Also known as Porto Airport, Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport is located 12 kilometres outside Porto city centre. Regularly ranked by Airports Council International as one of the top three airports in Europe, it's the second busiest in Portugal and the main gateway to the north-west of the country. It's connected to Porto city centre by the Porto Metro and is a hub for Ryanair, Easyjet and TAP Portugal.
Most departing flights are to destinations across Europe. There are also seasonal flights to North America and services to Morocco. The single modern terminal has won multiple awards for its design. After the plane touches down on the runway, it takes most visitors less than one hour to disembark, pass through immigration, collect baggage and be transferred to the heart of Porto. Various dining and shopping facilities can be found in the terminal, both before and after security. ATMs are situated on all the terminal floors, and there is a currency exchange booth in the arrivals hall.
There are various ways of travelling from Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport to Porto city centre. An airport bus travels directly to the centre and the edge of the World Heritage area. The Porto Metro also provides an expedited transfer.Alight at Casa da Musica for destinations in Boavista, or use Trindade or Bolhao for anywhere in the centre. Taxis can also be found outside the arrivals hall.
Francisco de Sa Carneiro was the Portuguese prime minister when he died in a plane crash in 1990. His destination was Porto Airport, and the local authorities renamed the airport in his memory.