Fly to Porto from Liverpool
As the second largest city in Portugal after the capital Lisbon, Porto is packed full of culture, history, architecture and of course, good food, for visitors to indulge in. Located on the north west coast, the city has fast become a firm favourite destination for holidaymakers - offering a stunning coastline and busy urban centre all in one place. You can now fly to Porto (OPO) direct from Liverpool John Lennon Airport with Ryanair. Book your flights from Liverpool to Porto today!
Why you should go to Porto
Whether you are planning a quick city break or a two-week holiday, you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do and see in Porto. As one of the oldest city centres in Europe (and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Porto is packed full of incredible baroque architecture, in addition to countless museums, art galleries and other spectacular sights you simply cannot miss.
The stunning Praça da Ribeira, also known as Ribeira Square, is a historical square in the city centre surrounded by colourful townhouses – perfect for those who fancy grabbing a bite to eat or enjoying a drink outside in the sunshine.
For the bookworms amongst us, Livraria Lello is a must-see. This incredible bookshop is supposedly JK Rowling’s inspiration behind the library in the Harry Potter novels, after Rowling worked as an English teacher in Porto during the 1990s.
More stunning landmarks for your itinerary include Sé, the hilltop cathedral founded in the 12th century, and the beautiful Igreja do Carmo church. Meanwhile, the Ponte de Dom Luís I is a double-decker metal arch bridge, which is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city. Throughout your sightseeing, take a few pit stops in some of Porto’s restaurants and bars, and, of course, sample the city’s famous port.
There’s so much to discover in this spectacular city. Book your Liverpool to Porto direct flights today!
When you should go to Porto
With so many indoor and outdoor attractions, Porto is a great holiday location year-round. The city boasts inviting summers, with the weather being warm and pleasant from June until the middle of September. If you’re keen to avoid the busy period, you may want to plan your trip for late spring or early autumn, when the city tends to be less crowded, but the weather is still glorious. Visiting from the middle to the end of June, you may even be able to catch the Festas Santos Populares celebrations to soak in the city’s vibrant atmosphere.
Where to stay in Porto
The city is full of luxurious hotels, boutique B&Bs, quirky apartments to rent and affordable hostels, so no matter your style or budget, you will be able to find something quite centrally located in order to get around the city with ease. Browse Booking.com to find the perfect place to stay.
To be close to Porto’s city centre, choosing to stay in the Sé district is your best bet. Aliados is another great area to stay in if you want to be near the hustle and bustle of it all - plus it’s the ideal spot for access to the iconic São Bento station.
The lively downtown district of Baixa is where you’ll find most of Porto’s famous sights, including the amazing tiled facade of the Igreja do Carmo and the spectacular Torre dos Clérigos. Meanwhile, Massarelos is home to some of the city’s most impressive art galleries, making it the perfect place for culture lovers.
What to see and do in Porto
When you’ve booked your Liverpool to Porto flights, there are many popular tourist attractions to add to your itinerary, including:
- Clérgios Church and Tower
Built between 1735 and 1748 in a stunning baroque style, this church and its accompanying tower is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Climb to the very top and you’ll be able to admire the stunning view from the tower’s observation deck.
- Garden of Feelings
For panoramic views of the city, visit Porto’s Garden of Feelings. Locally known as Jardim dos Sentimentos, this attraction offers breathtaking vistas of the streets below, as well as the Douro River.
- São Francisco Catacombs
Within the Dispatch House basement at the church of São Francisco, you’ll find the intriguing catacombs - an underground cemetery where the bodies of monks were once placed in tombs. Keep your eyes peeled for the Ossuary room where you’ll be able to see lots of preserved bones.
How long does it take to fly to Porto?
The flight from Liverpool to Porto takes 2 hours and 30 minutes, and the local time zone is GMT + 0. If you’ve booked your flights to Porto, now is the ideal timeou can fly direct from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Porto Airport (OPO), also known as Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, with airline carrier Ryanair, making it easy for you to reach this Portuguese city from the North West.
to see what else is on offer at our airport. At our terminal, you’ll find a range of shops and restaurants to enjoy before you board your flight. To ensure your trip is smooth from the get go, why not book a Fast Track security pass, or secure a space in our luxury Aspire Premium lounge? We also offer on-site car parking that is a short walk to our terminal entrance.
Booking flights from Porto to Liverpool? Our Transport page has everything you need for planning your onward journey, including local traffic updates and information about public transport links. You can also visit our Car Rental page to hire a car for the duration of your stay.
What currency do they use in Porto?
The currency used in Porto is the Euro (EUR).