Carrying bags, whether it’s a suitcase or a backpack, is one of the hardest parts of travelling. Even a small daybag can be difficult to lug around, especially in somewhere as hilly as Porto.
Thankfully, there are a number of luggage storage options in Porto, from train station lockers to shops 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.
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 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.
Spot Luggage & Lounge
Most luggage storage places normally just consist of lockers or are a shop that’ll tag your bags and put them in the back. Spot Luggage & Lounge, on the other hand, is more like an airport lounge. As well as a place to put your bags, it also has big comfortable armchairs, free wi-fi, a daily breakfast buffet from 7:30-11:00, showers and toilets where you can freshen up ( for €5), a bar, and tables and chairs with power sockets that you can work from. You can also book tours, as well as rent bikes and scooters. If you need to print your boarding pass, you can do that for free as long as you use any of their other services.
You’ll find Spot Luggage & Lounge opposite Trindade Station on Rua de Camões 33, 4000-144, Porto. Storage costs €5 per bag, per day, regardless of size.
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.
Laundry & Lockers
Laundry & Lockers combines two services that travellers often need…well, you guessed it: laundry and lockers. Store your luggage for the day, wash your clothes, or both, as well as use their free 5G internet to plan the rest of your trip.
Luggage storage 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: I visited Porto Airport in July 2019, and the lockers were out of order and the baggage storage area wasn’t open. I don’t imagine this happens all the time but clearly it can, so it’s good to have a Plan B just in case.
Luggage storage at Porto train stations
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.
City Lockers also has luggage storage lockers in Trindade Metro station, Bolhão Metro station, Aliados Metro station, and 24 de Agosto Metro station. You can store your bag for up to 7 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 (mentioned above) is also opposite Trinidade Metro Station.
The right option for you
There are countless luggage storage options in Porto, and the best one depends a lot on what’s right for you.
If you’re getting into Porto early, and need somewhere to store your bag before you can check into your accommodation, you’ll want to find somewhere that you can get back to easily or somewhere that’s near your accommodation.
If you’re checking out of your hotel or accommodation, the same idea applies: you’ll want to leave your bag somewhere that you can easily collect it from later.
If you’re flying into Porto and are going to spend the day in the city before heading back out, then maybe it’s easiest to leave your bag at the airport.
Luggage storage in other parts of Portugal
Travelling to the capital next? Be sure to read our guide to luggage storage in Lisbon.