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    Car hire at Porto Airport – Explore Northern Portugal

    The charming city of Porto lies right at the mouth of the Douro River in Portugal. A colourful mixture of gothic towers, historical sites and seamlessly merging old with new – Porto is a beautiful and vibrant city to visit. A walk along the popular Ribeira waterfront will expose you to traditional facades, renovated buildings and quaint wine bars and restaurants. Have a read of our Wine Tour Road Trip and Dao Road Trip guides for further ideas of what to do and see during your stay. A car hire at Porto Airport is the ideal place to pick-up a vehicle. Only 13 minutes from the city centre, the airport is also ideal for those looking to head to neighbouring Guimaraes or Espinho.

    Established in 1954, Auto Europe is a global car hire broker providing great offers on car rentals. By partnering with numerous local, national and international car hire suppliers we are able to offer a large fleet of vehicles to choose from, all at convenient locations. Along with great offers on car hire, we also hire out luxury cars, motorhomes and provide a transfer service. Consult our Porto car hire reviews section to learn about what previous customers have thought. Contact our rental agents today on +44 123 3225 114 to find out more.

    Airport Information

    Porto Airport serves the city of Porto and the surrounding northern region of Portugal. The airport is approximately 6 miles from Porto city centre, along the IC1. The IC1 also conveniently links to Viana do Castelo in the north. Porto Airport is the second busiest in the country and provides national and international flight connections. It serves as the hub for TAP Air Portugal as well as several low cost airlines.

    Porto Airport (OPO)
    Address: Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, 4470-558 Maia, Portugal
    Telephone: +351 22 943 2400
    Airlines operating at Porto Airport: The airport hosts many national and low-cost airlines with routes across Europe and beyond. British Airways, TAP Air Portugal, Finnair, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, KLM, Transavia, Vueling, Wizz Air, EasyJet, Ryanair and many more.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Porto Airport

    Porto Airport conveniently contains most of the car rental desks within the one terminal. All trusted and well known suppliers are based either at the airport departure or arrivals area, which makes for an ideal location to book your car at. The rest are located within the airport grounds outside the terminal. For these, many provide a quick shuttle bus service. In addition a self-service pick-up option is also available via the Europcar Premium Pick-up service.

    With a car rental at Porto Airport, you’ll quickly be able to reach Porto and with minimum effort. Make sure you have all the required documents to hand before arriving at the car hire supplier. These generally include a valid driving licence, credit card, our voucher and identification. If required also bring with you an International Driving Permit (IDP).

    Before driving off, make sure you fully inspect the vehicle, noting any damage, scratches or issues on the pick-up form. Upon returning, make sure a member of the car hire supplier staff checks the vehicle. Once the vehicle is returned in the same condition as it left, your deposit will be released back onto your credit card. Please note that the credit card must be under the main driver’s name. All car categories are available at Porto Airport via the following suppliers.

    Car hire operating hours

    Alamo Car Hire at Porto Airport Alamo at Porto Airport
    Avenida do Rent-a-Car N107,
    Maia, Portugal 4470-995

    +351 22 941 5939
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 6am-12am
    Avis Car Hire at Porto Airport Avis at Porto Airport
    Aeroporto Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro,
    Maia, Portugal 4470-558

    +351 22 943 6900
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 8am-10pm
    Centauro Car Hire at Porto Airport Centauro at Porto Airport
    Joaquim Alves de Sousa Moreira 148,
    Maia, Portugal 4470-573

    +351 308 810 777
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 7am-11pm
    Europcar Car Hire at Porto Airport Europcar at Porto Airport
    Aeroporto Do Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro,
    Maia, Portugal 4470-827

    +351 22 948 2452
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 6:30am-12am
    Sixt Car Hire at Porto Airport Sixt at Porto Airport
    Aeroporto Internacional Francisco Sá Carneiro,
    Maia, Portugal 4470-558

    +351 255 788 199
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-12:30pm, Sun Closed


    Porto Airport consists of one newly rebuilt and expanded terminal. It is multifunctional and handles both local and international flights. Within its main hall, a large array of airport facilities are provided, including everything you’d expect for getting you checked-in, security, departure lounges, baggage reclaim and arrivals hall. The terminal is designed to meet the needs of disabled travellers, with European high standards incorporated into its design. These include ramps, special lifts and adapted terminal phones. Information desks are available 24/7 throughout the terminal building to assist you if needed.

    Airport Facilities

    The airport provides plenty of facilities to make your journey as comfortable as possible. From coffee houses, restaurants and bars, to banks, currency exchange, cash machines and a baby changing area – all you’ll need is located within walking distance. Plenty of shops are available, such as, mobile phone stores, bookshops, clothes shops and a duty free store. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the terminal but is restricted to providing flight and airport related information. If you’re looking to access external websites, than you are provided with the ability to purchase internet time.

    How to get to and from Porto Airport

    The airport is located perfectly for serving Porto city and the surrounding region. Its proximity to Porto allows for a large choice of public transport options – although many opt to rent a car at Porto Airport. The easiest and by far the fasts way to reach the city is with the metro. Porto city has five colour-coded metro lines. The purple line is the metro line that will connect you to and from Porto Airport. At the terminal you’ll also have a local bus service and a taxi rank. Taxis are by far the most expensive method of travel. Shuttle buses are available and private buses can also be booked.

    Parking Tips

    Parking at Porto Airport isn’t normally a problem, with multiple options available. Car parking facilities range from Short-Stay to Long-Stay car parks and are relatively inexpensive. We would advise parking your car at one of the Metro line car parks and boarding the metro to the airport. There are a total of 32 car parks along the length of the metro line. Within Porto itself, parking can be tricky, so we also recommend the metro car parks , especially if you’re planning to visit central Porto, Ribeira or any other location’s that are popular amongst tourists. With a car hire at Porto Airport you’ll be able to see the city and the surround suburbs with minimum ease and convenience.

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