Porto is a music and creative arts city, flaunting an extensive history, breath-taking tourist attractions, and exciting nightlife. All kinds of music genres can be found here, from traditional to folk to classical to modern rock, pop and jazz to electronica and much more. This city offers plenty of live venues, clubs, bars, cafés and restaurants dedicated to promoting music and its creative culture. Over the past years, Porto has often regarded as Europe's best destination for culture and tourism, making it a perfect host for WOMEX 21.
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.
Special Offer for WOMEX 21 Delegates
WOMEX 21 Official Carrier, TAP Air Portugal is offering 15% discount on economy and business class to all the WOMEX 21 participants. To avail this discount, use code: IT21TPCG26 to book your tickets via TAP Air Portugal's website. For more information on how to book, please see here.
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.
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