How to get to the conference site:

From the airport to the hotel
– By metro:
In the Metro do Aeroporto metro station, take the line E in towards the Estádio do Dragão metro station. Exit in Casa da Música (HF Ipanema Porto is 1 Km away).
– By bus:
Near the airport, take the bus n.º 601 (in direction to Cordoaria), and get off at Casa da Música (HF Ipanema Porto is 1 Km away).
– Shuttle service:
To buy this service, just click here.

From downtown to the hotel
– By metro:
Leaving from the Avenida dos Aliados, continue by going up towards the Trindade metro station (behind the City Hall/Câmara Municipal do Porto) and take the line A, B, C, or E, towards Casa da Música.
-By bus:
Leaving from the Avenida dos Aliados, take the bus n.º 200 (towards Castelo do Queijo) or the bus n.º 207 (towards Foz-Mercado) at the Praça D. João I (next to the Teatro Rivoli). Get off the bus at the Massarelos bus stop (the HF Ipanema Porto is located within 0,5 Km).
– By car:
Leaving from the Avenida dos Aliados, go up the street until the traffic lights, and turn left to Rua de Ceuta, then entering the Túnel de Ceuta. Once in the tunnel, continue towards Hospital Sto. António. In the exit of the tunnel take the right, passing through the Palácio de Cristal up to Praça da Galiza. At the traffic lights turn left to Rua do Campo Alegre (the HF Ipanema Porto is 0,5 Km away.)



The quickest and most efficient way to reach Porto´s city centre from the airport is by metro – line E-Violet (Aeroporto – Trindade). This line operates daily from 06:00 – 01:00 and from here, getting to the city centre takes about 30 minutes. The Andante ticket (which has a price of 0.60€) needed for this journey can be purchased at any of the automatic ticket machines in the Metro station – occasional ticket (Z4). It costs 2€, is valid for 1 hour and 15 minutes and is also rechargeable. Don’t forget, one card per person.

To get to the city centre by bus, you can take either line 601, 602 or 3M (12:30am-5:30am). In this case, you can buy a single trip ticket on the bus, costing 2€.

There are four shuttle services available, to and from the Airport. Two of them to and from the agreed hotel, according to a previous booking, the other one to and from the city centre (25min). In all cases, you must make your booking with the respective service operators:

  • Airportshuttle (Hotel-to-Hotel) –  tel. +351 960426692
  • GOin (Airport/City Centre/Airport) – tel. + 351 220189910
  • Private Shu – EFUNGPSTOURS (Airport/Hotel/Airport) – by tel. +351 914173671 / +351 220945375. With Porto Card: 15% discount
  • Transdev – (Airport/City Centre/Airport) –  tel. +351 253 262 371

Another option is to take a taxi which costs between 20€/25€ or rent a car at the airport.



​Porto is served by international trains, Alfa Pendular (high-speed train), intercity, inter-regional, regional and urban trains, connecting the city to several destinations inside and outside the country.

The Campanhã train station is the busiest in the city and the S. Bento railway station is the most central one.

CP´s urban trains allow you to travel to nearby towns, such as Vila Nova de Gaia, Espinho, Guimarães, Braga, Viana do Castelo and Aveiro. Train tickets must be purchased before your journey, from sales points or automatic ticket machines.

For further information check the CP – Comboios de Portugal’s website.