Porto, Portugal

After a comfortable flight over long vineyards, you land in Porto: one of Europe’s oldest cities. Relax and enjoy the Mediterranean life in this historic Portuguese pearl.

A maze of narrow streets housing centuries old buildings, Baroque churches and colourful crowded houses from where the occasional clock tower arises. This is Porto. This wonderful city is beautifully located on the Douro River. It is then not surprising that you have the best view of the city from the Douro.

Fly to Porto with its long history

The centre of Porto has the most spectacular sights that justifiably are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One example is the old district of Ribeira, which means river bank. Here you can get to know the real Porto and its tripeiros, as the city’s inhabitants are called. Other must dos on the list include a visit to the Sé Cathedral and a walk across the Dom Luis I bridge. The view across the city from this bridge is spectacular, especially at sundown. Book your ticket to Porto and enjoy the Mediterranean Portugal with a glass of port.

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

The airport of Porto is located about 16 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi, bus or metro.
  • Taxi

    The taxis are outside in front of the arrival hall. They are from different taxi companies. The fare from the airport to the centre of the city is between €20 and €30. The taxis have a meter.
  • Bus

    STCP runs buses between Porto airport and the city centre. Ask for the bus times at the information desk at the airport.
  • Metro

    There are five metro lines in Porto. The purple E line goes from the airport to the city centre. You can walk to the centre of Porto in about 25 minutes.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within and from Porto:
  • Metro

    If you want to see a lot of Porto, the metro will bring you to all the pretty sights of the city. The five metro lines also run to the outskirts of Porto and beyond.
  • Bus

    The STCP buses are, just like the metro, a fast and cheap form of transport. They stop at various places in the city centre.
  • Tram

    Porto has two tram lines that go through the city centre. Lines 1 and 8 will bring you to all the beautiful sights.
  • Train

    Apart from Porto, do you have time to see more of Portugal? The train will bring you to the areas outside Porto.
  • Taxi

    Taxis are the form of transport for the local population, because they are very cheap. Hail a taxi on the street if its green light on the roof is lit.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.

Time zone

GMT +0 (summer time +1)
In Porto, it is 1 hour earlier than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Porto is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Porto is about 2.5 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.

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