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There are 9 ways to get from Porto to Liverpool by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly to Manchester, train

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Manchester (MAN)
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

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Fly to Liverpool

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Liverpool (LPL)

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Fly to Birmingham, train

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Birmingham (BHX)
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal to Guimarães
  2. Take the bus from Guimaraes to Lille
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
  4. Take the train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Porto to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to Liverpool

Bus, train via Paris

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal to Guimarães
  2. Take the bus from Guimaraes to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille Bus Station Europe to London Victoria Green Line Station
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place

Bus, train #2

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela
  2. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Porto to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Liverpool

Porto to Liverpool by bus, train and subway

The journey time between Porto and Liverpool is around 41h 7m and covers a distance of around 1522 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 6m. The fastest journey normally takes 35h 33m. Operated by Arriva Portugal – Tranportes, Lda., Transdev Portugal, FlixBus and others, the Porto to Liverpool service departs from Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal and arrives in Liverpool Lime Street. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
30h
Layover time:
11h 6m
Total time:
41h 7m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
35h 33m
Journey distance:
1522 miles
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
£211
Carbon emissions:
262 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:20
Last service departs at:
19:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto to Liverpool bus, train and subway schedules

Portugal → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Portugal

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

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Egypt, Falkland Islands, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Pitcairn, Qatar, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican and Vietnam

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

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 United Kingdom from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Liverpool is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Liverpool is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Liverpool is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from United Kingdom.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Porto to Liverpool is to fly which costs €13 - €110 and takes 8h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Liverpool is to fly and train which costs €30 - €150 and takes 6h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to Liverpool station. However, there are services departing from Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal and arriving at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place via Guimaraes, Lille Bus Station Europe and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h 15m.

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The distance between Porto and Liverpool is 892 miles.

The best way to get from Porto to Liverpool without a car is to bus and train which takes 33h 41m and costs €250 - €750.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Porto to Liverpool, including transfers.

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Porto to Liverpool bus services, operated by Arriva Portugal – Tranportes, Lda., depart from Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Porto to Liverpool is to fly which takes 8h 29m and costs €13 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 41h 15m.

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

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Porto to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 891.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 30m

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and Liverpool, England?

easyJet, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Porto to Liverpool One 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Porto to Liverpool One via Guimarães, Guimaraes, Lille, Lille Bus Station Europe, London Victoria Green Line Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 41h 15m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£8 - £130
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£8 - £130
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£8 - £130
Flights from Porto to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£17 - £85
Flights from Porto to Liverpool via Malaga
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£17 - £85
Flights from Porto to Liverpool via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£17 - £85
Flights from Porto to Liverpool via Alicante
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£17 - £85
Flights from Porto to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£24 - £210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £290
Flights from Porto to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Porto to Liverpool via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £340
Flights from Porto to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £400
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £220
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Porto to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£90 - £550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Porto to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £900
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£33 - £37
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£33 - £37
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Arriva Portugal – Tranportes, Lda.
Phone
253 423 500
Email
geral@arriva.pt
Website
arriva.pt
Bus from Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal to Guimarães
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Schedules at
arriva.pt
Transdev Portugal
Phone
225 100 100
Website
transdev.pt
Bus from Porto — Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal to Guimarães
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Schedules at
transdev.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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Guimaraes to Lille
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Porto to Paris
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£11 - £15
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.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Blablabus
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Gare de Bercy Seine to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£21 - £25
Website
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Union Ivkoni - Unibus
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Lille Bus Station Europe to London Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
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 Santiago De Compostela to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£160 - £230
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Book at
Brittany Ferries
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£190 - £280

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