Arriving by Plane
Lisbon enjoys excellent access by air from all major European and International destinations. Over 45 airlines serve Lisbon Airport from destinations from Europe, USA, South America and Africa.
Lisbon airport is very close to the city centre (7 km from the city centre) and therefore only a short ride by metro, bus, taxi or car. You can carry your bicycle in the metro only after 8:00pm and by bus it is only possible in certain bus lines called bikebus (see map). The bicycle travels for free, only need to buy the ticket for the passenger. If you have a folding bike, you will have no problem. Otherwise, if you’re bringing your bicycle, we recommend you cycle to the beginning of Avenida de Berlim, where you can get bikebuses number 21 (direction Saldanha). The conference venue is located very close to the stop named Entrecampos.
You can also cycle from the airport to the conference venue (it will be a total of 4.2 km), and we recommend you to take this route via Avenida de Brasil.
Arriving by Train
Lisbon is served by two main railway stations: Oriente and Santa Apolónia. In both stations you have metro stops and several buses.
You can cycle from Oriente to the conference venue (it will be a total of 7.5 km), and we recommend you to take this route. From Santa Apolónia is also possible to cycle to the conference venue (it will be a total of 6.6 km), and we recommend this route.
For further information please visit the Portuguese rail website.
Non-EU residents who wish to visit Portugal for business or a holiday will need a Portugal Visa called a Schengen Visa.
Portugal is one of the countries in the Schengen Agreement of 1995. The agreement also includes Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Schengen Visas are issued from the embassy of the country which will be your main destination during your stay Europe.
A Portuguese Schengen Visa will enable you to visit Portugal and other Schengen countries for up to 90 days for business or travel. More info here.