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How do I get from Porto airport to city Centre?

Porto Airport or Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is located about 19km (12 miles) north of the Porto city centre.

It is around 40 minutes from Porto by the Porto airport metro that is largely used for transfers between the airport and the city.

Porto Airport (airport code OPO) as it is often known is used by a majority European airlines (TAP Air Portugal, Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling, Iberia, KLM, Air France, Swiss Air, Transavia, British Airways, Wizz air, Air Europa,) and some intercontinental Airlines (Emirates, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, Azul)

Porto Airport is a modern, medium size airport, the second largest in Portugal, it was opened in 1945 and it was named Pedras Rubras airport, after the name of the place where it is located Pedras Rubras ("red rocks").

It was renamed to Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, named after the former prime minister, Franciso Sá Carneiro, and it was rebuilt in 2006 to become one of the best airports in Europe of its class.

On a typical day the airport handles around 200 flights, and per year more than 10 million people travel using this airport.

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Porto Airport metro to/from central Porto

There’s a direct metro route from Porto Airport to Porto city centre (Trindade Station); You can reach the metro station walking 5 min from the arrivals terminal.

The journey takes around 40 min and the ticket price is EUR 2 (zone Z4) plus the one time fee for the Metro Card (Andante) EUR 0,60. Trains work with 30 minute gap between the routes.

 

Metro Porto Airport – Porto City: E (purple line)

Schedule: From 5.57 am to 0.42 am (from the airport), From 6.20 am to 0.44 am (from the city),

Duration: 40 minutes (Airport – Trindade Train Station)

Waiting time: 30 min

Comfort level: Low: standard seats; no luggage racks

Price: EUR 2 (and EUR 0,60 Andante – Metro Card one time fee)

Tickets: Automatic Machines (recomended to pay with cash EUR, many card won’t work)

Clients: youngsters; couples without little children; good knowledge of the route; be ready for long walks

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Porto Airport public bus to/from central Porto

There are 2 public bus routes from Porto Airport to Porto city centre (Cordoaria); You can easily reach the public bus stop located just in front of the arrivals terminal.

The journey takes around 50 min and the ticket price is EUR 2 (zone Z4) plus the one time fee for the Metro/Bus Card (Andante) EUR 0,60. The bus work with 30 minute gap between the routes.

 

BUS Porto Airport – Porto City: 601 / 602 (company STCP)

Schedule: From 5.30 am to 01.10 am (from the airport), From 6.30 am to 0.25 am (from the city),

Duration: 50 minutes (Airport – Cordoaria)

Waiting time: 30 min

Comfort level: Low: standard seats; standard luggage racks

Price: EUR 2 (and EUR 0,60 Andante – Metro Card one time fee)

Tickets: Driver in cash EUR

Clients: youngsters; couples without little children; good knowledge of the route; be ready for long walks

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Porto Airport Shuttle Bus to/from central hotels Porto

There’s a shuttle bus service from Porto Airport to Porto city hotels; It adapts to most of the flight schedules and you can easily reach the meeting point located on the arrivals terminal.

The journey takes around 30-50 min (depending on the amount of hotel stops) and the ticket price is EUR 12 (per way if you are a solo travel) depending on the total amount of passengers travelling with you, the price can go lower up to EUR 6 per person if your group is bigger than 8 pax.

 

SHUTTLE BUS Porto Airport – Porto City Hotels

Schedule: 24 hours

Duration: 30-50 minutes (depending on the total amount of hotel stops as it is a shared transfer)

Waiting time: 30 min (at the airport as you can wait for other passengers arriving)

Comfort level: Medium: standard seats; good luggage racks

Price: EUR 12 (per person for individuals); EUR 9 (per person for a booking of 2); EUR 7 (per person for a booking of 3 up to 7); EUR 6 (per person for a booking of 8 or more);

Tickets: Purchase online.

Clients: youngsters; couples without little children; traveling on a budget;

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Porto Airport TAXI to/from central hotels Porto

You can hire a taxi from Porto airport into Porto for €25-50, depending on your hotel's location, whether you're traveling in the daytime or after dark, whether is a weekday or weekend, and depending on how many bags you are bringing with you. 

It's an easy option, but not the cheapest, and sometimes it has hidden fees, such as waiting time, traffic, or bags.

 

TAXI Porto Airport – Porto City Hotels

Schedule: 24 hours

Duration: 20-30 minutes (depending on the hotel location)

Waiting time: 0 – 5 min (depending on the existing queue for travelers taking taxis)

Comfort level: Medium-High: good seats; good luggage racks; low language skills of the drivers.

Price: starting from EUR 25 for a journey to central Porto, prices by night, weekends and bank Holidays go 20% higher, plus you will pay €1,60 for each bag you take.

Tickets: Driver, recommended in cash.

Clients: Individuals, small families, last-minute travelers with no organization, with Portuguese or English language skills;

 

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Porto Airport PRIVATE TRANSFER to/from central hotels Porto or Gaia

 

It's easy and fast to book a transfer from Porto airport to city centre. In this case you don't have to look for some bus stops and then go to the city on your own to get on the plane and feel uncomfortable during your holidays. It's pre-booked with no price fluctuation or any hidden fees.

This option fits perfectly those tourists who arrive with children or in a group, since the booked cars are equipped with all the necessities and comply with modern safety requirements.

The trip by transfer takes around 20 minutes, and the minimum order price is EUR 27 for a sedan or EUR 45 for a minivan.

 

PRIVATE TRANSFER Porto Airport – Porto & Gaia City Hotels

Schedule: 24 hours

Duration: 20-30 minutes (depending on the hotel location)

Waiting time: 0

Comfort level: High: good seats; good luggage racks; good language skills of the drivers, meet and greet at the arrivals hall with a board with the clients name.

Price: EUR 27 for a private sedan car (maximum 3 passengers) and EUR 45 for a private minivan (maximum  passengers)

Tickets: Book Porto Airport Private Transfer here.

Clients: Couples, families & groups looking for confortable planed vacations.

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Visit Porto

Porto is the second most populous city in Portugal (after Lisbon) and the capital of Northern region. Its historical centre which was built along the Douro river estuary and is one of the oldest European centres was recognised as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. But Porto is not only about historic and tradition. The city is also a commercial and economic centre which has a modern atmosphere.

You may not miss buzzing night life or contemporary art galleries. The famous Portuguese export, “port wine”, has its home in Porto, from vineyards along the river Douro. The semi-Mediterranean climate brings to the city warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. That is the reason why April to September, when it is sunny and warm is the peak season of Porto travel.

Around Porto there are many sites and cities to visit such as the Douro Valley, Braga, Guimarães, Coimbra, Aveiro, Fátima and Santiago de Compostela and others. If you want to get to know this places you can book a day trip from Porto here.

 

 

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