Travel Information

  • How to reach Braga

  • By bus from Porto airport (recommended): there is a regular coach service between Porto airport and the Braga coach station. The journey takes 50 min. and has no stops. Further information about the schedule and prices can be found here. To ensure seat availability it is advisable to buy the ticket on-line (follow the previous link).
  • By train: There are frequent connections to Porto (urban trains - see schedule here). From Lisbon and other main Portuguese cities there are also a few direct trains ("alfa pendular"), and many other trains to Porto Campanhã, where you can get a connection to Braga. See schedule here.
  • By plane:. The closest airport is in Porto. There is a metro station ("Aeroporto") with direct connections to Campanhã (check here for more information). In Campanhã follow the signs to the railway station and get the train to Braga. Otherwise, if you arrive at Lisbon airport, take a train to Braga at Oriente or Santa Apolónia stations.
  • By bus from other locations:. There are many carriers with direct connections to Braga from many Portuguese and some Spanish cities. See Rede Expressos, Transdev, Renex and ALSA for more information. From Terminal Rodoviário de Braga in Av. General Norton de Matos you can walk to Avenida Central (click the map for directions).

  • Important information for participants traveling from Spain by car.
    In Portugal there are a number of toll motorways where payment is through an electronic toll system only. Cars with a non-Portuguese plate number must purchase a ticket prior to entering any of these motorways. It is possible to purchase the ticket at certain locations on the Spanish-Portuguese border (the "Easy toll card") or on-line before traveling (the "toll card"). To find out more about the electronic toll system or buying your ticket on-line, please follow this link.