The conference will take place at Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Av. de Berna 26-C, 1069-061 Lisboa.
Travel advisory for Japanese delegates
Delegates coming from Japan are please asked to refer to the Overseas Safety Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan before travelling and we suggest you also register for email announcements (for updated security information on overseas travel) from Tabi Regi.
Getting to Lisbon
Several airlines offer regular domestic and international flights. The best airport to use is Lisbon - Portela Airport.
The conference has an agreement with Air France-KLM as its official carrier.
The best fare for your airline ticket.
Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 26697AF
More details here.
If you book with this code, please retain this document with you when you travel.
The Portuguese railway company offers a vast rail network covering the whole of mainland Portugal and also offers international train services to Vigo, Madrid and Paris.
The international Sud-Express train and Lusitânia hotel-train leave/arrive from Lisbon
For more information visit: www.cp.pt
You can get to Portugal by coach. Eurolines and Intercentro both operate international routes to and from Portugal.
Portugal has a good road network. If you decide to drive, the compulsory documents are:
- Personal ID
- Driving license
- Motor insurance certificate
- Vehicle registration or equivalent
- Vehicle logbook or equivalent
Citizens of the European Union, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Switzerland need only an identity card to enter Portugal.
For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary for visitors from:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong and Macao and Taiwan territorial Authority.
Citizens from countries not mentioned above need a visa to enter Portugal, which may be requested at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of their country.
For more information visit: https://www.visitportugal.com/en
If you require a letter of support for a visa application, please contact the conference administrators informing them of your intended dates of travel.
From the airport to the University
If the queue for taxis at Arrivals is excruciatingly long, go back inside, walk one floor up to Departures where you will probably find lots of taxis waiting outside. From the airport to most locations in central Lisbon the trip should cost no more than 12€ plus baggage and call-out charges.
The following buses serve the airport stop and the area of the congress. 1.50€ tickets may be purchased onboard: 22, 44, 83 (weekdays only), 208 (night only), 705 (weekdays only), 745.
Important: If your luggage is larger than 50x40x20cm you must use the Aerobus/Aeroshuttle bus:
- 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 main conference venue (not the opening venue) are Avenida de Berna, Campo Pequeno, and Praça de Espanha.
There is direct metro service from the airport to the city on the red line, which runs to São Sebastião. From S. Sebastião to the University (not the opening venue) is approximately a 10-15 minute walk. Useful links: Transporlis and Lisbon Metro
Getting around Lisbon
Metro - Metropolitano de Lisboa (map)
Easy, 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 - Airport)
Closest stations to the conference venue are Campo Pequeno (yellow line), Praça de Espanha (blue line) or S. Sebastião (blue and red line).The first trains leave at 06:30 from the terminal stations of each line; the last trains leave at 01:00 from the terminal stations of each line.
Buy (0.50€) and charge an electronic ticket at the ticket office or machine: Viva Viagem. Check your card balance using the machines, choosing the option 'carregamento/leitura'.
Tip: recharge 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 costs 1.25€ and is valid for one journey, after validation, throughout the Metro network.
A one-day ticket Carris/Metro costs 5€ and is valid for an unlimited number of journeys throughout the Carris and Metro networks for 24 hours after validation.
Taxi phone numbers
Taxis are a good and cheap way of getting around in Lisbon. Taxi fares are calculated on the basis of an initial flat charge, currently €3.25 during the day and €3.90 at night (a further €1.6 is charged for luggage bigger than 55x35x20cm). The call-out charge is €0.80.
Driving from the airport to most locations in central Lisbon should not cost more than €12 (plus baggage and call-out charges). Meters are displayed in all licensed taxis. Tipping is voluntary, but customary: 10% is the norm.
Lisbon taxis charge 25% more after 22:00 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 the rate code is correct.
For information about a kindergarten service please read this PDF.