Last updated on December 9th, 2022 at 07:16 pm
We will write how to get from Porto airport to city center. The distance from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport to city center is 16 kilometers. Click here to book online Porto activities and Day Tour
The travel time by taxi from Porto airport to downtown is around 20 minutes and the taxi fare from Porto airport to Porto city center is around €25-30.
The cheapest way from Porto airport to city center is by metro for €2.60 and 30 minutes travel time. The bus from Porto airport to city center is same price but it takes longer to reach city center. Read here how to get from Porto airport to Aveiro
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WHERE TO STAY IN PORTUGAL
There are cheap hotels available for you at a starting price of €20-25. Hostels with dorms starts from €10-15 if you want to go down your accommodation budget travel in Portugal. Luxurious hotels in another option for your accommodation in Portugal, price can range from €90-up.
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PORTO AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
PUBLIC BUS FROM PORTO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Porto airport to city center is by bus. There are a few Buses 601, 602 and 604 running every 20-30 minutes during the day from 5 30 am until midnight.
If you are arriving to Porto airport at night you can take 3M and 105N Night Buses (running every 30 minutes from 12 30 am until 5 30 am) from Porto airport which only accepts one piece of luggage. Check Bus 3M and Bus 105N route and schedule!
The bus fare from Porto airport to city center is €1.95 (plus €0.60 cents that you have to get a rechargeable Andante Card electronic card in the vending machine). The travel time by bus from Porto airport to city center is around 1 hour depending on your final destination in city center and traffic.
Bus Number 601 and 602 are going from Porto airport to Cordoaria. Bus Number 604 is going to Hospital de São João. The Buses 3M and 105N are going from Porto airport to Porto city center at night time and the travel time is around 40-50 minutes.
I only recommend you the option of public buses from Porto airport if your final destination is around one of the bus stops on the way or you are taking 3M and 105N Night Buses since there is no metro from the airport at that time. Otherwise the metro is faster and easier to move from Porto airport to downtown.
Bus Number 601 Route From Porto Airport to Cordoaria.
Bus Number 601 from Porto airport to Cordoaria is a great option if you are staying around the area. The buses are running for almost 24 hours. Check here Bus Number 601 route and schedule
Bus Number 602 Route Porto Airport to Cordoaria.
Bus Number 602 from Porto airport to Cordoaria is running from 6 am to 8 45pm. Check here Bus Number 602 route and schedule
Bus Number 604 Route From Porto Airport to Hosp. S. João (Metro)
Bus Number 604 Route From Porto Airport to Hosp. S. João (Metro) is running from 6 10 am to 9 pm. Check here Bus Number 604 route and schedule
GETBUS FROM PORTO AIRPORT TO PORTO CITY
The Getbus is going from Porto airport to city center at Porto Bus Terminal. The travel time by Getbus from Porto airport to Porto Bus Terminal is around 25-30 minutes.
You can get the bus ticket to the driver and booking online. Getbus Porto is leaving from Arrivals every hour starting from 9 30 am to 7 pm. Check Getbus schedule!
The Getbus fare from Porto airport to Porto Bus Terminal is €2.80 for one way and €5.10 for a return ticket. For children 4 to 13 years old is €1.40 for one way and €2.80 for a return ticket
The Getbus final stop from Porto airport to city center is Campo 24 de Agosto (Porto Bus Terminal) where you can get long-distance buses to Braga and Guimaraes.
METRO PORTO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (BEST WAY)
The best way from Porto airport to city center is by metro. The Metro from Porto airport to city center is running every 20-30 minutes from 6 am to 1 am. Click here to download Porto Metro Map!
The metro fare from Porto airport to city center is €2 (plus €0.60 cents that you have to get a rechargeable Andante Card electronic card in the vending machine). You can use Andante Card for metro and buses in Porto.
The travel time by metro from Porto airport to city center is around 25-30 minutes depending on your final destination at city center. You will have to get the metro at Porto airport in Arrivals.
You will take the Purple Metro Line E from Porto airport to Bolhão, São Bento, Trindade and Aliados one of the most popular places for accommodation.
The main problem with Porto metro from the airport is the long waiting around 30 minutes for the departure. You can transfer to Green Metro Line, Yellow Metro Line or Blue Metro Line if you go to other destinations.
PORTO METRO MAP
The metro in Porto has 6 Metro Lines: Blue Line A, Red Line B, Green Line C, Yellow Line D, Purple Line E and Orange Line F. The metro opening hours in Porto is from 6 am until 1 am and runs every 5-20 minutes.
The metro fare in Porto is starting from €1.20 to €2 depending on the zones. The most popular metro station in Porto city center is Trindade Metro Station.
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PORTO ANDANTE CARD
You will have to buy Andante Card in Porto for public transportation and it costs €0.60 and you can top up. You can also get 24 hours transportation for €7 and for 3 days you will have to pay €15.
BY TAXI PORTO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you go from Porto airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Porto airport to city center is around 20 minutes.
The taxi fare from Porto airport to downtown is €25-30. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM PORTO AIRPORT TO PORTO CITY CENTER
If you are ordering Uber in Porto you should know that prices are similar to the taxi. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pickup point at the airport. Expect to pay around €30 going from Porto airport to Porto city center depending on your destination and time of the day.
CAR RENTAL AT PORTO AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Porto’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in the city or planning to move around.
It will take you 20 minutes to get to Porto from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. It will costs around €30-40.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM PORTO AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Porto. Prices are around €40 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €10 per person.
BEST WAY FROM PORTO AIRPORT TO PORTO CITY CENTER
The best way from Porto airport to city center if you are traveling alone and on a budget I would choose by metro until my final destination which costs around €2.60 and 30 minutes travel time.
You can also get the shuttle Getbus from Porto airport to Porto city center is your hotel is around one of the bus stop walking distance with similar price €2.80 and travel time around 35 minutes to Porto Bus Terminal.
The buses from Porto airport to city center will take 1 hour travel time and €2 I would only recommend you if your accommodation place is next to a bus stop or you are getting to Porto at night time.
If you are traveling in a group or you prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation which is cheaper direct to your accommodation place in Porto.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN PORTO
There are cheap hotels available for you at a starting price of €20-25. Hostels with dorms start from €10-15 if you want to go down your accommodation budget travel in Portugal. Luxurious hotels in another option for your accommodation in Portugal, the price can range from €90-up.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN PORTUGAL
A total of €25-30 per day for two people will be your daily budget for food in Portugal. A meal for two can cost €15. You can have healthy meals for as low as €7.50.
You can go down the food budget travel in Portugal cook on your own and buy food in the supermarket. Pasteis de nata and expresso are great for a quick break in your sightseeing day in Portugal and you will find them for less than €2.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN PORTO
Portugal in August is the busiest and most expensive time of the year in the country because this is when locals or tourists choose to take their summer holidays.
The best time to visit Porto is through the months of between March and June if you to experience as much as possible the beauty of Portugal. The winter is from December to March but it’s warm compared with North Europe.
CASH IN PORTUGAL
Portugal also uses Euro as their currency. The rate is €1 is equivalent to $1.04 USD. When it comes to ATMs you can find many around while they will accept the debit card in most of hotels, restaurants and supermarkets.
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