The AC on the bus wasn’t working which really ruined most of the ride. The bus felt like a sauna and it was hard to rest or relax. Near the end of the trip the bus driver ended up opening the window which helped a little but overall not the greatest experience.
The bus driver left me at a stop in Fatima and I ended up losing my backpack because of that... He didn't specify the time he would stop and left without making sure everyone in the bus was back! Really bad
The driver was not paying attention and driving erratically, blaming other drivers for situations he should have seen and avoided.
Our driver from Lagos to Lisbon was far better.
Not the greatest experience
The bus left later than supposed to and during the trip there was a huge and continuous loud noice . Everyone got upset and only in the end the bus driver tried to restart the engineer to make the loud noice to stop, thanks to a passenger that went to talk to him!!!
The driver appeared very tired, yawned, went over the divider line several times as well as on the right side off road by the guard rail. We observed him taking out his cell and looking at it while in his hand. Sometimes he drove with just his forearm so his hands were freer to put his earbuds in his ears or put on his sunglasses. Also looked over at his co pilot to converse as he was driving. This was actually better as we at least knew that would help him stay awake.
We avoided taking another bus for the rest of our time there, as our return trip was not positive either. The driver drove very aggressively.
It's cheap, but the location of pick up is not well defined and it's a bit hard to find the bus. It had a delay of 30 min, it would be nice to at least tell to passengers, because we were worried we missed tje bus and asked every bus driver if he is going to Porto.
I was pleasantly surprised. We had a new bus, a very safe driver and it was the easiest and cheapest bus ride. The only negative was there was no bathroom, but once we got to the bus station, we had one there. The driver even offered to stop. I know there were some negative reviews from people about taking RedeExpress, but from Lisbon to Porto, it was great!
With an exterior temperature of +33°c it was natural that a brief period of travel time would be necessary before the air cooling could be effective. Some passengers would not wait so driver called for a replacement bus. In the common interest of reducing human impact through energy consumption I'm completely contrary to this excessive use of energy to cool/heat interior environments. Not to speak about the stress that sudden temperature places on our human organism.
Frequently asked questions on the trip Lisbon - Porto
How much does a bus ticket from Lisbon to Porto cost?
The average bus ticket price from Lisbon to Porto is £14. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Lisbon to Porto is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Lisbon to Porto?
The average travel time between Lisbon and Porto is around 3h 30m, although the fastest bus will take about 2h 45m. This is the time it takes to travel the 171 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Lisbon and Porto?
The number of buses from Lisbon to Porto can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 56 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Lisbon to Porto by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Lisbon to Porto?
When taking the bus from Lisbon to Porto, you can travel comfortably and safely with Rede Expressos, FlixBus, Alsa Internacional SLU.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Lisbon to Porto?
Buses travelling between Lisbon and Porto leave from Sete Rios or Aeroporto / Airport (LIS) and arrive at Campo 24 de Agosto, Garagem Atlantico, OPO Aeropuerto.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: the best time to book this trip is usually 1 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Lisbon to Porto costs around £17 for departures 1 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Lisbon to Porto vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around £19 while at other times, you can expect to pay around £13.
Usually Rede Expressos will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Lisbon and Porto!
Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Lisbon to Porto, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.
Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Lisbon to Porto that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.
Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Lisbon to Porto, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.
Did you know?
The bus driver with the longest career in the world drove more than 2,000,000 miles and is a happy World Record holder.
The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!
Did you know some bus companies in Germany offer to their passenger low-costs snacks and regional beer based on their destination? Prosit!
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