There are affordable European and oversea flight connections to the nearby Oporto airport (called “Francisco Sá Carneiro”). Here is a list of low budget airlines with connections to Oporto. In any case, it is critical to make a flight reservation at your earliest convenience since the flight tickets get considerably more expensive as we approach real summer.
When in Oporto, you should reach Braga and the Hotel Golden Tulip Braga. There are several ways to do this:
As participants are arriving at very different time schedules there will not be a shuttle service. We are contacting all participants to help them organize the trip from the airport to the hotel GTTSE will be held. If you have any doubts regarding this topic please contact Jácome Cunha (tp.lnu.tcf|emocaj#tp.lnu.tcf|emocaj).
Taking a taxi is the simplest and the fastest way (45 min). The distance between the Oporto airport and Braga is about 50km by road. The cost of traveling from the airport to Hotel Golden Tulip Braga should be around € 60.
Regular Bus Airport-Braga
There is also a regular bus leaving the airport directly to Braga called getbus. It costs 8 EUR and should take about 45 minutes. If you choose to use this service you should book it in advance and you must print the ticket. From the stop in Braga you can get a taxi to the hotel that should cost you about 10 EUR.
One can travel from the Oporto airport to Braga by metro and train via the Oporto city center.
- Take the metro to Oporto Railway Station "Campanhã". Line E (Violet) goes to "Estádio do Dragão". Leave the train at Campanhã. The metro ticket should cost you around € 2.
- Take a train from the Campanhã train station to Braga. The train ticket should cost you about € 2. Please check the timetable to choose the schedule that best suits you.
- Take a taxi from the Braga train station to Hotel Golden Tulip Braga. The taxi fair should be under € 10.
For those who drive to the hotel by car, here are some driving instructions.
When reaching the city of Braga, start looking for signs saying "Bom Jesus" (a landmark church in the hills of Braga). You should follow the signs to Bom Jesus, leading you up hill through some hairpins, and you will start seeing signs pointing you to "Sameiro". Follow these signs to Sameiro until a roundabout where you keep right, in the direction of "Falperra", indicated by signs. Keep following this road until the Hotel Golden Tulip Braga shows up on your left side, right before a hairpin corner to the right.
If all else fails
Contact the hotel at +351 253 240 700.