IWLS 2014
International Workshop on Lot Sizing

August 27th - 29th, 2014
Porto, Portugal

Travel Options

To the center of Porto

By plane

Participants can arrive at Porto by plane in Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (IATA: OPO), also known as Aeroporto do Porto.

The airport offers convenient flight connections with most European capitals and cities. There are also direct flights to other major cities, such as New York, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, etc. Additional connections via Lisbon are facilitated by an air bridge or by a train connection between the two cities.

Francisco Sá Carneiro airport is located about 15 km away from the city center. The Metro line connects directly the Airport with the city center, offering a fast and peaceful ride into the heart of the city (z4 - includes the airport, 2,30€).

Bus line 601 also connects the airport to the city center. You may buy the ticket on board. Between 0:30 and 5:30 AM, you may take the bus line Z3, direction downtown.

There are also two shuttle services available (Airportshuttle and Goin'Porto), one from the airport directly to the hotels, the other from the airport directly to the downtown.
Airportshuttle connects the airport to your hotel and vice-versa. The daily service operates from 04:30 AM until 07:30 PM and costs 6,00 € each way, but you should check the price at your travelling time.
You may book the service by e-mail or by phone (+351 960426692).

Goin'Porto connects the airport to the downtown and vice-versa. The daily service operates from 04:45 AM until 01:00 AM and costs 5,00 € one way/9 € return, but you should check the price and the schedule at your travelling time. For booking the service, please visit the website.

Finally, you may take a taxi, it costs around 20/25€.

By train

Porto has two major train stations, the "São Bento" station, and the "Campanhã" station. Note that no extra train ticket is required to reach São Bento from Campanhã. There are regular connections Porto - Vigo, Porto - Madrid and Porto - Paris. In these 2 last options, you have to change the train. Other non-domestic destinations vary according to demand and season. Domestic trains are very frequent and usually on time. Schedules and prices can be checked in the official Portuguese Trains website. Both stations are directly connected to metro stations.

By Car

Porto is served by some major highways making the connection to Spain very easy: Porto - Aveiro - Salamanca; Porto - Braga - Tuy, Porto - Vila Real - Bragança/Zamora and Porto - Chaves - Verin.