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River Douro

Vila Nova de Foz Côa




Several options to travel to Portugal and to arrive to our conference are presented. By plane, train, bus or car, a lot of solutions are available to all.

To additional help you may contact directly to the companies that we suggested, or directly to the Green Lines Institute and we'll be glad to help you, as possible, to assist you in your travel to our conference.

Disclaimer: the Green Lines Institute is not responsible for the changes or any mistakes, that can be made by the companies regarding the information given bellow. All the information was collected in the websites of each company. We suggest that you ask directly for information at your travel agent or at the companies named here.


By plane

Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (Airport of Porto)

Porto has one of the most modern airports in the world, distinguished in the Airport Service Quality Awards, by the ACI - Airport Council International, as the third best airport in Europe and the third in the world in the category of less 5 millions passengers.

A lot of international flights are currently arriving from important European cities, such as Paris, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Geneve, Zurich, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, and Cologne.

These flights are operated by recognized air lines companies as Air France, Iberia, Lufthansa, Swiss Air and low cost companies such as ClickAir, RyanAir, Air Berlin, Aigle Azur, Air One, LuxAir and SpanAir.

If you need to know something more regarding arriving in Porto by plane, you may contact directly the airport:

Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro

Pedras Rubras

4470 Maia


+351 229 432 400




Lisbon International Airport

As an alternative to arrive to Porto by plane, you may need to come first to Lisbon and then catch an internal flight or choose other kind of transportation.

Currently, Lisbon International Airport is receiving flights from the major parts of the world, mainly from Europe, North and South America and Africa. Lisbon is connected, by air flights, to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Bologna, Boston, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Caracas, Casablanca, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dakar, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneve, Helsinki, Istambul, Johannesburg, Kiev, London, Luanda, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Maputo, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, São Paulo, Split, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Toronto, Tunis, Venice, Vienna, Warsow, Zagreb and Zurich, among others.

You may flight to Portugal with the help of the most important air lines in the world, such as Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, and several other national airlines and low cost companies.

If you need to know something more regarding arriving in Lisbon by plane, you may contact directly the airport:

Aeroporto de Lisboa

Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas

1700-111 Lisboa


+351 218 413 500



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By train

Travelling by land is also an excellent option to arrive to Porto. Connections along the south and north of Portugal are made by the Portuguese National Railways. To arrive to Porto you may travel using the "Alfa Pendular" fast train, that leaves Lisbon everyday by 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00, 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00.

If you need additional information, you may contact the Portuguese National Railways:

CP - Comboios de Portugal

Calçada do Duque, 20

1249-109 Lisboa


+351 213 185 990 (international call center)



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By bus

Here are some bus companies that make direct bus connections between Lisbon and Porto.

If you need to travel by bus, you may get additional help and support at these companies:



+351 258 806 180



RENEX - Rede Nacional de Transportes

+ 351 218 956 836 (Lisbon)

+ 351 222 003 395 (Porto)



RNE- Rede Nacional de Expressos

+351 213 581 640



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By car (rent)

You may travel from Lisbon to Porto by car using Highway A1 (3 hours). Here are some rental cars companies that operate in Portugal.

If you need to rent a car, you may get additional help and support at these companies:



+351 217 547 825

+351 800 201 002




+351 219 426 300

+351 219 426 385




Budget Car and Van Rental

+351 800 252 627


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