Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport Guide (OPO)
Code: OPONo. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +351
Avenida do Aeroporto, Maia, 4470-558, Portugal
Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is located 11km (6.5 miles) northwest of Porto city centre.
22 943 2400.
Portugal’s second busiest airport, Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is located a short distance from the city of Porto. Our guide to the airport includes contact details, information on terminal facilities, public transport options and nearby hotels.
The airport consistently wins awards as one of Europe’s best, as voted by passengers. It was rated third best in 2013.
The airport information desk is located in the public area and can provide information on airport facilities or flight information (tel: 022 943 2400). There are also 24-hour information kiosks throughout the terminal.
From central Porto, follow the A28 (IC1 motorway) to the A41 ring road junction and turn eastbound onto the A41 – the airport is well-signposted from this point.
Metro: Porto do Metro’s (tel: 22 508 1000; www.metrodoporto.pt) Violet Line serves Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, operating regular services from 0600-0100. The station is located just outside the terminal. The journey to the city centre takes about 30 minutes and a single fare is €1.85.
Bus: There are regular bus connections (tel: 22 615 8158; www.stcp.pt) to the city centre (buses 601, 602, 604 and 3M serve the airport). A single fare is €1.85.
A long distance bus connection (tel: +34 986 288 030; www.autna.com) connects the airport with Vigo and Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. The journey time is approximately 45 minutes and the fare is €12.
Shuttle: Shuttle services to central Porto are operated by Goin’ Porto (tel: 93 759 9089; www.goinporto.com) and Airport Shuttle (tel: 96 042 6692; www.100rumos.com); while Get Bus (tel: 25 326 2371; getbus.eu) runs services to Guimarães and Braga.
Taxi:Taxis (tel: 22 535 3350 and 22 535 3359; www.antral.pt) are available 24 hours a day from outside Arrivals. A 20% surcharge is payable at weekends, on public holidays and between 2100 and 0600. Fares start at €20-30 to the city centre.
There is a bank and currency exchange in the departures area. Several ATMs are positioned around the terminal.
Wi-Fi is available from hotspots throughout the airport – the first 30 minutes is free of charge. A shop offering postal services, stamps, envelopes and phone cards is located on the ground floor of the terminal in the public area.
There are numerous cafés and several restaurants in Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport. These include a restaurant serving Portuguese fare, an ice cream parlour and a bar specialising in beer.
There are several shops at Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, including fashion and electronics outlets, gift retailers and bookshops – and of course port wine. Duty-free shopping is available at the departure gates for passengers leaving the EU. A ‘pick up on return’ service is available to those who do not wish to take their purchases on the outgoing flight.
A lost and found information desk (tel: 21 843 1183 or 22 943 2543) is situated on the ground floor of the terminal. A left-luggage service is available in the public area. Luggage trolleys are free of charge.
Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport has three lounges: Airport Lounge 1 is located on the ground of the departure hall and has 37 seats; Airport Lounge 2 is located on level 1 of the departure hall; while The Navigator Lounge is for passengers flying with TAP-Air Portugal only.
Meeting rooms are available (tel: 22 943 2400). Meeting rooms are also available at the Park Hotel outside the terminal (tel: 22 940 1300; www.parkhotel.pt).
There are four 24-hour car parks at Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, with a total of around 3,000 spaces. Each car park has spaces for long- and short-stay parking. P0 is under cover, while P1, P4 and P6 are open. For more information contact: 22 941 0787.
Car hire companies at Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport include: Auto Jardim, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Guérin and Sixt. Car hire desks are located on the ground level of the arrivals area.