Porto Transportation

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  • 1. By train

    Travel by train in Portugal is cheap and easy. North from Porto the main line splits into four branch lines. Trains are run by CP. When you buy a train ticket at the ticket office window, you are...

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  • 2. By metro

    Take Metro E to the Airport. You must get a rechargable ticket "Andante" (also valid on city buses and suburban trainlines) at a vending machine, the ticket itself is € 0,50, the fare from the center...

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  • 3. By bus

    Hi, I had a question about where to leave my luggage between plane and bus journeys in Porto, so I thought I'd write a tip with the answers. There is an office (despacho) in the station, where you...

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  • 4. By car

    As the 2nd largest city of Portugal and most important city of the north of Portugal, Porto is mentioned on roadsigns well in advance. Comming from Spain you will have to follow the signs towards...

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  • 5. By plane

    Porto has a really nice new airport that connects the city with the world. It was build for the world cup in 2004 and is really a little too big for the traffic it get's but that is just nice when you...

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  • 6. By taxi

    As usual, like every where Taxi drivers will try to be funny with excuse like airport surcharge and waiting surcharge etc to charge you more. Whether it is Europe or India- everywhere it is same. They...

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  • 7. Walking

    The best way to explore Porto's city centre / downtown is to walk. Most must see places are near each other, and while walking you will come across plenty of locals and discover some hidden streets...

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  • 8. Take the old tram.

    Porto still has old trams running through the city.The trams are oldfashioned vintage trams that have been running there since 1872.In the beginning they were...

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  • 9. Rabelo

    Once used to bring the wine down the river, these beautiful boats are only a touristy attraction today. Most of them are only anchored as decoration for the...

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  • 10. Funicular, rack and pinion "going up"

    Starting from near the base of the bridge between Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, the funicular (rack and pinion or cable pulled, not sure which) will take you...

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  • 11. The "Tram", old, shaky, noisy, but great

    Porto also has several of the old trams running, we took the one from the Riberia district going along the waterfront.It may be old, noisy and small, but it IS...

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  • 12. Cable Car, Vila Nova de Gaia

    Just over the bridge from Porto you will find the cable car that takes you for an aerial view of the port side of Vial Nova de Gaia, the river and also the...

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  • 13. By Metro

    Although Porto has a good metro network, maybe it is only useful for the trip Airport-city centre-airport in case you only visit this part of the city.Warning:...

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  • 14. Escadas do Codeçal (Steps of Codeçal)

    I was thinking of where to add this tip to: Transportation, Off the Beaten Path or Sports Activities, but finally I've decided to use the first mentioned...

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  • 15. By Car: How far/How long...?

    Here you can find the distances between Porto and...:- Lisbon (Portugal): 317 kms.- Madrid (Spain): 557 kms.- Paris (France): 1.577 kms.- Berlin (Germany):...

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  • 16. By Train (1): Estação de S. Bento/S. Bento Station

    Portugal has a wide train network, and S. Bento station is right in Porto city centre. This station operates urban and commuter trains. For long distance...

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  • 17. By Train (2): Estação de Campanhã/Campanhã Station

    This is the biggest station in Porto, a bit far fron the city centre, but well linked by metro. Apart from urban and commutter trains, it operates the long...

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  • 18. Old Fashioned Trams! electricos

    At the time of my visit to Porto in March 2006, there was a limited route, but I understand there are plans to enlarge the routes. We caught our tram near to...

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  • 19. Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro (Airport)

    I don't know when they inaugurated this airport, but it seems to be a brand new.The best way to reach the city centre is by metro: Line E (violet). It takes...

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  • 20. Travel by train or bus Porto to Bilbao

    There is no direct train or bus between Porto and Bilbao. One means of doing the journey by train is take the overnight train which runs across from Portugal...

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  • 21. Hop on, Hop off bus to the Atlantic

    Perhaps some travellers might avoid this type of transport tour as a tourist trap, but I find the 'hop on, hop off' buses a great way to get around and see the...

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  • 22. Suburban Buses

    If you happen to need to take the bus to other cities close to Porto, there are some companies that link them.* Rodonorte:- Bus station: Travessa Passos...

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  • 23. Guindais Funicular

    This funicular was opened on February 19th 2004, to carry passengers up and down the steep cliff face (1: 3 gradiant!) between Batalha (top station) ( Handy for...

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  • 24. By Bus/Tram

    Although almost everything is within a walking distance in porto, sometimes you need to take a bus or tram, especially if you want to go to Foz. Some trams,...

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  • 25. Top to Bottom

    Take the funnicular in Porto and get magnifcent views over the river Douro.Opened on 19 February 2004, the Funicular dos Guindais runs from the Oporto river...

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