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Coimbra Meeting on
0-1 Matrix Theory and Related Topics
June 17-19, 2010
Department of Mathematics, University of Coimbra, Portugal


We describe now some of the possible ways to reach the city:

By plane

There is no airport at Coimbra. The nearest airports are:
  • Francisco Sá Carneiro (Porto - 110 Km)
  • Portela (Lisbon –  210 Km)
Hence you must travel to Lisbon or Porto international airports and come to Coimbra by train (recomended), bus or car.

By train

To come to Coimbra from Lisbon (Oriente Station, closer to the airport, or Santa Apolonia Station, in the city center) or from Porto (Campanhã station), there are many trains everyday (take a taxi from the airport to the tain station). There are three types:

  • Regionais: They stop several times between both cities (so, they are very slow)
  • Intercidades: just a few stops, much faster
  • Alfa pendular: even less stops, even faster

There are 2 stations train: Coimbra B, on the main line, and Coimbra C, on a short branch line in the city centre. Timetables available here.

By bus

Regular bus services connect Coimbra to many cities and other places in Portugal. The main operators are Rede Expressos and Expressus.

By car

From the south (Lisbon) or the north (Porto) take the A1 motorway.
The A14 links Coimbra to the coast (Figueira da Foz), where new motorways, near the coast, run to Lisbon and Porto – the A17 and A 8 going south, and the A17 and A29 going north. The IP3 connects to the interior (Viseu) and by the A25, to the Spanish border.

Choose Zip Code, City, Place... of departure:  Directions or here.

Once you arrive in Coimbra, the best way to get to your hotel is by taxi. The far from tha train station to your hotel should be  approximately 5 Euros.