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There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Porto by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Brussels

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Porto (OPO)

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Train to Charleroi, fly

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Porto (OPO)

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Porto (OPO)

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Porto (OPO)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean
  3. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Porto

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Brussels South to Guimaraes
  2. Take the bus from Guimarães to Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye
  3. Take the night train from Hendaye to Coimbra
  4. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas

Drive

  1. Drive from Brussels to Porto

Brussels to Porto by bus

The bus journey time between Brussels and Porto is around 30h 5m and covers a distance of around 1947 km. This includes an average layover time of around 45 min. The fastest bus normally takes 30h 5m. Operated by FlixBus, FlixBus-de and Arriva Portugal – Tranportes, Lda., the Brussels to Porto bus service departs from Brussels South and arrives in Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
29h 20m
Layover time:
45 min
Total time:
30h 5m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
30h 5m
Bus distance:
1947 km
Buses per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€88
Carbon emissions:
243 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:50
Last bus departs at:
09:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels to Porto bus schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Belgium → Portugal
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International entry into Portugal from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Portugal, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Portugal with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States

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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Porto is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Porto is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Porto is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Portugal.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Porto is to train and fly which costs €28 - €140 and takes 6h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels to Porto is to fly. Taking this option will cost €35 - €140 and takes 5h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Porto. However, there are services departing from Brussels South and arriving at Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal via Guimarães. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Porto. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas via Gare du Nord, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Hendaye and Coimbra-B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 24m.

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The distance between Brussels and Porto is 1467 km. The road distance is 1852.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Porto without a car is to train and bus which takes 19h and costs €210 - €340.

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It takes approximately 5h 27m to get from Brussels to Porto, including transfers.

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Brussels to Porto bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels South station.

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Brussels to Porto train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Porto is to fly which takes 5h 27m and costs €35 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €85 - €110 and takes 30h 20m.

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  • Distance: 1467.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 27m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Porto, Portugal?

Ryanair, Brussels Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Brussels to Porto hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Porto via Guimaraes and Guimarães in around 30h 20m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Charleroi to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €180
Flights from Charleroi to Porto via La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €180
Flights from Charleroi to Porto via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €180
Flights from Charleroi to Porto via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €180
Flights from Charleroi to Porto via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €180
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €230
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Porto via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €480
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €16
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €38
1st Class
€27 - €32
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Hendaye to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€60 - €85
Train from Coimbra-B to Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€8 - €12
Bus operators
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.pt
Bus from Bordeaux to Porto
Ave. Duration
13h 38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
barquense.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels South to Guimaraes
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Brussels South to Guimaraes
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Arriva Portugal – Tranportes, Lda.
Phone
253 423 500
Email
geral@arriva.pt
Website
arriva.pt
Bus from Guimarães to Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Schedules at
arriva.pt

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Brussels to Porto bus services, operated by Arriva Portugal – Tranportes, Lda., arrive at Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal station.

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Porto is 1h behind Brussels. It is currently 1:23 PM in Brussels and 12:23 PM in Porto.

Brussels to Porto train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Porto is 1853 km. It takes approximately 17h 37m to drive from Brussels to Porto.

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Brussels Airlines, Swiss, Iberia and five other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Porto Airport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €8 - €10.

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