Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. A historical city, Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the second oldest city in Europe. There the sun shines 290 days a year, and the temperature rarely drops below 15°C. The city has approximately 600.000 inhabitants, approaching 1.9 million if one includes the various satellite towns of Greater Lisbon.

For pure pleasure, Lisbon has much to recommend it – its gastronomy, its Fado, its monuments and heritage, and, not least, its people. Take a walk through Lisbon, and experience for yourself the distinctive charm of its winding streets and the rich history of the old Lisbon neighbourhoods.

Features of Lisbon

  • The Jerónimos Monastery was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. This notable 16th century work of architecture became part of Portuguese identity and culture
  • Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga houses the most relevant public collection, from the 12th to the 19th century. Painting, sculpture, silver, gold and jewellery, decorative arts – Portuguese, European, African and Oriental.
  • Museu Nacional do Coches The museum houses a unique collection in the world consisting of vehicles from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries including coaches, berlins, sedan chairs and carriages.
  • Arco da Rua Augusta Climb up one of Lisbon’s iconic buildings for a unique view of the city. Open to the public since 9 August 2013, the Arch leaves Lisbon at your feet, literally.

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Lisbon is the main city of Portugal, situated right in the centre of the country in the northern margin of the river Tagus. Its International airport is at 15 minutes from the city centre and from all the main hotels.

The most important European Airlines, as well as some North America Airlines, operate direct daily flights to Lisbon, from the most important European Capitals and North America.

For delegates making intercontinental flights, the best connecting hubs in Europe are Amsterdam, Munich, Zurich, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, Madrid or London.

By Air

Lisbon International Airport, 7 km from the city centre, 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 Lisbon.

Destinations and companies that fly to Lisbon:

Lisbon is easy to get to. It is a short flight away from most European cities.

By Rail

Scores of national and international trains arrive in Lisbon every day. In addition to Santa Apolónia terminal station, the city has also the 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.

By Road

Arriving in Lisbon 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 Lisbon region.

By Sea

The Port of Lisbon 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. Lisbon 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.

Getting around in Lisbon

There is a wide inexpensive network in all towns and cities. In Lisbon, city of the seven hills, you can choose between bus, underground metro, elevators, and electric trams, within the city or to the suburbs. Trains and express bus service also links the main towns of the country.

From the Airport

Once landed at Lisbon’s Airport, a scheduled bus is operating regular transfers between the Airport and the city centre. Catching a taxi is easy and from Lisbon’s airport to the city centre it will cost approximately € 10.


Uber is available in Lisbon and operates effectively. Download the app to get around.

 Taxi voucher

Service at the Lisbon Airport – courtesy, friendliness, and safe driving.

This service is available to passengers arriving at Lisboa Airport who wish to travel by taxi.

The service operates with vouchers on sale at the Turismo de Lisboa counter, located in the Arrivals Hall. The price of the voucher depends on the distance of the trip and on the type of service required: normal or personalized (in the former, the driver is trained to speak foreign languages and acts as tourist guide).

From the Lisbon Hotels to Centro de Congressos de Lisboa

Travel from Cais do Sodré (following buses and tram) to the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa (station name: R. Junqueira/Centro de Congressos):

  • Bus 732: Marquês Pombal/Outurela
  • Tram 15E: Algés/Praça da Figueira

Following buses are also available from the station R. Junqueira/Centro Congressos:

  • Bus 714: Praça da Figueira / Outurela
  • Bus 727: Estação Roma-Areeiro / Restelo – Av. Descobertas
  • Bus 751: Estação Campolide / Linda-a-Velha
  • Bus 756: Olaias / R. Junqueira

Underground metro

Take the blue Line from the Marquês de Pombal metro station to Terreiro do Paço metro station and there catch the tram nº 15. Or take the blue Line until Cais do Sodré and there catch the tram nº 15. Stops at the R. Junqueira/Centro de Congressos.


Detailed information regarding public transportation is available at:

Contact Information:

Organising Secretariat

AIM Group International – Lisbon Office