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Towards Other Earths III: The Planet-Star connection

The meeting will take place at Biblioteca Almeida Garrett, in the gardens of Palácio de Cristal, Porto.

Please, check the map available in the social program page for addicional information and restaurants close to the venue.

Travel to Porto

The modern international Airport in Porto has connections to most European destinations.

To travel between Porto airport and the town you have 3 options:
  1. One option is to use the Metro. Metro's airport station is located just in front of the arrivals zone. The metro station nearest the venue is "Casa da Música" (approx. 1.5km), which is on the same line (violet line) as the airport. The journey time is 25 minutes, and there is a train every 30 minutes, from 6am to 1am. It costs around 2,25 EUR. Note that the Metro works on an open system (no barriers that will open only upon presentation of a ticket) 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. Another option is to take a bus. From the airport to downtown you may use lines 601 or 602, both pass next to the venue. The journey time is near 45 minutes. It costs around 2,25 EUR. For further details, see the STCP webpage;
  3. A third option is to take a taxi. This is more expensive (25-30 EUR) and depending on the time of the day may in fact be slower than the Metro;
  4. Finally, you may also try to use the door-to-door shuttle service from/to the airport that is offered by some hotels. You can find information about this option at the hotel's website.
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
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