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The Lisbon airport (Aeroporto Humberto Delgado), located 7 km from the city centre of Lisbon, is the main international gateway to Portugal. There are several regular flights to this airport, as well as to the international airport of Porto. Luso is easily accessible from these airports by train or car. There will also be an organized transfer of participants to Luso on the first day of the course.
Travelling by train to Luso
From Lisbon Airport
On arrival at the airport, follow the signs to the metro station. At the metro station, buy a ticket at one of the ticket vending machines or at the counter and take the Red Line towards “S. Sebastião”. Exit the metro at the “Oriente” metro station (approximately a 10 minute journey), where the “Gare do Oriente” train station is also located. For information on tickets and prices, please visit Metropolitano de Lisboa.
The train journey to Luso has two parts: Lisbon to Coimbra and Coimbra to Luso. You’ll have to change trains at the Coimbra-B railway station. At the Lisboa Oriente railway station (“Gare do Oriente”), buy a train ticket to Luso-Buçaco (2.5 to 3.5 h journey, depending on the time of departure). For the fastest option, choose an "Alfa Pendular" or "Intercidades" type of train from Lisboa Oriente to Coimbra-B. From Coimbra-B to Luso-Buçaco, the only option is a “Regional” type of train. For information on train timetables, ticket prices and to buy tickets online, please visit CP - Comboios de Portugal. The Luso-Buçaco train station is a 15 min walk (1 km) from the course venue (Grande Hotel de Luso). If you are planning on walking to the venue, you must be careful, since half of the walk will be on a minor road without sidewalks. You may take a taxi at the train station.
From Porto Airport
On arrival at the airport, follow the signs to the light rail station (“Metro do Porto”). At the station, buy a ticket at the automatic vending machines or at the counter and take the E line (Violet) light rail train towards “Estádio do Dragão”. Exit the light rail train at the “Campanhã” station (approximately a 36 minute journey), go to the Porto Campanhã train station (“Estação de Porto Campanhã”), which is located nearby (300 m). For tickets and prices, please visit Metro do Porto.
The train journey to Luso has two parts: Porto Campanhã to Pampilhosa and Pampilhosa to Luso. You’ll have to change trains at Pampilhosa railway station. At “Estação de Porto Campanhã”, buy a train ticket to Luso-Buçaco (2.5 to 3.5 h journey, depending on the time of departure). For the fastest option, choose an "Intercidades" type of train from Porto Campanhã to Pampilhosa.From Pampilhosa to Luso-Buçaco, the only option is a “Regional” train. For information regarding train timetables, ticket prices and buying tickets online, please visit CP - Comboios de Portugal. The Luso-Buçaco train station is just 15 minutes on foot (1 km) from the course venue (Grande Hotel de Luso). If you wish to walk, you must be careful, as half of the route is a secondary road without sidewalks. You may take a taxi at the train station.
Travelling by car to Luso from Lisbon or Porto
At both Lisbon and Porto airports, there are several car hire stands (please see Rent-a-Car at Lisbon Airport and Rent-a-Car at Oporto Airport). Please ask for information at the rent-a-car desk regarding automatic payment of motorway and highway tolls. If leaving from Lisbon Airport, follow the indications to the A1 motorway towards Porto; if leaving from Porto Airport, follow the indications to the A1 motorway towards Lisbon (the A1 motorway connects Lisbon to Porto through Coimbra, near Luso). In both cases, leave the A1 Motorway at exit no. 14 (Cantanhede-Mealhada) to the EN234 road and follow the signs to Luso.
Organized transfer of participants
Shuttle buses to Luso from Lisbon and Porto airports (or from convenient locations nearby) will be available on the first day of the course (1 September 2019) upon request. Ticket prices will depend upon the number of participants using these buses, but will not exceed 35 EUR (incl. VAT) for those travelling from Lisbon, or 20 EUR (incl. VAT) for those travelling from Porto. Attempts will be made to adjust departure times to the participants’ flights. Please, contact Marta Santos [firstname.lastname@example.org], if you are planning to use this service.
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