Airplane:

The nearest airport to Guimarães is the Porto International Airport (or Oporto in English) approximately 50 km away. The easiest way to get to Guimarães is by taxi from the airport (the journey takes approximately 35 minutes and the fare is approximately 45 euro).

See enclosed map of Guimarães.

Bus:

From the centre of Porto you may take a bus to Guimarães at Parque da Magauanha (close to Trindade), where the Bus Station to Guimarães is located. See the following timetable (Monday to Friday):

Buses from Parque da Magauanha to Guimarães (Arriva):

07h05 * 15h30
07h25 * 16h20
08h15 16h50 (c)
09h10 17h20
09h20 18h00 (c)
10h20 18h30
11h15 (c) 19h20
12h15 19h45 (c)
13h20 (a) 20h05 *
14h20 21h30 (c)

* These buses make a stop in Famalicão and then continue to Guimarães (you don´t need to change bus).
(a) This bus also runs on Saturdays;
(b) This bus only runs on Sundays;
(c) This bus also runs on Saturdays and Sundays;

The journey takes approximately 60 minutes and the fare is around 3.5 euro. For more information you can contact +351 253 510 200.

See enclosed map of Guimarães.

Train:

From Porto a direct train to Guimarães is available, leaving from Estação de São Bento or Estação de Campanhã. The journey takes approximately 75 minutes and the fare is around 2.15 euro. For more information you can check www.cp.pt. From the Railway Station or the Bus Station in Guimarães to the University the fare is around 3,50 €.

See enclosed map of Guimarães.

Car:

When travelling by car you will find many ways to get at Guimarães. From the North you have the highway from Braga and Viana do Castelo and also from Coruña (Spain). From the East you have the highway from Bragança and Vila Real. From the South you have the Highway which connects Lisbon and Porto and from the border with Spain at Vilar Formoso.

 

Braga - (22 km): A11

Faro - (640 km): A2, IP1 /A13, IC11 / A1, IP1 / A3, IP1 / A7, IC5

Lisbon - (364 km): A1, IP1 / A3, IP1/ A7, IC5

Oporto - (56 km): A3, IP1 / A7, IC5

By Car from Oporto airport:

From airport take IC24, direction A3, Braga, Maia; Drive about 10km in IC24, until exit 6, and take highway A3, direction Valença, Braga; Drive about 16 km in A3, until exit 6, and take highway A7, direction Guimarães; Drive about 16 km in A7, to the end and follow direction Guimarães;Take Guimarães Ring, direction Felgueiras, Fafe, until exit to Guimarães, Pencelo.

See enclosed map of Guimarães.