Located right in the center of Portugal, Aveiro is a city that is easy to get to, both by air and by road. Famous for its unique lagoon and canals, Aveiro is served by high-speed trains and is situated at the interesection of several highways, making it easy for you to reach the main airports of the country.
ARRIVING BY AIR
At Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro Aiport (Porto)
This is the nearest airport to Aveiro and is just 80 km to the north of the city, in the region of Porto. The train is the best way to get to Aveiro as it takes you right into the center of the city. It is cheap, too. You can either take the metro directly from the airport, or a taxi to the main train station in Porto (Porto – Campanhã):
taxi costs about 25€ and takes about 25 minutes;
the Metro (título Z4) costs about 2.60€ and takes 40 minutes to reach Porto – Campanhã station (Line E: Aeroporto – Estádio do Dragão).
When you get to Porto – Campanhã station, you can take a train to Aveiro. In addition to the more expensive high-speed intercity and Alfa trains that take about 35 minutes to reach Aveiro, there are also local suburban trains. There is a regular service throughout the day. The trip takes 50 minutes and costs just 3.55€.
Alternatively, you can hire a car at the airport.
At Portela Airport (Lisbon)
Portela Airport is located in Lisbon about 250 km south of Aveiro. Take red line on the Metro, from the airport to Lisbon-Oriente central train station. The ticket costs just 1.50€. Alternatively, you can take a taxi which costs about 10€ and takes around 15 minutes. You can also get a bus to the station (buses 5 and 44) which costs about 1.80€. You can buy your ticket inside the bus.
As the trip from Lisbon to Aveiro is longer, it is better to use the fast trains Intercidades or Alfa.
ARRIVING BY ROAD AND RAIL
If you are coming from the North on the A1 highway, take the A25 exit to Aveiro. There are two possible exits to Aveiro from the A25: Aveiro-Norte (North Aveiro) and then a few kilometers later, Aveiro. Choose the latter as this is the quickest way. If you are coming from the South on the A1, take the Aveiro-Sul/Águeda exit (15) and turn right onto the EN235 which will take you directly to the UA campus.
40º 37' 53'' N
8º 39' 27'' W
Aveiro is situated on the main railway line through Portugal – the northern railway line (Linha do Norte). Train timetables are available on the website CP - comboios de Portugal.
There are several ways of getting to the Santiago Campus from the train station:
on foot (a 20 minute walk);
by taxi (there is a taxi rank by the station).