View of the campus
Distances from main cities in Portugal and Spain
La Coruña (Spain)
50 km / 30 miles
180 km / 110 miles
240 km / 150 miles
375 km / 235 miles
635 km / 395 miles
650 km / 405 miles
known as one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Portugal. It
is also well know as the birthplace of Portugal because the first king of
Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, was born in this city. On the 13th December 2001,
UNESCO inscribed the city of Guimarães on the list of World Heritage. The
university campus is situated only 15 minutes walk away from the city
centre of Guimarães.
How to get
The city of Guimarães is supplied with highway connections to
other cities and a railway station.
If you want to arrive at Guimarães by plane you will have
to land at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (Oporto Airport) and
then take a car, taxi or train. For information on schedules see the
Portuguese Air Transporter Company web site.
When travelling by car you will find many ways to get to Guimarães. From the North you have the Highway from Braga and Viana do
Castelo and also from Corunna (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
train you have two choices: from the North (Spain and Viana do Castelo)
or from Lisbon with international connections from Spain. Go to the
Portuguese Railways Company web site for further information.
Most of the big cities are
inter-connected by coach. From Porto to Guimarães, it takes about 1 hour
and costs 5.20 euros. Note: From the airport, you need to first go to
the city centre of Porto to take a coach. The coach station of Guimarães
is located in the other side of the city centre of Guimarães. On foot,
it takes 30 minutes to the university campus. Probably it is better to
take a taxi from the coach station to the campus. See the timetable and
Rede Nacional de Expressos.