Porto city centre
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO): 7 mi from city centre
Flights to Porto: practical information
Cheap airlines to Porto
Planning to spend your holidays in Porto? We can't blame you, this industrial yet chic and cultural city is a gem! Search for cheap flights to Porto's main airport Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) just 15km from the city centre. Ryanair, EasyJet and TAP Portugal offer the cheapest flights to Porto from the UK.
When to book flights to Porto
Porto can be enjoyed any time of the year but summer and spring are the most pleasant. Whenever you plan a trip to Porto, book your flights 3-5 months in advance for the best flight prices.
- Peak season: Summer and cultural festivals.
- Low season: Winter.
Direct flights to Porto take 2 hours 15 minutes from London.
Experience Porto: what to see, what to do
Porto is historical, cultural and is home to some pretty fine wines. Start your tour of the city at the Ribeira, near the river and let's go from there! The city's historic district is an UNESCO site and teeming with interesting stories to tell.
Essentials in Porto
River cruises: The best way to admire the city's riverside architecture is on a river cruise. It won't cost you more than €10 to join a 50 minute trip as far as Pinhão and the landscape outside the city is truly incredible. Don't miss the port caves where you can taste and buy port.
Port: Speaking of port, going on a tasting tour is one of the most unforgettable and cultural experiences you can have while one holidays in Porto. Either join a tour or get a Porto car hire and make your own tour through the hills and from cellar to cellar.
Livraria Lello: For something entirely different, head to West Baixa to Livraria Lello near the university and Praça dos Leões. It's voted as one of the most beautiful book stores in Europe and its interior will impress. Stay a while and enjoy a cafe or a glass of port while you read.
Find more information on Porto Tourism.
Accommodations in Porto
Porto has a lot of choices for hotels and accommodation with plenty in the mid-range and for budget travellers. Hostels abound and are located around the city, especially in and around the university. For something fancy, try one of Porto's hotels in the wine cellar district.