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Porto - Getting to Porto

By land, air or sea, all roads lead to Porto! Find out how to get to us and which transports you can use on a daily basis.

Getting to Porto

Porto is located in the North of Portugal and is accessible by air, road and rail transport.

Plane

Located about 11km from the city centre, the Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport is home to a growing number of international airlines that fly directly to Porto - many of which offer low-cost fares.

To get to Porto, you can use public transport services or rent-a-car and other private transport.

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Bus

There are regular bus services to all major European destinations. The companies with the widest range of destinations are Rede Nacional de Expressos (also with a strong national presence) and InterNorte (with connections to virtually every city in Europe, via Paris).

Other bus companies provide internal connections to the north and south of the country.

Train

On board the Portuguese Railways (CP), it is possible to reach Porto from international departure points - mainly from Paris. Porto is served by two main stations: Campanhã (international connections, Lisbon and Douro and Minho regions) and São Bento (regional connections, Galicia, Douro and Minho, Aveiro and Coimbra).

Tickets can be booked directly on the company's website or call centre (+351 808 208 208 / +351 223 394 040).

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Getting to the Faculties

Spread across three campuses, all the faculties of the University of Porto have links to public transport, either by bus, metro, train or tram.

For detailed information on how to get to each faculty, consult the online map service, which shows you the shortest and most efficient routes, indicating which public transport you should use.

Bus

The network operating is mainly STCP. They circulate frequently and stop near the faculties of the University of Porto.

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Train

Urban trains connect the city of Porto to the surrounding regions. The train stations have an interface with other transports.

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Metro

Porto has an extensive and growing metro network that takes you to the main points of the city and its outskirts. Most of our universities have the metro "at the doorstep".

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Bicycle or on foot

The city of Porto is easy to get around on foot. You can also help the environment and use the bicycles.

At the University of Porto you can also rent a U-Bike, an electric or conventional bicycle for your daily commuting.

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University students get an immediate discount on public transport passes. All you need is proof of enrolment!