If you have found this trip, you are probably thinking about coming to Porto, and maybe thinking about coming by car or renting a car. If you’re wondering about how to find a parking in Porto, preferably the most affordable possible - Read on! Porto, a city that truly captivates you just by looking at it, and is an ideal destination for a getaway. Its colorful facades, the clothes hanging on the balconies, its sunsets, the squawking seagulls or its live fado shows, make it unique. Although it is not a very big city, many events and activities can take place in this city, events that are definitely worth the trip.
As in most big cities, if you haven't remembered to reserve your parking space before arriving, finding parking in Porto can be a headache (and we would rather avoid that!).
In general, the older areas of the city have very narrow roads and it is not recommended to park your car on the street, so it is very difficult to park for free in Porto. Therefore, if you plan to visit downtown Porto or you're just passing through, we would advise you to book your parking space in advance in a car park in downtown Porto so you can say goodbye to stressful and never-ending searches for free parking spaces.
We’ve made you a list of some of our cheap and popular car parks in Porto:
Batalha Car Park. Some of its prices are: 1,40 euros / 1 hour; 15 euros / 1 day; 95 euros / 7 days
Parque do Carregal Car Park. Some of its prices are: 15 euros / 1 day; 65 euros / 7 days; 80 euros / 30 days
Cristal Park Car Park. Some of its prices are: 15 euros / 1 day; 74 euros / 7 days; 95 euros / 10 days
SABA Palácio da Justiça Car Park. Some of its prices are: 19,50 euros / 1 day; 91,95 euros / 7 days; 109,45 euros / 10 days
SABA Praça Lisboa Car Park. Some of its prices are: 26,40 euros / 1 day; 146,70 euros / 7 days; 160,25 euros / 10 days
SABA Cardosas Car Park. Some of its prices are: 26,45 euros / 1 day; 146,85 euros / 7 days; 160,35 euros / 10 days
SABA Ribeira Car Park. Some of its prices are: 29,95 euros / 1 day; 166,35 euros / 7 days; 198,25 euros / 10 days
We also have some cheap car parks a little further away with prices as low as 3 euros / day! You can see them by scrolling up this page, using our search engine with the address of your destination and sorting the car parks by price!
However, if you want to know how parking on the street in Porto works, we will explain it briefly: In Porto, parking on the street has a maximum duration that varies between 2h and 10h. You will have to pay the parking meter ticket at the following times (except holidays):
In zones I, II, III, IV: Monday to Friday between 9:00h and 19:00h.
In zone I: Saturdays between 11:00h and 16:00h.
As we don't want you to spend your time looking for a parking space, we advise you to reserve your parking space before your arrival in one of our car parks in Porto. ;)
Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto, also known as Porto Airport or Pedras Rubras Airport, is the second busiest airport in Portugal after the Lisbon Airport. It is also considered one of the most modern airports in Europe.
Located approximately 12 kilometers from downtown Porto, if you are flying from the airport and need a place to leave your car, remember to book your long-stay parking at Porto's Airport. Don't leave everything to the last minute, just worry about packing your suitcase and preparing your travel guide. We'll take care of finding you a cheap parking spot at Porto Airport and you'll save time and money.
In short, if you want to be sure to have your car under surveillance in a safe place during your stay, we recommend that you book at one of our car parks at the Porto airport. Reserve your parking space before you arrive for a stress-less trip!
Sao Bento Station: right in the center of the city, it is the most historic station and makes short distance trips. If your train departs from here and you are driving to the station, you can easily park near San Bento Station if you book in advance.
Porto-Campanhã Station: located next to the Dragon Stadium, it runs long distance routes. It is very well connected to Porto's urban transport, making it easy to travel to many parts of the city. However, if you prefer to move by car to the station, you can book a parking spot near the Porto-Campanhã Station.
Parking prices in Porto vary depending on the neighbourhood. In terms of parkings with hourly rates, prices range from about 0.8 euros / hour to 2.8 euros / hour. It all depends on the services provided in the parking (valet, opening hours, surveillance), its location, and whether it is outdoor or indoor. Parking further away from the city center generally gives you cheaper parking options than parking closer to the center. And at Parclick, we have both car parks inside the heart of the city, and a bit further away, so you can choose the best pick for you! Which leads us to the next point…
Although Porto is a city where it is very walkable, you can get almost anywhere on foot without any problem, you may need to use public transportation to reach certain points, especially if you are one of those who enjoy exploring every corner of the city, or if you want to park a little further away for cheaper prices. If you do have the opportunity to explore Porto on foot, we recommend you park in one of our car parks on the outskirts of downtown Porto, where you can walk to the center and get to know the city in depth. Get ready to use your legs! :)
Porto's tramway has indisputably become a tourist attraction, and taking a ride on this transport has a great charm. There are 3 lines in operation:
Line 1: Infante-Passeio Alegre (from 09:30h to 18:00).
Line 18: Massarelos-Carmo. Circulates (from 09:15h to 19:00).
Line 22: Carmo-Guindais Batalha (from 10:00h to 19:00).