Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport Guide (OPO)

Airport info
Code: OPO
Avenida do Aeroporto, Maia, 4470-558, Portugal

Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is located 11km (6.5 miles) northwest of Porto city centre.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +351
+351 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 details of terminal facilities, public transport access routes and nearby accommodation options, as well as vital contact information.


The airport information desk is located in the public area and can provide information on airport facilities or flight information (tel: +351 22 943 2400). There are also 24-hour information kiosks throughout the terminal.

Driving directions

From central Porto, follow the northbound A28 (IC1 motorway) to the A41 ring road junction and turn eastbound onto the A41. From here take the junction 2 exit and follow the road to the airport. The total drive time to the airport from Porto is approximately 16 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Metro: Porto do Metro’s (tel: +351 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.

Public transport road

Bus: There are regular bus connections (tel: +351 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.

Shuttle: Shuttle services to central Porto are operated by Goin’ Porto (tel: +351 93 759 9089; www.goinporto.com) and Airport Shuttle (tel: +351 96 042 6692; www.100rumos.com); while Get Bus (tel: +351 25 326 2371; www.getbus.eu) runs services to Guimarães and Braga.

Taxi:Taxis (tel: +351 22 532 3350; 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.

Terminal facilities


There is a bank and currency exchange in the departures area. Several ATMs are positioned around the terminal.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport. 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: +351 21 843 1183) is situated on the ground floor of the terminal. A left-luggage service is available in the public area. Luggage trolleys can be used free of charge.


A pharmacy and a travel agency can be found in the terminal.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport has three lounges: Airport Lounge 1 is located on the ground floor 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: +351 22 943 2400). Meeting rooms are also available at the Park Hotel outside the terminal (tel: +351 22 940 1300; www.parkhotel.pt).

Disabled facilities

Lifts and adapted toilets are present within the terminal, while lifts and ramps connect all levels. Passengers requiring a wheelchair, or any additional services, should contact their airline in advance of travel.

Car parking

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. Further parking information is available from the information desk (tel: +351 22 943 2400).

Car rental

Car hire companies at Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport include: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Guérin and Sixt. Car hire desks are located on the ground level of the arrivals area.


There are two hotels at Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport. A small range of low-cost accommodation options is also available within a 10-minute drive, while there is a greater selection in the city centre. A number of hotels offer shuttle services to and from the airport.

Holiday Inn Express

+351 22 999 5400

The Holiday Inn Express provides comfortable accommodation at affordable rates just 8km (5 miles) from the airport. A short distance from the beaches at Leça da Palmeira, the hotel houses a business centre and cocktail bar.

Av. Dr. Antonio Macedo 163, Leça da Palmeira, 4450-617, Porto, Portugal

Park Hotel Porto Airport

+351 22 940 1300

The new Park Hotel Porto Airport is just a three-minute walk from the terminal building – it is also close to metro stations and a number of restaurants. Meeting rooms are available to those on business and free Wi-Fi internet access is available in every room.

Avenida do Aeroporto 241, 4470-558, Porto, Portugal

OPOHotel Porto Aeroporto

+351 220 732 400

A two-minute ride from the airport, the OPOHotel Porto Aeroporto is a good base for those requiring an overnight stay at or near the airport. A breakfast buffet, airport shuttle service and free Wi-Fi access is also available to guests.

Rua do Hotel Pedras Rubras, 99, Maia, 4470-573, Porto, Portugal
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