Porto Public Transport
Although Porto’s city center is small enough to get around by foot, some of its attractions and other infrastructures are quite far, so you’ll need to take the city’s public transport to get there and back, especially to get to the Airport.
Main means of public transport in Porto
- Although Porto’s underground network is not very long, it is the best means of transport to get to certain places in the city like the Airport and the Casa da Música.
- Porto currently only has three tram lines and the trams, called “eléctrico” in Portuguese are beautiful vintage vehicles.
- Built in 1891, the Dos Guindais Funicular is still the quickest way to get from the upper part of the city to Ribeira.
- Even though the drivers seem to be driving in the Paris Dakar, instead of in the streets of Porto, the city’s buses are the only way of getting to the Castle of the Cheese or Serralves Foundation.
- Taxis in Porto are the fastest means of transportation and they’re quite cheap. If you’re in a hurry, they’re definitely worthwhile. Discover the official rates.
Transport for tourists
- Porto has several Hop-on Hop-off tour bus companies. The most popular are the Yellow Bus and the CitySightseeing Portugal. Find out about their routes, prices and stops.
- The Rabelo is a traditional Portuguese boat, once used to transport the barrels of Porto wine. Nowadays, the boats are used as a tourist sightseeing cruise.
Prices and discounts
If you're thinking of using the public transport in Porto, the cheapest way to get around the city is to get a Andante Card.
- The Andante Card is a travel card, which you can either charge it with single tickets or 24 Andante. The Andante Tour Card is a multimodal ticket especially designed for tourists. With this pass, you’ll be able to travel by bus, metro, CP urban trains. You can either purchase a “Andante Tour 1”: valid for 24 hours and “Andante Tour 3”: valid for 72 consecutive hours.