How to reach Porto

By plane

Porto International Airport, Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO), is located at 15km of Porto city center. It is a modern award winning airport that offers convenient flight connections with most European capitals and cities. There are also direct flights to other major cities, such as New York, Toronto, and Rio de Janeiro. Several low-cost companies fly to Porto, such as Ryanair, Easy-Jet, Air Transat, and Sunswing.

Additional connections via Lisbon are facilitated by an air bridge between the cities or even train connection between Lisbon and Porto (2h35 trip).

The airport is connected to the city center by taxi, metro or bus. A taxi ride to the conference hotels should be around 20 euros.
By metro you should pick line E (violet). To reach the conference venue area leave at "Casa da Música" (23 minutes). 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 (€1.85) for the run from the airport to the centre. For moving within the city, Z2 tickets (€1.20) are required (see also Public Transportation).

The 601, 602 and 604 STCP bus lines connect the Airport to Porto city centre (ticket fare: €1.85)

By train

There are comfortable trains services ("Alpha" and "Intercidades") from Lisbon. There are also some connections with Spain cities such as Vigo, Madrid and San Sebastian.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 Train site.

By car

Besides national roads (EN, IC, IP), the city has access to various highways, subject to toll:
from Lisbon (and south): A1;
from Galicia (or north): A3 Valença (Minho); A4 Amarante, linking A24 (Chaves-Spain) or linking to Bragança-Spain.

Public Transportation
An extensive public transportation network covers the whole city of Porto. Tickets, called Andante card, are valid for metro and buses and can be bought at metro stations and major bus stops. You can buy a card with a single ticket (Z2: €1.20) or with 10 + 1 tickets (Z2: €12). You need to buy the first Andante card (€0.60), afterwards you can recharge it with additional tickets. The lowest fare is Z2, which is valid to travel within the city limits. There are also 24 hour "Andante" (€3.95, if Z2) or travel passes 24h ( "Andante Tour 1") or 72h "(Andante Tour 3"). The metro runs from 6:00 am to 01:00 am. Please note that each Andante card can only be used by one person per trip and must always be validated – whenever a journey is commenced, whenever the means of transport changes and independently of ticket type. As you cannot have more than one type of ticket charged in your Andante, if coming from the Airport we advise the following procedure: buy the ticket at the airport metro station and charge it with a single Z4 ticket (€1.85). At the arrival station, charge it with additional tickets (now Z2 fare, if your plan is to stay within the city limits). Further details:

How to reach Faculdade de Ciências (Conference Venue)
The conference will be held at the Mathematics Department Faculty of Sciences. The address is R.Campo Alegre, 687, Porto - Portugal. See location in the map.

By metro

The closest Metro Station is Casa da Música, about 20 minutes walking from the Faculty.

By bus

There are several bus stops close to the Faculty. The closest ones are Planetário, Casa das Artes, Jardim Botânico and Gólgota. Some of the bus lines and other useful stops:

207: connects to train station (CAMPANHÃ) and city center: (->)CORDOARIA;EST. S. BENTO;BATALHA; (<-)PR. D JOAO I; CARMO