General Information


PASSPORT AND VISA

A valid passport (or identity card for European Community nationals) is required.
Visas are not necessary for citizens of member states of the European Union, the U.S.A., Canada and many other countries.
Please contact your local Portuguese Embassy, Consulate or your Travel Agency for further information.
For further details, please see the web page www.sef.pt

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Metro – Line E – Airport/Dragão Stadium

Period

Frequency

06:00 h – 07:00 h

30 min

07:00 h – 24:00 h

20 min

24:00 h – 01:00 h

30 min

 

AIRPORT INFORMATION
Oporto Airport is a few kilometres from de city. The Portuguese national airlines are TAP Portugal and PGA.

 

BUS
Bus STCP
Line 601 – 05H30/ 23H30 – Exponor, Rotunda AEP, Boavista, Cordoaria
Line 602 – 05H30/ 20H45 – Prelada, Cordoaria
Line 604 – 06H00/ 00H00 – Maia, Hospital de S. João
Line 3M – 00H30/ 04H30 – Prelada, Cordoaria

Tax: €1,50  (VAT included).

METRO
Violet line. Connection to the centre of Oportowith the rail network interface.
Airport – Casa da Música > 23 minutes
Airport – Trindade > 28 minutes
Airport – Estação de Campanhã > 33 minutes
Airport – Estádio do Dragão> 35 minutes

VACCINATIONS & HEALTH
Generally no vaccinations are necessary to visit Portugal.
EU citizens can obtain a refund of most medical costs by using the form E111, which are available at Post Offices, Health or Social Security offices in your country.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Emergency phone number
112 (Automatic connection to fire, police and ambulance departments).
Private Clinics and hospitals provide 24hrs emergency service.
Police 22 209 20 00
Pharmacies 800 20 21 34
Airport 22 943 24 00
Taxi 22 507 39 00/22 507 64 00

CLIMATE AND CLOTHING
The climate inOporto is temperate, offering the best of both Atlantic andMediterranean Sea breezes all year round. September is usually still a very warm and pleasant month. Light clothing and a light jacket for evening use are recommended.

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE
As a member of the European Monetary System, the € (euro) is the Portuguese monetary unit.
Credit cards are accepted in most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club.
ATM machine for cash withdraws are widely to be found all over the city.
Current exchange rates can be found at www.x-rates.com.

BANKS
There is a Bank and several ATM machines available at the Venue

BUSINESS HOURS
Banks are open from 8:30 to 15:00 from Monday to Friday.
The bank at the Oporto airport is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Shops are usually open from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00 on weekdays; shops close at 13:00 on Saturdays.
There are also several shopping centres, which are usually open every day until 22:00/24h00.

Most Restaurants open for lunch from noon to 15:00 and for dinner from 19:00 to 23:00.

Pharmacies work from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00 on weekdays and from 9:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays. Outside these opening hours, there’s always one nearby pharmacy on service until 22:00.

LOCAL TIME
Portugal maintains Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/UTC) as summer time.

ELECTRICITY
The local current is 220 AC and the connection is made by a two-pin plug.
Travellers from the USA will require a voltage converter.
Travellers from theUK will require a plug adapter and this is best bought in theUK, as they are hard to find inOporto.