Travel & Accommodation
How to travel to WOMEX 21, how to get around and where to stay.
Porto is strategically positioned in Europe´s West Coast, is the most important city of the Northern region. Covered by an efficient public transportation network, getting to Porto is easy whether by using plane, bus, train or metro.
Porto has international connections to Europe. CP (Comboios de Portugal) is the company thatoperates trains in Portugal. Connection to Lisbon by train takes 3 hours and cost around 40€.
Direct from Madrid, Hendaye and Vigo, as well as several destinations from the country.
Campanhã train station is the busiest in the city and São Bento railway station is the most central one. Tickets can be purchased online or at sales points.
The Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro is located at 15 kms from the city center (20 min. drive), is at about 3 hour average distance from major European Union cities, has more than 110 regular destinations covered by 30 airline companies.
You can easily get to the city center by metro. Line E runs every 20 or 30 minutes, depending on the time and day of the week, and takes about 30 minutes to Trindade station (city center). The Andante ticket needed can be purchased at the automatic ticket machines in the metro station. The occasional ticket (Z4) costs 2€ and is valid for 1 hour and 15 minutes and is also rechargeable.
At the airport there are also a wide range of shuttles making connections to the city center according to a previous booking.
Another option is to take a taxi, which costs between 20€/25€, and that are available 24/7 at the taxi ranks, or rent a car directly at the airport.
Please watch out for dubious services call ups or misleading letters from fraudulent expo companies, offering hotel services or tricking you into payment for directory services. This is a fraud!