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Plane

The International Airport of Porto, located 15km from the city, is a modern infrastructure, holder of several international awards, equipped with high quality to meet the flow of air traffic. It serves 60 destinations operating with the main regular airlines.

The connections to the Metropolitan Area of Porto are done by a good public transport network (bus, subway and taxi). There are good connections to all Northern region. Porto is located 300km North of Lisbon, in a privileged geographical position, in terms of access to the main European capitals.

Car

Porto and the North of Portugal are served by a modern communications network, which allows who comes from Galicia, Algarve, Lisbon, Coimbra, or from any part of the country, to arrive easily at the Destination.

Boat

Leixões International Cruises Terminal /APDL Port is only a few kilometers from the city centre of Porto and welcomes cruiseships from many parts of  the world.

Train

Porto and the North of Portugal dispose of international trains, Alfa Pendular, intercity, interregional, regional and urban, allowing to make connections to many national and international destinations. There are three daily connections to Paris, through Madrid and many to Lisbon and the rest of the country secured by the Campanhã Train station, in Porto.

Climate

Temperate maritime climate. Nevertheless, in the interior of the country and away from the sea, temperatures are lower in the winter, but moderate compared to the rest of Europe. Seasons are marked, having pleasant temperatures in the spring and in the summer. Summers are warmer and drier especially in the interior and moderate by the sea.

Number of sunny days per year |  250

Currency |  Euro

Time |  GMT (0) Winter | (+1) Summer

Electrical power |  220V

National emergency number |  112

Hospitals

Porto:

São João Hospital: (+351) 22 551 21 00
Santo António Hospital: (+351) 22 207 75 00

Other Cities:

Vila Nova de Gaia / Espinho – Hospital Centre (+351) 227 868 354
Matosinhos – Pedro Hispano Hospital (+351) 229 391 000
Póvoa de Varzim / Vila do Conde – Hospital Centre
(+351) 252 690 600 / (+351) 252 299 100
Viana do Castelo  – Santa Luzia Hospital: (+351) 258 802 100
Braga Hospital: (+351) 253 209 000
Guimarães – Senhora da Oliveira Hospital: (+351) 253 540 330
Tâmega e Sousa, E.P.E Hospital Centre: (+351) 255 714 000
Vila Real / Peso da Régua – Hospital Centre: (+351) 259 300 500
Chaves District Hospital: (+351) 276 300 900
Bragança District Hospital: (+351) 273 310 800

Police

PSP- Public Security Police:  www.psp.pt
GNR- Republican National Guard:  www.gnr.pt

Credit cards

American Express: 707 50 40 50 / (+351) 214 278 20 502
Mastercard: 800 811 272
Visa: 800 811 107

Telephone |  Dialling code : 00 351

Airports

ANA- Porto Airport:  www.ana.pt
Porto Airport: (+351) 229 432 400
Bragança Airfield: (+351) 273 381 175
Vila Real Airfield: (+351) 259 336 620

Transport

Information about Transport:  www.transpor.pt
CP-Comboios de Portugal (Trains of Portugal): 808 208 208 /  www.cp.pt
Rede-Expressos (Buses): 707 223 344 /  www.rede-expressos.pt
Metro do Porto (Subway): (+351) 225 081 000
Brisa: (+351) 21 444 85 00
Ascendi: 707 20 25 25
Via Verde: 707 500 900