Portugal has two main airports: one in Lisbon (Humberto Delgado airport) and another in Porto (Franscisco de Sá Carneiro airport). Both are served by flights from many international locations. The organising committee recomends participants coming by plane to travel to Porto airport.
FROM PORTO AIRPORT TO BRAGA
The Porto airport is 45 km away from Braga, but the connection is easy. The best option should be to take the GET BUS (direct connection between the airport and the city centre/coach station »» only 8,00 €). Tickets can be bought online.
At the airport, you should take the Metro/Subway line E (violet) directly to Campanhã (a train station in Porto). This trip should cost around 2€. At Campanhã, you can take the train to Braga (Braga centre is the very last stop). Prices vary from 2,5 € up to 12 (fast trains are the most expensive). For cheaper trains (which circulate almost each hour to Braga), you can buy tickets using the ticket machines at the train station.
The fastest option (there is a highway) to get to Braga is by taxi (right outside the airport) but it costs around 55/60€ (there are extra-charges for luggage, night hours and weekends/bank holidays). If you have someone to share the taxi with, this could be your best option.
FROM LISBON AIRPORT TO BRAGA
It is also possible to get to Braga using the Lisbon Airport, but it is about 400 km far from the city. Anyway, if you need or want to come from Lisbon, the train might be the best option to travel to Braga. For this option, take the subway (red line) to GARE DO ORIENTE (this is a train station where you can catch the ‘ALFA PENDULAR’ train, directly to Braga – there are four per day). You can buy your ticket for this train online.