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GROW is located at INESC-ID, at the INESC building, just outside the IST campus at Alameda D. Afonso Henriques, in the centre of Lisbon.

A map of INESC surroundings is available here.

A map of the campus of IST can be found here.


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 1.65€, 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 6,60€.
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 2.00€, if it is bought inside the bus. Bus 744 runs from 6:15 a.m. to 9:30 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 12 € and 15 € (depending on the hour, and if luggage boot is used an additional fee of 1,60€ will be charged). 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).

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 (viva 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 1.47€.

Subway: The subway Metro line is largely deployed along the city. Tickets cost 1.65€. 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:
Bus: A large number of bus lines reach every place in the city. Several bus lines pass near IST. The ticket costs 2.00€, if it is bought inside the bus. If using the pre-charged magnetic card, a ticket costs 1.65€ (valid for every bus during 1 hour). For other ticketing options please check Carris website:
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 Set. 2023.