Travelling to Lisbon

By Plane

TAP logoThe Portuguese airline TAP Portugal has agreed with the FCT/UNL in the scope of the “22nd Annual International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference”, including the Luso-Brazilian Symposium, to offer a discount to the participants who make their flight booking and buy their ticket exclusively through TAP Portugal’s website.

The discounts offered are the following:

- 10% in economy class; - 20% in business class.

The code IT16TPCG43 has been given to this event and must be mentioned when making the booking in order to benefit from the discount:
To make the booking, the participant should follow these steps:

  1. Enter the website
  2. Select flights and dates
  3. Insert the event code in the Promotion/Congress Code Box, located on the left side of the webpage


Booking Code example

In case of questions, please contact TAP Portugal by the following email:

Please download here the full information about this discount protocol and specific requirements.

Arrival information

The Lisbon International Airport is located at about 6.5 kilometres from the city centre. There are many airline companies operating at Lisbon Airport, providing both business class and low cost flights to tourists around the world. For further information please check ANA airports website.

Portugal mainland has also other two airports in Faro (about 280 km away) or Porto (about 300 km away), and from there delegates can travel to Lisbon by train, bus or car.

Getting from / to the airport

Lisbon Airport is served by metro/underground/subway (red line) and several buses.

The Airport Metro Station – “Aeroporto” - operates from 06:30 to 01:00 h.

The city buses (operated by Carris) serving the airport are listed below:

208: Cais Sodré – Aeroporto – Estação Oriente (daily - operates between 0:30 and 5:35 am – night bus)

705: Estação do Oriente – Aeroporto – Est. Roma/Areeiro (working days only)

722: Praça de Londres – Aeroporto – Portela (every day during the day)

744: Marquês Pombal – Aeroporto – Moscavide (every day)

783: Amoreiras – Aeroporto – Portela / Prior Velho (working days only, with the operation alternating between Portela and Prior Velho. Night service, only to the Prior Velho); or Marquês Pombal – Aeroporto – Prior Velho (Saturday, Sunday and holidays, with night service).

By train (international and national trains)

Lisbon has several train stations. International trains, as well as trains coming from the north, e.g. Porto, arrive at Gare do Oriente and Santa Apolónia.

Other national trains arrive at the train stations Sete Rios and Entrecampos.


ISDRS 2016 has established a partnership with the Portuguese rail way company Comboios de Portugal (CP), which offers 30% discounts in Portuguese Intercity trains as well as regional and interregional trains. Please see the details at the end of this section.

International trains

“Sud Expresso”/”Lusitânia Comboio Hotel”

Madrid – Lisbon

Hendaye (France) (with good links to Paris) – Lisbon (Portugal)

Timetables of both options available here
Prices available at “Comboios de Portugal

National trains – “Intercidades” (30% discount for ISDRS delegates)

Beja/Évora – Lisboa

Timetables available here / Prices available here

Guarda/Vilar Formoso – Lisboa

Timetables available here / Prices available here

Covilhã – Lisboa

Timetables available here / Prices available here

Vila Real de Santo António/Lagos/Faro – Lisboa

Timetables available here / Prices available here

National trains – “Alfa pendular” (faster then “Intercidades”)

Braga – Lisbon - Faro

Timetables available here / Prices available here

Details for CP's discounts:

Delegates can get a 30% discount in intercity trains, as well as interregional and regional trains, including Lisbon's urban trains in order to arrive to the final destination, when proceeding as follows:

  • Purchasing a return ticket (compulsory) at any of the ticket offices in train stations (no online purchase) or on board of the train (if no service was available at the train station, showing a proof that they are attending the ISDRS conference 2016. The discount applies to travels between 10th and 16th of July 2016.
  • Tickets can be refunded, following the procedures applied for these types of situations.

By Car

Portugal has a good network of roads. You can rent a car at the airport or at any train station as well as in all major cities. You can also bring your own car.

The main motorways/highways to get to Lisbon from the north of the country are A1 and A8. From the south, motorway A2 can be used. A23 and A6 are some of the options for those who come from the East.

Roads, which name start by “A”, are motorways (“auto-estradas”). These types of roads have tolls. The price of the trip can be calculated here. If your vehicle is not Portuguese please read carefully the rules for the tolls payment in some of the roads available here.

The “A” roads are the faster way to get to Lisbon by car. Nevertheless, other national roads are also available and free of charge.

More information available here

Parking exists in the city but it is subject to a fee. The price depends on the area of the city. More information available here

Lisbon has some LEZ (Low Emission Zone), so vehicles Euro 1, 2 and 3 are not allowed or have some rules to enter in some of the city areas. For more information please visit here or here.

General Info on Public transportation in Lisbon

Lisbon's public transportation offers you a network of four metro lines (underground train), many bus lines, four tram lines (E28, E15, E18, E25) as well as local trains and ferries. Buses and the metro might be the easiest options to get around the city.

Costs by city bus / Metro:

  • Tickets (purchased on the bus): 1.80€ (exception: purchase on trams is 2,80€)
  • Bought in advance single ticket Bus/Tram/Metro*: 1.40€ (valid for 1h with as many changes as needed)
  • Tickets for 24 hours *: 6€
  • Fare for one journey under zapping option (see below)*: 1,25€

* It requires the prior acquisition of the electronic card “7 colinas” / “Viva Viagem”, - Price: 0.50€

Lisboa Viva viagem cardsThe most convenient way to travel with public transport is using a rechargeable card called "Viva Viagem" (costs 0,50€), on which you can upload different types of tickets.

We recommend to charge the Viva Viagem-card with the Zapping option: With this option, you upload a specific amount of money (min. 3€, max. 40€), allowing you to use all types of transports (bus, tram, urban train, ferries). When starting a new journey, you validate your card at the entrance of the respective type of transport, and the fare for one journey will be subtracted.

Important: The regular bus services (CARRIS) operate with the following measurements limits for baggage: 50x40x20cm. For baggage exceeding these measurements we suggest that you use the Aerobus (see below). In the metro (underground train), larger baggage can be transported with no restriction.

For further information please check the “Transportes de Lisboa” website.

Additionally, there are airport shuttles and taxis available. The airport shuttle operated by Carris (Aerobus) has a cost of 3.15€. This shuttle stops at the major hotels and works daily from 7 am to 11 pm. (It is advised to purchase tickets online to receive a discount and to avoid queues).

The taxi fare for the city centre costs around 10-15€ and there is a surcharge of 1.60€ for the luggage (the surcharge maintains the same independent from the number of pieces of luggage). Please make sure that the taximeter is on and only pay what is shown on the taximeter.

Taxi Vouchers with exclusive sale are available at the Ask me Lisboa Tourism Offices at the Airport.