Agentes de Animação Turística
RNAAT nº 536/2020
ADR: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Gaia Cable Car was built for TELEF, SA by Etermar SA and Doppelmayr GmbH,
following a public tender managed by Gaia Municipality.
On your travels protect the environment. The destination you visit should leave you a strong mark, but not the opposite.
To try to minimize your impact on the environment while traveling, see what you can do:
Save water and energy
Choose the most sustainable transport
When possible share your transport
When possible use your own hygiene products and avoid pouring detergents, soaps and other chemicals into the water or in nearby areas
Place the trash in the indicated containers
Don't fire in woods
Do not disturb or remove animals or plants from their natural habitat
In hotels, reuse bath towels and keep the lights and electrical appliances off whenever possible
Choose hotels that follow a sustainable tourism policy
Choose local products
Upper Station
Serra do Pilar and it's Monastery
Historical area of Porto
Ribeira - Down town
City Center (shops and Magestic Cafe)
D. Luis I Bridge available for pedestrians
Porto Cathedral
São Bento railway station
Av. dos Aliados
Porto's city hall
Torre dos Clérigos
Lello & Irmãos bookshop
Palácio da Bolsa
Sao Francisco church
Casa do Infante
Lower Station
Porto wine Lodges
Rabelo boats
Cruises along the Douro River
View to the historic Area of Porto
Riverside promenade

One way trip | Return ticket
Adult €6,00 | € 9,00
Child (5-12) € 3,00 | € 4,50

Family ticket:
2 adults round trip tickets +
2 child round trip ticket: 22,50€

Trip time: aprox. 5 min.
Distance: 600 m
Average speed: 2 m/s
Average inclination: 9,1%
Max. span: 396 m
Min. elevation: 4,5 m bottom station - in front of Cais de Gaia market
Max. elevation: 63 m top station - next to Jardim do Morro and Av. da República
Maximum transport capacity: 900 passengers per hour, in each direction.
Number of passengers per cabin: 8

Technical Description

Gaia Cable car is designed to give passengers a smooth and stress free ride in the highest safety. Motoric station is at Jardim do Morro upper station. Cais de Gaia is return station and also withholds hydraulic tensioning system.

When out of operation, the cabins are parked in both terminals.
>> The cable car already became a touristic attraction and a sustainable mean of transport, connecting Gaia riverside promenade to the upper deck of D. Luis I bridge over river Douro nearby Jardim do Morro Metro station and the belvedere of Serra do Pilar convent church.

From today until April 25th, the Gaia Cable Car runs from Monday to Sunday until 7pm.
The season for the best sunset view is officially open!

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elementos gráficos topo logotipo
There's an unexplored journey between antique Dom Luis I Bridge and Porto Wine Cellars.
Telef – Transportes por Cabo
e Concessões S.A,

com sede na Calçada da Serra,
nº143, 4430-236
em Vila Nova de Gaia.
The Gaia Cable Car construction began in March 2009 and the public operation started after two years, in April 2011.
The cable car uses all available and the latest technologies for maximum safety. System's main functions, such as speed regulation, opening and closing of grip and vehicle doors and wind behavior are permanently monitored by automatic electronic fail safe circuits. >>
Along the Douro river romantic Porto pops up as the cablecar rises up to Jardim do Morro.

Passengers can enjoy narrow lanes and staircases zigzagging to nowhere as well as Gaia's rustic red roofs of the emblematic wine cellars. >>
Prices and opening times
From January 1st to March 23rd
Monday to Sunday 10am - 6pm
From March 24th to April 25th
Monday to Sunday 10am - 7pm
From April 26th to September 24th
Monday to Sunday 10am - 8pm
From September 25th to October 24th
Monday to Sunday 10am - 7pm
From October 25th to December 31st
Monday to Sunday 10am - 6pm
* Closed only on Christmas day
Photo gallery
To view enlarged photos
click on the thumbnails below.
Places of interest
In one side of Douro River there is, UNESCO world heritage, historic center of Porto, on the other side of the river, sits Gaia with the wine cellars presenting the best of wines produced in the Douro valley. It's just two of many places to visit in these two cities, sited along the Douro River. >>
Explore the activities which partners of Gaia Cable car) have to offer you and find out Porto and Gaia from different perspective.
Telef S.A
Calçada da Serra, 143
4430-236 Vila Nova de Gaia

Tel.: 223 741 440
Preservation of the environment and the possibility for future generations to appreciate Porto and Gaia as we know them today is our responsibility. Along the Douro River there is a eco-friendly transport – the Gaia Cable Car.

Low carbon emission makes it one of the most sustainable transport. By traveling by cable car, you are helping to reduce city traffic, therefore leading to fewer road accidents, less hassle for the local population, making it safer for pedestrians and making easier for emergency services to get around when necessary.

Embark on journey through nature and time by Gaia Cable car.