Planning a Trip
By Train -- The train station is on Largo da Estação (tel. 25/327-85-52 or 808/208-208). Some 20 trains per day arrive from Porto after a 1 1/2-hour trip. It costs 8.50€ ($11) one-way. From Coimbra, 15 trains a day make the 4-hour trip. A one-way ticket costs 9.25€ ($12). Eleven trains a day arrive from Viana do Castelo. The trip takes 2 hours and costs 4.50€ ($5.85) one-way.
By Bus -- The bus station is at Central de Camionagem (tel. 25/320-94-00), a few blocks north of the heart of town. Buses arrive every hour from Porto; the trip takes 1 1/2 hours and costs 5€ ($6.50) one-way. From Guimarães, there are 12 buses per day; the trip takes an hour and costs 2.25€ ($2.95). From Lisbon, five daily buses make the 5 1/2-hour trip. The fare is 15€ ($20) one-way.
By Car -- From Guimarães, head northwest along N101.
The Braga Tourist Office is at Av. da Liberdade 1 (tel. 25/326-25-50; www.rtvm.pt). It's open Monday to Friday 9am to 12:30pm and 2 to 6:30pm, Saturday and Sunday until 5:30pm October to June; and Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 12:30pm and 2 to 5:30pm, July to September.