Travel and Directions

Workshop on Sensitivity Analysis and Data Assimilation in Meteorology and Oceanography
1-6 July 2018, Meliá Ria
Aveiro, Portugal


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Meliá Ria, Cais da Fonte Nova, Lote 5, 3810-200 Aveiro, Portugal
+351.234.401.000

Airports:

Porto (OPO) 90-120 minutes via train
Lisbon (LIS) 2.5 hrs via train

Public Transportation

From Porto Airport:
The train is the most practical means of making the journey to Aveiro. The railway station within Porto (called Porto-Campanhã) has direct rail connections to Aveiro, and can be reached by taxi or train from the airport. A taxi costs approximately 25€ and takes around 30 minutes. Or, take the metro line called "E line" or "purple line" directly from the airport to the train station (metro stop: Campanhã). Metro trains depart from airport every 20 minutes.

More information on subway prices and timetables are available at Metro do Porto.

The train journey from Porto-Campanhã to Aveiro takes between 40 and 75 minutes. A single ticket may cost between 2.5€ and 15€ depending on the type of train used. The train journey from Porto-Campanhã to Aveiro using the "Alfa" and "Intercidades" trains takes around 40 minutes and costs between 9€ and 13€. There is (at least) one train every hour from 6.00AM to 8.30PM - please check the timetable. The train journey can also be made using the suburban trains and takes around 70 minutes and costs 2.15€. There is (at least) one train every hour from 5.00AM to 1.00AM (next day); please check the timetable: Comboios de Portugal.

Aveiro railway station is located about 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

From Lisbon Airport:
The simplest way of transportation to Aveiro is by train. From the airport to Lisboa-Oriente railway station, a taxi ride takes about 10 minutes and costs around 10€.  The subway costs 1.45€ plus purchase of a metro card (0.50€) and there are three stops from the airport to the Oriente station: metro information. Alternatively there are buses (lines 5 and 44). The ticket can be bought on the bus for around 1€.


Given the distance between Lisbon and Aveiro, it is best to use the fast train services ("Alfa" or "Intercidades"). The train journey from Lisboa-Oriente to Aveiro using the "Alfa" and "Intercidades" trains takes around 2:30 and costs up to 25€. There is (at least) one train every hour from 6.00AM to 9.30PM; please check the timetable: Comboios de Portugal .


Alternatively, Aveiro may be reached by bus. The bus station, called Terminal Rodoviário do Arco do Cego, is on Av. Duque D'Ávila, 12. Timetables and prices can be consulted at Rede Expressos.

Driving Directions

From Porto:
From the north using the A1 motorway or from the east using A25:
Take the A1 motorway in the direction of Lisbon. Exit the A1 in the direction of Aveiro and take the A25. From the A25 there are two exits to the city, first "Aveiro-Norte" and then some kilometers later there is "Aveiro".

From Lisbon:
From the south using the A1 motorway:
Take the A1 motorway in the direction of Porto. Exit the motorway at "Aveiro-Sul/Águeda" (exit 15) and follow the EN235 road directly to city centre.