Sleeping in Airports

Porto Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Porto Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Porto’s new airport is luckily way younger and cleaner than the city’s average spot
-F. TravelLover

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Porto International Airport.

What to Expect

Porto International Airport consists of a three-level, modern terminal with dozens of shops and over a dozen eateries, mostly on the airside. WiFi is available, but there are reportedly few outlets for charging mobile devices. Free showers are available near the boarding gates. Comfort can be found through fee-based access to the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

Airport staff and security are generally tolerant of overnight sleepers and travellers feel safe sleeping in the airport. Most of the terminal’s seating has armrests, though there are couches and soft chairs in the cafes that sleepers use when the businesses close. Several reviewers reported success finding comfortable sleeping spots on the “upper level.” Cold temperatures and bright lights were the two primary sleep hindrances cited, so consider bringing extra layers or travel blankets and eyeshades if you are intending to spend the night in this airport. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Porto Airport Lounge – Location: Airside, between Gates 31 and 32. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Porto Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Park Hotel Porto Aeroporto – (8 minutes from the airport) Located opposite the airport terminal.  » Check Rates
  • AirPorto Hostel – (7 minutes from the airport) Mixed person dorm rooms available. 2-person mixed dorm (€35.00/room with breakfast included). 4-person mixed dorm (€15.00/person with breakfast included). 6-person mixed dorm (€13.00/person with breakfast included). Prices include free linens and WIFI. Bath towels are 1,50€.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Aeroporto – (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • HF Ipanema Park – (13 minutes from the airport) Shuttle available from 4:00AM to 12:30AM starting from €6 per person.  » Check Rates
  • BessaHotel Boavista – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Porto Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Porto Airport. Connect to the “”VINCI Airports wifi” network. Additionally, there are 12 computers that offer free access to the internet. Location: Landside, 3rd Floor; Landside, Arrivals Area (ground floor); Airside, boarding lounge (level 2).

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside and Airside

Baby Care Facilities – There are seven sanitary and fully-equipped baby care rooms located landside and airside in the terminal. For babies aged 3 and under (or 15 kg and under), strollers are available for use, free of charge! Pick one up on the 2nd floor, airside. Strollers can be used throughout the post-security area and left at the gate.

Banking Services – Santander offers automatic banking in the airport. Location: landside, 3rd Floor Hours: 8:30AM – 12:00PM and 1:00PM – 3:00PM.

Children’s Play Areas – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to one of the children’s play areas. The free, activity-filled spaces are suitable for children ages 2 to 7 years old. Locations: Airside, 2nd Floor, Schengen zone • Airside, 2nd Floor, non-Schengen zone • Landside, Ground Floor. Travelers with children ages 3 to 12 years old will want to check out Aerolândia, a children’s play area (entrance fee due) with a library, video library, toys, games, activities and more. Location: Landside, Ground Floor Hours: 9:30AM – 5:30PM.

Currency Exchange – Nova Câmbios offers currency exchange landside on the Ground Floor (Hours: 5:00AM – 9:30PM), 1st Floor (Hours: 7:00AM – 11:00PM) and 3rd Floor (Hours: 7:00AM – 12:00AM).

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Water bottle filling stations are available free of charge. Location: throughout the airport. There is one station located Airside, opposite Burger King.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free Store is open from 5:00AM – 10:00PM, Airside in both Schengen and non-Schengen zones. A small variety of retails stores are also available, including three Relay newsstands, the Landside (Arrivals) location is open from 6:00AM -12:00AM.

Food & Drinks – There are food concessions both Landside and Airside operating on varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Costa Cafe has locations both Landside and Airside open from 6:00AM – 12:00AM. Vending machines are available in the airport.

Information Desk – There are 5 information desks available at the airport, the following locations are open 24 hours a day: Public Departures (Floor 3) • Departure Lounge (Floor 2) • Arrivals and baggage claim area (Ground Floor).

Luggage Trolleys – Free

Luggage Storage & Lockers – A storage room and lockers are available landside. A reader tells us that space is very limited. Storage room daily rates are as follows: €2.38 per item/bag up to 10 kg – €3.61 per item/bag 10kg – 30 kg – €7.18 per item/bag over 30 kg. Locker rates are per item, per 4-hour period, as follows: €1,50 (351x457x855mm) • €2,00 (351x945x855mm) • €2,50 (525x945x855mm/ 212x1925x555mm) Location: Information Desk, landside, Departures Level, 3rd floor Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your valuables with Safe Bag luggage wrapping service. Location: landside Hours: 5:00AM – 9:00PM.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the First Aid station. Location: Ground Floor (Floor 0), landside Hours: Open 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – Power outlets are available, but very limited.

Pharmacy – Farmacia Aeroport is available for your prescription needs. Location: 3rd Floor, landside Hours: 8:30AM – 11:00PM.

Post Office – Postal services and more are available at CTT. Location: Ground Floor, landside Hours: 9:00AM – 8:00PM.

Rest Zones – While not technically designated as a rest zone, there are reports of loungers set up by the windows near the gates.

Showers – Free showers are located near the boarding gates.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Porto and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a few travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Abreu and Geostar.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of March 2018, Porto airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aigle Azur • Air Canada • Air Europa • Air France • Air Transat • Arkia • Azores Airlines • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Czech Airlines • easyJet • Eurowings • Iberia • KLM • Lufthansa • Luxair • Ryanair • Swiss • TAAG • TAP Portugal • Transavia • Royal Air Maroc • Turkish Airlines • United Airlines • Vueling • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses and Shuttles

The airport is well connect to the bus system. Whether you need a local bus to the city center, a connection to the central bus or train station or a long distance coach, there is probably a bus for you. Of particular interest is the 100 Rumos Porto Airport Shuttle which is a low-cost door-to-door shuttle service that runs between the airport and the city center. At the time of this January 2018 update, fares start at € 9 per person for a one-way trip (€ 18 per person for round trip). For fares, routes and schedules for the buses/coach buses visit the Porto Airport website here and for shuttle bus information visit the airport website here.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located on Level Zero of the airport terminal: Avis/Budget, Europcar, Goldcar, Guerin/Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt.

Metro

Metro Line E (purple) runs between the airport and Estádio do Dragão, every 20 – 30 minutes from 6:00AM – 1:00AM. For fares, metro line stops and timetables, visit the Metro do Porto website.

Taxi

Readily available outside of the Arrivals area, taxis are considered by many to be the best way to travel between the airport and Porto city center. Taxis in Porto can reach the airport or city center faster than the Metro (about 20 – 30 mins trip time by taxi) and travel to areas that the buses and the Metro do not cover.

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.