Travel and Accommodation

Travel to and within Lisbon

Lisbon is easy to get to. It is a short flight away from most European cities, and is just as easily accessible by road, railway or sea. 

Lisbon International Airport, 7 km from the city centre, has daily flights to and from the major cities in Europe and the world. The Portuguese airline TAP-Air Portugal, as well as major international airlines, fly to and from Lisbon.

To access the centre of Lisbon, from the airport, two options are available (more info at the Tourism Information Counter in the airport's Arrivals Hall):


Makes the run between Lisbon Airport and the city centre.

Service begins at 7:45 and ends at 20:15. Buses pass every 20 minutes.

The ticket may be purchased from the driver, as you board the bus. 


There are two taxi stands within the perimeter of the airport, one at arrivals and another at departures.

Visa Requirements

A valid passport (or identity card for European Community nationals) is required. 

Visas are not necessary for citizens of EU countries. Please contact your local Portuguese Embassy, Consulate or your travel agency for further information. Participants who need a visa to travel to Portugal are strongly advised to make their application in their home country at least three months before the intended date of travel.

Directions (by car, from Lisbon Airport to FCT-UNL)

Go west on the 2 Circular expressway, pass Campo Grande and get off at the Eixo Norte-Sul exit. Follow the signs that lead to A2 Sul and to the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge.

Once over the bridge stay in the right lane and get off at the first exit that says "Costa da Caparica". This exit will take you onto another roadway. After about 1 km get off at the second exit that says Universidade/Porto Brandao. After exiting, drive about 75 m until you come to a roundabout. Once there follow the signs that indicate the way to the University ("Universidade").

You will receive directions on how to reach the campus building from the security guards at the entrance. Alternatively you can use the campus map posted at the page conference website.

Directions (using public transportation, from hotel location in Lisbon to FCT-UNL)

Go to the train station Entrecampos and get into one of the trains operated by Fertagus, with destination Setubal or Coina. Get out at Pragal and, at the same interface, get into the surface subway with destination Universidade operated by MST. Get out at Universidade (the end of the subway line) .

You will receive directions on how to reach the campus building from the security guards at the entrance. Alternatively you can use the campus map posted at the page conference website.


The conference campus is on the South side of the river Tagus. The 3 following hotels are close to the conference campus.

For those who prefer to stay in Lisbon downtown, on the North side of the river, we also indicate a few preferable locations at the bottom of this page.

Lisboa Almada Hotel (****)

Information: This hotel is located at the center of the city of Almada, very close to the conference campus (participants are on their own). It requires just taking a tram 150m from the Hotel to the conference campus station (on the tram take the exit “Universidade”, 10min). It provides good access to Lisbon downtown, by train in Pragal or by boat in Cacilhas.
Address: Rua Abel Salazar, nº.9/9B, 2805-313 Almada
Phone: +351 216027820


Hotel Costa da Caparica (****)

Information: At the beach of Caparica, known for its surfing activity, Caparica is a small village with many restaurants and shops.
Address: Av. General Humberto Delgado, 47, 2829-506 Costa da Caparica
Phone: +351 212918900


Meliá Aldeia dos Capuchos (****)

Information: Located at Capuchos, in the vicinity of Caparica, by a golf course, with swimimg pool and a SPA. This hotel has no facilities at walking distance and no regular transportation.
Address: Largo Aldeia dos Capuchos, 2825-017 Costa da Caparica


There are many other choices for hotels in downtown Lisbon, relatively close to campus, on the opposite side of the river from the conference campus. Here participants are totally on their own. The preferable locations for transportation to the conference campus are:

  • Chiado, at the very heart of Lisbon downtown, close to the most interesting places to visit. Participants may chose hotels at walking distance to a ferry of Transtejo at Cais do Sodré. The ferry goes across the river Tagus exiting at Cacilhas (8min). There, there is a direct connection to a tram station (on the tram take the exit “Universidade”, 19min). 


Hotel Borges Residence (***)

Information: Hotel Borges is located at Largo do Chiado, between Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina. Chiado is one of Lisbon's most beloved districts with theaters, bookshops, old-style cafes, and shops. It was once the center of the city's intellectual life, reminded by the statues of literary figures such as Fernando Pessoa, Luis de Camões, and Eça de Queiroz.
Address: Rua Garret 108, Lisbon
Phone: +351 213 461 951


  • Entrecampos, in Lisbon downtown, near the Entrecampos station for the train connection (Fertagus). Participants leave the train at Pragal (15min), with a direct connection to a tram station (on the tram take the exit “Universidade”, 7min). A couple of hotel possibilities are Holiday Inn Lisbon-Continental Hotel and Vip Executive Zurique Hotel. The Entrecampos station also serves the underground.