ICST2020 will take place at the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre (APCC) (Google Maps: 41.143928, -8.621688) in Porto, by the river Douro. This is the old building of the warehouse and customs house of Porto which has been since subject to many amplification and reconstruction projects.
The current building was finished in 1869 and was operational until 1987. Later converted into a Museum of Transportation, in 1992 it was renovated by the architect Souto Moura to become a modern 36000 m2 conference center with 22 multifunctional spaces and a 400 parking space.
Getting to the Conference Venue from the Airport
Getting to the conference venue Porto airport by metro is convenient, fast and cheap – a 25 minute trip every 1/2 hour from the airport to the main town. At the airport take the purple line (E) until you reach the Trindade station, where you should switch the yellow line (D) and stop at São Bento station. (For the whole trip you need a Z4 title that you can buy from the machines; buying it first time you also get a ANDANTE AZUL card; keep it for the way back or other trips that you wish to do in Porto).
From São Bento station you can walk to Alfândega do Porto. Alternatively, leave the purple line (E) further on at Campanhã station and take a taxi/uber to Alfândega do Porto (a 5 minute trip).
Click here to see a map of the underground lines. A journey planner is available in the Metro website.
As a third alternative, a taxi/uber from the airport directly to Alfândega do Porto is around 20€.
LocationR. Nova da Alfândega
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