How to reach Porto

Arrival by plane

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).


By metro: 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 30 min and the ticket price is EUR 2.15 (zone Z4) plus the one time fee for the Metro Card (Andante) EUR 0,60.

By taxi: The Porto airport taxi ride will take approximately 30 minutes into the city and cost approximately 25€. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (all day) and every day between 9 pm and 6 am, the rates increase 20%.

Arrival by train

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, please visit Comboios de Portugal.