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Reaching Porto

 
 
   By air
   The Francisco Sá Carneiro airport is served by 26 airlines, including low cost carriers. As TAP Portugal is the official carrier of the Forum, you may use a discount code while booking your flight with them; more information on the Sponsors & Partners section of this website.
   The airport is located in the city of Maia, in the outskirts of Porto.
   The most convenient way to reach Porto is by metro. Line E directly connects the airport to the city center (stops Casa da Música, Trindade, and Bolhão) in less than 30 minutes. You may find the metro network map here.
   Alternatively, one can also reach the city center through public buses (lines 601, 602, 604 and 3M), taxi or using a private shuttle. You may find the bus network map here.
   Access here the interactive map we have prepared for you.
 
   By train
   International trains arrive daily to the Campanhã train station, in the East area of Porto. The Campanhã train station is connected to the city centre by metro (lines A, B, C, E, and F; stops Casa da Música, Trindade, and Bolhão). You may find the metro network map here.
   Access here the interactive map we have prepared for you.
 
   From Lisboa to Porto
   Lisboa is located about 300 km South of Porto; these two cities are connected by plane, train, and bus.
   TAP and Ryanair have several daily connections.
   CP offers connections every 1 to 2 hours from 6 am to 10 pm.
   Rede Expressos offers direct buses from Lisboa to Porto, including two night buses.
   Access here the interactive map we have prepared for you.
 
   Getting around in Porto
   You can comfortably explore the centre of Porto on foot.
   The easiest way to travel around the city is by metro. You must purchase and validate your ticket before boarding (you do not need to do so when getting off). The yellow vertical band on every ticket selling machine will help you decide which type of ticket to purchase (Z2, Z3, Z4, etc.), depending on the distance and zones crossed during your trip. Daily tickets are also availlable. The metro runs every day from 6 am to 1 am. You may find the metro network map here.
   Buses are available throughout the city and reach areas not served by the metro. You may either buy your ticket from the driver upon entering the vehicle or at any metro station. You may find the bus daily network map here. Night buses run between midnight and 6 am.
   Access here the interactive map we have prepared for you.
   Tips: a Z2 ticket will be sufficient to travel around the city. Z2 and Z3 tickets are valid for one hour; during this period you may hop on and hop off any metro or bus at your convenience. Tickets purchased from bus drivers are more expensive and only valid for the current journey, meaning you will have to purchase another ticket if boarding another vehicle.
 
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