28-30 Abril 2009, Vila Pouca da Beira, Portugal
There are buses to conference venue from Porto and Lisboa. The company is Rede Nacional de Expressos
Bus tickets can be bought on-line or at the bus station. Prices are ~15 € from Porto and ~16 € from Lisboa. In some cases, a connection in Coimbra is necessary.
The bus direction is ‘Oliveira do Hospital’, and the stop for the Pousada is at ‘Vendas Galizes’ (the bus stops in front of ‘ Café Casa da Beira ’). It is approximately 2 km from here to the ‘Pousada de Vila Pouca da Beira – Convento do Desagravo’. Taxis are available at 'Vendas Galizes' bus station.
The bus station in Porto is located at ‘Praça da Batalha’, the address is:
Rua Alexandre Herculano nº 366
Tel: +351 222 052 459
From Porto the bus stops are: Porto – Coimbra – Moita Serra – Catraia Mouronho – Vendas Galizes – Oliveira do Hospital.
Schedule for Porto - > Vendas Galizes (184 km)
|departures ||arrivals ||enlaces|| |
|07h15||10h30||09h30 – Coimbra ||sunday and holiday monday to saturday if not holiday|
|09h30||14h30||13h30 - Coimbra||exclude sunday and monday if is holiday|
|10h45||14h30||13h30 - Coimbra||monda y to saturday|
|16h30||19h15||18h15 - Coimbra||daily|
|18h00||22h30||21h30 - Coimbra||daily|
Schedule for Vendas Galizes - > Porto
|08h05||10h55||09h30 - Coimbra||daily|
|11h05||15h25||14h00 - Coimbra||daily|
|16h10||20h55||19h30 - Coimbra||monday to saturday if not holiday|
|18h10||20h55||19h30 - Coimbra||sunday and holiday monday to friday|
There are two options to travel between Porto airport and the downtown.
1- Metro. The metro station at the airport is located just in front of the arrival zone. The station closest to the bus station is ‘Bolhão’, which is on the same line (violet line). Journey time is 30 minutes, and there are trains every 20 minutes, the cost is ~2 €.
There is a 10-minute walk from ‘Bolhão’ to the bus station. A map with the itinerary is given below:
Note that the Metro works on an open system but controls are frequent. You need to be in possession of a validated ticket (tickets are validated before entering the train), otherwise you may be fined. For further details, see the Metro webpage.
2- Taxi. The costs are higher, ~40 €. The travel time depends strongly on the hour of the day. It may take longer than the subway during rush hours.
The bus station in Lisboa is located at:
Terminal Rodoviário de Sete Rios
Tel: +351 707 223 344
From Lisboa the stops are: Lisboa – Fatima – Coimbra – Moita Serra – Catraia Mouronho – Vendas Galizes – Oliveira do Hospital.
Schedule for Lisboa - > Vendas Galizes (270 km)
|departures ||arrivals ||enlaces|
|07h00||10h30|| ||sunday and holiday monday to saturday if not holiday|
|10h30||14h30||13h30 - Coimbra ||monday to saturday|
Schedule for Vendas Galizes - > Lisboa
|16h10||19h50|| ||monday to saturday if not holiday|
|18h10||21h35|| ||sunday and holiday|
|18h10||21h50||19h30 - Coimbra||monday to Friday sunday|
See the journey from Lisboa Airport to the bus station in this link.