We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Over a hundred years old and working well

Over a hundred years old and working well. A smooth and fun ascent from the river up to the old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abingdon, United Kingdom
Great fun

Has to be done ✅ A great way to get from the Riberia to the centre of the city in less than 5... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Collin M
Greenville, South Carolina
via mobile
Read all 1,917 reviews
All photos (506)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“the river”(133 reviews)
“fun ride”(16 reviews)
“steep climb”(13 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Porto, Portugal
+351 22 508 1000
Reviews (1,917)
Filter reviews
506 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsthe riverfun ridesteep climbluis bridgefree portdom luishigher levelcable caracross the bridgevila nova de gaiaport housesport winebentoeuroslifesavercarriagecity
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 506 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over a hundred years old and working well. A smooth and fun ascent from the river up to the old area of Porto. Saved walking up the hill on a hot day.

Thank Andy1012018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has to be done ✅ A great way to get from the Riberia to the centre of the city in less than 5 mins Tickets were 2.5 Euro each so not bad Real advantage for my elderly mum to she the city

Thank Collin M
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This is another good way to get an amazing view of the city and riverside, it also avoids all the steps. It is reasonable and worth purchasing the return ticket if you intend to return this way as you will save money

1  Thank Vivacat12
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We were really tired and faced the upward stairs to emerge from riverbank. Luckily this "Funicular" was nearby and for 2,5 Euro we skipped the stairs and the view was amazing.

Thank JBPurgerFrb
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Shinning new "tram car" delivers passengers up and down from close to the Se / Main Railway station down to riverside Ribeira. It is VERY steep, and the funicular saves a significant drag up and into the old town from the riverbank. Very quick and...More

Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 22 June 2018

A quick way to get to the riverbank of Douro with a great view of the Dom Luis bridge. It cost 2.50 Euros one way. It most valuable after a long day walking around Porto. From the riverbank it is located just at the foot...More

Thank Moses P
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Taking the funicular ride next to Ponte Infante Dom Henrique should be the quickest way for transportation, both uphill or downhill. It will be timing to climb up to the top level of the bridge to take panoramic photos over the river side and this...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018

This funicular is in the shadow of the Ponte Infante Dom Henrique and provides a quick lift up to the main city. Very spectacular - steep following some old city walls.

Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This is a convenient and affordable way to take you down the steep cliff from the Batalha to the quayside at Ribeira. It is comfortable and elegant way of getting from the quay. The highlight are the views of Dom Luis I Bridge, Porto's medieval...More

Thank Russ L
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Situated right beside Ponte Infante Dom Henrique, the funicular can prove a quick and safe means of transportation saving you time and effort (especially if you need to go back up to the old town). It is a pleasant and event free ride, that we...More

1  Thank AndaLibra
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Victor C
18 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Maxim123153 | Reviewed this property |
Get a map from your hotel, it is very easy to follow. Also they should have the up to date timetable Have a great stay
17 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from sennockred | Reviewed this property |
April to October its 08.00 to 22.00 and 08.00 to 00.00 at weekends. Only variation is April to March when it closes at 22.00 at weekends. Full details available at the Funicular website located at metrodoporto.