How to reach Porto
Getting to Porto is easy and convenient. The airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport) offers convenient flight connections with most European capitals and cities. There are also direct flights to other major cities, such as New York and Rio de Janeiro. Additional connections via Lisbon are facilitated by an air bridge between the cities and a train connection between Lisbon and Porto (2h35 trip).
The airport is about 15 km from the city centre to which it is connected by taxi, metro and bus.
A taxi ride to the conference hotels and city centre should be around 25.00 €. Volumes exceeding 55x36x20cm needing to be carried in the luggage compartment have an extra charge.
By metro you should pick line E (violet). To reach the conference venue area leave at Casa da Música. The station is around 20 minutes walking from the conference venue. To go to the city center get out at Trindade Station (Estação da Trindade). The metro runs from 6:00 am to 01:00 am and you must buy a Z4 ticket (1.50 €) for the run from the airport to the centre. For moving within the city, Z2 tickets are required.
There are comfortable trains from Lisbon, Alpha and Intercidades. The train station is Estação de Campanhã, where you can take the metro to the city centre. For information about timetables and prices visit the site of CP (http://www.cp.pt).
How to reach Faculdade de Ciências (Conference Venue)
The closest Metro Station is Casa da Música, about 20 minutes walking from the Faculty.
There are several bus stops close to the Faculty. The closest ones are Planetário, Casa das Artes, Jardim Botânico and Gólgota.