You can get from Lisbon to Porto by train, bus or flight.
To get from Lisbon to Porto on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||170 miles (274 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$8 - $60|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $8 (€7) • 3 h 14 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $60 (€54) • 55 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, TAP Portugal or Comboios De Portugal|
Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 170 miles (274 km) from Lisbon to Porto. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, TAP Portugal or Comboios De Portugal among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Lisbon to Porto.
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.
You can travel to Porto from Lisbon 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Porto is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $8 (€7) compared to other travel options to Porto:
Taking a bus is usually $53 (€47) less than taking a flight to Porto, which costs on average $60 (€54) for the same trip.
Taking a bus is about $13 (€11) less than taking a train, which costs on average $20 (€18) for this route.
The quickest way to travel between Lisbon and Porto is by flight, which takes on average 55 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 14 min on average.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 49 min of travel time.
The distance from Lisbon to Porto is approximately 170 miles (274 km).
The average frequency per day from Lisbon to Porto is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Lisbon to Porto as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Lisbon to Porto:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Lisbon to Porto with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Porto as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Porto from Lisbon.
When planning your trip from Lisbon to Porto, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Lisbon to Porto online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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