How to get to Braga?
Porto airport is the closest international airport (45 km away from Braga city centre). It has connections to several European destinations. The airport is currently the second-busiest in the country, with almost 9.500 millions of passengers per year. Some of the main airline companies in Europe fly to Porto airport, which is the base for some low-costs like Easyjet and Ryanair.
Lisbon airport is also a possible flight destination, as it is easy to get to Braga from the capital city by train (direct train takes 3h30m).
Connection to Braga
From the Porto airport to Braga there is railway connection and a non-stop shuttle service (tickets can be bought online for 8 €). The getbus takes only 40-45 minutes from the airport door to the bus central station in Braga.
Taxi costs around 55/60€ between the airport and the town, but it is still a good option, specially for a goup of three or four people.
Where to stay?
Braga has a wide range of hotels (including some international groups, such as Meliá, Mercure or Ibis). The town has several hostels as well and many flats for short period rent. The major part of them are located in the city centre with privileged view. Prices are usually lower than in other towns of the country.
Some of the main hotels
Next to the University
In the city centre – walking distance to the conference building
HOTEL MERCURE BRAGA **** – http://www.accorhotels.com/pt/hotel-8308-mercure-braga-centro/index.shtml
HOTEL BRACARA AUGUSTA **** – http://www.bracaraaugusta.com/
HOTEL IBIS BUDGET BRAGA *** – http://ibisbudgethotel.ibis.com/pt/portugal/index.shtml
RESIDENCIAL D. SOFIA *** – http://www.hoteldonasofia.com
HOTEL IBIS ** – http://www.ibishotel.com
ALBERGARIA DA SÉ – http://www.albergaria-da-se.com.pt
ALBERGARIA DA SENHORA-A-BRANCA *** – http://www.albergariasrabranca.pt
Next to the train station
BASIC BRAGA BY AXIS HOTEL *** – http://www.axishoteis.com/en/Axis-Basic-Braga/Hotel.aspx
HOTEL DA ESTAÇÃO *** – http://www.hotelbragaestacao.com/
Other low cost options > Hostels
BRAGA POP HOSTEL – http://www.bragapophostel.blogspot.pt
TRUTHOSTEL – http://www.truthostel.com
LIBERDADE GUESTHOUSE – http://www.facebook.com/liberdadeguesthouse
IN BRAGA HOSTEL – http://www.inbragahostel.com/
JUST GO – http://www.justgohostelbraga.com/