Travel Information

Lisbon is easy to get to. It is a short flight away from most European cities, and is just as easily accessible by road, railway or sea.


Lisboa International Airport, 7 km from the city centre, and has daily flights to and from the major cities in Europe and the world. The Portuguese airline TAP - Air Portugal, as well as major international airlines, fly to and from Lisboa.
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There are always plenty of taxis at the Arrivals and Departures Halls. All the taxis have meters, a ride to Lisbon costs approximately 10.00 EUR, depending on the traffic. During weekends, nights, and holidays there is a 20% surcharge.

CAR RENTAL - Lisbon Portela Airport

In the Arrivals Hall of Lisbon Airport you can find counters for various car rental companies which are: AA Castanheira/Budget, Auro Rent, Auto Jardim, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Alamo and Sixt.


Portela Airport is easily accessible. There is a special shuttle bus, Carris number 91, one-way costs 1.30 EUR, that takes passengers to the center of Lisbon in 20 minutes, the bus also stops at Cais do Sodré Train Station.

Another shuttle bus, Scotturb, costs 9.00 EUR, connects the airport with places such as Estoril. You can purchase a ticket with the driver for both of the shuttle buses.

There are town bus lines: 5, 22, 44, 45 and 83 to Lisbon.


Arriving in Lisboa by road is a pleasant experience, as the visitor can enjoy the beautiful countryside along the way. The city has good road accesses and the most frequently used routes are: the A1 motorway. the 25th April Bridge, the new Vasco da Gama Bridge, and the CREL, the outer ring-road for the Lisboa region.


Scores of national and international trains arrive in Lisboa every day. In addition to Santa Apolónia terminal station, the city now has the new Gare do Oriente, which opened in 1998 adjacent to the Parque das Nações. Both stations have direct bus or underground connections to the city centre.


The Port of Lisboa is the busiest port on the European Atlantic coast. It has three terminals for cruise ships: the Alcântara, Rocha de Conde d’Óbidos and the Santa Apolónia terminals. Lisboa is often a port of call for many cruise ships (coming from many different places). Furthermore, the city also has marinas for pleasure boats in the docks of Belém, Santo Amaro, Bom Sucesso. Alcântara and, most recently, the Olivais Docks.


  1. There are shuttle buses from the airport to the hotels ~ please look for bus #91
  2. There is also a Metro - red line from the airport - Underground Ticket 1,40 Euro + 0,50 Euro Rechargeable card.
  3. The Altis Grand Hotel (Conference Venue) have a Shuttle bus service. It is a Free service for customers but requires previous booking at the front desk depending on availability. Please see for more information.
  4. Lisbon also operates an Aerobus service. The Aerobus service provides regular transfer connection between Lisbon Airport and Lisbon center. Please see for more information.
  5. Taxi vouchers are also available if you wish to pre-book. The Taxi Voucher is a pre-paid service and you could buy it in the airport. This guarantee's fixed taxi prices Please see for details.

For more information about Lisbon - what to see and do please visit:

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