HOW TO REACH AVEIRO
From the north using the A1 motorway or from the east using the A25:
Take the A1 motorway in the direction of Lisbon. Exit the A1 in the direction of Aveiro and take the A25. From the A25 there are two exits to the city, first "Aveiro-Norte" and then some kilometers later there is "Aveiro".
From the south using the A1 motorway:
Take the A1 motorway in the direction of Porto. Exit the motorway at "Aveiro-Sul/Águeda" (exit 15) and follow the EN235 road directly to city centre.
The closest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro international airport in Porto, located some 80 km to the north of Aveiro. Portela international airport in Lisbon is located 250 km to the south of Aveiro.
By train from Porto Airport
The train is the most practical means of making the journey to Aveiro. The trip between the airport and the railway station (called Porto-Campanhã), which has direct rail connections to Aveiro, can be made by taxi for around 25€ and takes around 30 minutes. A less expensive alternative to reach the train station is to use Metro. At the airport you have a metro line called "E line" or "purple line" that you can use to get to the railway station (metro stop: Campanhã). Metro trains depart from airport every 20 minutes.
More information on subway prices and timetables are available at www.metrodoporto.pt.
The train journey from Porto-Campanhã to Aveiro takes between 40 minutes and 1h15 (and a single ticket may cost between 2.5€ and 15€), depending on the type of train used.
The train journey from Porto-Campanhã to Aveiro using the "Alfa" and "Intercidades" trains takes around 40 minutes and costs betwen 9€ and 13€. There are (at least) one train every hour from 6.00AM to 8.30PM please check the timetable.
The train journey can also be made using the suburban trains and takes around 70 minutes and costs 2.15€. There are (at least) one train every hour from 5.00AM to 1.00AM (next day) please check the timetable .
More information on train prices and timetables are available at www.cp.pt.
Aveiro railway station is located in the centre of the city about 15 minutes walking distance or 5-minute taxi ride from the conference venue.
By car from Porto Airport
At the airport there are various car hire agencies. Follow the signs for the A1 motorway in the direction of Lisbon (there is a toll charge of around 3.5€, and can be paid in cash or with a credit/debit card). Leave the A1 at the exit for Aveiro and take the A25.
By train from Lisbon Airport
The simplest way of transportation to Aveiro is by train. From the airport to Lisboa-Oriente railway station, the taxi ride takes about 10 minutes and costs around 10€. Alternatively there are buses (lines 5 and 44). The ticket can be bought on the bus for around 1€.
Given the distance between Lisbon and Aveiro, it is best to use the fast train services ("Alfa" or "Intercidades"). The train journey from Lisboa-Oriente to Aveiro using the "Alfa" and "Intercidades" trains takes around 2h30m and costs up to 25€. There are (at least) one train every hour from 6.00AM to 9.30PM please check the timetable (www.cp.pt) .
By car from Lisbon Airport
There are various car-hire agencies at the airport. From the airport, follow the signs for the A1 motorway in the direction of Porto. Leave the motorway at "Aveiro-Sul/Águeda" (exit 15) and take the EN235 directly to the city centre. The toll charge for use of the motorway is around 15€ and can be paid in cash or with a debit card.
By bus from Lisbon Airport
The bus station, called Terminal Rodoviário do Arco do Cego, is on Av. Duque D'Ávila, 12. Timetables and prices can be consulted at www.rede-expressos.pt.
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