Cheap Flights from London to Porto
Flight information London to Porto
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Average flight time, total distance 823 miles
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Flights from London to Porto
This information is correct as of January 2016
Airlines that fly from London to Porto
British Airways, TAP Portugal, EasyJet and Ryanair all provide direct flights from London to Porto. British Airways, TAP Portugal and EasyJet flights leave from London Gatwick Airport whilst Ryanair flights leave from Stansted Airport.
Gatwick Airport is divided between a North and a South Terminal. British Airways and EasyJet flights depart from the North Terminal and TAP Portugal flights depart from the South Terminal. Check-in desks for European flights open three hours before each flight’s scheduled departure time. If you’re travelling with Easyjet it is important to note that there are no check in desks at the airport and check in must be completed online.
The airport doesn’t make any flight announcements. Instead, passengers need to check for flight details on information screens located around the departures lounge. Both North and South Terminals have a wide range of facilities available for passengers. There’s a duty free store, a currency exchange and a premium lounge available for an entrance fee. If you’re looking for a bit of retail therapy you can head to shops like Smith, Boots, Ted Baker or Harrods, and for a bite to eat, there are high street chain restaurants, fast food outlets, cafés and bars.
Stansted Airport has just one terminal and passengers are advised to arrive at least two hours before their scheduled flight departure time. Ryanair requires passengers to check in online up to 2 hours before their flight.
If you want to speed your journey through security, you can buy a Fast Track Pass for £3.50. A pass allows you to bypass longer queues and get through to the departures lounge more quickly. Once you’re through to departures, you’ll find lots of options for eating, drinking and shopping. There’s Boots, WHSmith, Next and Hamleys as well as a Wetherspoon pub, Burger King and Starbucks.
Porto International Airport
Porto International Airport is also known as Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport. It’s located 11 kilometres northwest of Porto city centre. There’s just one terminal at the airport.
In the arrivals hall there’s a café, convenience stores, cash machines and an Information Desk. Car hire desks are also located here with companies including Budget, Europcar, Avis, Sixt, Auto Jardim, Guerin, National and Hertz. You can book online in advance or organise car hire on the day.
Outside the terminal, you’ll find a taxi rank. It takes between 20 and 30 minutes to travel into Porto city centre by taxi and costs between €20 and €30. Taxis are metered and automatic surcharges of around 20% are applied for journeys between 21:00 and 6:00 and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
You can also travel to Porto city centre by public transport. There are local city buses as well as dedicated shuttle buses. You can find out timetables and prices for these services at the Information Desk. Another option is the metro. The Porto Airport station is situated on the purple line and offers easy connections into the city centre.
What to Expect in Porto
Porto experiences four distinct seasons but enjoys warmer temperatures than London. Summer months see averages in the mid-twenties whilst, even in the depths of winter, it’s still possible to get temperatures of 14 or 15 degrees Celsius.
The cost of eating, drinking and travelling around Porto is much cheaper than in London. You can expect to pay around €30.00 for a mid-range three course meal for two, €1.50 for a bottle of beer and €1.30 for a one way journey on public transport. Taxi rates are also considerably cheaper than in London.
There is no time difference between Porto and the UK.
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