Saturday, 11 October 2008

Birmingham to Porto - Winter 2008

I really do not think it is necessary to fly to Faro.

Ryanair fly Birmingham to Porto and are showing flights twice a week in December on Mondays and Fridays.

Flight No.FR 1072 16:15 Depart Brums 18:45 Arrive Porto.

From Porto Airport you can get a metro to Porto Campanha taking about 30 minutes and then a train from Porto to Coimbra.

You could then catch the 20:47 train from Porto Campanha arriving Coimbra-B at 21:44.

Alternatively, Easyjet fly several times a week from Luton to Lisbon. Prices for December as very low but departure time is very earlier at circa 06:35 or 08:35.

Again, fly to Lisbon, grab a cab for € 10 to Gare Oriente Station. There are hourly trains to Coimbra taking between 1 hour 45 min and 2 hours.

To see the timetable for the route go to my blog at

Algarve & Portugal - Travel Transport Links

You will find a link entitled:

"Porto - Lisbon - Porto Train Timetable"

Click on it and you will be able to download the current timetable from Portuguese Railways for the Lisbon - Coimbra - Porto service.

Below you will find the timetable for the Faro Line as well.

Hope this helps.