The charming city of Porto lies right at the mouth of the Rio Douro. A colourful ecclesiastic mixture of soaring Gothic towers, historic sites and buildings is the first thing a traveller will spot in Porto. A walk along the "river of gold" with the crumbling facades standing against renovated storefronts or quaint wine bars will conjure up the spirit of romance and exotic old times. Wine Tour Road Trip and Dao Road Trip page offer you more travel ideas, pay them a visit!
Now with a car hire from Porto Airport you can have the freedom of touring Porto and the lovely countryside surrounding the city at your leisure. You will also be able to choose from a vast fleet of vehicles once you opt for a car hire from Auto Europe, since we work closely together will all major local and international suppliers in Portugal.
Porto Airport (OPO)
Official Name: Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
Address: 4470-558 Maia, Portugal
Location: The airport is situated 6 miles from the city centre of Porto.
Airlines: There are 18 airlines connecting the North of Portugal with the rest of Europe and the world.
Porto Airport houses one newly rebuilt and expanded terminal. The terminal is multifunctional and handles both local and international flights. In a large public hall you will find an array of facilities including a bank, exchange offices, ATMs, and a baby changing area. The terminal also houses a number of restaurants and cafés where you can try some Portuguese specialties. Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered only for free access to flight and airport related information. To access other websites you will need to pay for the Internet service.
Well-known suppliers have their rental desks and customer service desks in the terminal. Car hire desks are situated quite conveniently inside the terminal building. You can choose between all car categories ranging from mini class to luxury cars offered by a number of suppliers.
TBased on official traffic statistics, the airport in Porto is the second busiest in Portugal. The airport serves as a hub for the Portuguese flag carrier as well as several low cost airline companies. Although of compact size, this airport has all facilities to make your layover or waiting time comfortable. If you are in the mood for shopping, pay a visit to the bookshops, mobile phone outlets, fashion stores or duty free shops. Eateries spread across the whole terminal building, and you will be spoiled for choice. European airport standards have been implemented to meet the needs of disabled travellers, so you will find specially fitted lifts, ramps and easy-to-operate telephones in the terminal. Information desks and booths available 24/7 are dotted around the terminal building.
Porto Airport is located about 6 miles from the city centre, right off the IC1 highway, which leads to Porto City in the south, and Viana Do Castelo in the north. Metro may be one of the easieest and fastest ways to reach the city of Porto. Porto has five metro lines all marked by a different colour. The purple line serves the airport. Local buses can take you to the city centre and the surrounding areas. If you prefer bus rides, you can also take advantage of shuttle buses or private ones, which tend to be more reliable but also more expensive. A much cheaper and more convenient alternative to taxis is car rental. Take your car hire from Porto Airport to the city of Porto along the IC1 highway or VRI road in under 10 minutes!
Porto Airport has multiple options for parking your car hire. They range from short to long term parking possibilities at convenient prices. Metro Parking in the city of Porto will let you use their Park & Ride option and choose between 32 free car parks all situated at metro stations along the metro lines. Parking may be quite difficult to find in the spots popular with tourists such as Ribeira or the city centre. Therefore, it is highly advisable to take advantage of Metro Parking.