EfS 2013 will take place at the Department of Mathematics (DMat) of the University of Coimbra. The University spreads through many areas of Coimbra, but mainly around three key campuses, named Polo I, Polo II and Polo III. DMat is located at Polo I, the town's and the University's historical site.
HOW TO GET HERE
To travel to Coimbra you should fly either to Lisboa or to Porto and then take a train or a bus. The International Airports of Lisbon and Porto have regular scheduled flights to and from all main European destinations as well as major world cities.
Trains and Buses
You can get to Coimbra by train from the main stations of "Lisboa-Santa Apolónia" and "Lisboa-Oriente" (you can arrive there from the airport by bus, metro or taxi). The trip from Lisbon to "Coimbra-B" station takes approximately 120 minutes and the price for the train ticket ("Alfa Pendular" or "Intercidades" trains) varies between 19€ and 32.5€.
The trains leave "Porto-Campanhã" station (you can get there from the airport by bus, taxi or metro - use the direct violet metro line from the Sá Carneiro Airport). The trip from Porto to "Coimbra-B" station takes approximately 60 minutes and the price for the train ticket ("Alfa Pendular" or "Intercidades" trains) varies between 13€ and 21.5€.
You can check the timetables of portuguese trains http://www.cp.pt/.
You can also arrive in Coimbra by Bus. Ticket prices are approximately 14€, coming from Lisbon, and 12.5€, coming from Porto.
Detailed informations can be found at http://www.rede-expressos.pt.
Portugal has a good network of motorways/freeways. You can rent a car at the airport or at any train station as well as in all major cities./p>
By car, from the north of Portugal (Porto)
Recommended exit from A1: Take exit 13 to merge onto E801/IP3 toward Viseu/Coimbra Norte. Follow IC2 toward Coimbra/Lisboa and take the exit toward Coimbra Centro/Coimbra Este and then follow the signs indicating Coimbra/Centro/Universidade.
By car, from the south of Portugal (Lisbon)
Recommended exit from A1: Take exit 12 for N341 toward Coimbra Sul/Taveiro/Alfarelos. Follow IC2 to Coimbra heading to IP3/Porto/Coimbra Norte/Viseu. Follow signs for Coimbra/Centro/Universidade.
Arriving at the conference venue, using city buses, from within Coimbra
Polo I is served by two city buses: line 28 (Universidade - Bairro do Ingote) and line 34 (Universidade - Polo II) which connects Polo I and Polo II. Line 28 is the most convenient whenever you are in the city center (downtown) and it has stops near the railway station Coimbra B (Estação Velha). The main campus of the University of Coimbra is also served by other buses that do not go through the main campus itself, but stop at "Arcos do Jardim" which is 2 minutes away (walking) from the DMat:
GPS coordinates: 40°12'28.30"N 8°25'22.53"W
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