To use public transport in Porto, you will need to buy the rechargeable Andante card. Public transport works by a zone system: the more you go, the more you pay for the trip. A Z2 ticket (two zones) should be enough to get you around the city, but, if you are unsure, at all metro stations or points of sale, there are maps and information on how many zones you will need to reach your destination. Before travelling, you must validate your ticket on the yellow machines; you have 1 hour to travel and change lines or transport as you wish. The ticket covers the subway, buses, trams and trains. Remember to validate your ticket whenever you change the lines or the method of travel.
Andante 24: Allows you to travel freely for 24 hours, on the chosen zones. The time starts counting on the first validation. Andante 24 Z2 – 4,15€
Andante Tour: It is a limitless ticket that allows you to travel the entire Andante circuit as many times as you want for 1 to 3 days. The time starts counting on the first validation. 1 day – 7,00€ 3 days – 15,00€
Timetable: Metro: Between 6:00 and 1:00 – Between June and October runs for 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays on the blue and yellow lines. Bus: You can check the timetables here.
From and to the airport
Porto’s airport is located in the suburbs of Porto, in the city of Maia. You have many options to go to the center:
Metro: Z4 ticket – 2,00€ / Waiting time – 30 min / Travel time – 26 min Bus:601, 602, 604, 3M (night bus) / Z4 ticket – 2,00€ / Waiting time – 20 to 40 min / Travel time – 35 to 50 min Shuttle: 6€ to 9€ / average time to the center: 30 min. See the options here.