Venue and Directions
Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha
The Congress will take place in the auditorium of Complexo Pedagógico building, at Campus da Penha, Universidade do Algarve in Faro. Beware that University of Algarve has two Campi, one in Faro (Campus da Penha) and the other on the outskirts, direction to the airport (Campus de Gambelas).
The congress site will open on 26th of September at 11.00 for registration and at 8.30 in the subsequent days.
Coffee-breaks and poster sessions will take place in the hall area and adjacent spaces. Lunches will be served in the university restaurant, 150 meters from the congress building.
Campus da Penha is located in Faro within a walking distance from the city center, close to the hospital and 20-30 minutes by foot from the downtown. However, you can also take the city bus service Proximo line 18. The trip takes about 15 min and bus ticket will costs 2,25 Euro (one way). You can buy it with the bus driver. Please have some change. Or by taxi - these are available in several places in the downtown area, but you can ask the hotel to call you one or call +351 289 895 790/5.
Faro is the capital of southern Portugal’s Algarve region. Traveling to Faro is easy. The city has an international airport with connections to many European cities. There are train and bus connections to Lisbon and Oporto and international Bus lines to several Spanish and European cities. A train or a bus from Lisbon to Faro takes between 3 to 4 hours. Most localities in the Algarve and the border with Spain are within 1 hour from Faro.
The closest airport is Faro Airport (FAO). You can get direct flights to Faro Airport or via Lisbon from most places. The airport is located near the city center at 6,5 km. To get to the city centre and back to the airport you can get a bus or taxi.
- By bus: The bus to go to Faro is line no16. The bus are running from 5.20 am to 00.10am. The trip takes about 15 min to reach the city center, and costs about 2.20€ one way. You can buy it with the bus driver. Please have some change.The stop is located to the left after exiting the arrival, near the short stay car park, the bus stop is in the opposite direction to the taxi rank. You can fin more information about the time table here: http://www.proximo.pt/uploads/schedules/Linha_16.pdf
- By taxi: The transfer from the airport to Faro city center will cost about 12€. There will be an extra fee for luggage.
Useful links to get to Faro