The event will be hosted at IEETA, a modern building within the University of Aveiro campus.
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Aveiro is located between two international airports (Porto is the nearest at 70 km and Lisbon at 260 km) and is connected to both airports by highway and railway networks. The highway network permits easy access to Aveiro by car from both Porto and Lisbon airports.
Travelling by train (visit train site) is the best option. Metro and Intercity/Alfa Pendular trains have information in both Portuguese and English.
You can take a direct underground connection from Porto airport to the Campanhã Railway Station (visit Porto’s Underground site). There you can choose between fast trains (Alfa Pendular, 30 min; Regular Intercity, 40 min) or slower trains (Urban or Regional trains, 50 min). For train time tables please visit CP’s web page. Please be aware of weekend schedules when searching for a train.
From Porto a taxi ride will cost about €120. Please confirm the value with the taxi driver before leaving the airport.
Porto Airport has various car rental services. Please be aware of additional toll costs for the Porto-Aveiro journey.
You can take a taxi from airport to Oriente Railway Station (10 min; less than 10 euros) and then take the fast trains to Aveiro (Alfa Pendular, 2 hours; Regular Intercity trains, 2 hours 30 min). For train time tables please visit the trains web page. Please be aware of weekend schedules when searching for a train.
When you arrive at the Aveiro railway station the best option is to take a taxi directly to your hotel.
We are trying to find an official event hotel with discount prices. However, if you want to book your room now, there’s a fine selection below.
Hotel Moliceiro is priced at €67.5 per night single and €85 per night twin and includes buffet breakfast, welcome drink (Port wine and an “Ovo Mole”, the traditional Aveiro desert) and tea/cookie service at dawn.
Hotel Meliá Ria
Meliá Ria is a top quality hotel located in the “Fonte Nova” zone in Aveiro with views over “Ria de Aveiro” and the Congress Centre. Meliá Ria room pricing starts at €68 per night single without breakfast (additional €12).
Melia Riá is located at a 3 min taxi ride from Aveiro’s train station and is a 15 min walk from IEETA.
Hotel As Américas
As Américas Hotel offers a room with pricing of €65 per night single, including buffet breakfast.
As Américas hotel is a 5 min taxi ride from the train station and a 15 min walk from IEETA.
Residencial José Estevão
Residencial José Estevão offers rooms with prices starting at €45 per night single, including buffet breakfast.
Residencial José Estevão is a 5 min taxi ride from the train station and a 5 min walk from IEETA.
Hotel das Salinas
Hotel das Salinas offer rooms with prices starting at €45 per night single, including buffet breakfast.
Hotel das Salinas is a 10 min taxi ride from the train station and a 12 min walk from IEETA.
Climate and Clothing
The weather in May is warm with temperatures around 18-22° C during the day and 12-17° C at night. It seldom rains and we advise you to bring light clothes and a swimming suit, just in case.
The Portuguese monetary unit is the EURO (€). Major credit cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants. There are several exchange offices and bank machines at the Porto and Lisbon airports, train stations and throughout Aveiro.
Please bring electrical adaptors for any electrical appliances you bring. The electricity supply in Portugal is 220/230V.