25-27th September 2019

Porto, Portugal

Travel Information

By plane: The airport of OPORTO, (airport Francisco Sá Carneiro) is found in the locality Maia, 17,2 km from the city centre Porto (approx. 25 minutes).

There are two options to travel to the city from the airport:

Line E – Purple – Airport – Estádio do Dragão – Airport

Once in the city it is easiest to get around with public transport [underground (Metro do Porto) and bus (STCP)]. You can use all of these with the same type of ticket (“Andante”) for €7.00 (24hrs), €15.00(48hrs) and €16.50 (72hrs). “Andante” tickets can be purchased at any underground station, or inside the bus (€2).


Hotel Information

There are a large number of hotels that can be found in the immediate vicinity (walking distance) of the Faculty of Sciences of Porto University. This is a quite central area of Porto. For current availability of nearby hotels priced under 120 EUR please see the following link. Please contact us if you have difficulty finding accommodation and we will try to do our best to help you find something suitable. We recommend you make your booking as early as possible to get the best places at the best prices.

Local organisers have negotiated special fares with a couple of accommodation providers:

HF Hotels

HF Hotels propose 3 different options (all th

e three hotels are at walking distance from the Meeting venue):

HF Ipanema Porto ****

HF Fénix Porto ****

HF Tuela Porto ***

To get the special price for COST participants, reservations must be done through the following link:

Seminário de Vilar

Participants who choose Seminário de Vilar can book directly on the site or send an email  to In this email you should use the reference “1st WG meeting”. The Seminário de Vilar will then confirm the booking and payment will be made upon check-in.


Twin room with breakfast : 65,00€/night (REFURNISHED)

Single room with breakfast : 55,00€/night (REFURNISHED)


Twin room with breakfast  : 50,00€/night

Single room with breakfast  : 40,00€/night

All rooms equipped with tv, private wc and wi-fi.