Monday, 28 June 2010

Porto to Vidago

Vidago is approximately 140km from Porto. There is no direct bus service from Porto Airport to Vidago that I am aware off.

I have made a quick simulation using the Portuguese national taxi assoication simulator. A base price for a direct taxi trip would be about +-€ 160.00. This may increase depending on time of week number of bags. Most taxis carry 4 pax and a limited number of bags. If you have a lot you may need a bigger vehicle.

You can see this here:

A local airport transfer service quotes in the region of € 174.00.


National long distance bus company Rede-Expressos operates two services a day from Porto Central to Vidalgo with a change at Vila Real. You would need to get a taxi from the airport to the Rede-Expressos Porto Depot.

See this document I have posted for timetable and prices.:

Prices are € 11.00 per adult. Bear in mind there are only two buses per day and they are each of +3hrs duration with change of bus in Vila Real..

The Rede Expresso depot in Porto is:

4000 PORTO
Tel.: 222006954

See this article on my blog for map to bus station.

If the bus trip is not to your liking it might be as well to consider car hire. The north of Portugal is lovely - I've just been up there. You do need a car to explore.

Companies like are offering 5 door economy cars for +-€ 260.00 per week at present from their Porto Base.