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Porto - Getting here

Whether by land, air or sea – all roads lead to Porto! Find out how to get here and what transport you can use in your day-to-day life.

Getting to Porto

Porto is in the North region of Portugal and can be reached by air, road or train.

Aeroplane

An increasing number of international airlines fly directly to the Porto Airport – located only 11 km from the city centre – including many low-cost airlines.

To get to Porto, you can either take public transport or opt for private transport, such as car rental.

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Bus and coach services

There are frequent coach services to major European destinations. The carriers with the greatest variety of destinations are Rede Nacional de Expressos (which also has many routes within Portugal) and InterNorte, which has connections to virtually all European cities via Paris.

There are also other bus and coach services which have internal connections to the north and south of Portugal.

Train

You can reach Porto by train departing from international locations – in particular Paris – with connections to the Portuguese train service, Comboios de Portugal (CP). Porto has two major train stations: Campanhã (international connections, Lisbon as well as the Douro and Minho regions) and São Bento (regional connections, Galicia, Douro and Minho, Aveiro and Coimbra).

You can buy your ticket online via the Comboios de Portugal (CP) website or the the call centre (+351 808 208 208 / +351 223 394 040).

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Getting to the Faculties

Spread across three main campuses, all of the University of Porto’s faculties can be reached using public transport, whether by bus, metro, train or tram.

For detailed information on how to get to each faculty, look up online map services which show you the shortest and most efficient routes, including which public transport to use.

Bus and coach services

The bus network is predominantly the STCP network. There are frequent buses that stop next to University of Porto faculties.

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Train

Urban trains connect the city of Porto to the surrounding regions. Other modes of transport also depart from the train stations, including the bus and metro.

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Metro

The Porto Metro has an extensive and expanding network, which can take you to the city’s main sights and to its outskirts. The metro can take you right up to the doorstep of many of our faculties.

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By bike or on foot

You can easily get around the city of Porto on foot. You can also opt for another environmentally friendly option and get around by bike.

You can hire a U-Bike from the University of Porto, an electric or conventional bicycle that you can use for your daily travels.

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University students have an immediate discount on public transport passes. All you need is your proof of registration!