Travel information

Travel to Lisbon

By Air

Portugal's national airline is TAP Air Portugal (TP). Besides TAP, all the major international airlines fly to and from Lisbon International Airport (LIS), located at Portela de Sacavem (7km/4.5 miles north of the city).

To / from the airport: Carris buses run from the airport to the city and the main railway stations. A special 'Aerobus' departs to the city centre every 20 minutes during the day. Taxi services to the city are available. Facilities: Bureau de change, banks, tourist information, post office, duty-free shops and car hire.

Official Airline Carrier
TAP logo

TAP Air Portugal is the official carrier for the conference. TAP offers a special discount to all the event participants who make their flight booking and buy their ticket exclusively through TAP's website.

The discounts offered are the following:

  • 10% on economy class fares.
  • 20% on business class fares.

See the full TAP Terms and Conditions.

  • The code IT10TPCG36 has been given to this conference and must be mentioned when making the online booking in order to benefit from the discount.
  • The discount is applicable only for travel to the conference and is valid for round trip journeys from any TAP destinations to Lisbon.
  • The discount is applicable only on TAP operated flights. Bookings on code-share flights operated by other airlines or on other airlines do not benefit from the discount.
  • The discount is not accumulative with fares for resident / student / child / infant / senior, etc.
  • The discount is given over the applicable and available fare for the flights and dates selected, excluding all taxes related to the voyage.
  • The payment will always be by credit card. The tickets will always be an electronic ticket.
  • The booking can be made at any time. The travel dates must be within the period of 10 days before / 10 days after the conference dates (from October 13th to November 7th 2010). The dates of the event must be within in the period of the travel.
  • The discount is extended to the participants accompanying persons.
  • Bookings made previously by travel agencies or at TAP desks are not eligible for this discount.

To make a booking, please follow these steps:

  • Enter the TAP's website. and choose Advanced Search
  • Select flights and dates
  • Insert the event code in the Congress Code Box, located in the grey area on the right side of the webpage.
  • If you have any questions, please contact TAP Portugal at

By Rail

The state railway company, Caminhos De Ferro Portugueses (CP) offers outside Portugal an international rail service to Vigo, Madrid and Hendaye, linked to Paris by TGV. (more information).

Santa Apolónia Station is the terminus for northern and central Portugal, and for all international services. Trains also stop en route at the better-connected Gare do Oriente station. Inside Lisbon area, Cais do Sodré station serves Belém, Cascais and Estoril.

By Road

The only land border is shared with Spain. From the UK, the quickest routes are via ferry to northern Spain, avoiding the need to drive through France. Alternatively, you may drive through France via Bordeaux and through Spain via Burgos and Salamanca.

You can plan your route here

How to get to the event venue

The Conference does not provide any transfers from the airport to Congress venue. All delegates must make their own transport arrangements.

By Taxi

There are two taxi stands within the perimeter of the airport, one at arrivals and the other at departures. If you decide to take a taxi, it is suggested that you obtain prior information about the prices.

Regular taxis cost approximately €25. The fare on the taxi meter should read €2.35 (daytime pick-up) or €2.50 (night time pick-up). Outside the city limits, fare rates must be calculated based on the number of kilometres travelled and the established price per kilometre. The transport of baggage or animals incurs a surcharge of €1.60. You can get more info and purchase a Taxi Voucher at the Tourism Information Counter in the airport's Arrivals Hall. Note: An additional 20% is charged for services on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and for night service from the hours of 21:00 to 06:00.

By Public Transport

There is a direct train from Cais do Sodré Train Station to Estoril City. You should exit at Estoril stop and then just take a 3-minute walk through Estoril Casino Gardens towards the Estoril Congress Center.

To get to Cais do Sodré Train Station you may either take a taxi or you can take the AEROBUS 91 running every 20 minutes from 7:00 to 23:00.