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Driving to Portugal
Welcome to the Travel Centre, where you will find travel information of various ways to travel to and around Portugal.

Driving to Portugal

The Portuguese border is shared with Spain and major border posts are open 24hrs. Smaller posts may close earlier in winter and you may need your passport.

From the UK, the most convenient and relaxing route is via ferry to northern Spain, avoiding the need to drive through France. This is an ideal way to get to Portugal if you have pets. Brittany ferries have pet kennels for boarding cat and dogs, it is worth calling for more information.

Brittany Ferries

Plymouth to Santander
Telephone UK on 0870 907 6103 or visit their website at for more information. See our Ferry to Portugal section for season timetables, routes and general price comparisons.

P&O Ferries

Portsmouth to Bilbao
Telephone UK on 0870 598 0333 or visit their website at for more information. Please note no pet boarding on P&O.


Cars can be imported into Portugal for up to six months. Travelling from the UK, Eurotunnel operates trains 24 hours a day between Folkestone in Kent (with direct access from the M20) and Calais in France. All vehicles, from motorcycles to campers, can be accommodated.

For further information, contact Eurotunnel Reservations in the UK on 0870 535 3535 or visit for more information.


Coach tours are a popular way to travel and an ideal way to see other countries on route. Eurolines operates an extensive network of coach services to many destinations throughout Portugal, including Coimbra, Faro, Lagos, Lisbon and Porto. For information on timetables and fares contact Eurolines on 0870 580 8080 or visit for more information.

All information correct at time of publishing - August 2008

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