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Key information about Porto

Population

237,559

Country
Portugal
Money
Currency
EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Exchange rate
1 USD = 0.82 EUR
ATM fees

0.5 - 4.5 EUR (plus your own bank's fees)

Credit cards

Accepted everywhere

Tipping

5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars

Airport
Main airport

Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)

Airport to city center

Metro (3.6 EUR), Bus (2.8EUR), Taxi (~20EUR), Uber (~10 EUR)

Other options

Lisbon is about 4 hours away by train and tickets can cost as low as 10EUR. Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 55 minutes away by air and tickets can range from 30-50 EUR.

Transportation
Taxi apps

Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify

Public transportation

Metro: 2 EUR per ride with Andante metro card
Bus: 1.85 EUR per ride with Andante card
Train: Cost depends on location.

Tram : 3.5 EUR, buy tickets at stations

Getting around

You can buy an Andante Metro/Bus card at any station for 0.6EUR. Train tickets can be purchased at stations.

SIM card
Best options

Vodafone, MEO, NOS

Expected cost

20 EUR for 5GB of data valid for 1 month

How to buy

You can purchase a SIM Card at any mobile provider branch. Local address needed. Bring your passport.

Language
Official language(s)

Portuguese

Level of English

Very High

Food
Tap water

Drinkable

Overall cuisine

A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.

Local food specialities

Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa

Eat like a local

Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars

Vegetarian / vegan options

46 options on Happy Cow

Food delivery apps

Uber Eats, Glovo

Supermarkets

Froiz Supermarkets: Spanish supermarket offering gourmet, local and imported goods at higher prices. Only one store in the city but great variety of meats and bread.
Pingo Doce: This is the standard for supermarkets in Porto. Stores can be found across the city but usually not in the Historical Center. Good variety of everyday goods at regular prices.
Dรญa or Minipreรงo: With a number of stores across the city, these smaller stores offer great variety of standard goods and are open till late.
SPAR: Smaller convenience stores can be found in the historical center and offer a low-cost variety of goods.
Contiente: With lots of stores available across the city, has a great variety of goods including a bakery and fresh produce areas. Stores can vary in size.
Quintal Bioshop: Located in Cedofeita, this store offers a variety of organic and vegan goods. A great spot for fresh produce and meat alternatives.