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).
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.
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