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Arrival Information

Information about any specific arrival conditions or recommendations due to the pandemic situation and valid for the period of the IPRA-CINDER Congress will be posted here and provided to registered participants in enewsletters.

Porto International Airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport)

The Porto international airport is also known as Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport. Elected again, in 2015, by ACI - Airports Council International - one of the five best European Airports, a distinction it has been enjoying since 2006, Porto Airport, reached the 9 million passengers mark in the end of 2016. The airport is increasinly reinforcing its role as a key contributor to the attractiveness of both the city and the region it serves. Is located about 10 km, a quick 20 minutes drive, from the Porto city centre where most of the hotels are located. The airport is served by Porto Metro. The service links the airport to Porto city center, high-speed trains at main train station. Public transport buses and dedicated shuttle buses also link the airport and the city.
To arrive at the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre from the airport:
Catch the metro “Line E”, Destination “Estádio do Dragão”. Exit at “Trindade”
Travel ticket: Z4
At “Trindade” change to “Line D” – Destination “Santo Ovidio” and exit at “São Bento”
Travel ticket: Use same travel ticket as before
Exit the metro station and at the STCP bus stop, catch the “500" bus – Destination “Matosinhos (Mercado)”- Exit at “Alfândega” bus stop.
Travel ticket: Use same travel ticket as before


The city is served by 700 taxis and a taxi ride from the airport to the city centre should cost between 20.00 € and 30.00 €. In comparison to taxi fares in other countries, the Porto taxis are still to be considered a rather inexpensive means of transportation.
Taxis Invicta: +351 225 076 400/+351 912 301 251
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