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There are 6 ways to get from Porto to Santa Apolónia by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

€23 - €35

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Rideshare  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the rideshare from Porto to Lisbon 313.5 km

€12 - €18

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Lisboa Sete Rios RedeExpressos / ...

€16 - €24

Bus via Estação Oriente  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Lisbon 1000 / ...

€19 - €22

Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Porto to Santa Apolónia 314.1 km

€35 - €55

Fly, train  •  2h 49m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Lisbon (LIS) OPO - LIS
  2. Take the train from Lisboa - Oriente to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia

€33 - €129

Porto to Santa Apolónia by train

The train journey time between Porto and Santa Apolónia is around 3h 13m and covers a distance of around 332 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 53m. Operated by Comboios De Portugal, the Porto to Santa Apolónia train service departs from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas and arrives in Lisboa - Santa Apolonia. Typically 99 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 13m
Fastest train time:
2h 53m
Trains per week:
99
Cheapest price:
€23
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:06
Last train departs at:
20:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto to Santa Apolónia train schedules

Porto → Santa Apolónia
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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 Santa Apolónia is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Santa Apolónia is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Santa Apolónia 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.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Porto to Santa Apolónia is to rideshare which costs €12 - €18 and takes 3h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Porto to Santa Apolónia is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €30 - €130 and takes 2h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to Santa Apolónia. However, there are services departing from Porto and arriving at Estação Sta. Apolónia via Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas and arriving at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 53m.

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The distance between Porto and Santa Apolónia is 274 km. The road distance is 314.1 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Santa Apolónia without a car is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs €23 - €35.

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The train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia takes 2h 53m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Porto to Santa Apolónia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Porto station.

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Porto to Santa Apolónia 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 Santa Apolónia is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs €23 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €24 and takes 3h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Santa Apolónia.
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  • Distance: 274.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and Santa Apolónia, Lisboa, Portugal?

Comboios De Portugal operates a train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia hourly. Tickets cost €23 - €35 and the journey takes 2h 53m. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Porto to Lisboa Sete Rios hourly. Tickets cost €14 - €18 and the journey takes 3h 30m. Citi Express also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Train operators
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 Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€23 - €35
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€1
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€1
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
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Schedules at
Citi Express
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 Porto to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Porto to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Porto to Santa Apolónia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lisbon station.

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Porto to Santa Apolónia train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Santa Apolónia is 314 km. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Porto to Santa Apolónia.

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Porto Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 1176+ hotels available in Santa Apolónia. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Porto and Santa Apolónia. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Porto to Porto Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs €1 - €2.

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