Conference Venue and Transport

The School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP/IPP) is located in the city of Porto, Portugal. ISEP is one of the biggest and most known engineering schools of Portugal, with more than 6000 students and 500 faculty members.

One of the top schools of technology in Portugal, ISEP has been pioneering education and research in Engineering since 1852.

The goal is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development, by creating and transmitting applied knowledge. As future engineers, we believe our students can produce creative solutions for present or upcoming challenges, becoming agents of global progress.

ISEP offers a wide range of programmes in different fields of Engineering. With more than 6000 students, we believe each one is unique and has the ability to excel. Our job is simply to channel their potential with the spirit of entrepreneurship, team work, out-of-box thinking and technical expertise, key competences for a successful international career.

The School is also a trademark of Porto. This modern European city, known for its beauty, booming cultural agenda and strong traditional roots, is the Portuguese academic capital. Porto is also known for the friendly and cosmopolitan environment, which helps explain the large attraction of international students.

Along with renowned institutions, such as MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), ISEP is a member of the international consortium CDIO (Conceive - Design - Implement - Operate) and has more than a hundred partnerships within the European Space of Higher Education.

Travelling to Porto

Airport Transfer

If travelling by plane, there are several ways to get to the city centre (hotel or ISEP). See links below for additional or updated info.

Subway (Metro)
The easiest way to get from Porto Airport to the city center is to take the metro. Line E (Violet) connects Airport Station to "Estádio do Dragão" Station, and, naturally, to all metro’s network (Trindade station).The access to the Station from the interior of the Airport is extremely simple and practical, being fully signalled.
The occasional Andante title required for travelling between the Airport Station and Oporto city centre is a Z4. In the Andante shop located in the arrivals zone of the Airport you can also buy the Andante Tour, an unlimited and intermodal title valid for 1 or 3 days. The journey to the city centre takes about 30 minutes and a single fare is €1.80.

There are regular bus connections to the city centre (buses 601, 602, 604 and 3M serve the airport). A single fare is also €1.80 (Buses and Metro share the Andante system).

Taxis are available 24 hours a day from outside Arrivals. A 20% surcharge is payable at weekends, on public holidays and between 21:00 and 06:00.Taxi service to the Porto centre should cost about 20 euros and take between 20 and 30 minutes. Large size baggage may inccur on additional cost (about 2EUR).

There is a low cost shuttle service between the airport and the Porto hotels. You must book in advance in 100RUMOS.

Getting to ISEP

The Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto is located in the main university area of Porto, 10 minutes away from the city centre by subway. Easily accessible by public transportation, the campus is just across the IPO subway station (yellow) line and is also served by the 300, 301, 603, 803 buses. If you are driving, use the map for directions. The entrance to our campus parking is located on Rua de S. Tomé.



41o10'43'' N
8o36'22' W


Latitude: 41,17878
Longitude: -8,60622


4558659 N
533037 E

Useful links

Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport

Subway (Metro do Porto)
Linha amarela/Yellow Line (D)
Estação/Station IPO

Railway (CP)

Bus (STCP)