Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, or commonly known as Porto Airport, is an international airport near to Porto, Portugal. It is situated 11 km northwest of the Clérigos Tower in the middle of Porto, in the local governments of Maia, Matosinhos and Vila do Conde, and ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal operates it. The airport is the second busiest airport in the world, based on flight activities, and the second busiest airport in the world, based on traffic figures for Aeroportos de Portugal, Lisbon Airport and Faro Airport. The airport is a center for EasyJet, Ryanair, TAP Air Portugal, and its affiliate TAP Express.
The airport near Porto began in 1945 and was initially known as Pedras Rubras Airport, named for the place where the airport is at Pedras Rubras (“red rocks”). This title is still prevalent in the area. The property on which the airport is, was initially agriculture, characterized by fertile soils that enabled the cultivation of various cereals. It was renamed in 1990 after the former Portuguese Prime Minister, Francisco de Sá Carneiro, who died in a plane accident as he flew to the airport on 4 December 1980.
Porto Airport exceeded 10 million passengers a year for the first time on 6 December 2017.
Porto Airport has five designated parking lots, which are available 24 hours a day and have more than 2,000 parking. You can use all the car parks for short-term or long-term parking spaces, with dedicated parking lots in each, plus two car parks with underground parking lots. There is an enclosed parking area for passengers to drop off.
Parking costs differ per car park, but the lowest prices you can normally pay start at €1.90 an hour for short-stay parking and €5.50 a day for long-stay parking. When you book digitally in advance, incentives are eligible, but the waiting period for online booking is 3 hours. You need to reserve your spot at least 6 hours in advance of your arrival. If you pay on entry, you can pay with cash or bank card, either physically on the machines in the underground parking garage or at the automatic payment system in the parking lots.
There are reserved parking areas for disabled users, which are wider and more accessible than traditional parking spaces. Both places are situated next to the entry and exits and, when necessary, to the elevators. Airliners have a carrier program for disabled travelers, so please call the airline if assistance is needed.
If you drop a commuter at the airport, the first 10 minutes are free. After that, rates can become higher. The first extra 5 minutes would cost €1.00 (a minimum stay of 15 minutes) so each extra 5 minutes would cost €2.00. For the first hours, the price is €6.00 for every 15 minutes.
You must stay in the short-term parking area if you plan on staying for 15 minutes or less.
While you can stop in any parking lot, P0 and P1 are the most convenient, because they are right in front of the terminal. If you don’t mind walking a little further, P4, P6, and P9 can provide great value for money.
The fee you will have to pay for short-term parking are:
P4, P6, and P9 are better for long-term parking, but prices for other long-term parking lots are as follows:
Please note that for part days, you will have to pay at an hourly rate up to a cumulative fee of the whole day cost. You should book in advance if you decide to make a booking. Before you book, though, it might be worth seeking out private operators that have car parks close to the airport and provide a free shuttle service to the terminal.
There are five strongly suggested operators within 1 km of the airport providing parking facilities. Rates start at about €30.00 a week or €4.25 a day, but you may book or check prices.
These suppliers are as follows:
Seven hundred meters from the airport and 3-minute shuttle transfer.
One thousand meters from the airport and a 2-minute shuttle transfer.
Five hundred meters from the airport and 3-minute shuttle transfer.
Five hundred meters from the airport and 5-minute shuttle transfer.
Three hundred meters from the airport and 3-minute shuttle transfer.
There are parking slots for disabled parking in all car parks. For more information, you can contact the airport information desk.
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