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There are 12 ways to get from Porto to London by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, towncar, night train, car or car ferry

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 16m

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

£60 - £416

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 16m

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

£40 - £164

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Fly to London Luton, train  •  5h 34m

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

£68 - £212

Fly to London Stansted  •  6h 3m

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

£43 - £388

Fly to London City  •  7h 24m

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

£112 - £656

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Birmingham (BHX) OPO - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£81 - £291

Bus, train  •  21h 58m

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

£232 - £476

Bus, bus and ferry  •  33h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal to Guimarães
  2. Take the bus from Guimaraes to Lille
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London

£81 - £102

Bus  •  37h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria

£110 - £138

Towncar, bus  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela
  2. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Londres Victoria Coach Station

£344 - £464

Train, night train  •  22h 47m

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Coimbra-B Ic / ...
  2. Take the night train from Coimbra to Hendaye
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£254 - £527

Drive, car ferry  •  22h 41m

  1. Drive from Porto to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Poole
  3. Drive from Poole to London

£209 - £330

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 Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, French Guiana, Guyana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines, India, Burundi, Maldives, Nepal and Turkey in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Portugal

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • 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
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • 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
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Considerations leaving from Portugal

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

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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 mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

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

The social distance requirement in London is 2 metres.

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.

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Last updated: 15 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Porto to London is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 5h 16m.

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The fastest way to get from Porto to London is to fly. Taking this option will cost 70€ - 490€ and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to London. However, there are services departing from Porto Gonçalo Cristovão Terminal and arriving at London via Guimaraes and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to London. However, there are services departing from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Coimbra, Hendaye, Montparnasse-Bienvenue and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 47m.

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The distance between Porto and London is 826 miles.

The best way to get from Porto to London without a car is to bus and train which takes 21h 58m and costs 270€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Porto to London, including transfers.

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

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Porto to London train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas station.

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The best way to get from Porto to London is to fly which takes 5h 16m and costs 70€ - 490€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 170€ and takes 37h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Porto to London.
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  • Distance: 825.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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

British Airways, KLM and five other airlines fly from Porto to London Paddington every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Porto to London Victoria via Porte De Charenton and Paris Bercy in around 37h 33m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Porto to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£75 - £290
Flights from Porto to London Luton via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£95 - £410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Porto to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £380
Flights from Porto to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £600
Flights from Porto to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Porto to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£55 - £550
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £320
Flights from Porto to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£110 - £700
Flights from Porto to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£260 - £350
Flights from Porto to London City via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Porto to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £370
Flights from Porto to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Flights from Porto to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£19 - £750
Flights from Porto to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£19 - £750
Flights from Porto to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £170
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to London Heathrow via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £550
Flights from Porto to London Heathrow via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £550
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Porto to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £450
Flights from Porto to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £410
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to London Heathrow via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £370
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £360
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Porto to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£75 - £240
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Porto to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £300
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
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 Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£95 - £130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£95 - £110
1st Class
£100 - £130
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£95 - £140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£95 - £120
1st Class
£110 - £140
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
Train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
£7 - £10
Night train from Coimbra to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
£50 - £75
Bus operators
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.pt
Bus from Porto to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
13h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Schedules at
barquense.pt
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 3 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4 - £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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Guimaraes to Lille
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£70 - £85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Paris
Ave. Duration
26h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£70 - £100
Website
iberocoach.com
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£39
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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
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 Cherbourg to Poole
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£23 - £60
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
£23 - £29
Car
£40 - £60
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£180 - £230
More information at
VMTransfers

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

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Porto to London bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at London station.

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Porto to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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