Practical Information

Meet Porto

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World’s Leading City Destination 2022 (World Travel Awards)

How to get to Porto?

International visitors may easily get to Porto by plane. The closest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, located about 11 Km north of the centre of the city; it is served by more than 20 airline companies which operate both business class and low-cost flights.

The easiest way to leave the airport is by Metro. To make the trip you must purchase a ticket Andante Z4 per person, which costs € 2.00 each travel + reusable Andante Azul Card (€ 0.60).

DO REMEMBER to validate your ticket in the yellow machines before entering the train (otherwise, you may get a fine!!!).

If you choose to travel by plane to Lisbon (approximately 300 km away from Porto), you can then reach Porto by train or bus.

Where to stay?

PORTO has a vast range of accommodation options that can be easily found in all the usual accommodation websites. The city presents options for all pockets, from economic flats perfect if you choose to bring your family, to the most sophisticated hotels.

Below, you can find just a few nearby alternatives covering a range of pricing. Our only advice is that you book your hotel in advance, as Porto receives many tourists and the congress will take place during a particularly busy occasion (São João Festival).

Hotel da Música

(1.4 Km walk)

Eurostars Artes

(750 m walk)

HF Ipanema Porto

(1.1 Km walk)

HF Tuela Porto

(1.3 Km walk)

Local Transport

Porto is a small city and if you book for a hotel in the city centre, you can explore most of the city on foot. But if you prefer, or need to use public transport, you can either use the Metro, Bus or other.


Find ticket prices, operating hours, frequency and other useful information here.


Find ticket prices, operating hours, frequency and other useful information here.


Taxis in Porto are either beige or black with a green coloured roof. Please make sure the taximeter is reset when you enter the vehicle. Be sure to tell the TAXI driver to turn the taximeter on. Uber and other mobility apps (e.g. Bolt) are available in Porto.