The Best Ways to Store Your Luggage in Porto

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Carrying bags, whether it’s a suitcase or a backpack, is one of the hardest parts of travelling. Even a small day bag can be difficult to lug around, especially in somewhere as hilly as Porto. So if you arrive before your Airbnb is ready or you’re checking out and don’t want to carry suitcases around all day, consider using a luggage storage service.

There are a number of luggage storage options in Porto, from train station lockers to shops, cafés, hostels, and other businesses that offer luggage storage on their premises. These options are located throughout Porto City Centre, as well as on the outskirts and at the airport so, regardless of your plans, you should be able to find something that meets your needs. 

Luggage Storage Apps

3 Hours24 Hours3 DaysInsurancePromo Code
Luggage Hero€ 5€ 8€ 18€ 2,500PORTUGALIST (2 Hours Free)
NannyBag€ 6€ 6€ 14€ 1,500PORTUGAL5 (5% off)
Stasher€ 6€ 6€ 16£1,000 
Radical Storage€ 5€ 10€ 15€ 500
Luggit€15.63€18.59€23.60€500 p/bagPORTUGALIST
Bounce€6.65€6.65€16.65$10k

Best for a few hours: LuggageHero offers pricing per hour while most of the others charge per day, so if you just want to drop your bags for a few hours, this is probably the best option
Which has the most locations: That prize probably goes to Nannybag or Bounce. Luggit is also worth a mention as they will come to you anywhere in Porto, so they’re technically everywhere. This option could be quite useful if you need luggage storage somewhere outside of the city centre
Best for long-term storage: Some of the apps have a timelimit (NannyBag is 30 days, for example), but most apps, like Stasher and Radical Storage, don’t seem to have any limit. It’s worth comparing the costs, though. Luggit seemed to have a time limit of around 63 days, or a little over two months, but seemed to work out cheaper than most of the other apps
Most flexible option: Luggit brings your luggage to you when you’re ready. If you don’t have a fixed sightseeing plan for your time in Porto, this allows you to be more flexible
Best for big items (like surfboards): Luggit is probably the best option for large items

Where Should I Leave My Luggage

  • If you’re waiting to check into an Airbnb: Try and find a luggage storage option near your Airbnb. That way you can drop your stuff off and come back later without having to carry it too far. Alternatively, pick somewhere in the city centre as you’ll be passing through here a lot throughout the day.
  • If you’re heading to the airport, bus, or train station later that day: If you’re getting public transport to Porto airport, look for a luggage storage place that’s near a metro station. Spot Luggage Storage (available on Stasher) is a good option as it’s opposite Trinidade Metro Station
  • If you’re visiting Porto on a day trip: If you’re visiting Porto on a quick day trip, have a think about where you’ll be leaving from. If it’s one of the train stations (e.g. São Bento or Campanhã) or the bus station then think about a place that’s close by.
  • If you’re visiting Porto on a layover: If you’re just flying into Porto for a few hours, there are luggage storage lockers at Porto Airport.
  • If you’re arriving or leaving at an unusual time: Try and find somewhere that’s open 24 hours per day (Nannybag has a filter for this)
  • If you need to do your laundry: Laundry & Lockers offers both luggage storage and laundry. They also offer wifi
  • If you need to print a document (like a boarding pass): Spot Luggage Storage (available on Stasher), located opposite Trindade metro station, offers this
  • If you need to catch up on some work: There are plenty of great cafés in Porto, but you could also consider Spot Luggage Storage (available on Stasher) with offers co-working and luggage storage.  

A Deeper Look at the Apps

Luggage Hero

Luggage Hero is a popular luggage storage service that allows you to find shops, restaurants, and cafés where you can leave your bag for a few hours, days, or even weeks.

While there are plenty of other companies that offer a similar service (such as NannyBag or Radical Storage, for example), Luggage Hero has some of the highest insurance cover of any of the services. It also allows you to book by the hour, which is perfect if you only need to use it while you check in or out of a hotel.

Nannybag

Nannybag is a website that allows you to find local shops, cafés, and other businesses that allow you to store your bags on their premises. This Airbnb-type approach to baggage storage means that you can find storage options all over Porto, rather than just in the train station or at the airport. 

Storage costs €6 per day for the first bag, and €4 per day for every day after that. There are no weight or size restrictions, and your bag is insured for up to €1500. 

Stasher

Stasher is another luggage storage search engine that allows you to find locals shops and businesses where you can store your bags for a few hours, a day, or even longer. 

Storage costs €6 per bag for the first 24 hours and €5 for every day after that. There are no restrictions on the size or weight of the bag, and your possessions are insured for up to €750. 

Luggit

With Luggit, there’s no need to lug anything: a Luggit driver will come to you and collect your bag. Simply use the app to select where you want your bag, suitcases, or surfboards collected from and where you want it returned to (it can even be a different location in Porto).

  • Store your luggage for as long as you like.
  • You can also store large items like bicycles and surfboards.
  • Use the code PORTUGALIST to get 10% off.

