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  • 27-31 OCT 2021
  • Porto, Portugal

Getting There

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.

By Train
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.

By Plane
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.

Getting Around

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Accommodation

Hotels For Delegates

Porto offers a wide array of accommodation options in several price ranges. Hotels will be shared soon!

Other Accommodation Options

You can also find hotels on various booking sites online. If hotels maybe aren't your thing, Porto has many other accommodation options, including hostels and AirBnB.

Venues & Location

Find out more about Porto and the WOMEX 21 venues.

 

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Getting Around

The Womex Venue – Trade Fair - is located in the historical city center of Porto, by the Douro river, in Alfândega Congress Center.

To reach the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre by metro, catch the A, B, C, E or F line, exit at "Trindade" and change to line D, destination "Santo Ovidio" and exit at "São Bento". Exit the metro station and catch the STCP "500" Bus, destination "Matosinhos (Mercado)" and exit at "Alfândega".

Arriving by train, at São Bento railway station, exit the train station and catch the STCP "500" Bus, destination "Matosinhos (Mercado)" and exit at "Alfândega".

A network of buses covers the city and fares can be paid upon entering the bus.

  • Public Bus company: STCP
  • Price: 1 single trip - 2 Euros.
  • Additional information can be found here
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The Andante travel pass can be bought at the Andante shops, Andante sale points, STCP service points and train station ticket offices.

The Andante occasional ticket, from Z2 to Z12, depends on the number of zones included in your journey, is valid for an hour and is rechargeable. There are also Andante Tour tickets, 1 day – 7€ - and 3 days – 15€. This ticket allows you unlimited travel on bus and metro.

Porto.CARD - Official City Pass
Free admission tickets and discounts at more than 150 points of interest. Valid for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days with or without free and unlimited access to public transport. Available from 6,00€. Points of Sale here.

The cycle lanes in Porto are mainly located by the riverside (where is Womex Venue) and seaside, but there are also lanes located in other parts of the city. Porto is a hilly city in some areas, nevertheless it is possible for you to ride through the city in a safe way.

Taxis are available 24 hours a day from signposted taxi ranks throughout the city, but if you prefer you can order by phone. Every taxi has a meter indicating the cost of your journey. Tariff charges are posted on the window of the rear door, on the left side of the taxi. Uber is also available throughout the city.

There are 3 lines operating in Porto. However, in front of Womex Venue you may use line 1 – Infante/Passeio Alegre for a ride along the riverside. Timetables can be found at each stop. Single trip tickets can be bought in the tram at a cost of 3,50€.

All over the city, there are hundreds of parking places identified by blue markings on the pavement, where you may share electric scooters from 6am to 10pm. The access is exclusively through the use of an app from one of this companies: Bird, Circ and Hive.

Beware Of Scammers


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!