The congress will take place at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Av. de Berna 26 Lisbon, in central Lisbon. The keynotes will be given at the Reitoria, fifteen minutes' walk away from the main congress venue. The hotels are within a fifteen minute walk from the venue.
Map of local area and campus
This shows the plenary venues (Reitoria and Gulbenkian) as well as the buildings in use in the main campus.
Getting to the venue/accommodation area from the airport
If the waiting line for the taxis in front of the arrival terminal is excruciatingly long, go back inside, walk one floor up to the departure terminal, exit the building and you will most probably see lots of taxis waiting for you.
The following buses (listed by route number and terminal stops) serve the airport stop and the area of the congress/accommodation. Tickets may be purchased onboard and cost 1,50€.
22: Portela – Aeroporto – Marquês do Pombal
44: Moscavide/Qta. das Laranjeiras – Aeroporto – Cais do Sodré
83: Portela – Aeroporto – Amoreiras (weekdays only)
208: Est. Oriente – Aeroporto – Cais do Sodré (night only)
705: Est. do Oriente – Aeroporto – Est. Roma/Areeiro (weekdays only)
745: Prior Velho – Aeroporto – Est. Sta. Apolónia
Aerobus (91) runs between Lisbon Airport and the city centre, every 20 minutes, starting at 07:45, ending 20:15. Tickets may be purchased onboard and cost 3,50€ for all-day travel.
Aeroshuttle (96) connects Gare Oriente - Airport - Entrecampos - Sete Rios - Praça de Espanha; it runs every 30 minutes between 07:00 and 23:00. Tickets may be purchased onboard and in the Tourism Office at arrivals (public area); they cost 3,50€.
The nearest stops to the congress venue are Avenida de Berna, Campo Pequeno, and Praça de Espanha.
For further information, please visit http://www.carris.pt/en/home/
Although there is no direct connection to the airport, the nearest metro stations are 15 minutes away by bus: Gare do Oriente (red line), o Areeiro (green line) and the fare is 0,80€.
Taxi phone numbers
Autocoope - Taxis de Lisboa: +351 217 932 756 (http://www.taxislisboa.com/)
GEOTAXI: +351 218 444 400
Taxis 7C: +351 934 959 169 / +351 966 346 030
Taxitours + 351 964 120 673 (http://www.taxitours.com.pt/)
Rádio-táxis de Lisboa: +351 218 119 000
Lisbon local taxis charge 25% more after 9pm and on weekends (using rate 2 rather than rate 1). The fare outside of the city is calculated on a km basis upon leaving the city limits, about 0.40€/km, and any motorway/bridge tolls are paid by the client. When taking a cab, try to enquire about the price to your destination first. Save your receipt and check if the license plate matches the receipt details. See if the meter is running and rate code is correct.
Metro - Metropolitano de Lisboa
This is one of the easiest ways to get around Lisbon. Accessible and relatively cheap, the metro has four main lines:
- yellow (Rato - Odivelas)
- green (Cais-do-Sodré - Telheiras)
- blue (Santa Apolónia - Amadora Este)
- red (S. Sebastião- Oriente)
NB: the stations closest to the Congress venue are São Sebastião (blue line) and Campo Pequeno (yellow line).
Download the PDF of the network map.
Before hopping on the metro you must buy an electronic ticket, either 7 Colinas, or Viva Viagem, and charge it up. We suggest using the more commonly used, Viva Viagem. The card itself costs 50 cents and can be bought at the ticket office or using the vending machines. On charging the card, keep the receipt as it may be useful if you need to change a damaged card.A ticket exclusively for the metro can only be charged up to €20. You can check your card balance using the machines, choosing the option 'carregamento/leitura'.
Tip: recharge your card with the approximate number of trips in mind, as you get a small bonus each time you charge it with more than €5.
A single ticket 1 zone costs €0.90 and is valid for one journey, after validation, in one zone.
A single ticket 2 zones costs €1.15 and is valid for one journey, after validation, throughout the Metro network.
A one-day ticket Carris/Metro costs €3.95 and is valid for an unlimited number of journeys throughout the Carris and Metro networks for 24 hours after validation.
The first trains leave 06:30 from the terminal stations of each line; the last trains leave at 01:00 from the terminal stations of each line.
Information on Lisbon
To help you plan your time in Lisbon, you may find the following links helpful
Turismo de Lisboa: http://www.visitlisboa.com/Home_UK.aspx?lang=en-GB
Time Out Lisbon: http://timeout.sapo.pt
Agenda Cultural de Lisboa: http://www.agendalx.pt/cgi-bin/iportal_agendalx/index.html
Lisbon Guide: http://www.lisbon-guide.info
Recent article in the NY times: www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/travel/30hours-lisbon.html?_r=1&emc=eta1
Top local tip: the cheapest excursion is to take tram number 28 through the old town - it costs just three euros and is a very nice ride!
Map of city area
This shows the site of the reception (Castelo) and the banuqet (Casa do Alentejo) in relation to down-town and the metro stations.