Aveiro is located between two international airports (Porto at 70 km and Lisbon at 260 km) and is connected to both airports by highway and railway networks. The highway network permits easy access to Aveiro by car from both Porto and Lisbon airports. Travelling by train from the airport is the best option. Metro and Intercity Alfa Pendular trains have information in both Portuguese and English.
Porto Airport → Aveiro
For those arriving at Porto Airport, the trip between the airport and the Porto-Campanhã railway station, which has direct rail connections to Aveiro, can be done by taxi for around 20EUR and takes around 30 minutes. A less expensive way to reach the Porto-Campanhã railway station is to use the Metro, which has a terminal at the airport. The trips between the airport and the railway station take about 32 minutes and the ticket costs 1,85EUR (Z4 ticket). The train journey to Aveiro takes between 40 and 75 minutes, depending on the type of train used. There are regular trains to Aveiro from Porto.
Lisbon Airport → Aveiro
For those arriving at Lisbon Airport, the simplest way to get to Aveiro is by train from Lisboa-Oriente railway station. To get to the train station, you can use a taxi, which takes about 10 minutes and costs around 10EUR, but there are less expensive ways to get there, by bus, for example (lines 5 and 44).
More information about Portuguese Train Timetables will be available at www.cp.pt
Aveiro is located 40 minutes away from Oporto, 2 hours from Lisbon (motorway A1) and only 2 hours from Spain (motorway A25). Distances: Coimbra 60 Km, Oporto 70 Km, Vilar Formoso (spanish border) 190 Km, and Lisbon 250 Km.
Electronic tolls - There are some highways in Portugal on which the tolls are electronic only. It means that there are no cabins and the passing of vehicles is detected by devices placed at the beginning of those highways. The highways are identified at the beginning with: “Electronic toll only”. For more informations regarding this system please consult:
Oporto-Aveiro-Lisbon train is a good choice for those who want to reach Aveiro. Some trains take only 2 and a half hours to reach Lisbon. For more information contact the portuguese railways service (CP): Tel.:808 208 208 or see its site at www.cp.pt