The Lisbon Airport (LIS) is located at the centre of the city and there are several options for getting to Braga. Please see below the options recommended by the local organizing committee:
By Train (combination of Taxi or Metro + Train) Recommended option
Take a Taxi from the airport (about € 9 to € 12) or a direct Metro (Underground) to "Gare do Oriente" (if you take the metro, the stop is called "Oriente").
At "Gare do Oriente", buy a train ticket to Braga in one of these two trains:
(1) “Alfa Pendular (AP)” – from € 33 – about 3 hours;
(2) “Intercidades (IC)” – € 26 – about 4 hours.
Please note that in ocasional departure times, these trains will terminate at Campanhã train station, in Porto; In these cases, the person selling you the tickets might give you an extra ticket for a second train between Porto and Braga (usually yellow trains do this service).
By Bus Low-cost option, takes longer
The bus company from Lisbon to Braga is “RNE - Rede Nacional de Expressos, Lda”. The bus station is located at “Sete Rios”. There are two low-cost ways of getting to "Sete Rios": Metro or Aerobus.
BY METRO: Enter the metro in "Aeroporto" (at the airport), exit at "S. Sebastião" (11th stop) and change to the Blue Line in the direction of "Amadora Este". Leave the metro at the 2nd stop, "Jardim Zoológico". The "Sete Rios" Bus station is outside the metro stop. Total metro time should be about 30 minutes and cost about € 1.90
BY AEROBUS: You can get into an Aerobus Line 2 at the airport and leave directly at "Sete Rios" (2nd stop). The aerobus ride costs € 3.15.
By Plane (flight from Lisbon to Porto)
TAP and Ryanair have frequent flights between Lisbon and Porto. It is the fastest option (about 35min flight), if you land first in Lisbon (LIS). See available flights on TAP and Ryanair websites using the buttons below:
If you choose this option, please check our suggestions on how to get from Porto to Braga (venue city).
By Car / Rental
Car hire is also available at Lisbon Airport (LIS). You can find information on the car-rental companies at the airport or online. This is the address to get to the University of Minho: Campus de Gualtar, Rua da Universidade, Braga (Portugal)
Gps coordinates: [lat: 41° 33' 32.16'' N - long: 8° 23' 54.06'' W]