Porto is a major infrastructural hub of north Portugal, which is why it can be easily reached by a variety of means of transport. Foreign visitors might find it at hand to get to Porto by plane, the closest airport being Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport, located about 11 kilometers north of the center of the city. Getting to Porto by train is, again, a reliable alternative. Driving to Porto is yet another solution. Thus, depending on each tourist’s vacation priorities and point of departure, they can select the most convenient manner of traveling to Porto.
Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport is located on the north outskirts of Porto, about 11 kilometers from the center of the city. It is serviced by some 20 airline companies which operate both business class and low cost flights, such as Luxair, TAP Portugal, Ryanair, Air Berlin, Air Transat and Aigle Azur. These airline companies establish connections between Porto and sundry national and international destinations, such as Lisbon itself, Brussels, Toronto, Montreal, Milan, Paris, Madrid and Frankfurt, Bordeaux and London.
The airport transfer means are highly reliable, Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport being accessible by both public means of transport (buses and metros) and private means (rented cars and taxis).
In north Portugal, Porto is the most important railway hub of all the cities. It is services by two main train stations. Estacao de Sao Bento (Sao Bento Train Station) is located in central Porto, in Praca Almeida Garrett, being the terminal of regional trains which travel between Porto and sundry north destinations (such as Braga, Viana do Castelo and Duoro).
Estacao de Campanha (Campanha Train Station) is the terminal of trains leaving for and arriving from the south (Lisbon included). Thus, a train trip between Porto and Lisbon takes about three hours, but what is also worth mentioning is the said Estacao de Campanha is also used by trains which establish international railway connections.
In order to learn more about the railway routes between Porto and sundry other national and international destinations, train schedules, ticket prices and the like, please visit Comboios de Portugal.
Getting to Porto by bus is yet another inspired alternative for people who travel from abroad and for nationals alike. Bus trips have their inner advantages, and they can be taken into account by people who, for one reason or another, rule out flights and train trips, eventually opting for this manner of transport.
The Lisbon headquartered Rede Nacional de Expressos links Porto to virtually the entire Portugal. One of the most frequented routes is the one between Porto and Lisbon. Thus, the company operates 9 trips a day between the capital and Porto, which is fairly reassuring for all tourists (business and pleasure tourists alike) who need to get from one destination to another in a relatively short time.
For complete and updated information on the bus trips, arrivals and departures, network of lines, as well as ticket prices and the like, follow the indications below:
InterNorte might come in handy for tourists who want to travel between Porto and Lisbon, but the services of this company can also be opted for in case travelers want to go from Portugal to Paris. The company has quarters in Porto and Lisbon alike, but it also has branch offices in Paris and two other locations in France.
In order to learn more about the bus trips operated by InterNorte, bus schedules, ticket prices and the like, use the indications below:
Unsurprisingly, Eurolines offers the best deals when it comes to international connections between Porto and sundry destinations on the continent. One of the Portuguese headquarters of the company is in Lisbon, but Eurolines also has a branch office in Porto.
For complete information on the bus line network between Porto and the cities of Europe, bus schedules, ticket prices, trip duration and the like, follow the indications below:
Porto is literally surrounded by motorways, meaning the city enjoys excellent road connections with the entire Portugal. Thus, for instance, A 1 links Porto to Lisbon, A 4 provides the connection to Tras-os-Montes, whereas A 3 reaches all the way to Minho. Braga, Aveiro, Viana do Castelo are also connected by motorways to Porto, so, depending on the chosen destination, tourists must opt for either A 29 or A 28 in order to get to where they want to reach. Either by bus or by car (private vehicle or rented car), Porto can be reached from virtually all corners of the country. Estradas de Portugal offers complete information on the motorway and national road networks of Portugal, which is why foreigners who want to get to Porto are referred to their official website.Go to top