All sight-seeing open-top double-decker buses for tourists include individual headphones with commentary in English and other languages.
City Sightseeing Portugal
The City Sightseeing buses in Porto are red. A bus tour ticket is valid for 48-hours after you first validate it and you can hop off and back on as many times as you want.
This Hop-On Hop-Off company has two routes: Red and Blue with 57 strategically located bus stops. The company also offers an exclusive route for groups. The Redline departs from Ribeira and the Blue line from Torre dos Clérigos.
- Red Line: The route includes 33 stops and takes one hour and 50 minutes to complete.
- Blue Line: The route includes 24 stops and takes one hour and 15 minutes to complete.
Timetables depend on the time of year and the route. The first departure in the summer months for the red route starts at 9:15 am and finishes at 6:45 pm. In winter they start at 9:30 am and the last departure is at 5:30 pm.
The first departure of the blue route in summer is at 9:30 and the last departure is at 18:00. During the winter months they start at 10:00 and finish at 16:00.
The price of a ticket is € 18 (US$ 17.70) for adults and € 9 (US$ 8.80) for children from 4 to 12. There are also discounts available for groups.
You can buy your tickets directly through the website at this link:
Yellow bus, Official Sightseeing Tours
As the name indicates, these sight-seeing tourist buses are yellow. You can either get a 24h or 48h ticket and hop-off and back on as many times as you want during the validity of your ticket, as well as switch routes. The Yellow Bus ticket is also valid for the STCP buses in Porto.
The Yellow Bus has two different routes: Historical Porto and Porto Castles.
- Historical Porto: The route through the city centre of Porto takes one hour and 50 minutes and you can hop-off at any of its 33 stops. In winter and summer, a tour departs every 30 minutes from Torre dos Clérigos.
- Porto Castles: This itinerary includes the riverside road of Porto to Foz do Douro and Matosinhos. The duration of the full route is one hour and 50 minutes with 32 stops. A tour departs every 60 minutes from Torre dos Clérigos.
In winter (between the months of October and May), the first bus leaves at 9:30 am and the last bus is at 5:30 pm. In summer (between June and September), the first tour starts at 9:15 am and the last is at 6:15 pm.
The Yellow Buses run every day.
The price of the 1-day ticket for the Yellow Bus is € 16.20 (US$ 15.90) for adults and € 2 (US$ 2) for children between 4 and 12.
The 2 day Yellow Bus ticket costs € 18 (US$ 17.70) for adults and from € 2 (US$ 2) for children between 4 and 12.