The Oporto Airport is the best choice to arrive by plane. From there, it is possible to take the E-Line of Metro do Porto using the Andante Blue Ticket (0,60€) and buying the Z4 ticket (2,00€) to get to Campanhã train station. There are train connections from Porto to Aveiro every hour: Urbano (1h journey – 3,55€) or InterCidades (40min journey – from 12,10€ to 13,10€) or Alfa Pendular (30min journey – from 14,70€ to 20,30€).
Should you prefer to arrive at Lisbon Airport, it is possible to take the Red-Line of Metro de Lisboa using the Viva Viagem card (0,50€) and buying the Carris/Metro Single ticket (1,50€) to get to Oriente train station. There are train connections from Lisboa to Aveiro every hour: InterCidades (2h30m journey – from 20,90€ to 30,70€) or Alfa Pendular (2h journey – from 27,10€ to 39,00€).
Aveiro’s train station is located close to the city’s centre and within 30 minutes walking distance from the University of Aveiro. It offers urban and regional trains as well as fast services to all main cities in Portugal. For more information on tickets and schedules visit the Comboios de Portugal website.
It takes up to 1 hour to travel from Porto to Aveiro, using either the A1 or the A29 highways. Travelling from Lisbon will take around 2 hours, using the A1 highway or, best choice, the A8 and A17 highways.
Pay attention to Electronic Tolls: Some highways in Portugal have electronic tolls in exclusive. This means that there are no cabins and the electronic identification of the vehicle is made at the moment of crossing the point of collection, in one or several sites along the highway. All lanes with electronic tolls are properly identified using the reference Electronic toll only. For more information regarding this system please visit the Portugal Tolls website.