Test: Porto.CARD vs. Andante Tour – which card is a better choice?
In addition to using the Porto.CARD, you can also use the “Andante Tour Card” for local transportation in Porto.
We have done it for you: Which card is the better one? Find the result and our conclusion here.
What is an Andante Tour Card? Info + current prices (2023)
The “Andante Tour Card” is a local transport ticket of the bus company STCP and the Metro do Porto. It is available with a validity period of one (24 h) or three days (72 h).
This local transport card allows you to use the STCP buses and several other bus lines, the metro (subway) and some CP light rail (on the lines to Paredes, Lousado, Vila das Aves and Paramos) in Porto.
Unlike the Porto.Card, there are no other discounts with the Andante Tour Card, e.g. for sightseeing, entrance fees, excursions …
The Andante Tour Card is a local transport card ONLY!
Andante Tour Card: What is the price?
Currently (2023), the Andante Tour Card costs €7 for one day and €15 for 3 days.
It can be purchased in Andante stores, at ticket offices of the Portuguese railroad company CP and at the tourist information at the airport or in the city center of Porto.
The Andante Tour Card is not available online or at ticket machines!
Comparison: Porto.Card vs. Andante Tour Card at a glance
Here you will find a comparison between the combined card for sightseeing and local transport (PortoCard) and the pure local transport card (Andante Tour Card) at a glance:
Our conclusion: Which card is the better one?
At first sight, the Andante Tour Card is cheaper. We recommend it for Porto visitors who are looking for a pure local transport ticket for one or three days and do not want to visit any of Porto’s sights.
Otherwise, the PortoCard is one step ahead. It offers an additional 150 discounts for a relatively small surcharge. It is more flexible, with a greater choice of validity periods.
Another plus: You can buy the Porto.CARD online in advance and at no extra charge. Time and stress are saved on the spot.