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The International Airport of Porto, located 15km from the city, is a modern infrastructure, holder of several international awards, equipped with high quality to meet the flow of air traffic. It serves 60 destinations operating with the main regular airlines.
The connections to the Metropolitan Area of Porto are done by a good public transport network (car, subway and taxi). There are good connections to all Northern region. Porto is located 300km North of Lisbon, in a privileged geographical position, in terms of access to the main European capitals.
Porto and the North of Portugal are served by a modern communications network, which allows who comes from Galicia, Algarve, Lisbon, Coimbra, or from any part of the country, to arrive easily at the Destination.
DRIVING IN PORTUGAL
• Driving in Portugal is always by the right side of the road.
• Unless otherwise indicated, vehicles driving or coming from the right always have priority.
• Traffic signs are in accordance with international rules.
• Identification - ID
• Drivers License
• Vehicle Insurance
• Vehicle Registration Document
• Vehicle Carnet
• Speed limits for cars and bikes are: 50km/hour in residential areas; 90 km/hour on the road and 120km/hour on highways
• All passengers must wear seat belts
• The Portuguese Traffic Code forbids the use of mobile phones while driving, unless you are using hands free equipment.
Leixões International Cruises Terminal /APDL Port is only a few kilometers from the city centre of Porto and welcomes cruiseships from many parts of the world.
Porto and the North of Portugal dispose of international trains, Alfa Pendular, intercity, interregional, regional and urban, allowing to make connections to many national and international destinations. There are three daily connections to Paris, through Madrid and many to Lisbon and the rest of the country secured by the Campanhã Train station, in Porto.
Temperate maritime climate. Nevertheless, in the interior of the country and away from the sea, temperatures are lower in the winter, but moderate compared to the rest of Europe. Seasons are marked, having pleasant temperatures in the spring and in the summer. Summers are warmer and drier especially in the interior and moderate by the sea.
Number of sunny days per year | 250
Currency | Euro
Time | GMT (0) Winter | (+1) Summer
Electrical power | 220V
National emergency number | 112
DOCUMENTATION AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Citizens of the European Union, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Switzerland need only an identity card to enter Portugal. In addition to their identity card, minors must also present authorisation from their parents to travel.
For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary for visitors from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong and Macao and Taiwan territorial Authority.
Citizens from countries not mentioned above need a visa to enter Portugal, which may be requested at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of their country for stays of up to 90 days. If you need help to obtain necessary documentation you may contact us and we will be glad to guide you through. Under the terms of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement, flights between Schengen states are considered to be internal flights and passengers do not need to obtain another visa.
São João Hospital: (+351) 22 551 21 00
Santo António Hospital: (+351) 22 207 75 00
Vila Nova de Gaia / Espinho – Hospital Centre (+351) 227 868 354
Matosinhos – Pedro Hispano Hospital (+351) 229 391 000
Póvoa de Varzim / Vila do Conde – Hospital Centre
(+351) 252 690 600 / (+351) 252 299 100
Viana do Castelo – Santa Luzia Hospital: (+351) 258 802 100
Braga Hospital: (+351) 253 209 000
Guimarães – Senhora da Oliveira Hospital: (+351) 253 540 330
Tâmega e Sousa, E.P.E Hospital Centre: (+351) 255 714 000
Vila Real / Peso da Régua – Hospital Centre: (+351) 259 300 500
Chaves District Hospital: (+351) 276 300 900
Bragança District Hospital: (+351) 273 310 800
PSP- Public Security Police: www.psp.pt
GNR- Republican National Guard: www.gnr.pt
American Express: 707 50 40 50 / (+351) 214 278 20 502
Mastercard: 800 811 272
Visa: 800 811 107
Telephone | Dialling code : 00 351
ANA- Porto Airport: www.ana.pt
Porto Airport: (+351) 229 432 400
Bragança Airfield: (+351) 273 381 175
Vila Real Airfield: (+351) 259 336 620
Information about Transport: www.transpor.pt
CP-Comboios de Portugal (Trains of Portugal): 808 208 208 / www.cp.pt
Brisa: (+351) 21 444 85 00
Ascendi: 707 20 25 25
Via Verde: 707 500 900