How to Reach Porto

  • By Plane
    • Participants in ICCMR11 conference can arrive at Porto by plane in Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (IATA: OPO), also known as Aeroporto do Porto or Aeroporto de Pedras Rubras.

      The airport offers convenient flight connections with most European capitals and cities. There are also direct flights to other major cities, such as New York, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, etc. Additional connections via Lisbon are facilitated by an air bridge or by a train connection between the two cities.

      Francisco Sá Carneiro airport is located about 15 km away from the city centre (roughly also the same distance for Conference Venue). The Metro line connects directly the Airport with the city centre, offering a fast and peaceful ride into the heart of the city (z4 - includes the airport, 2,30€). People who will stay in the recommended hotels should get out at the "Casa da Música" station or "Carolina Michaelis" station. For more information, check the Hotel Information page.
      Bus line 601 also connects the airport to the city centre. You may buy the ticket on board.
      This way of transportation is very convenient for people who will stay at the Conference Venue. Between 0:30 and 5:30 AM, you may take the bus line Z3, direction downtown.

      There are also two shuttle services available (Airportshuttle and Goin’Porto), one from the airport directly to the hotels, the other from the airport directly to the downtown.
      Airportshuttle connects the airport to your hotel and vice-versa. The daily service operates from 04:30 AM until 07:30 PM and costs 6,00 € each way, but you should check the price at your travelling time. You may book the service by e-mail or by phone (+351 960426692).
      Goin’Porto connects the airport to the downtown and vice-versa. In case you choose this option, you should get out at Boavista round-about square, very near the recommended hotels (for your information, metro station "Casa da Música" is very close to Boavista round-about square). The daily service operates from 04:45 AM until 01:00 AM and costs 5,00 € one way/9 € return, but you should check the price and the schedule at your travelling time. For booking the service, please visit the website.

      Finally, you may take a taxi, it costs around 20/25 €.

  • By Train
    • Porto has two major train stations, the "São Bento" (Saint Benedict) station, and the "Campanhã" station. Note that no extra train ticket is required to reach São Bento from Campanhã. There are regular connections Porto - Vigo, Porto - Madrid and Porto - Paris. In these 2 last options, you have to change the train. Other non-domestic destinations vary according to demand and season. Domestic trains are very frequent and usually on time. Schedules and prices can be checked in the official Portuguese Trains website. Both stations are directly connected to metro stations.

  • By Car
    • Porto is served by some major highways making the connection to Spain very easy: Porto - Aveiro - Salamanca; Porto - Braga - Tuy, Porto - Vila Real - Bragança/Zamora and Porto - Chaves - Verin.

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Important Dates
November 28th, 2012
First Circular, Website Opening
January 10th, 2013
Second Circular, Registration and Abstract Submission Opening
March 3rd, 2013
Deadline for Abstract Submission

March 11th, 2013

Extended deadline for Abstract Submission
April 7th, 2013
Abstract Acceptance Notification

May 1st, 2013
Deadline for Early Bird Registration

June 7th, 2013
Deadline for Late Abstract Submission (only for poster)

July 31st, 2013
Deadline for Manuscript Submission for Special Issues in Catalysis Today and in IJHE

Conference News

The online two pages abstract submission and registration platform is opening now. Please find more details at the respective website locations.
The Organizing Committee would like to announce the postponement of the deadline for abstracts submission: March 11, 2013
The Organizing Committee is glad to announce the confirmed invited speakers and their presentation titles. More details in the page Speakers.
The ICCMR Organizing Committee will offer some accommodation awards to a number of presenting PhD students up to the age of 30. More details in the page Conference Awards. CLOSED

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