There are affordable European and oversea flight connections to the nearby Oporto airport (called "Francisco Sá Carneiro"). You can find a list of low budget airlines with connections to Oporto here
In any case, it is critical to make a flight reservation at your earliest convenience since the flight tickets get considerably more expensive as we are approaching real summer.
A shuttle service will be available to connect the airport directly to the hotel. On Sunday, July 1, the departure times of the shuttle bus are as follows:
- Sunday, July 1 at 15:00 sharp
- Sunday, July 1 at 18:30 sharp
One of the organizers will be in the airport 30 minutes before the bus leaves. The meeting point will be the coffee bar near the exit from the baggage claiming area. Look for a sign saying GTTSE 2007. The information desk of the airport will be informed about the event. In case of problems, you may ask for help there.
Since most participants leave Sunday, July 8, there will be a shuttle to the airport early in the morning:
- Sunday, July 8 at 08:00 sharp
For the participants leaving Saturday we can help organizing some shared taxis.
Taking a taxi is the simplest and the fastest way (45 min). The distance between the Oporto airport and Braga is about 50km by road. The cost of traveling from the airport to Hotel da Falperra in Braga should be around EUR 60.
One can travel from the Oporto airport to Braga by metro and train via the Oporto city center.
- Take the metro to Oporto Railway Station "Campanhã". Line E (Violet) goes to "Estadio do Dragão". Exit at Campanhã. The metro ticket should cost you around EUR 2.
- Take a train from the Campanhã train station to Braga. The train ticket should cost you about EUR 2. Please check the timetable to choose the schedule that best suits you.
- Take a taxi from the Braga train station to Hotel da Falperra. The taxi fair should be under EUR 10.
For those who drive to the hotel by car, here are some driving instructions.
When reaching the city of Braga, start looking for signs saying "Bom Jesus" (a landmark church in the hills of Braga). You should follow the signs to Bom Jesus, leading you up hill through some hairpins, and you will start seeing signs pointing you to "Sameiro". Follow these signs to Sameiro until a roundabout where you keep right, in the direction of "Falperra", indicated by signs. Keep following this road until the Hotel da Falperra shows up on your left side, right before a hairpin corner to the right.
If all else fails
Contact the hotel at (+351) 253 240 700, or the organizers on their mobile numbers (see email).
Find information below (in Portuguese) on the local bus line that connects Hotel da Falperra to the city center: