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Transportation & Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION IN OPORTO

Oporto Airport to Oporto Hotels

Upon arrival at Oporto Airport there are two ways to get to your hotel:
  1. Aerobus. The green and blue Aerobus departs every 30 minutes from outside the terminal and stops at all the major hotels in Oporto. TAP Air Portugal passengers may take the bus for free by showing the driver their boarding card. Alternatively a ticket can be purcased from the driver for EUR4. The journey to the Sheraton Hotel will take no more than 30 minutes. More details from www.stcp.pt. If returning to the airport using this service, ask the hotel to make reservation for you (tel: 22 50710 54).
  2. Taxi. A taxi from the airport to the Sheraton Hotel should cost no more than EUR20 and take approximately 15 minutes. It is advisable to obtain an estimated price from the driver before setting off.
Oporto Hotels to Forum da Maia Conference Venue

The Forum da Maia conference venue is a 15-20 minute journey from the centre of Oporto. The Academy will provide free buses each day both ways between the Sheraton Hotel and the conference venue. There is also a taxi rank adjacent to the Sheraton Hotel. A taxi to the Forum should cost no more than EUR20. It is advisable to confirm the approximate cost of the journey with the driver before setting off.

The free bus to the Forum da Maia will leave from outside the front door of the Sheraton hotel at 08:30 each morning.

Forum da Maia Conference Venue to Oporto Hotels

Free buses will leave the Forum da Maia at the end of each day of conference, returning directly to the Sheraton hotel. There is a taxi rank nearby the Forum da Maia from which delegates may take a cab back to Oporto at any time. A taxi to the Forum should cost no more than EUR20. It is advisable to confirm the approximate cost of the journey with the driver before setting off.

ACCOMMODATION IN OPORTO

There is a range of accommodation to suit every budget in Oporto. It is anticipated that most delegates will stay at the official conference hotel, the Sheraton Oporto. If planning to stay in Porto in a hotel other than the Sheraton, it is suggested that delegates choose a hotel close to the Sheraton in order to take advantage of free transportation provided to and from the conference venue and social activities taking place at the Sheraton.

Hotels in Oporto worth considering include:

Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa (5 star)
Rua Tenente Valadim 146, Porto 4100-476, Portugal
tel: 351 220 404 127
fax: 351 22 04 04 128
www.sheraton.com/porto

Porto Palácio Hotel (5 Star) (directly across the street from the Sheraton)
Avenida da Boavista, 1269 / 4100-130 Porto / Portugal
Tel: 00351226086618 / Fax: 00351226006397
[email protected]
www.hotelportopalacio.com

Le Meridien Park Atlantic Porto (5 star)
Avenida da Boavista, 1466
4100-114 Porto
Tel: + 351 22 607 25 00
Fax + 351 22 600 32 14
[email protected]
www.lemeridien.com

Quality Inn Portus Cale (4 star)
Avenida de Boavista
4100-114 Porto
Tel.226083900
Fax 226083906
[email protected]

Hotel Fenix Porto (4 star)
Rua Gonçalo Sampaio, 282
Porto 4150
Tel: 226 071 800
Fax: 226 071 810

Hotel Tuela (4 star)
Rua Eng. Marques da Silva, 200
Tel. 226 004 747

Extensive lists of hotels in both Porto and Maia are available at the websites of the Porto Convention Bureau http://www.portocvb.com/index2.html and Porto Tourist Information http://www.portoturismo.pt/en/visitar_porto/onde_dormir/hoteis.asp.