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There are 11 ways to get from London to Rio Tinto (River) by plane, train, bus, night bus, night train, car or car ferry

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Porto (OPO) LHR - OPO

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Fly from London Stansted  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Porto (OPO) STN - OPO

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Porto (OPO) LGW - OPO

Train to London Luton, fly  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Porto (OPO) LTN - OPO

Fly from London City  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Porto (OPO) LCY - OPO

Train, bus  •  20h 16m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Porto

Bus via Bilbao  •  31h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto

Night bus, bus  •  34h 13m

  1. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris N700
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Porto 783 / ...

Bus  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Santiago De Compostela
  2. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela to Porto 783

Train, night train  •  22h 30m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye Tgv
  3. Take the night train from Hendaye to Coimbra
  4. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Porto - Campanha Ic / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  22h 40m

  1. Drive from London to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Rio Tinto (River)
United Kingdom → Portugal
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International entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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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), Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

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

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 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)
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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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay 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), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macau, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Panama, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • 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, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from United Kingdom.

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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 Rio Tinto (River) is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rio Tinto (River) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rio Tinto (River) 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 United Kingdom from Portugal.

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Last updated: 25 Nov 2021
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The most affordable way to get from London to Rio Tinto (River) is to train and fly, which costs £55 - £120 and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Rio Tinto (River) is to fly which costs £50 - £240 and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Rio Tinto (River). However, there are services departing from Londres Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto via Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Rio Tinto (River). However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Porto - Campanha via Gare du Nord, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Hendaye and Coimbra-B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 30m.

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The distance between London and Rio Tinto (River) is 1321 km.

The best way to get from London to Rio Tinto (River) without a car is to train and bus which takes 20h 16m and costs £210 - £450.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from London to Rio Tinto (River), including transfers.

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London to Rio Tinto (River) bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Londres Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Rio Tinto (River) train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Rio Tinto (River) is to fly which takes 5h 37m and costs £50 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus via Bilbao, which costs £140 - £200 and takes 31h 36m.

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Map of how to get from London to Rio Tinto (River).
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  • Distance: 1320.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 37m

What companies run services between London, England and Rio Tinto (River), Porto, Portugal?

British Airways, Iberia and seven other airlines fly from London Paddington to Rio Tinto (River) every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Rio Tinto (River) via Bilbao in around 31h 36m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €210
Flights from London Stansted to Porto via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €210
Flights from London Stansted to Porto via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €210
Flights from London City to Porto via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from London City to Porto via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €460
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Flights from London City to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Flights from London Luton to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €240
Flights from London Luton to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €240
Flights from London City to Porto via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €470
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €550
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Flights from London City to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from London City to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from London City to Porto via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€150 - €490
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Porto via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from London City to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €440
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €460
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €600
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€18 - €27
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 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
5 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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
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 Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
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
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
2 days 7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€190 - €270
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao to Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto
Ave. Duration
10h 6m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
iberocoach.com
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Porto
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €75
Book at
Brittany Ferries
Adult
€27 - €35
Car
€50 - €75

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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London to Rio Tinto (River) bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto station.

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London to Rio Tinto (River) train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Porto - Campanha station.

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British Airways, Iberia, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Porto Airport.

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There are 616+ hotels available in Rio Tinto (River). Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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