TOP 2006
International Workshop on Top Quark Physics
January 12-15, 2006
University of Coimbra, Portugal

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Travel

How to reach Coimbra:

The nearest international airports are Lisbon (about 200 km) and Oporto (about 100 km). Both cities are connected to Coimbra by train and by bus. The A1 motorway that connects Lisbon to Oporto passes by Coimbra. Coimbra has two railway stations: Coimbra station near the center, and Coimbra B (the main station) in the northern part of the town.Trains from Lisbon or Oporto stop at Coimbra B (where you have to leave the train). To reach Coimbra station you should take a second train (no extra ticket is required for this short trip).

How to travel from Lisbon to Coimbra:

By train: You can take an express train (Alfa pendular or Intercidades) at one of the main Lisbon railway stations. These are Gare do Oriente and Santa Apolónia. The train schedules can be found here. The train ticket costs €15.00 to €17.00 for an Alfa pendular (depending on the schedule) or €12.00 for an Intercidades. Gare do Oriente is closer to the airport. A taxi ride from the airport to Gare do Oriente costs about €5.00 plus the luggage tax.

By bus: The bus terminal is located at Sete Rios. The bus schedules can be found here. The ticket costs €9.50. A taxi ride from the airport to the bus terminal costs about €7.50 plus the luggage tax.

How to travel from Oporto to Coimbra:

By train: You can take an express train (Alfa pendular or Intercidades) at Campanhã railway station. The train schedules can be found here. The train ticket costs €10.50 to €12.00 for an Alfa pendular (depending on the schedule) or €8.00 for an Intercidades. A taxi ride from the airport to Campanhã railway station costs about €20.00 (luggage included).

By bus: The bus terminal is at Rua Alexandre Herculano, 366. The bus schedules can be found here. The ticket costs €9.00. A taxi ride from the airport to the bus terminal costs about €20.00 (luggage included).

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Photos by Arlindo Almeida Santos

Last modified: May 18, 2005