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The nearest international airport is Sá Carneiro Airport in Oporto (Airport code: OPO), 53 km away, and linked by motorway to both Guimarães and Braga (about 39 min. by car). From this point you can choose different combinations of further transport to reach Guimarães.


From Porto to Guimarães
# Option 1 - Public buses

From the airport Aeroporto Sá Carneiro, take the direct bus by the “Get Bus” service. For schedules and prices consult the webpage: https://getbus.eu/pt/. Reservation in advance is required. After reaching the Bus station in Guimarães or in Braga, you will have to take a local taxi to your hotel. In the case participants decide to travel by bus to Guimarães, you can find here information on some of the companies that provide travel services, depending on the location of departure:

 

Rede Expressos
Schedules available at: rede-expressos.pt
Tel.: +351 213 581 460

 

Transdev
Schedules available at: transdev.pt 
Tel.: +351 213 581 460 

 

Arriva
Schedules available at: arriva.pt 
Tel.: +351 253 423 500

 

Rodonorte
Schedules available at: rodonorte.pt
Tel.: +351 259 340 710

 

# Option 2 - Metro and Train

If you choose for the metro to get to the campus of Guimarães, line E is available: Airport – Estádio do Dragão (violet line). The stop-off is Campanhã, which gives direct access to the Railway Station with the same name, where you can catch trains bound for Guimarães or Braga. After reaching the Railway station in Guimarães, some of the hotels are within walking distance or you will have to take a local taxi to your hotel.

 

Travel information

Metro in Porto Train

Visit the metrodoporto.pt portal where you can consult the metro schedules and available lines from the Airport to the Railway station Campanhã in Porto.

Contact:
Tel.:(+351) 225 081 000
URL: metrodoporto.pt

Visit the metrodoporto.pt portal where you can consult the metro schedules and available lines from the Airport to the Railway station Campanhã in Porto.

Contact:
Tel.:(+351) 225 081 000
URL: metrodoporto.pt

 

# Option 3 - Rent-a-car

You could take a Rent-a-car service directly at the Airport, from a number of international and national companies. For Rent-a-car companies at the Airport please visit the Airport portal at ana.pt/Porto/PlanYourTrip/Car-Hire/

 

From Lisbon to Guimarães

You could take a Rent-a-car service directly at the Airport, from a number of international and national companies. For Rent-a-car companies at the Airport please visit the Airport portal at ana.pt/Porto/PlanYourTrip/Car-Hire 

 

# Option 1 - Car

Guimarães is located approximately 350 km from Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. You can reach Guimarães by car from Lisbon Airport. It takes of about 4 hours by Motorway toll road and you can take a Rent-a-car service (URL: www.rentalcars.com/Lisbon-Airport

 

# Option 2 - Metro and Train

From Lisbon airport take the metro to Oriente (Otherwise take bus number 705 or Aerobus number 2 to "Estação Oriente". You can catch a train at "Oriente" station. There is one single direct train from Lisbon to Guimarães per day, but there is roughly one train per hour to Porto - Campanhã. At Porto – Campanhã you can find a connection to Guimarães as explained above. Note, there is also the possibility to get a low-cost flight between Lisbon and Oporto. These flights take 45 minutes and are operated by Ryanair and TAP.

 

 

 

 

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