How to get to Guimarães
Guimarães is located in northwestern Portugal, approximately 350km north of the capital, Lisbon, and about 50km from the second largest city, Oporto. In administrative terms, it is a district made up of 68 townships, occupying an area of 242.32 km2 and including about 160,000 inhabitants. Motorways and railways are the most direct means of reaching Guimarães.
The nearest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport, located in Oporto about 50km from Guimarães. From the airport you can reach Guimarães in the following ways:
- Take the shuttle from the Airport to Guimarães. Costs 8€ the single trip. Timetables are available at GetBus
- Take the Metro to the Campanhã metro/train station in OPorto and then get a suburban train to Guimarães. Train frequency from Oporto’s Campanhã station to Guimarães are around 1 train per hour, and cost should be 3,25€. Schedules are available at www.cp.pt
- Take the taxi from the Airport to Guimarães. The trip should cost around 60 € (at night prices are higher). Ask the taxi driver for a budget before getting the ride.
- Take an Uber/Bolt from the Airport to Guimarães. Depending on the app used the cost might change but should be around 40 - 45€.
Using the current network of motorways, Oporto can be reached from Guimarães in 30 minutes via the A7 and A3. Braga is a mere 15 minutes away on the A11 motorway. Taking the A11 and A3 northbound, Vigo, Spain is 90 minutes away, and Lisbon is 3 hours to south, via the A7, A3 and A1 motorways. Various private bus lines link Guimarães to all major cities in Portugal, with both non-stop and local service. The nearest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport, located in the Oporto suburb of Maia, about 50km from Guimarães. Using the A7 and A3 motorways, the airport can be reached in approximately 35 minutes.
Guimarães is part of the modern network of trains that link all cities in Portugal. All-stop service between Guimarães and Oporto takes approximately 60 minutes. To see if non-stop service exists between a certain location and Guimarães, check the website of the national railway company (Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses) at www.cp.pt
Timetables in PDF are available at: www.cp.pt