Transport and Communications Museum

Discover the history of transport and the different means of transport man has invented.

Housed on the banks of the river Douro, beside the historical part of Porto, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Transport and Communications Museum is housed in the historical New Customs House (Alfândega Nova), one of the city's most emblematic buildings. It is close to the Ribeira riverside district, the Palácio da Bolsa, the centenary Luís I and D. Maria bridges, among other monuments, make the Museum one of the city's must-see attractions.

Apart from permanent exhibitions, the museum also puts on temporary exhibitions and out outdoor exhibitions with activities for families, groups along with workshops.

Discover the advantages of group travel to the exhibitions.

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

The museum is a 15-minute walk from Porto São Bento station. There is also a bus line (No 500) from in front of the station that stops in front of the museum.

Museum opening hours

  • Tuesday to Friday – 10:00 to 13:00 (admission until 12:00) and from 14:00 to 18:00 (admission until 17:00);
  • Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays – 15:00 to 19:00 (admission until 18:00).

Train journey

       Oporto urban trains

  • Special €2 return for each person in the group (minimum of 10 people);
  • One free adult return ticket for every 10 members of the group;
  • Journeys any day of the week. Any time at the weekends and most trains during the week except for some rush hour services (contact the group service for further details);
  • You have to book at least five days in advance with the group service;
  • The payment (train journey and museum visit) is made at Porto urban trains ticket offices.
  • These discounts apply to scheduled Oporto urban trains services.

Alfa Pendular/Intercidades/Regional and InterRegional

The price varies depending on the day, time, number of people and the kind of service for a minimum of 10 people;

You have to book and pay at least 10 days in advance.

Museum visit

Over and above your train tickets, you have to pay the following amounts if you show your train ticket

 Group visit prices (price per head) Weekdays Weekend
Guided tours Free visit
The motor of the Republic: the presidents' cars (MR) €2.10 €2.10 €5.25
Metamorphosis of a space: Customs Museum (ML) €2.10 Free €5.25
MR + ML €3 €2.10 €5.25
Guided tour of the Customs building €2.10 - €5.25


  • The motor of the republic: The presidents' cars;
  • Metamorphosis of a space: Customs Museum;
  • Guided tour of the Customs building.

See the other permanent exhibitions.

Porto urban trains groups service

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


Alfa Pendular/Intercidades/Regional and InterRegional groups service

Telephone: 221 052 503/ 221 052 511/ 221 052 524 (weekdays from 9:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00)