colloquium spectroscopicum
internationale XXXIX

30 August - 3 September

Figueira da Foz, Coimbra, PORTUGAL

About Figueira da Foz

Figueira da Foz is a touristic city at the Atlantic Coast about 35 km from Coimbra, an old University town at the centre of Portugal. Coimbra is easily reached from Lisbon and Oporto International Airports by train (less than two hours from Lisbon; one hour from Oporto).

 

How to reach Figueira da Foz

Arriving at Oporto airport

Porto is served by Francisco S´ Carneiro Airport (OPO). Several companies (including low cost) fly to Porto, like Aigle Azur, Air Berlin, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Clickair, Easyjet, Iberia, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Sata International or TAP Air Portugal.

  1. The best way to leave the airport is using the Metro (follow the sign). Average waiting time at the airport is 20 minutes (departures every :18, :40 and :58 minute, working days; :02, :21 and :41 minute, Saturdays and Sundays). Ticket type is a Z2, costing around 1 €. The trip takes about 37 minutes. You should step out at Campanhã station(Estação de Campanhã).
  2. From Estação de Campanhã (Campanhã station) you take the train "Alfa Pendular" or "Intercidades" to Coimbra. These trains depart approximately every hour- around every 45 min. (see timetable) and take about one hour to reach Coimbra-B station (ticket price ~15 €).

Please note:

-The last train departs at 20:47;

-Trains departing from Campanhã at 7:45 and 9:47 do not run on Sundays;

-Trains departing from Campanhã at 11:47, 17:45 and 20:47 do not run on Saturdays.



At Coimbra B

There are 10 to 15 train connections between Coimbra and Figueira da Foz (see timetable). The train goes along scenery views and takes about one hour to reach Figueira da Foz, the ticket price is around 2 €.

  • Train departure from Coimbra-B to Figueira da Foz at: 7:57, 9:16, 9:57, 12:54, 13;57, 14:55, 16:58, 17:10, 17:53, 18:39, 19:55, 22:26 and 0:22.
  • The 16:58 and the 18:39 do not run on Saturdays and Sundays;
  • The 17:53 does not run on Saturdays;
  • At Figueira da Foz, take a taxi either to your hotel or to CAE, the conference location (less than 5-7 €)
  • Taxi from Coimbra to Figueira da Foz is about 50-60 €.

Leaving Oporto Airport by car:

There are several rent-a-car companies operating from the Oporto airport like Avis or Hertz (rent a car). They are located at Level 0 in the arrival-area and are open from 07:00am to 00:00am (every day).

Driving your car, you should follow highway A28 (direction Lisboa A1), then A1 (direction Lisboa), leave A1 at exit-Aveiro and follow first A25 and then A17 (direction Figueira da Foz), ~120 km.


Arriving at Lisbon airport

  1. If you arrive at Aeroporto de Lisboa (LIS), you should get a taxi to Gare do Oriente (about 5 min drive, less than 10 €).
  2. At Oriente train station you should go to the upper ticketing level at the station and buy a ticket for an "Alfa Pendular" or "Intercidades" train to Coimbra-B. Trains depart approximately every hour (see timetable), and the journey takes less than two hours (ticket price ~20 €).

Please note:

-Last train departs at 21:39;

-Alfa trains depart Oriente station every :09 minute, excluding 9:09 11:09, 13:09 and 15:09;

-Intercidades train depart Oriente station every :39 minute excluding 10:39, 12:39, 14:39, 16:39 and 20:39;

-6:09 train does not run on Saturdays and Sundays;

-7:39, 8:09 and 12:09 do not run on Sundays;

-16:09 train does not run on Saturdays.



At Coimbra B

There are 10 to 15 train connections between Coimbra and Figueira da Foz (see timetable). The train goes along scenery views and takes about one hour to reach Figueira da Foz, the ticket price is around 2 €.

  • Train departure from Coimbra-B to Figueira da Foz at: 7:57, 9:16, 9:57, 12:54, 13;57, 14:55, 16:58, 17:10, 17:53, 18:39, 19:55, 22:26 and 0:22.
  • The 16:58 and the 18:39 do not run on Saturdays and Sundays;
  • The 17:53 does not run on Saturdays;
  • At Figueira da Foz, take a taxi either to your hotel or to CAE, the conference location (less than 5-7 €)
  • Taxi from Coimbra to Figueira da Foz is about 50-60 €.

By Bus

You can also reach Figueira da Foz from Lisbon by bus. In that case take a taxi at the airport to Bus station "Sete Rios". Take the bus to Figueira da Foz, either at 8:30, 15:45 or 18:30, every day. The trip last 3 hours and the ticket costs approximately 13 €.

Leaving Lisbon Airport by car:

There are several rent-a-car companies operating from the Lisbon airport like Avis, Hertz or Europcar (rent a car). They are located at the arrivals lobby.

Driving your car, you should follow highway A8 (direction Leiria) and then A17 (direction Figueira da Foz), ~200 km.

 
Copyright © 2013, csi2015 Design & Development by >||<