How to get to Braga
The best flight destination to get to Braga is Francisco Sá Carneiro airport, in OPorto (OPO – www.ana-aeroportos.pt). Braga is located in the North of Portugal about 50 km from the city of Porto. Vigo Airport (VIG – Vigo Airport (Spain) ) is also less then one hour drive to Braga.
When traveling by car you will find many ways to get at Braga. Traveling from the North you may take the highway from La Coruña or Vigo (Spain) and then the A3 in Valença. From East you have the highways A5 and A4 from Bragança and Vila Real. From South there is the highway A1 which connects to the Algarve, Lisbon and OPorto and from the Spanish border at Vilar Formoso.
For road itineraries: http://www.viamichelin.com
Distances and main roads from:
Faro – (640 km): A2 or IP1 /A13 or IC11 / A1 or IP1 / A3 or IP1
Lisbon – (364 km): A1 or IP1 / A3
Porto (Oporto) – (56 km): A3
The nearest airport to Braga is the Sá Carneiro International Airport (in Porto, OPO), an half hour drive to Braga.
From the airport to Braga by Car – take A41, direction A3, Braga, Maia; take highway A3, direction Valença, Braga
From the airport to Braga by Taxi – around 65€
From the airport to Braga by GetBus – one-way 8€; go & return 14. Schedules available in: http://www.getbus.eu/index.php?lang=en&seccao=2
But you can also go to Oporto centre:
Underground (Metro) to Porto (then bus or train to Braga)
Bus 56 to Porto City centre (every 20 minutes)
Aerobus to Porto centre (every 30 minutes). This bus is available Monday to Friday from 9am until 7pm.
From Porto centre there are a number of ways to get to Braga:
by bus – from the centre of Porto (station TRINDADE)
Schedules available in: www.rede-expressos.pt
by train – there are two railway stations in Oporto: S. Bento (in the city centre) and Campanhã.
CP – Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses
Call Center: Tel. 808 208 208
Open: 7am – 11pm
Schedules available in: www.cp.pt
Once you arrive in Braga, you may take a bus1 or a taxi to your accommodation or to the University.
1 TUB – schedules available in: http://www.tub.pt
The bus nr. 43 runs between the railway station and the University of Minho every 15 to 20 minutes – schedules available in: http://www.tub.pt/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=172:43-estacao-cf-universidade-do-minho&catid=36:horarios-percursos-a-mapas&Itemid=40 (you can buy the ticket on the bus)