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    Car Hire at Porto Campanhã Train Station - Gateway to Northern Portugal

    Porto Campanhã Train Station is one of two main railway stations in the northern city of Porto, along with Porto São Bento Train Station. All services operated by the country's national rail company CP (Comboios de Portugal) stop at Campanhã, including the Alfa Pendular high-speed trains and the more regular Inter Cidades (Inter-city) suburban trains.

    Opened in 1877, the station is the beating heart of an old Porto neighborhood and instantly recognisable for its elegant 18th-century façade featuring a striking tower clock and charming Romanesque windows. Located at the eastern end of Porto, not far from the River Douro, Campanhã is part of a large complex comprising many passenger facilities and several support facilities with sanitary installations.

    Porto Campanhã Train Station is well placed for visitors looking to explore one of the oldest and most fascinating places in southern Europe. Full of architectural treasures, UNESCO categorised the city's historic centre known as the Ribeira as a World Heritage Site in 1996. In Porto you simply cannot miss the ancient church of St Francis with its gold-encrusted interior, nor Clérigos Tower, one of city's most iconic landmarks.

    With a car hire from Porto Campanhã Train Station you can drive across the city's impressive two-tiered Luís I Bridge (built by none other than Gustave Eiffel) to visit the famous Port wine lodges on the south bank of the River Douro. From there you can head south to relax on the golden sandy beaches of Praia da Madalena, Espinho and many other popular seaside resorts on Portugal's long and very idyllic Atlantic Coast.

    With Auto Europe you'll have the best of Porto and the rest of northern Portugal easily at your disposal. Book with us online today and you can pick up your low-cost car hire at Porto Campanhã Train Station and many other convenient points around the city and be on your way in a few minutes. Alternatively, please Feel free to get in touch with our rental specialists on +44 123 3225 114 and they will be only too happy to get you the best deal.

    For peace of mind, take a look at what others had to say about the quality of Auto Europe's wide-ranging car rental services in the city on our Porto car hire reviews page. Please also consult our Portugal Driving Information section for tips on local road rules, speed limits, driving distances, etc.

    Station Information

    Porto Campanhã Train Station is the main station in the north of the country and receives all the railway traffic coming into central Porto from the Minho, Douro and other northern regions as well as the city's suburbs. Located in the city centre but just outside the old part of town, it is also the hub for services travelling further afield, such as the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, and the Galicia province of north-west Spain.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Porto Campanhã Train Station

    There's plenty of choice for people looking to pick up a car rental at Porto Campanhã Train Station. Some of the world's most presitigious car hire companies operate in very close proximity to the station, including Avis and Europcar. Please have all your documents ready before arriving to pick up your vehicle, most importantly your driving licence, passport, credit card, coverage details and your Auto Europe car hire voucher.

    Avis Car Hire at Porto Campanhã Train Station Avis at Porto Campanhã Train Station
    Rua da Estação
    Porto, Portugal 4300-173

    +351 22 539 0274
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 9am-1pm & 3-7pm (closed Sat & Sun)
    Europcar Car Hire at Porto Campanhã Train Station Europcar at Porto Campanhã Train Station
    Largo da Estação dos Caminhos de Ferro
    Porto, Portugal 4300-173

    +351 22 518 0723
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 9am-1pm & 3-6.30pm
    Sat 10am-12.30pm
    Sun Closed

    Station facilities

    As one of Portugal's largest railway stations, you can expect to find an extensive range of on-site passenger facilities at Porto Campanhã Train Station. These include toilets, a waiting room, left-luggage lockers, ATMs, a restaurant and snack-bar. The station also has a series of other basic amenities such as elevators/ escalators to and from the platforms and vending machines. Passengers with reduced levels of mobility are well catered for at Porto Campanhã.

    How to get to and from Porto Campanhã station

    Although the station isn't actually located in the city centre, you'll have no problem getting there and back when you rent a car at Porto Campanhã Train Station. The station is just off the A43 motorway which also connects with the Freixo Bridge across the River Douro heading south in the direction of Lisbon, the capital, and Faro in the Algarve. Porto Campanhã is also very well served by the city's extensive metro system with no less than four of the lines (Green, Red, Orange and Blue) connecting with the on-site Campanhã underground station. The Red line also serves Porto Airport, changing just once at Trindade station. It's also very easy to get to Porto Campanhã Train Station by bus with several routes stopping close by, including routes 205, 206, 207 and 403.

    Parking tips

    There's a whole host of adeqate parking options in very convenient locations both adjacent to the station and in the surrounding streets, so you'll have no issues finding somewhere to leave your car hire at Porto Campanhã Train Station. The best choice for extended sightseeing itineraries is the nearby Parque Estação Ferroviária de Campanhã located in the adjacent Largo da Estação where you can park for as long as you like, day and night, and pay in full when you depart the premises.

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