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There are 4 ways to get from Porto to A Rúa by bus, towncar, train or car

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Bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Chaves
  2. Take the bus from Chaves to A Gudiña
  3. Take the bus from A Gudiña to A Rúa de Valdeorras

€59 - €66

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Train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar Ic
  2. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to La Rua-Petin Re / ...

€31 - €39

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Towncar, bus  •  6h 54m

  1. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Chaves
  2. Take the bus from Chaves to A Gudiña
  3. Take the bus from A Gudiña to A Rúa de Valdeorras

€190 - €226

Drive  •  2h 47m

  1. Drive from Porto to A Rúa 253.4 km

€30 - €45

Porto to A Rúa by train

The train journey time between Porto and A Rúa is around 9h 20m and covers a distance of around 400 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 20m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Porto to A Rúa train service departs from Porto - Campanha and arrives in La Rua-Petin. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9h 20m
Fastest train time:
9h 20m
Train distance:
400 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€31
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:13
Last train departs at:
08:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto to A Rúa train schedules

Portugal → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil, India and South Africa

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Portugal

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Portugal.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in A Rúa is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in A Rúa is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in A Rúa is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Porto to A Rúa is to train which costs €30 - €40 and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to A Rúa is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 2h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to A Rúa. However, there are services departing from Porto and arriving at A Rúa de Valdeorras via Chaves and A Gudiña. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to A Rúa. However, there are services departing from Porto - Campanha and arriving at La Rua-Petin via Vigo Guixar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 20m.

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The distance between Porto and A Rúa is 186 km. The road distance is 253.4 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to A Rúa without a car is to bus which takes 6h 23m and costs €55 - €70.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Porto to A Rúa, including transfers.

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Porto to A Rúa bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Porto station.

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Porto to A Rúa train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Porto - Campanha station.

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The best way to get from Porto to A Rúa is to bus which takes 6h 23m and costs €55 - €70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 7h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Porto to A Rúa.
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  • Distance: 186 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and A Rúa, Spain?

You can take a bus from Porto to A Rúa via Chaves and A Gudiña in around 6h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Porto to A Rúa via Vigo Guixar in around 7h 20m.

Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to La Rua-Petin
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Chaves
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Autocares Lázara
Phone
+34 (0) 902 23 95 79
Email
info@rutasvigo.com
Website
autocareslazara.com
Bus from Chaves to A Gudiña
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€46 - €51
Schedules at
autocareslazara.com
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autocareslazara.com
Autocares Atvisa
Phone
988 310 790
Website
atvisa.es
Bus from A Gudiña to A Rúa de Valdeorras
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€2
Schedules at
atvisa.es
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Chaves
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€140 - €170
More information at
VMTransfers

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Porto to A Rúa bus services, operated by Autocares Atvisa, arrive at A Rúa de Valdeorras station.

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A Rúa is 1h ahead of Porto. It is currently 9:01 PM in Porto and 10:01 PM in A Rúa.

Porto to A Rúa train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at La Rua-Petin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to A Rúa is 253 km. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from Porto to A Rúa.

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There are 18+ hotels available in A Rúa. Prices start at €87 per night.

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