Radical Storage

Radical Storage (formerly BagBnB) is another website that allows you to find places where you can store your bags and suitcases. Storing a bag costs €5 per day, regardless of the size or weight and you can even store a bicycle bag. Bags are insured for up to €500, which is a lot less than other similar services, so don’t leave anything too expensive inside. 

Bounce

Bounce is yet another website and app that connects you with shops, cafés, and museums where you can store your luggage for a fee. Bounce offers a high level of insurance cover ($10,000) so it’s ideal for those with very expensive items.

  • €5.65 per 24 hours per bag (€5 per bag and then €1.65 for the insurance, which isn’t automatically included)
  • You can also get packages (e.g. those all-important Amazon orders) delivered to a pickup location. The costs vary, depending on the size of the package, but are typically around €5

Other options

At Porto Airport

lockers at porto airport

There are both lockers (1st floor) and a baggage deposit area (3rd floor) at Porto Airport. 

The lockers are priced per 4h period, while the baggage storage area is priced per day. The best option depends on how long you need the luggage storage for and the size and weight of the bags. Heavy items as well as bulky items such as bicycles and surfboards are better suited to the baggage deposit area. 

You can see prices for both on Porto Airport’s website

Note: Sometimes both the lockers and baggage deposit area have been unavailable. If this happens to you, take a look at some of the other options mentioned here.

At the train station

There are luggage storage facilities at both São Bento and Campanhã. 

  • São Bento, in downtown Porto, has small, medium, and large coin-operated lockers
  • Campanhã, on the outskirts of Porto, has small, medium, and large coin-operated lockers as well

At the metro

City Lockers also has luggage storage lockers in:

  • Trindade Metro station
  • Bolhão Metro station
  • Aliados Metro station
  • 24 de Agosto Metro station

You can store your bag for up to seven days as standard, but you’ll need to get in touch if you want to store your bags for any longer than that. 

Spot Luggage & Lounge (available on Stasher) is also opposite Trinidade Metro Station, and has other facilities like food, wifi, and co-working.

Luggage storage in other parts of Portugal

Travelling to the capital next? Be sure to read our guide to luggage storage in Lisbon and the rest of Portugal

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  1. Well, the saga continues. Just happened by my reservation for Nannybag on the way to Decathlon and there was a sign saying “unforeseen “ circumstances closed the shop. By this time I had found several locations that were unaffiliated with an online service. I used one that was much more convenient. But given my luck it will burn down before I get my luggage back.

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  2. Beware that some nanny bag places do not have a clerk at the desk. It isn’t at all clear how you’re supposed to collect your nanny bag reservation. If I had waited until tomorrow to drop off my bag it would’ve been a total mess. I checked it out in advance Nanny bag gave me a refund and a 10% discount for my trouble. I found a place with a clerk. Good luck

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  3. Hi

    Great website. Loving it. We have a luggage related query but not sure if this is the right place. Arriving at Porto Airport with about 10 checked bags (we are relocating to the Porto area). I am looking for porter services but I can't find these at the airport website. Send them an email but no reply. Do you know if they have porters we can hire to help us from the baggage claim area through to the car? Or alternatively are the luggage carts at Porto large enough to hold 3 to 5 large suitcases each? I forgot to check last time I passed through the airport.

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    • Hi Edward,

      I'm not sure about the porter services as this isn't something I've used before. I also have never taken 3-5 suitcases on the luggage carts but, looking at a photo of the airport, it looks like people can fit at least 3-4 big bags on the suitcases. 5 might be just about possible.

      Also, I don't know if http://www.portoairportassistance.com/ would be worth looking at?


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  4. Hi,

    Do the Lockers at Porto fit the typical (Ryanair/Easyjet) cabin bag trolley bags with wheels do you know? I have a flight post midnight so the main luggage storage option isn't feasible for me.

    Thanks, Martyn

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  5. Hi,
    We will be walking the Camino from Porto to Santiago, and then returning to Porto to fly home. We’ll be away 17 days.
    What are our best options to store 2 carry-ons for that length of time?
    Thanks,
    Robbie

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    • Hi Robbie,

      Take a look at the options mentioned in the article. Pretty much all of them offer luggage storage, and luggage storage for that length of time.

      If you're flying into Porto Airport, the luggage storage facility there might be the easiest option. The price for bags up to 10 kg in weight is very reasonable.


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  6. Goodday.
    We fly to Porto only in June. We then need to leave our luggage for +- 8 days as we are only taking our backpack to start walking the Camino from Valença.

    Upon our return in 8 days or so we would spend around 3 days in Porto before we head to Lisbon.

    What is the best option for our luggage? Must we ask the place where we would stay in Porto for 3 days to keep itor must we leave it at the train station as we are taking the bus or train to Valenca

    Thank you
    Jansie

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    • Hi Jansie,

      You can ask at the place that you're staying, but normally a hotel would only expect to store your luggage for a couple of hours rather than days. It's usually just if someone is checking out in the morning and has a flight later in the day.

      Any of the luggage storage options mentioned above will be fine. Websites like Stasher and Bagbnb are both worth looking at, or you could call one of the luggage storage companies like Spot Luggage & Lounge to see if they'll give you a special rate for the 8 days.


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