Visa & Mastercard

Costs of Z4 ticket (2.25 €)

Contactless System

Travelling on public transport with a contactless bank card means always having a card ready to use without any previous registration or purchase and without having any knowledge about the fare system.

To everyone with a contactless bank card, although it is aimed mostly at tourists and other occasional users of public transport in Porto.

Metro do Porto

  • Purple Line (E): Aeroporto, Senhora da Hora, Casa da Música and Trindade stations;
  • Lines A, B, C, D and F: Campanhã, Bolhão, Campo 24 de Agosto, São Bento and Aliados (city centre stations).
  • It is only valid for customers who board at the above-mentioned stations.


  • 500 Line (Praça da Liberdade – Matosinhos/Mercado)

No. Only on validators identified with the following image

pay with contactless

Each journey has the cost of a simple occasional ticket Z4 and is valid for 1h15m on Metro do Porto and STCP, regardless of the number of boardings in that period at any of the above mentioned stations and stops.

If the customer performs 4 or more journeys in one day, the most advantageous fare applies, with a maximum limit of €7.50, equivalent to a daily ticket (Tour 1).

Bring the contactless (physical or virtual) card close to the validator and wait for a success message accompanied by a green light and a beep.

Please always remove your contactless bank card from your wallet before approaching the validator.

Find out where to buy the card

See where you can purchase and/or recharge your transport ticket.


Andante is the ticket for public transport in Porto Metropolitan Area. Whether you take the bus, metro or train, you can always use Andante. The price you pay depends only on the journey you make and not on the mode of transport you use or the number of boardings you make. It’s simple, practical and affordable – lots of transports in one ticket or in the same card.


Must validate when you start a journey, when you change line or transport and whichever your card is – the same applies to the App. You can validate your ticket a maximum of 10 minutes before starting your journey.

On trains and subways, use the existing validators in the stations. On buses, use the validators at the entrance of the vehicle.

To validate approach the card (or the phone, if you use the App) less than 10 cm away from the black circle of the validator.

If a green lights comes on, the validation is correct.

You'll hear a sound and can read on the validator screen the balance remaining on the card.

If a red light comes on, the validation is not correct.

You'll hear a different sound and can read a message on the validator screen indicating the reason. To read the message carefully, hold your card for a few seconds in front of the black circle on the validator.

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