With the plane to the city of Porto – 45 min away(by car) – Closest International Airport to Aveiro

THE PORTO AIRPORT  ( Francisco Sá Carneiro ) is a award winning airport, with  an anual 6 million passenger trafic, and  it received in 2011 the  award of the third best airport in Europe!

In about two/three flying hours Porto  is available from nearly any airport in Europe.

List of Low Cost Airlines flying to Porto and European departure cities:

Ryan Air: Ryan Air website

From Germany: Baden-Baden | Bremen | Dortmund | Dusseldorf Weeze | Frankfurt Hahn | Hamburg-Lubeck | Memminggen(Munich West) | Nuremberg

From France: Bordeaux | Carcassone | Clermont Ferrand | Dole | La Rochelle | Lille | Limoges | Marseille Provence | Paris Beauvais | Paris Vatry | Rennes | St Etienne | Strasbourg | Tours

From Belgium: Brussels Charleroi | Brussels Zaventem

From Netherlands: Eindhoven | Maastricht

From Italy: Bologna | Malpensa | Milan Bergamo | Rome Ciampino

From UK: Liverpool | London Stansted

From Ireland: Dublin

From Spain: Barcelona El Prat | Gran Canaria | Madrid | Palma | Tenerife South | Valencia

TRANSAVIA: Transavia website

From Netherlands: Amsterdam

From France: Paris Orly | Nantes | Funchal(Madeira) | Lyon


From Spain: Barcelona

From France: Paris | Paris(Orly)

From Belgium: Bruxelles


From UK: Birmimgham


From France(July and August only): Brest | Brive


From France(July and August only): Toulouse


From Germany: Munich


List of  regular  Airlines flying to Porto from  European and Overseas departure cities:


From UK: London-Heathrow


From Switzerland: Geneva

TAP PORTUGAL: Tap website

Amesterdam | Bruxelas | Caracas(Venezuela) |  Genebra | Lisboa | Londres-Gatwick | Luxemburgo | Madeira | Milão-Malpensa | Newark(USA) | Paris-Orly | Porto Santo (seasonal) |Rio de Janeiro-Galeão(Brasil) | Roma-Fiumicino | São Paulo-Guarulhos(Brasil) | Zurique


From Germany:  Frankfurt


Ponta Delgada(Azores) | Terceira(Azores) |  Toronto(Canada) | Munique | Ilha da Boa Vista(Cape Verde)


From Cape verde:  Sal – (seasonal)


From the  Airport to the city of Porto and then Aveiro – by Train

Take the Subway or a Taxi to  the Train Station  – Very easy and affordable choice!

On exiting the arrival gate at the airport, you will find just in front of it,  a subway terminal that will take you to one of Porto’s mais station ‘Campanhã’. The Subway runs every 35 min and the fee is 1,35 eur(ticket zone Z4) , or take a Taxi for 20 eur. The trip  either by subway or taxi is around 30 min to the station.

At the train station you have basically three options of trains that run between Porto and Aveiro in a 40 min interval:

Urban line (Urbano) – 1 hour 10 min – 3.40 eur

Intercity(Intercidades) – 40 min – 11.70 eur

Pendular-(Alfa-Pendular) – 30 min – 14.20 eur


From the  Airport to the city of Porto and then Aveiro – by Car

Rent a car at the Airport – A custom choice that works just fine, and they also  have super deals depending on the season!

If you come by car, its very easy also, all the trip is by high way, and it takes about 45 min. On exiting the airport you always follow the direction High Way A1 – SUL. After aproximately 80 km you will see the Exit sign for Aveiro, its the high way A25, after driving around 10 km you will see the Exit Aveiro – Norte (Praias) , and from here its a 1o min  smooth ride directly to the beach. The A25 ends in a big roundabout  just in front of the Atlantic ocean, and here you have Barra beach on the right and Costa Nova Beach on the left, entering Costa Nova you will pass by all the nice colorfull candy striped houses, go all the way till the end, and you will find  riactiva kitesurf and windsurf school  on the left side, the last wooden building alonside the lagoon.

Some of the Porto airport rent a car’s: Budget | Europcar | Avis | Autoeurope

From the train station in Aveiro to Costa Nova beach:

Take the bus Aveiro – Costa Nova: Bus time table

There are buses  regularly (every 50 min) from Aveiro to the Barra and Costa Nova beachs, just outside the station.  The trip takes  35 min, costs 2.30 eur,  and it goes through the center of Aveiro and then to the beachs along the secondary roads next to  the lagoon(Estuary of ria de Aveiro), so its a pretty enjoyable ride and you can profit from the sight seeying too!

Take a taxi from Aveiro to Costa Nova:

If you are with a group of friends you may consider this alternative too. A bit faster than the bus, around 15 min to the beach, price around  15 euros!