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About Francisco Sa Carneiro - Porto Airport

Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport is an international airport in the city of Porto in Portugal. Every year, more than 1 million passengers use the airport, which is located 11 kilometers away from the city center. Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport, the second important airport of Portugal following Lisbon Portela Airport, was opened to service in 1945. In 1990, the name of the airport was changed as Francisco de Sá Carneiro, an old Portuguese prime minister who died in a plane crash. Flights are organized to many important cities of the world from this airport, which has a new runway. The officers of Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport are planning to execute flights to new cities in order to increase the air traffic in the future.

Getting to the City Center from Francisco Sa Carneiro - Porto Airport

Porto, one of the largest cities in Portugal, is a wonderful city situated on the foothills of the River Douro. The city center, which has hosted many civilizations throughout the history, is on the world heritage list of UNESCO due to its gothic and baroque history.

The city of Porto, which is the outpost of the Romans, is one of the oldest settlements on earth and the city walls, cathedrals and old houses in the city offers you the opportunity to go on a journey in history. Leixoes Port contributes greatly to Porto both in terms of commercial income and tourism. In Porto, which is known for its bridges, it is very easy to travel by the advanced metro lines, the buses that provide transportation to all parts of the city as well as by train or tramway. In addition, the special bus lanes, which are one of the biggest improvements in the city, are available for those who want to travel by bicycle.

Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport is the second busiest airport in the country and hosts many passengers every year. There are many options to reach the city center from the airport, which is located in the north of Porto city center. Metro stands out as the most preferred option by the hundreds of thousands of passengers. It is also possible to reach different points of the city by taking the advantage of buses. Taxi and car rental are less preferred for transportation because other means of transportation are of good quality, fast and economical.

Taxi

There are the taxis of many different taxi companies in front of the terminal building for those who want to travel by taxi. It is a great convenience that taxi drivers know English. If the area you are going to is not near the subway or bus line, you can prefer to get there by taxi. Taxis are generally of secondary importance because other transportation options provide service until late hours to many parts of the city. Taking into consideration that a higher rate is applied in the night and on weekends compared to standard tariff, other transportation alternatives may be more reasonable.

Bus

Three different bus lines, the buses 601, 602 and 3M, allow you to reach the city center from the airport. You can take advantage of the buses, which depart every 30 minutes, at 06:01 at the earliest and at 01:25 at the latest. It takes about an hour from the airport to the city center by bus. In addition to these three bus lines run by the municipality, you can also prefer private buses which are more comfortable and safe.

Metro

The purple metro line provides transportation to the city center from Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport. Metro services start at 05:58 and go on until 00:36 and it is possible to get to the city center from the airport in about half an hour. You can buy a ticket at the station in order to get on the metro, which departs every five minutes. If you get off the metro, which serves between the airport and Estadio do Dragao, at the Trindade station, you can reach the city center.

Transfer Vehicle

If you prefer, you can reach the city center more comfortably by taking the advantage of transfer vehicles, which are a little more costly compared to the city buses. These transfer vehicles, which depart every 30 minutes from Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport, allow you to reach the city center in about 15 minutes.

Rent a car

You can also get to the city center by renting a car, which is another option you can prefer. You can comfortably reach the city center by driving the car, which you can also rent with a driver from National, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, Avis and Budget car rental companies.

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2017
Getting to Francisco Sa Carneiro - Porto Airport from the City Center

Taxi, bus, metro and car rental are among the alternatives that you can prefer to get to Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport from Porto city center. In addition, those who want to travel by car can easily reach the airport thanks to the parking spaces at the airport.

Taxi

You can easily get to the airport by the taxis run by many taxi companies in the city. You will have no difficulty in communication thanks to the taxi drivers who know English and the taxis will take you to the airport in about half an hour. You should make your plan considering that the tariff increases at night hours and on weekends.

Bus

City buses are another option you can prefer to get to the airport. Just as you can travel between the city center and the airport by three different lines that are 601, 602 and 3M, there are also other bus lines that allow you to reach the airport from different parts of the city. You can take the buses, which generally depart at 30-minute intervals, from any parts of the city.

Metro

You can reach the airport both economically and quickly by taking the advantage of the metro which you can get from the metro station in the city center or all the metro stations. You can get on the purple metro line at 05:58 at the earliest and at 00:36 at the latest. You can arrive at the airport after a 30-minute journey from the city center.

Rent a car

You can also reach the airport by enjoying the drive thanks to the rental car that you can rent from the car rental companies in the city center. However, if you don't know the routes, car rental may not be a suitable option for you. Goldcar, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Guerin, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt are among the car rental companies you can choose from.

Airport Information

Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport has a single terminal building for domestic and international flights. The airport offers various basic services such as ATMs, communication, internet access, meeting rooms, waiting rooms and information desk as well as a hotel for accommodation services, restaurants and shopping stores.

Park Airport Hotel, which is located within just 3-minute walking distance from the airport, is only 2 minutes away from the metro station by walking and provides the passengers with accommodation services.

The passengers can meet their eating and drinking needs at restaurants, cafes and bars at the airport where different tastes and local delicacies from the world cuisine are served. Belight, Burger King, Caffriccio, Costa Coffee, Delta Cafe, Douro, Wine Bar, La Pausa Restaurant, Medas Beer, Ola, Quiosque Dos Sabores and Super Bock Lounge are among these places.

In addition, there are various stores where jewelry, ornamental and clothing products are sold at the airport. Ale-Hop, Cores Doces, Divers, Football Gate, Geox, L’occitane, Mr. Blue, Pandora, Parfois, Relay, Springfield, Story Store, Sunglass Hut and Swarovski are just some of these stores.

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2017

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