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Porto is the major infrastructural hub of north Portugal, and can be easily reached by a variety of means of transport.

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is located nearly 11 kilometers north of the center of the city. Getting to Porto by train is a reliable alternative as well.


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Traveling by Plane:

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is located on the north outskirts of Porto, about 11 kilometers from the center of the city. It is served by more than 20 airline companies which operate both business class and low cost flights, such as Luxair, TAP Portugal, Ryanair, Easyjet, Air Berlin, Air Transat, Air Algerie, Air Europa, Air France, Sata, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Eurowings, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Swiss, TAAG, Royal air Maroc, Transavia, Turkish Airlines, Vueling, Wizz and Aigle Azur. These airline companies establish connections between Porto and sundry national and international destinations, such as New York, Boston, Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Luanda, Caracas, Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Copenhagen, Andorra, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Budapest, Dublin, Milan, Rome, Toronto, Montreal, Warsaw, Dublin, London, Manchester, Prague, Zurich, Istanbul, Paris, Bordeaux and more destinations.

Traveling by Train:

In the north Portugal region, Porto is the most important railway hub of all the cities. It is served by two main train stations. Estação de São Bento (São Bento Train Station) is located in central Porto, in Praça Almeida Garrett, being the terminal of regional trains which travel between Porto and sundry north destinations (such as Braga, Viana do Castelo and Douro).

Estação de Campanhã (Campanhã 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 Estação de Campanha is also used by trains which establish international railway connections.


By Bus:

STCP, the company managing the surface public transport system of Porto, extends its networks of lines with buses which provide regular trips between the Airport and sundry areas of the city. Thus, there are three bus lines dedicated to such connections, namely, line 601, line 602 and line 604. For complete information on the bus schedule and ticket prices

By Metro:

Of all the six metro lines which crisscross the underground of Porto, the Violet Lineis dedicated to establishing the connections between Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport and Estádio do Dragão. Intermediate stops are at Casa da Musica, Trindade Station and Campanhã Station. For complete information on metro schedules, ticket prices and ticket sale points

By Taxi:

There aretaxiswaiting in the stands outside the airport and one can rely on their services in order to get rapidly to the city. Take into account taxi trips can cost a lot more than bus or metro tickets, since the taxi fares also include motorway charges. There are also surcharges depending on circumstances (time of the day, public holidays, luggage).

by Porto Tourism Board /CC BY-NC_SA 3.0
Photo by Porto Convention & Visitors Bureau / CC BY-NC_SA 3.0

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