Transportation

Cable Car in Guimarães

Teleférico de Penha

The finest way to the top of Penha is on the Teleférico da Penha, which starts from Parque das Hortas, 600m east of the old centre.
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…
Airport in Lisbon

Aeroporto de Lisboa

Situated around 6km north of the centre, the ultramodern Aeroporto de Lisboa operates direct flights to major international hubs including London, New York and Berlin.
Bicycle Rental in Lisbon

Gira

Lisbon's bike-share scheme is cheap and handy. Look for one of the 48 green bike stations around Lisbon (140 are planned), including 10 in Parque das Nações and five around Marquês de Pombal and Av da Liberdade. To …
Bus Station in Cascais

Bus Station

The bus station, operated by Scotturb, is 250m north of the main pedestrianised drag, Rua Frederico Arouca, under the Cascais Villa Shopping Centre. There is a helpful ticket window/info booth on your right, just do…
Bus in Mafra

Mafrense

Regular Mafrense buses to Sintra (€3.40, one hour) and Lisbon’s Campo Grande terminal (€4.20, 75 minutes, at least hourly) leave from the bus stop across from the palace, in front of the Mafricentro shop. For Ericei…
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…
Tram in Sintra

Elétrico de Sintra

During high season, Sintra’s restored electric tram, the Elétrico de Sintra, offers access to the coast, running from Rua Alves Roçadas near Portela de Sintra train station, and arriving at Praia das Maçãs 45 minute…