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Oporto Travel Guide

Getting Oporto

By bus: There are several companies providing direct bus trips from major european countries.

By plane: Sa Carneiro Airport is located around of 15 km from the city centre, and there are regular flights from and to almost all major worldwide cities. A trip in Taxi will cost 20 Euro. In May 2006 the Metro line connecting the Airport to the city centre was inaugurated, offering a fast and peaceful ride into the heart of the city, for 1,35 Euro.

By boat: There is a cargo and recreational harbour called Leixões in the neighbouring city of Matosinhos. There is also a very small recreational harbour in the river Douro. As far as a major method of getting to the city, however, sea transport is not recommendable.

By train: The town have two major train stations, the "S. Bento" (Saint Benedict) station, and the "Campanhã" station. Trains from and to Madrid and Paris are regular. The domestic trains are very frequent and usually on time.

By car: The town have 3 major highways:
• A1, which connects Porto to Lisbon
• A3, which connects Porto to the northern Portuguese border
• A4, which goes eastwards from the city.

Generaly the traffic is usually chaotic and very intense, especially during rush hours.

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