Porto airport: Porto Airport (OPO)

Porto Airport

The airport is in the northern Portuguese city of Porto and is officially called Francisco Sá Carneiro. It was the name of the Portuguese Prime Minister that passed away in 1980 when his airplane crashed. At that time there was a discussion about the question of the choice to name an airport after someone who died in an airplane crash but despite the objections, the name change was carried out.

The airport is 11 kilometers northwest of Porto. When measured by the number of passengers, it is the third largest airport of Portugal, after Lisbon Airport and Faro Airport. In 2015 the airport processed more than eight million passengers. In order to accommodate the growing number of travelers the airport has expanded in the past years.

Address

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
Pedras Rubras
4470 Maiav
Portugal

Airport codes

IATA airport code: OPO
ICAO airport code: LPPR

Transport

Local transport

Train

There is no train connection yet with Porto Airport. Plans for the new subway system to connect the airport to Porto are in the advanced stages. It was planned to have the connection ready in 2005, but the project has been postponed indefinitely.

Car and bus

The airport is easily accessible from highway IC-1 between Lisbon and Vigo, to the north of Porto, in Spain.

Between 7:30 and 20:00 an Aerobus leaves every 30 minutes to the center of Porto, the bus stops by the most important hotels, a ticket costs €4.00 and is valid the whole day on public transportation in Porto as well as the regional train services to Valongo, São Bento and Coimbrões.

The Transporte Resende bus line 120, costs €1.25, goes to known locations in Porto: Santa Cruz, Leça, Matosinhos, Guifões and Custóias.

Two times per day there is a direct bus connection with Vigo, Spain, and once per day at the weekend, and costs €10.00. Information is available at the Spanish telephone number (tel: +34(0)986 288 030).

Car rental - Porto Airport

On the ground floor of the Arrivals Hall there are seven counters for car rental companies: A.A. Castanheira/Budget, Auto Jardim, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National Car Rental and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.

Taxi

Taxis can be found in front of the Arrivals Hall, and each are equipped with a meter. The price is €0.74 per kilometer on top of the “taking off” price. A ride to the center of Porto costs approximately €13.00, at weekends and holidays there is a 20% surcharge, there is also a surcharge for extra large baggage.

Airport Parking

There are four parking lots: P0, costs €1.50 for the first hour and P1 costs €1.10 for the first hour, are close to the terminal building, and P2 and P3, costs €6.40 per day, are north of the terminal. You can park for a month at P1 for the same price as parking at P2 or P3. For information about long-term parking  (tel: +351(0)229 410 787).

Services

Services

Hotels

There are no hotels at the airport, but there are enough choices in Porto. Well renowned hotels: Le Meridien Park Atlantic Porto (tel: +351(0)226 072 500), Hotel Beta Porto (tel: +351(0)228 348 660), Grande Hotel do Porto (tel: +351(0)222 076 690) and Sheraton Porto (tel: +351(0)220 404 000). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

The airport has a limited number of restaurants, but there are cafes and shops throughout the whole terminal. There is a Duty Free shop and there is a nice range of shops with local products from northern Portugal.

Baggage

There is a counter for lost and found items in the Arrivals Hall (tel: +351(0)229 482 547). There are two different baggage handlers: Groundforce (tel: +351(0)218 431 183) and Portway (tel: +351(0)229 432 543).

Information

In the Departures Hall there is a general information counter, and the counter from the Tourism Bureau is in the Arrivals Hall, there are also several tour operators present.

The check-in time for European flights is only 60 minutes and 30 minutes for domestic flights.

Business

There are three lounges, on the ground floor and the first floor in the Departures Hall are general lounges. The Navigator Lounge is exclusively for passengers of TAP-Air Portugal.

To reserve the meeting room, with a maximum capacity for 35 people, you can contact Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport Public Relations Service (tel: +351(0)229 410 368), email: sirp@ana-aeroportos.pt.

Disabled facilities

The airport has adapted elevators and restrooms for the disabled.

Other services

There are banks, ATM's, a money exchange office and a post office. There is also a pharmacy in the Departures Hall (tel: +351(0)229 471 994).

Contact

Contact

Address

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
Pedras Rubras
4470 Maiav
Portugal

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +351(0)229 432 400
Fax: +351(0)229 484 597
Email: oporto.airport@ana-aeroportos.pt

Airport codes

IATA airport code: OPO
ICAO airport code: LPPR

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