Those who decide to visit the charming city of Porto and want to sink immediately into the relaxed lifestyle of the city, we recommend booking a convenient taxi service from the airport of Porto. In this way you travel to the destination with fixed and cheap prices, without wasting time in the airport waiting and also encountering language problems.
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal in terms of size and importance; the nation to which it belongs takes its name from this city.
Nicknamed "A capital do Norte" (the capital of the north), since it is located in the most industrialised area of Portugal, it was named in 2001 as European Capital of Culture along with the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The visitor who arrives in this fantastic city will remain enchanted by its azulejos (glazed and decorated ceramic tiles), its churches and its different architectural styles, ranging from the Baroque to the Manueline to the Renaissance. But, the soul of Porto is in its wine, which is famous all over the world, and its lively nightlife.
What to see in Porto
Among the most interesting attractions of the city are:
- The nineteenth century station of Sao Bento: covered inside with wonderful azulejos.
- Cellars of the Port wine: an obligatory stop for those who want to taste the delicious wine.
- Lello Bookstore: founded in 1869, it is a real jewel among the city attractions.
- Dom Luis Bridge: built of iron in the XIX century, we recommend a walk (if you do not suffer from vertigo).
The city airport is called Francisco Sá Carneiro, named after the Prime Minister who died due to an accident. Approximately 10 km from the centre, its annual passenger traffic is over 5 million people, despite having only one terminal.
Among the services offered there are cafeterias and shops, as well as 3 waiting rooms, lifts and sanitary facilities for disabled passengers.
The connections between the airport and the city centre are mainly by buses and taxis. The Aerobus leaves every half hour and costs €4. Its limitation is that it doesn't take you directly to your accommodation and as a result, you have to change to other means of transportation before arriving at the desired destination.
Public taxis have their location at the arrivals area; however, they apply a surcharge for excessive baggage and also on weekends. Furthermore, long waiting periods can be expected to get a public taxi. Larger groups may also mean a longer waiting time.
Approximate Taxi cost from Porto airport
|Porto Taxi||1-4 people||5-7 people|
|Porto airport - Sao Bento Station||from 24€||from 36€|
|Porto airport - Lello Bookstore||from 24,50€||from 36,50€|
|Porto airport - Dom Luis Bridge||from 25€||from 37€|
Distances between Porto Airport and some points of interest
- Sá Carneiro airport - Sao Bento Station: via the A4 motorway, you will arrive at your destination in just 20 minutes.
- Sá Carneiro airport - Lello Bookstore: lovers of reading can reach this place in about 22 minutes, since the bookstore is 17 km from the Portuguese port.
- Sá Carneiro airport - Dom Luis Bridge: 21 km to reach this wonder. It takes about 18 minutes.
The public transport network in Porto is very efficient. In particular, the subway enables you to move about easily. It consists of 6 lines and 81 stations covering all the areas of the city.
There are also buses, the characteristic trams, which represent a real tourist attraction in the city and finally, the Dos Guindais cable car, a panoramic lift that makes only 2 stops. However, the limitation common to all means of transport described so far is that none of them take visitors directly to their accommodation.
Porto public taxis are recognisable by their characteristic beige or black colour with the green roof and of course they are all equipped with a taximeter; as a result, no driver applies fixed rates, but the total amount to be paid is determined by the device depending on the traffic and the length of the itinerary to be covered.
Taxileader.net service at Porto Airport
Those who visit the city for the first time and do not speak Portuguese, have a further means of transport that is extremely cheap: a private taxi to Porto. Using this service is very simple: just fill in the form on our website and you will know immediately the exact cost of your transfer. You will receive confirmation of the service and the driver’s phone number by e-mail and SMS about 48 hours before. A qualified driver in possession of a regular license will wait for customers at the exit of the terminal with a sign bearing the name and surname of the passenger on the order form.
Why choose Taxileader.net?
The main advantage of this kind of transfer is you know in advance the exact amount to be paid in cash to the driver. A taxi transfer is more convenient when travelling with family or group of friends. In fact, the cost per person in most cases is less than or equal to public transport, but with the comfort of travelling to your destination on board a private and clean vehicle.
We also point out that no tip is required, for the customer will only pay the amount specified in the booking form. Finally, remember that, for any information or issue, you can contact our customer service personnel, who speak various languages. They can be contacted by telephone, live chat or e-mail.