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: http://www.proximo.pt/uploads/schedules/Linha_18_2.pdf. 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. With a population of about 60.000, the University itself moving about 8000, Faro has a cosmopolitan allure and a happening nightlife. Faro is the gateway to many tourists that arrive to the Algarve, but is often overlooked as a destination. The city’s neoclassical Arco da Vila is on the site of a gate that was part of the original Moorish wall. The monumental archway leads to the old town, with its cobbled streets. Nearby is Faro Cathedral, built in the 13th century. The preserved medieval quarters harbor curious museums, churches and a bone chapel. The lagoons of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa and nearby beaches, including the islands of Ilha de Faro to the southwest and Ilha da Barreta (or Ilha Deserta) and Farol to the south, deserve a dedicated visit. Please check the website https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/73803 , ask in your hotel or visit the tourist information office for further information. Download brochure EN, PT, ES.
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. Download a Map of Algarve.
A superb network of motorways and dual carriageways allow one to reach Faro across attractive regions of southern Portugal. Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is about 2 hours and 30 minutes away by motorway (A2), and Andalusia, in Spain, less than an hour, via the A22. Motorways make traveling by car the easiest form of transport, but you must pay toll. In some motorways such as A22 these are electronic, and when entering the Algarve from Spain you must purchase a valid ticket at the electronic booth. Check here how.
The closest airport is Faro Airport (FAO). You can get direct flights to Faro Airport or via Lisbon from most places.
From Faro Airport (FAO) to the city center:
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
By air: www.ana.p
By train: www.cp.pt
By road: National Access Roads: IC1, N2, N120, N122 | International Access Roads: N431 (Huelva, Spain) / A22