Lisbon is the capital of Portugal lying on the north bank of the Tagus River, on the European Atlantic coast. It is the westernmost capital city in continental Europe, a crossroad between North and South, East and West.
Visited by many peoples along the millennia of its long history Lisbon has captured the influence of many cultures and combined them into a potpourri of unusual character and charm, which mingle with modern trends and life styles creating spectacular contrasts.
Lisbon is one of the most attractive cities in Europe, an ideal place to combine a professional meeting with a break for leisure activities. For more information, visit: www.visitlisboa.com.
The meeting will take place at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) – University of Lisbon, Alameda campus in Lisbon, at Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon.
The whole meeting will take place at the Congress Centre, at Pavilhão de Civil.
Getting here from the Airport Lisbon Airport, which is located almost inside the city, is 3.5 km North of IST campus. You may use either the subway, the bus or taxi to reach IST.
Subway: The best option to get to IST/INESC is by subway/underground (Metropolitano de Lisboa). Just pick up the subway directly at the airport and leave on “Saldanha” station. Single ticket costs 1.40€, and travel time is around 15 minutes. Single ticket is valid for 1 hour and can be used in both underground and buses. 24h ticket costs 6€.
Bus (Carris): Take Bus 744 or 783 at the side-walk near the Arrivals, and exit at “Saldanha”, 10 mins walk from IST. The ticket costs 1.80€, if it is bought inside the bus. Bus 744 runs from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Bus 783 runs from 6 a.m. to 0:15 a.m. (next day) and travel-time is around 20 minutes for both of the buses.
Taxi: It will cost between 10 € and 12 € (depending on the hour, and if luggage boot is used). Travel time is around 10 minutes depending on the traffic.Hint: take the taxi at the Airport Departure level (instead of taking it at the Arrivals, where taxis line up for some time hoping for a long ride).
Hints getting here from other locations:
Google Maps can be used to choose the best option if you want to use public transportation (Bus and Subway) or just walk.
When buying Bus (except for onboard tickets) or Subway tickets for the first time, 0.50€ extra will be charged for the magnetic card (7 colinas / viva a viagem). This magnetic card is valid for 1 year, and it can be used with single tickets for a given transport, or it can be charged with money, called Zapping (with bonus when charged with larger sums) and used freely in both Subway and Bus (and on other local public transportation). Using Zapping, a single journey on Subway or Bus costs 1.25€.
Subway: The subway Metro line is largely deployed along the city. Tickets cost 1.40€. The closest subway stations to IST are “Alameda” or “Saldanha” (both 5 minutes walk to IST). For other ticketing options please check Metro Lisboa website:http://www.metrolisboa.pt
Bus: A large number of bus lines reach every place in the city. Several bus lines pass near IST. The ticket costs 1.80€, if it is bought inside the bus. If using the pre-charged magnetic card, a ticket costs 1.40€ (valid for every bus during 1 hour). For other ticketing options please check Carris website: http://www.carris.pt
Taxi: Inquire about the fare to your destination before you enter in the taxi. To order a taxi, call +351 218 119 000 (Rádio Táxis de Lisboa). Updated Oct. 2016.