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 public transport in Porto.

We have done this for you: Which is the better card? See the results and our conclusion here (updated 2024).

Vergleich Porto.CARD und Andante Tour Card

Contents

What is an Andante Tour Card?

The “Andante Tour Card” is a card issued by the STCP bus company and the Metro do Porto.

With this local transport card, you can use STCP buses and various other bus lines, the metro (underground) and some CP trams (on the Paredes, Lousado, Vila das Aves and Paramos lines).

ATTENTION: The Andante Tour Card does not allow you to use the “Funicular dos Guindais” and is not valid on the historic trams.

There are 2 versions of the card:

  • Andante Tour 1 (valid for 24 hours from the 1st validation)
  • Andante Tour 3 (valid for 72 hours from 1st validation)

There is no Andante Tour Card valid for 2 days (48 hours)! The Andante Tour Card is a local transport card only!

Unlike the Porto.CARD, the Andante Tour Card does not offer any other discounts, e.g. for sightseeing, entrance fees, excursions …

andante tour card

The Andante Tour Card is a ticket for local transport only. Discounts and free entry to attractions and tours are not included.

How much does the Andante Tour Card cost? – Current prices 2024

The Andante Tour Card is not available online or at ticket machines!

Andante Tour 1 (24 hours): 7,50 euros
Andante Tour 3 (72 hours): 16 euros

You can buy the card in Andante shops, at some ticket counters of the Portuguese railway company CP and at the tourist information office at the airport or in the city centre of Porto.

Comparison: Porto.CARD vs. Andante Tour Card – what’s the difference?

Here you will find a direct comparison between the combined sightseeing and public transport card “Porto.CARD” and the public transport card “Andante Tour Card” at a glance:

Comparison porto card andante tour card

Our tip: Buy your Porto.Card online – at no extra cost

You can buy the Porto.CARD online at no extra cost – click here to go to the supplier.

With the Porto.Card, using public transport is child’s play. It not only saves you money, but also time and stress. No queuing at ticket machines, no reading fare rules to find the right ticket. Especially after a long flight, there are better things to do…

Practical: with the Porto.CARD, you can use the metro to the city centre for free when you arrive at the airport. No extra ticket is needed.

Advantage: You buy it on an English website. In our experience, this means there are fewer misunderstandings. The service, whether by email or telephone, is also in English.

Current prices for a Porto.CARD including the use of public transport (as of 2024)

Validity period of 1 day: 13 euros
Validity period of 2 days: 20 euros
Validity period of 3 days: 25 euros
Validity period of 4 days: 33 euros (8.25 Euros per day)

Our conclusion: Which card is the better one?

Porto.CARD or Andante Tour Card?

The Andante Tour Card is cheaper at first glance. We recommend it to visitors to Porto who are only looking for a local transport ticket for one or three days and don’t want to visit any of Porto’s sights.

Otherwise, the Porto.CARD is a clear winner for us. It offers more than 150 discounts for a relatively low price. It is also more flexible and you have a greater choice of validity periods.

Another plus: the Porto.CARD can be purchased online in advance at no extra cost. This saves you time and stress at the post office.

DOWNLOAD: Here you can find all 150 discounts / savings options of the Porto.CARD in detail (*.pdf for download)

More information about the Porto.CARD

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ 2024

The Andante Tour Card is a card of the bus company STCP and the Metro do Porto. They are available with a validity period of one (24 hours) or three days (72 hours). In contrast to the Porto.CARD, the Andante Tour Card is purely a local transport card.

Find more information about the Andante Tour Card on our website.

Both cards allow you to use public transport in Porto. If you want to visit museums and other places of interest or take advantage of other discounts, e.g. in restaurants or shops, it is worth buying the Porto.CARD.

For more information on the Andante Tour Card vs. Porto.CARD comparison, please visit our website.

2 replies
    • portocard.city
      portocard.city says:

      The Porto.CARD is worthwhile if you want to visit museums and other places of interest in Porto, or if you want to take advantage of other discounts, such as in restaurants or shops, in addition to using public transport.
      Have fun in Porto!

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