Transportation

Ferry in Vila Nova de Gaia

Douro River Taxi

The Douro River Taxi service whips passengers from Cais da Estiva in Porto’s Ribeira precinct to the waterfront of Vila Nova de Gaia (home of the port wine cellars) in a matter of minutes.
Metro in Porto

Metro

Porto’s fairly new metro system provides speedy service around town from approximately 6am to 1am daily. The central hub is Trindade station, a few blocks north of the Aliados corridor.
Airport in Porto

Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport

Situated around 16km northwest of the city centre, this gleaming, ultra-modern airport operates direct flights to major international hubs including London, Brussels, Madrid, Frankfurt and Toronto. TAP (www.flytap.c…
Bus in Porto

STCP

Porto’s transport agency STCP runs an extensive bus system with central hubs at Praça da Liberdade (the south end of Av dos Aliados), Praça Almeida Garrett (in front of São Bento train station) and Cordoaria. Specia…
Bus in Porto

Renex-Rede Expressos

Renex is the choice for Lisbon (€19, 3½ hours), with the most direct routes and eight to 12 departures daily, including one continuing on to the Algarve. Renex also has frequent services to Braga (€6, one hour).
Train Station in Aliados & Bolhão

São Bento Train Station

Most urbano, regional and interregional (IR) trains depart from the stunning indoor-outdoor São Bento station, though all these lines also pass through Campanhã.
Cable Car in Ribeira

Funicular dos Guindais

The restored Funicular dos Guindais shuttles up and down a steep incline from Avenida Gustavo Eiffel opposite Ponte de Dom Luís I, to Rua Augusto Rosa, near Batalha and the cathedral.
Train Station in Porto

Campanhã

Porto is the principal rail hub for northern Portugal. Long-distance services start at Campanhã station, 3km east of the centre and served by metro lines A, B, E and F.
Bus in Aliados & Bolhão

Rodonorte

Rodonorte has roughly hourly departures for Amarante (€7.90, 50 minutes), Vila Real (€9.60, 1½ hours) and Bragança (€14.40, three hours).
Bicycle Rental in Miragaia

Vieguini

Vieguini has a great selection of high-quality mountain bikes, and also rents motor scooters (€25).