Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport (Porto)
The airport is located 7 miles from Porto.
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Often known as Porto Airport, Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport (OPO) is the main airfield for the northern Portuguese city. It is named for Francisco Sa Carneiro, a former prime minister who died in a plane crash while on his way to the airport.
The third-busiest in Portugal (after Lisbon and Faro), it welcomes more than 5 million passengers each year. It’s a base for Ryanair, Europe’s biggest budget airline. Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport is spacious and modern with curving lines reminiscent of Gaudi, although the terminal’s lack of natural light can be hard on your eyes after a few hours.
Almost half of flights to Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport come from Germany and France, but there are flights available to many other destinations worldwide, including London, Zurich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan, Casablanca, Luanda, Toronto, Montreal, and Caracas.
There is only one terminal.
Getting into Town
Train: The Porto subway system connects to the airport via the Violet Line, which operates between 6am and 1:30am. Tickets are €1.40, and the trip to Porto takes 20-35 minutes, depending on your destination.
Bus: There are several buses that service Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport. STCP Bus Nos. 601, 602 and 604 connect to the city center and cost €1.45. Resende Bus No. 120 has service to surrounding towns, including Santa Cruz, Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos, Guifões and Custóias. Tickets are €1.40.
Taxi: There is a taxi stand outside of the arrivals area with taxis available 24 hours a day. Note that extra fees are added for cabs booked by phone, extra luggage, and weekend or public vacation fares.
There are several parking lots at the airport. P0 is for short-term parking, while P3 and P4 are for long-term parking.
There is an information desk on the third level of the departures public area, in the arrivals area, and in the baggage claim hall.
Money and communications: ATMs, banks, currency exchange services, internet kiosks, and a post office are among the services at the airport.
Luggage: There is a lost and found office in the terminal.
Conference and business: There are conference facilities for groups of up to 35 people, with services including audiovisual aids, which must be booked in advance. There are also three VIP lounges with standard facilities like internet, phone and fax.
Shopping: There are several dozen shops at Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport in the shopping area on Level 2, including brand names such as Swarovski and Carolina Herrera, as well as an array of souvenir and duty-free shops.
Food and drink: There are many cafes spread throughout the airport, including Buondi Café on the ground floor. There are also a couple of sit-down restaurants, including La Lausa Restaurante in the Level 3 departures area.
Other facilities: A tourist information desk, travel agents, a press center, children’s play areas, baby-changing stations, a pharmacy, first aid station, police station, vending machines and facilities for disabled fliers.
Wi-Fi: There is Wi-Fi available throughout the airport. You can access flight and airport information free of charge, but for other websites you’ll have to go through one of the operators, which include Vodafone, Vex, Novaspot, and HotSpot Portugal. If you bring your own laptop and LAN cable, there is free broadband Internet available in the departures area.