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International Transport – Portugal

Portugal is the destination of all the world’s leading airlines (Lufthansa, Spanair, British Airways, KLM, among others) and many low-cost airlines (Lingus, Monarch, easyJet, Ryanair and Vueling). The most important national airline is TAP Air Portugal, which flies to more than 50 destinations between Europe and North and South America.

Lisbon International Airport

The Lisbon / Portela Airport, to the north of the city, is the main one with 12 million passengers a year. He is followed by Porto Pedras Rubras / Sá Carneiro Airport with almost 4 million passengers a year. In the islands of Madeira Y Azores, tourist destinations par excellence, also have their own international airports: Funchal Y João Paulo IIrespectively. Both are low traffic airports.

As expected, all trains to Portugal They leave Spanish cities. Lisbon is connected to Madrid via Marvão Y Enthronement. Porto is very close to Vigo and the train only stops at Valença (north). Vilar Formoso is connected with Salamanca. The only place where there is no trains from Spain is the southeast. If you come from France, the Train Sud Expresso takes you from Paris, via Hendaye, to Lisbon for 67 euros. For more information check the website of the railroads of Portugal:

http://www.cp.pt

The main companies of buses between Spain and Portugal ALSA and Auto Res. Rates vary depending on destinations. From Madrid to Lisbon -One of the most popular routes-, the price is around 45 euros. The web pages of these companies are the following:

ALSA: http://www.alsa.es/portal/site/Alsa/

Auto Res: http://www.avanzabus.com/web/

There are more than 30 roads that cross the border between Portugal and Spain. The main ones are Valença do Minho (E01 / A3), Chaves (N532), Bragança (E82 / IP4), Save /Vilar Formoso (E80 / IP5), Elvas (E90 / A6 / IP7), Serpa (N260) and Vila Real de Santo António (E1 / IP1). There are no border controls; however, to access with your car, you must carry your driver’s license, property card and your insurance papers.

Does not exist ferries programmed towards Portugal. However there is a ferry which crosses every 40 minutes the Guardian river from Ayamote to Vila Real de Santo António in Algarve.

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