Flights from London to Porto
Planning a trip to Porto? Here’s all the vital information you need to know before booking your cheap flights from London to Porto.
How to get to London Stansted airport
There are lots of ways to get to London Stansted airport (STN). You can drive to the airport before your flights from London to Porto with short-stay, mid-stay and long-stay parking options available. You can also travel with public transport to the airport. The journey time from the underground to the airport takes around 90 minutes, or the National Express coach is a two-hour journey from the city centre. The quickest way to get to Stansted before you fly from London to Porto is by taking the Stansted Express train. It takes just over 45 minutes to reach the airport from Liverpool Street station in central London.
London Stansted Airport: Overview
There is one main terminal in Stansted where you will find all boarding gates located in satellite buildings around the terminal. It’s one of the busiest airports in the UK so make sure to allow yourself plenty of time to pass through security before your flights from London to Porto. Once you get through to the terminal there are plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants to browse before boarding the plane.
Porto Airport: Overview
Porto Airport (OPO), like Stansted, has one main terminal. The arrivals section can be found on the ground floor. It’s located 11km from central Porto. The airport is served by Line E of the Porto Metro. The metro connects to the city centre as well as Campanhã where you can get high speed trains to areas of Greater Porto. You also have the option of using the STCP bus service to the city. There is a route that operates throughout the night as well. You can drive to central Porto via the A41 and A28 motorways. Check out Ryanair Car Hire to find great deals on renting a car in Porto.
What to expect on arrival in Porto
Porto is a city packed with history, quaint streets and stunning architecture. Once your flights from London to Porto arrive there are a few things that should be on your list of things to do. Taking a stroll down Vila Nova de Gaia is a great way to get a sense of the city. The views of the Ribeira are worth the visit alone and if you venture to the top of the Dom Luis I Bridge by cable car you’ll be treated to some breath-taking views. Porto is famous for its port wine, and there’s no better place to try it than in Graham’s Port Lodge. It’s still a working cellar and they offer one of the city’s most impressive selections of port wine. There are a number of cathedrals and museums worth visiting too. Head to Try Somewhere New to find out more about Porto.
Five Fun Facts about Porto:
- Portugal was named after Porto. Porto was originally called Portus Cale and the country adopted the name as its own
- Gustave Eiffel, the architect behind the Eiffel Tower, designed the Maria Pia Bridge in Porto. It was his final project before building the famous Parisian structure
- People from Porto are nicknamed Tripeiros, which translates to “animal gutters” after their famous dish called Tripas à Moda do Porto
- The English name for the city is actually Oporto – a misspelling of “o Porto” with means “the port”
- Porto is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It’s believed that the first settlers arrived in Porto in the Bronze Age around 800 BC
From London to Porto: Practical Information
Porto is pretty warm throughout the year but the hottest months are July and August when temperatures reach 25°C regularly. It rarely rains during the summer in Porto but it is quite common for the rest of the year so make sure to pack some rain gear before you fly from London to Porto.
Porto has an extensive public transport system in place with metros, buses and trams available. The metro is the quickest way to get from the airport to the city but it isn’t a great option when trying to get around the city. The bus on the other hand is a good way to get around Porto, as is the funicular which will bring you from the Ribeira river front to the city centre.
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Don’t forget to bring a travel adaptor with you on your flights from London to Porto so you can use your electrical devices during you stay. Make sure to change your pounds into euros as well.
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