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Bus Station (Rede Expressos) in Porto?

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Bus Station (Rede Expressos) in Porto?

I'm taking the rede expressos bus from Fatima to Porto. There seems to be 3 bus stations---which is the stop in downtown Porto?

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1. Re: Bus Station (Rede Expressos) in Porto?

The main bus station in Porto from where long distance Rede-Expressos and Citi-Express services arrive and depart is:

ROD. BEIRA LITORAL-GARAGEM ATLANTICO

RUA ALEXANDRE HERCULANO Nº366

4000 PORTO

Tel.: 222052459

(2 minutes walking from "Praça da Batalha")

Its location can be found on the following map:

http://goo.gl/vp7Vh

If you then need to use the Metro, the closest station is Metro Station Bolhão, 5-6 minutes walk from "Praça de Batalha.

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2. Re: Bus Station (Rede Expressos) in Porto?

If you are staying in the area around Sao Bento, it's a downhill walk from the bus station on Rua Alexandre Herculano. Not the easiest with a suitcase. Cab to that area should not cost much.

Edited: 23 February 2013, 17:23
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3. Re: Bus Station (Rede Expressos) in Porto?

That's why I recommend Metro Bolhão as the best stop for the Bus Station as the walk is on the level instead of the haul up and down to São Bento.

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4. Re: Bus Station (Rede Expressos) in Porto?

this is great info --- thank you!

now i have to look for a hotel nearby. we're getting in Porto around 8pm...something close by is preferred.

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5. Re: Bus Station (Rede Expressos) in Porto?

There are several hotels in Praça Batalha just 2 blocks from the Bus station and easyhotels.com .

If you turn left out of the Bus Station you will also find the Porto EasyHotel.

See: http://easyhotels.com/

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6. Re: Bus Station (Rede Expressos) in Porto?

I booked Pensao Avenida on Av. Aliados, 141, Santo Ildefonso. It looked like it's close to Balhao and Sao Bento Train Stations. Could you please confirm that?

Thanks!!!

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7. Re: Bus Station (Rede Expressos) in Porto?

Oh, and thank you for your hotel suggestion!

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8. Re: Bus Station (Rede Expressos) in Porto?

Its over a 1km from the Bus Station and 0.5 km from São Bento station.

Porto is very hilly. If you walk from the bus station it will be a long walk down hill on traditional Portuguese calcada stones. Better to take a taxi.

Your closest bus station is Aliados on the North-South line. Bolhão is quite a way uphill from this Pensão.

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9. Re: Bus Station (Rede Expressos) in Porto?

Okay, got it! Maybe I'll cancel and book easyhotels or look for one in Praca Batalha. Travel is not until May--I still have time to book a hotel.

Thanks!

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