Department of Environment and Planning,
University of Aveiro
Address: Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431, 4249-015, Portugal
Created in 1973, the University of Aveiro quickly became one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in Portugal. Now a public foundation under private law, it continues to develop and implement its mission to provide undergraduate and postgraduate education, to generate research and promote cooperation with society.
Attended by about 15,000 students on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the UA has achieved a significant position amongst higher education institutions in Portugal, being one of the top universities regarding the quality of its infrastructures, the strength of its research and the excellence of its staff.
How to Reach UA
Flying to Portugal
The closest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport in Oporto, located some 70kms to the north of Aveiro. Portela International Airport in Lisbon is located 250kms to the south of Aveiro. For more information please visit ANA (airports).
From Oporto to Aveiro
The journey from the airport to the railway station (called Porto-Campanhã) which has direct rail connections to Aveiro can be done by taxi for around 20€ and takes around 30 minutes. A less expensive way to reach the Porto-Campanhã railway station is to use the Metro, Violet (E) Line, which has a terminal at the airport. The trips between the airport and the railway station take about 32 minutes (Z4 ticket). For more information please visit
Metro do Porto maps and timetables.
The train journey to Aveiro takes about 40 minutes if you take the Alfa Pendular train and Intercidades or 1h15 if you take a regular train. There are many trains running regularly to Aveiro from Porto. For more information please check train times online.
From Lisbon to Aveiro
If you're arriving by plane, the best way to come to Aveiro is by train from Lisboa-Oriente railway station. To get to the train station, you can take a taxi, which takes about 10 minutes, but there are less expensive ways to get there, by bus, for example (lines 5 and 44). For more information please check train times online.
To reach the University Campus
Aveiro railway station is located at about 20 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes taxi ride from the University Campus. To reach the Campus, you can also use the bus (green line) which departs at regular intervals from outside the railway station.
From the north using the A1 motorway or from the east using the A25. Take the A1 motorway headed to Lisbon. Exit the A1 in the direction of Aveiro and take the A25. There are two exits to the city from the A25, first “Aveiro-Norte" and some kilometers further on, the "Aveiro" exit. This second exit is the best for reaching the University of Aveiro.
From the south using the A1 motorway. Take the A1 motorway in the direction of Porto. Exit the motorway at "Aveiro-Sul/Águeda" (exit 15) and follow the EN235 road directly to the University Campus. From the south, using the A8 and A17 motorways. Exit the motorway at "Aveiro-Sul” and follow the EN235 road directly to the University campus.