Portugal

Fly from Nice to Porto

from the South of France to the North of Portugal

En route for Porto and the Douro Valley

Nice to Porto...there’s nothing to lose! With its climate, colourful façades and welcoming people, the second largest city in the country will teach you true Mediterranean living - even if it’s situated on the Atlantic coast, facing the ocean which once upon a time brought power and wealth. History that has left its mark. This means that a flight from Nice to Porto lets Portugal reveal itself through the ages: from a glorious past to its joyful present, and a future full of promise.

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    Portuguese

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Porto - le Pont
Porto
Porto bateaux sur le Douro

  • Useful information for your trip to Porto

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    • Entry requirements: for a flight from Nice to Porto, as Portugal is part of the Schengen Territories, you’ll just need a valid passport or ID card to enter the country.
    • Currency: no need to change money! The Portuguese use the Euro.

    Your Nice-Porto direct flight

    Operated by easyJet, you’ll find the Nice-Porto flight in Terminal 2.

    Happy is the traveller who, like Ulysses, has an easy trip! Ensure your journey is stress-free by arriving at the airport one hour before departure to go through security screenings. Should you need to collect your ticket or check bags at the easyJet counter, give yourself at least an additional 15 minutes

    Departure airportNice Côte d’Azur Airport
    Departure terminalTerminal 2
    Arrival airportPorto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport
    Arrival terminalTerminal 1

    Arriving in Porto

    The Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport is considered one of the best in Europe. And the fact that it’s easy to access definitely plays a role. Situated at around 10 km from the city centre, you have the following choices for getting there:

    • The underground: from 6 am to 1 am, line E will take you to the city in around 40 minutes maximum.
    • The bus: a shuttle service runs from 4:45 am to 12:35 am. Just two stops (Boavista and Aliados) mean the trip takes less than 30 minutes. Three city bus lines also connect to the airport: 601, 602, and 604. The fastest is the first, which will take you to Cordoaria in the heart of the historical centre in just 45 minutes.
    • A taxi: you can book in advance, and the trip costs €20 to €25. Be sure to only use a certified company. They're more trustworthy!
    • Hire a car: six agencies have counters inside the airport.

What to do in
Porto ?

The only true rival of Lisbon, Porto is at once a large city, a business district, a tourist destination, and a seaside resort. Which means it’s bustling year-round and always has something to offer its visitors. A getaway to Porto is best à la carte. Up to you to choose among the numerous local specialities: lazing about, walking, indulging, sightseeing, art, or art de vivre.

Porto vieille ville
Porto
  • Porto, Latin charm with an ocean view

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    You’ve probably already guessed: Porto owes its name to the Latin portus, or port. Since the time of the Romans, the city has always traded with the rest of Europe, when it wasn’t busy discovering new worlds. This seafaring, mercantile history still has a big place in Porto culture. It’s responsible for two of its jewels: incredible sites full of churches and ostentatious palaces, evidence of the former colonial empire; and a wine, the infamous port. Share a glass of it with that special someone, eyes still full of golden Baroque splendour - a moment of pure pleasure.
    But Porto isn’t just for foodies and scholars. This picturesque city has many simple pleasures to offer visitors, even for little ones, making it a great place for a family holiday. Wander, hand in hand, through the residential areas. Take the tramway around town. Share a francesinha, the local “burger” with melted cheese and a beer-based sauce. Jump into the waves of the Atlantic that wash up on the sandy beaches at Matosinhos or Carneiro. Float down the Douro on a river cruise and take in its natural green valley.

  • The top 10 things to do in Porto

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    • Wander around Ribeira, the lower part of the old city, known for its high, colourful façades. Visit the Baroque São Francisco church before sitting down to a drink on the banks of the Douro and watching the rabelos (traditional wooden boats) float by.
    • Go into the Palácio da Bolsa, the chamber of commerce, that many consider the most beautiful building in the city with its immense skylight, grand staircase, lavishly decorated rooms, and more.
    • Stroll from one square to another as you climb to the top of the Baixa, Porto's downtown, and take in Sé do Porto, the Roman cathedral that’s reigned over the city for nine centuries.
    • Climb a bit more, up the 240 steps of the Torre dos Clérigos, the highest bell tower in Portugal at 76 metres. A breathtaking view of the city!
    • Go window shopping on Santa Catarina, the liveliest pedestrian street in Porto, and home of its street artists. Along the way, take time to admire the Capela das Almas, a chapel adorned with 15,000 azulejos, the large stone tiles typical of the Iberian Peninsula.
    • Have a drink at Café Majestic, known as one of the most beautiful cafés in the world. Its Art Nouveau decor has played host to the local intelligentsia for nearly 100 years.
    • Head into the Lello & Irmão Bookstore, one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world with a façade of exquisite marble and wood panelling. Founded 150 years ago, this temple of literature inspired the Hogwarts library in JK Rowling's Harry Potter.
    • Have a drink in one of the many bars of the Galerias de Paris, the place to be if you're looking to party. Here, everyone drinks in the streets which gives it an atmosphere like nowhere else.
    • Cross the famous Dom Luis, the large metal bridge that spans the Douro and takes you to Vila Nova de Gaia, where you’ll find the best port makers. Nearly all of them offer winery tours and tasting.
    • Plunge into Porto culture by visiting the Portuguese Centre for Photography which has excellent exhibitions, or the Casa da Música for its ultra-contemporary architecture and musical talent.

Regular flights Nice - Porto OPO

Nice → Porto OPO

from 44

FLIGHTS EASYJET
2
Flights per week, From April to October

Flights per day :

  • Mon 0
  • Tue 0
  • Wed 1
  • Thu 0
  • Fri 0
  • Sat 1
  • Sun 0

Frequently asked questions

  • How long does a Nice-Porto flight take?

    A Nice-Porto flight will take you to the north of Portugal in just 2 hours 10 minutes.

  • Which airlines provide Nice-Porto direct flights?

    easyJet is the only airline to offer non-stop flights to Porto.

  • How many Nice-Porto flights are there per week?

    In both summer and winter, the easyJet Airbus takes off for Porto 3 times per week, on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

  • How much does a Nice-Porto flight cost?

    The lowest price for a Nice-Porto return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 44

  • What is the time difference between Nice and Porto?

    Nice is one hour ahead of Porto.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Porto?

    Porto has a wonderful climate year-round, with temperatures regularly around 15° even in the middle of winter. But this mild weather is often accompanied by rain. 11 days of it in December, and as many in January. But the rain goes away as the weather begins to warm up in April. That’s when you can best enjoy floating down the Douro, climbing to the top of the city, and sitting out on the terraces of Ribeira. When temperatures get really hot, the Portuguese take shelter in the Matosinhos district. Some head for the air-conditioned aisles of Norte Shopping, the nicest shopping centre in Portugal. Others lay out on the wide sandy beaches. Want to add a little spice to your trip? Head for Porto the 23 June and take part in São João, the biggest party in the country. Everyone is in the streets! Another event not to miss: the Essência do Vinho wine show in February, with more than 400 wine makers from around the country. Incredibly festive and indulgent!

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