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.
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…
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…
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).
Most urbano, regional and interregional (IR) trains depart from the stunning indoor-outdoor São Bento station, though all these lines also pass through Campanhã.
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.
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.
Rodonorte has roughly hourly departures for Amarante (€7.90, 50 minutes), Vila Real (€9.60, 1½ hours) and Bragança (€14.40, three hours).
Vieguini has a great selection of high-quality mountain bikes, and also rents motor scooters (€25).