi parking spaces.