By Train -- Currently, there is no rail service, but that could change in the life of this edition. For information, call tel. 808/208-208.
By Bus -- Buses from Porto take only 2 hours. There are 15 runs a day, and the one-way fare is 7.50€. Five buses a day make the 5-hour and 50-minute trip from Lisbon. The cost is 18€ one-way. For information and schedules, call tel. 25/932-26-74.
By Car -- From Porto, continue east along the express route, A4, following signs to Amarante, where you continue east along N15 into Vila Real.
The Vila Real tourist office is at Av. Carvalho Araújo 94 (tel. 25/932-28-19; www.cm-vilareal.pt). It's open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 7pm, Saturday 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2 to 6pm.