How to arrive
Como chegar · Cómo llegar
Lisbon is just a few hours (2 to 3 hours) away from most European cities and 6 to 8 hours away from North America. Lisbon’s international airport is only 7 km away from the city centre.
A simple and cheap way of getting from the airport to the city centre is by bus. The AeroBus departs from the airport every 20 minutes (from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm) to the city centre (journey time: 20 minutes) and stops at Cais do Sodré, the railway station. The closest bus stop to the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences is ‘Campo Pequeno’.
Underground transportation also connects the airport with the city centre. It’s a cheap and quick way to travel, and can get you almost anywhere in Lisbon. The closest metro stations to the congress venue are ‘Campo Pequeno’ (yellow line), and ‘Praça de Espanha’ (blue line).
You can also take the local buses to the city, namely numbers 21, 22, 31, 44, 83, 91, 96, 705, 708 and 745 (from 6.00 am to 9.30 pm) and bus number 208 (from 11.00 pm to 4.00 am). Taxis are available 24-hours a day, the journey time to the city centre lasts 15-30 minutes and costs between 10-15 EUR.
Those travelling by train must get off at Oriente station or at Santa Apolónia station, just a few minutes away from the old centre of Lisbon. Both stations are connected to the Lisbon underground, so you can use the subway or the Carris buses.
There is a wide inexpensive network of public transportation in Lisbon, and you can choose between bus, subway, elevators, electric trams or trains, within the city or to the suburbs.
Bus and tram tickets can be purchased at any ticket vendor or directly from the driver. In this case the ticket is more expensive. Subway tickets must be purchased at the subway stations.
The Zapping card can be used across the different transport networks in the city and outskirts, namely in trains (CP-Comboios de Portugal), boats (Transtejo), buses (Carris) and Lisbon underground (Metro de Lisboa). This rechargeable card can be purchased in all transport operators point of sale and in Payshop Agents. It can be charged with a minimum of 1,50€ and a maximum of 10,00€. The card balance cannot exceed the 15,00€.
The public bus and tram company CARRIS covers almost all the city of Lisbon. Generally, buses and trams run from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm, there are fewer buses after this hour, but the service lasts until 4.00 am. During the weekend transportation services are reduced substantially.
The subway – Metropolitano de Lisboa – is the easiest and fastest way to get around the city and runs from 6.00 am to 1.00 am.