Using local transport with the Porto.Card
The Porto.Card allows you to use large parts of the local transport system in Porto free of charge and without restriction.
You will find important and up-to-date information (2023) about using the Porto.Card and buying the ticket here.
Transfer “Francisco Sá Carneiro” Airport ↔ City Center included
Trip to the Atlantic beaches of Matosinhos and Espinho – included
Visitors often combine their city trip to Porto with a seaside excursion. No wonder, after all, the Atlantic Ocean and long sandy beaches are almost around the corner. With the Porto.Card it is also possible to get to the sea and the beach.
By train to the “Praia de Espinho” beach
Espinho and its surroundings offer large and natural beaches. The place is located about 20 km southwest of the city centre and is suitable for a half-day or day trip. There is no metro connection. But there is a regular train connection of the Portuguese railway company CP. Departure is from the centrally located São Bento railway station in Porto, which also has a metro station of the same name. The train ride with the CP from Porto to Espinho is also included in the Porto.Card and takes about half an hour.
Taking the metro to the city beach of Matosinhos
In Matosinhos, 8 kilometers from Porto city center, there is a large Atlantic beach that is easily accessible by metro line A (blue line).
If you just want to experience the beach and the sea for a short while during your city trip to Porto, this beach is well suited for that. In contrast to the beaches near Espinho, it cannot be called “natural” because of its building density. Nevertheless, it is popular with both locals and tourists due to its easy accessibility.