The II International Seminar on Critical Thinking (SIPC 2015) will be held on the 8th and 9th of May 2015 at the Geosciences Building of the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal.


a) Within Vila Real

Line 4 of the “CorgoBus” serves the majority of the hotels and the conference location at UTAD. You can find a map with all the stops and schedules here:

Location Stop Line
Hotel Miraneve Mercado Lateral 4
Hotel Miracorgo Av. 1.º de Maio 4
SIPC 2015 (Geosciences Building) UTAD – Reitoria 4;1
Hotel Quinta do Paço * *

*This hotel is not in any of the bus routes. You can take a taxi to the hotel near the “Centro Comercial Dolce Vita” stop (Corgobus – Line 4).

You can download the schedules for line 4 in PDF format:  Line 4 – Going to UTAD / Line 4 – Coming from UTAD

The schedules for all the lines are available here:

b) To Vila Real


Geosciences Building – Quinta de Prados, 5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal (view campus map)

GPS Coordinates:

NW: N 41.285913, W 7.739316 // LATLONG: 41.285913, -7.739316 // HMS: 41° 17′ 9.2868″, -7° 44′ 21.537″

From Porto Airport (OPO) (aprox. 35min subway + 01h30 bus + 30min city bus):

1. Take the subway to “Bolhão” Station.

2. 300m walk to “Ateneu Comercial do Porto” street / “Rodonorte” bus station.

3. Ask at the ticket counter  for PORTO // VILA REAL schedules or check here:

4. Outside Vila Real “Rodonorte” station take the “Corgobus” line 4 at the “Mercado Lateral” stop, to the “UTAD – Reitoria” stop (bus every 30 minutes from 07:30 to 20:00).

5. Enjoy your stay.

From Lisbon, Coimbra, Aveiro or Braga (among others):

1. Take the bus at the “Rede Expressos” station.

2. Check for schedules to VILA REAL at the ticket counter or here:

3. Outside Vila Real “Rodonorte” station, 200m walk to “Carvalho de Araújo” avenue and take the “Corgobus” line 3 or 4 at the “Tribunal” stop, to the “Utad – Reitoria” stop (bus every 30 minutes from 07:30 to 20:00).

4. Enjoy your stay.