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Porto is 310 km north of Lisbon. The quickest journey is by plane, with flights departing from Lisbon Portala Airport and arriving at Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport roughly an hour later, but with the checking-in time being one to two hours before the flight, it would probably be quicker to travel by train. There are two types of train services for Porto, the Alfa Pendular and the Intercity. The Alfa Pendular trains offer a first class service, being quicker, more comfortable and with better facilities. The Intercity trains are quite basic and some of the carriages still in operation are quite old. Bus services are almost as quick as the trains, but you can never be sure of traffic or diversions.
There are two bus companies that provide services to Porto. They are Rede Expressos and RenEx. Rede Expressos buses depart from the station at Sete Rios, and RenEx buses leave from the depot at Oriente train station. Rede Expressos generally have between ten and twenty buses a day that leave for Porto, and the journey takes approximately three hours and forty minutes. RenEx have about ten services per day that take three and a half hours. Rede Expressos buses arrive at the terminal close to Batalha metro station. RenEx buses terminate at the station opposite the Jardim de Joao Chagas.
There are many daily train services to Porto from Lisbon, departing from Santa Apolonia train station, on the riverfront in the Alfama district. Trains arrive at Campanha Station, the main train station in Porto. You can catch the Alfa Pendular service or the Intercidades, (Intercity). The AP service is a tilting train that is quicker and has better facilities than the Intercity services, which are slower and some of the carriages are quite old. The AP trains take roughly two and half hours to arrive, while the Intercity takes up to three hours, and there is usually one train departing per hour between 6.00 am and 10.00pm. Both services stop at stations en route but there are no change overs.
TAP Portugal and Ryanair both offer direct flights from Lisbon Portela Airport to Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport in Porto. The flight time is approximately one hour. There are around thirty flights per day, but only around ten of these are direct. The other services involve a stop over. There are usually two flights per hour, and there's around seventy five direct flights from Lisbon per week.