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Getting there and around



Porto is served by Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) - [Link] [Google Maps Location]

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is a modern infrastructure, recently renewed, located just 15 min. away (by car) from the city center and the conference venue. 

Several companies fly to Porto, including low cost:

  • Aigle Azur 
  • Air Berlin 
  • Air France 
  • Brussels Airlines 
  • Clickair 
  • Easyjet 
  • Iberia 
  • Lufthansa 
  • Luxair 
  • Tuifly 
  • Ryanair 
  • Sata International 
  • TAP Portugal 
  • Transavia


Train station (traveling from e.g. Lisbon)

Estação de Campanhã (Porto) - [Link] [Google Maps Location]



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From the airport to conference site

The best way to get from the airport to the conference site is using the Metro (follow the null). Average waiting time at the airport is 15 minutes. Ticket type is a Z3, costing 1.20 €. The trip takes about 20 minutes. You travel in line E (violet), in the direction of Estadio do Dragão, and leaving at station Casa da Música.

To go to your hotel, you can check the Metro and bus networks to find the best route. Note that a number of recommended hotels are at walking distance to the conference site (check the map).


Moving around

Porto has a Metro nulland a network of buses (null). Trains (CP) from the two main train stations (Campanhã or São Bento) will help you to plan any trip to the outskirts.

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"Sounds of Porto"

Check here for info about the SMC Summer School (18-21 July 2009)

Main Conference Venue
SMC 2009 will be held 23-25 July 2009 in the CASA DA MUSICA


Avenida da Boavista, 604-610

4149-071 PORTO


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