This guide on how to get from Porto airport to downtown It will show you all the steps you have to follow to get to your hotel in the easiest and most comfortable way.
The Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto, located 12 kilometers north of the city, is perfectly connected by public and private transport to the center, so the transfer to the city will not take you long and you can do it in a comfortable way .
Based on the experience of our trip to Porto in 4 days, we tell you all the options to do the transfer from the airport to the center of Porto. We start!
The fastest way to get to the center of Porto is to take the underground line E (violet), towards the Do Dragao Stadium. This line that operates from 6 am to 1 am and will take you in less than half an hour to the center for less than 2 euros. Valid tickets for this route are those of Zone 4 and you can buy them at the machines found before entering the subway.
A good area to stay in Porto is the famous Avenida dos Aliados, which has the closest metro stop in Trindade. We stayed at the Universal Residential Hotel, located just 5 minutes walk from the Clérigos Tower. In addition to its excellent location, it has spacious rooms, 24-hour reception and a very complete breakfast.
Another of the most used public transport for go from the airport to the center of Porto It is the bus.
If you travel to Porto with a low cost company like Ryanair, a good option is to take the typical Terravision bus, which has the departure times synchronized with the arrivals of these flights. This bus connects the airport with the Boavista and Avenida dos Aliados stops in half an hour for 5 euros.
Other bus lines that connect the airport with the center are 601, 602 and 3M, which operates at night. These lines have the same price as the subway, although they have more intermediate stops and the journey is slower.
Transfer from Porto airport to downtown
The price of the taxi is around 25 euros, a price very similar to that of the private transfer, something that places it as the last option we would choose for go from Porto airport to downtown. Taxis are at the exit of the airport and everyone will put the meter.
An alternative to the taxi is to take an Uber, which has the advantage of knowing the final price of the journey, before getting into the car.
Once you are in Porto, you can prepare your itineraries around the city with these personalized guides according to the days you have: