Aveiro with passion

Come and discover the estuary, the museums, the cuisine, the beaches and all the other attractions in and around Aveiro.

Travel in comfort on the train to Aveiro where you can enjoy lots of different experiences related with the town, its connection with nature and particularly the estuary and with local culture. 

CP Services: Alfa Pendular | Intercidades | Regional and InterRegional | Oporto urban trains

Oporto urban trains

  • Return tickets on urban trains: €2.00 per person in the group;
  • A free journey + visit/activity for one adult for every 20 minors in the group;
  • Available for 20 to 100 people, depending on the seating on the train you want;
  • Bookings have to be made at least 5 days in advance;
  • The journeys and visit/activity have to pay for at a CP ticket office that sells Oporto urban trains tickets.

These discounts only apply to scheduled services.

Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Regional or InterRegional

  • Prices vary on a case by case basis, depending on the number of people, date, time, route and kind of service, regular or special, you want;
  • Available for a minimum of 20 passengers.

Oporto urban trains

Possibility of buying the visits/activities at Oporto urban train stations regardless of whether you buy the train tickets.

Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Regional or InterRegional

Only sold as a package with train and tourist programme from CP ticket offices.

Typical boat trip (approx. 45 minutes)

Guided tour of Aveiro on a typical boat (Moliceiro or Mercantel) along the city's canals where you will be able to see:
History of local vessels

  • Aveiro, Capital of "Art Nouveau"
  • Name and history of each of the town's canals
  • Locks and how they work
  • Harbour master's building
  • Fish market
  • Fonte Nova Square, Hotel Meliã Ria and Fábrica Campos
  • Manuel Firmino market

Trip around the town on a road train (approx. 45 minutes)

Trip around the town on a road train calling the the following attractions:

  • Art Nouveau houses
  • Views of the salt pans and salt harvesting
  • Contemporary architecture at Aveiro University
  • Aveiro's historical, cultural and religious heritage
  • Industrial architecture (Jerónimo Campos factory)
  • Glazed tile panels at the old train station

Visit | guided tour to "Grã Caravela" and "Peijota" marshes (approx. 45 minutes)

Guided tour of the Aveiro salt pan and the salt water spa:

  • How the water circulates around the marshes and how salt is made
  • The salt workers
  • How to extract salt and 'Fleur de sel'
  • The tools used in the salt pans
  • Therapeutic characteristics of salt
  • Marsh ecosystems (plants and animals)
  • The use of salt in cooking and in cosmetics

Boat trip (Only available for groups that travel on Oporto urban trains)

Boat trip out of the urban canals for up to 50 people, to discover the unknown estuary at Aveiro.
Focussing on:

  • School trips
  • Company events
  • Parties and celebrations
  • Stag parties
  • "Disco Boat"
  • "Sunset Parties"
  • Personalised outings

Notes: prices in euros per person
(a) Add train trip price. 
(b) Add the return price to Aveiro. CP passengers with Oporto urban train passes can get these prices if they show their pass, valid for the current month
(*) Between 4 and 12 years old when accompanied by adults.

Programme Season Bought separately Bought as add-on to Oporto urban service or long distance  journeys
Individual journeys Groups (a) Individual journeys (b)
Adults > 12 Children< 12 (**) Short trip(25m) Adults> 18 Schools, Univ., Seniors Short trip (25m) Adults> 12 Children< 12 (*) Short trip (25m)
Boat trip (Moliceiro/Mercantel) High 8.00 4.00 5.00 3.50 2.50 6.00 3.00 2.50
Low 6.00 3.00 2.50
Salt pans experience  High 4.00 2.00 - 2.50 1.50 - 3.00 1.50 -
Low 3.00 1.50 -
Tourist train High 5.00 3.00 - 4.00 2.50 - 4.00 2.50 -
Low 4.00 2.50


Note: prices in euros per group
(a) Add the train trip price to group travel.

Programme Season Bought as add-ons for travelling on Oporto urban trains or long-distance trains (a)
2 hours 3 hours 4 hours
Boat trip All year  250.00 300.00 350.00
Boat trip + Salt pans experience - 300.00 + 1.00/person 350.00 + free experience 
Guinded tour (extra) - 50.00 75.00

Oporto urban trains

Telephone: 221 052 482 (Working days from 9h30 to 13h00 and from 14h30 to 17h30)

Email: gruposcppt@cp.pt

Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Regionais or InterRegionais

Email: gruposlc-rg@cp.pt

Come to Aveiro by train. 

The road train leaves from right in front of the station (Av Lourenço Peixinho), and connects with the other Aveitour & Cale do Oiro services.

The Moliceiro and Mercantéis boats leave from opposite the Aveiro city museum, at the end of Av. Lourenço Peixinho (about a 15-minute walk from the train station).

Oporto urban trains

Visits/activities that are bought separately cannot be reissued or refunded;

Visits/activities + group travel - can be refunded under the conditions in force.

Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Regional or InterRegional
Can be reissued e refunded if you provide the train tickets and the tourist programme voucher.