A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Advertisement

See the full Camino Forum Store here with many more camino products.

Lisbon to Porto

Winggs

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
My wife and I are planning our Camino Portuguese starting from Porto. What is the best way to travel from Lisbon to Porto? Where to stay in Porto for three days before starting out? Thank you.
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015)
Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (2019)
Hi @Winggs

There are buses (autobus) and trains (Comboio) many times a day from Lisbon to Porto, and the prices are very accessible.
You can check this website for some ideas: https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Lisbon/Porto

Also, Porto has plenty of accomodation. For 3 days you may need a hotel instead of an albergue. I stayed in Moov Central and it was excellent (despite being on the top of a hill - the city is VERY hilly). What kind of accomodation are you looking for?
 

Winggs

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
Anamya, thank you for getting back to me. Probably a descent hotel for three days. The other question I have is, we would like to spend another two weeks in Europe before returning to Canada. I was wondering if you are aware of how we could ship a suitcase to Santiago so that we would have some clothes for traveling after the Camino.
Thank you again
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Manhk

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2018
Back in April, we flew TAP Portugal from Lisbon to Porto inexpensively and only took 45 mins. In Porto, we stayed at an Air BnB for two nights , better than hotel. We also used Tuitran to transport our backpack for 5 euro daily, until we reached Santiago.
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015)
Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (2019)
Winggs, once you are in Porto (where you have some time), you can go to a Post Office and mail your suitcase to Ivar, administrator of this forum. He has a luggage storage service in Santiago and can keep your suitcase until you arrive there.

Another alternative is to contact your Santiago accommodation and check if then can store it for you until you arrive. I did that in 2017. The TuiTrans company mentioned above transported my suitcase with post-camino clothes, and the hotel kept it for more than a week before I arrive (but it was kinda low season, so check beforehand).
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Winggs, once you are in Porto (where you have some time), you can go to a Post Office and mail your suitcase to Ivar, administrator of this forum. He has a luggage storage service in Santiago and can keep your suitcase until you arrive there.

Another alternative is to contact your Santiago accommodation and check if then can store it for you until you arrive. I did that in 2017. The TuiTrans company mentioned above transported my suitcase with post-camino clothes, and the hotel kept it for more than a week before I arrive (but it was kinda low season, so check beforehand).
It seems that TuiTrans does offer the service of delivering luggage directly to Santiago

 

Winggs

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
Back in April, we flew TAP Portugal from Lisbon to Porto inexpensively and only took 45 mins. In Porto, we stayed at an Air BnB for two nights , better than hotel. We also used Tuitran to transport our backpack for 5 euro daily, until we reached Santiago.
Thank you that would be great now I see that it would be quite easy to travel between Lisbon and Porto
 

TheSparrow

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese (2019) Walked Tomar to Coimbra - Porto to Ponte Vedra - Spiritual Variant to Santiago
i can recommend the Hotel Boa-Vista! It is right where the Douro meets the ocean in cute and becoming a little more each year fashionable Foz. You can take the old timey tram into town or the 500 bus - about 15 - 20 minutes along the river. The hotel has nice rooms, nice pool, nice people, nice brekkie. If you have lots of money, stay at the Yeatman :)

 

Winggs

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
i can recommend the Hotel Boa-Vista! It is right where the Douro meets the ocean in cute and becoming a little more each year fashionable Foz. You can take the old timey tram into town or the 500 bus - about 15 - 20 minutes along the river. The hotel has nice rooms, nice pool, nice people, nice brekkie. If you have lots of money, stay at the Yeatman :)

Sparrow, thank you is this hotel in Santiago?
 

TheSparrow

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese (2019) Walked Tomar to Coimbra - Porto to Ponte Vedra - Spiritual Variant to Santiago
Sparrow, thank you is this hotel in Santiago?
Both of those mentioned are Porto (Foz is in Porto)
I stayed at the Last Stamp Hostel in Santiago and liked it very much. But people I am sure would have lots of suggestions. :)
 
Hospideria San Martin Pinario in Santiago is the best for history and location. Pilgrim rooms for 25€ including breakfast. It fills up fast though, so book as soon as you know your dates.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Hospideria San Martin Pinario in Santiago is the best for history and location. Pilgrim rooms for 25€ including breakfast. It fills up fast though, so book as soon as you know your dates.
You have to contact them directly via email or phone to get the pilgrim rate. If you use their booking form, or booking.com you will only be directed to their hotel rooms.

 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
In Porto I've stayed at Selina Porto - a hip hostel with private rooms too. I got a good price on Hotel Tonight.




And on my last Camino I decided to stay in Matosinhos, because of its proximity to the airport, and I stayed at Casa Rietsch, which was great.

 

Winggs

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
In Porto I've stayed at Selina Porto - a hip hostel with private rooms too. I got a good price on Hotel Tonight.




And on my last Camino I decided to stay in Matosinhos, because of its proximity to the airport, and I stayed at Casa Rietsch, which was great.

How long in advance should I make my reservations in Porto and in Santiago?
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
How long in advance should I make my reservations in Porto and in Santiago?
It depends on the time of year, but when you are absolutely certain of your dates you can make reservations.
 

Winggs

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
It depends on the time of year, but when you are absolutely certain of your dates you can make reservations.
Great, thank you we plan to walk the Portuguese Camino next September from the 15th and take two weeks
 

Get on our Mailing list for new products on the Camino Store and news from the Camino Forum








Advertisement

Booking.com

Camino Conversations

Camino Conversations

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

Most downloaded Resources

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 16 1.2%
  • February

    Votes: 10 0.8%
  • March

    Votes: 55 4.2%
  • April

    Votes: 196 15.0%
  • May

    Votes: 325 24.8%
  • June

    Votes: 95 7.3%
  • July

    Votes: 24 1.8%
  • August

    Votes: 27 2.1%
  • September

    Votes: 379 29.0%
  • October

    Votes: 158 12.1%
  • November

    Votes: 17 1.3%
  • December

    Votes: 7 0.5%

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store
Top
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock