Coimbra is an old university town situated in the central region of Portugal, between Lisbon (200 km) and Porto (100 km) and about 35 km from the Atlantic coast at Figueira da Foz. It is easily reached from Lisbon and Porto, which both have international airports, by train (up to 2h from Lisbon and 1h15 from Porto) or by bus. The A1 motorway from Lisbon to Porto passes close to Coimbra; there are also good road connections with Spain through Salamanca.



If you travel by train, you should buy a ticket to Coimbra. If you come by plane, you should buy a ticket to Lisbon or to Porto. The airport that is most convenient for intercontinental flights is Lisbon, although Porto is closer to Coimbra. Further, the airport in Porto is not very close to the Porto's railway station. If you arrive in Lisbon, you can either take a taxi or a bus to the Oriente Railway Station (Gare do Oriente). If you arrive in Porto, you should take a taxi to the Porto-Campanhã Railway Station. There are daily trains connecting the three cities (Lisbon-Coimbra-Porto). You can see the timetables of the fast trains (Intercidades and Alfa Pendular) Lisbon-Coimbra-Porto and Porto-Coimbra-Lisbon here. You can also consult the timetables of all trains (you may find Oriente Railway Station as 'Lisboa - Oriente').
In both cases you should exit in Coimbra-B railway station, where you can take a train connection to the Coimbra-A station in the city centre (this connection is included in the price of the ticket). Please consult the connections between Coimbra-B and Coimbra-A on October 4, 2015 in the train time results. On the left side of this Central station you can take a bus (no. 103) that runs via the University. There are also daily buses connecting the three cities (Lisbon-Coimbra-Porto). You can see the schedules of the buses in Rede Expressos. The bus stations are not located at the airports, so you will need to take either a taxi or a bus from the airport to the bus station.

Price of transportation: Taxi from Lisbon Airport to Oriente railway/bus station, price: ~6€. Train from Lisbon to Coimbra-B, price: from 19.20 to 32.80€ (depending on the kind of train and the class of ticket). Bus from Lisbon to Coimbra, price: ~14.50€.
Taxi from Porto airport to railway station, price: ~18€. Train from Porto to Coimbra-B, price: from 13.20 to 21.70€ (depending on the kind of train and the class of ticket). Bus from Porto to Coimbra, price: ~12.50€.
Taxi from Coimbra-B railway station or bus station to hotel, price: ~6€.

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The Meeting will take place at the University of Coimbra, in the Department of Mathematics UC, Largo Dom Dinis. The place where the Meeting will be held is indicated by "4" on the detailed map of center of the city and the University. The scientific programme of the Meeting will start on Monday, 5 October, 2015, at 8h45. The registration desk will be open on Sunday, 4 October, 2015, 18h00-20h00 (Department of Mathematics UC, Largo Dom Dinis) and then on Monday morning, from 8h45 AM in the Department of Mathematics (room Pedro Nunes).