Conference Travel Information

Arriving in Portugal

  • By Flight

The easiest way to reach Portugal is by air, with Lisbon Airport (LIS) serving as a well-connected gateway to most major cities worldwide. For detailed information about the airport, please visit the official website: https://www.aeroportolisboa.pt

Alternatively, you have the option to fly either to Faro or Porto airports and take a train or a bus from there. 

TAP Air Portugal is the national carrier, offering flights from various destinations: https://www.flytap.com/. Stay tuned for forthcoming details on exclusive discounts for conference attendees.

  • By Train or Bus

You can also reach Portugal by train or bus. However, there are less options. The primary international rail connections to Portugal are from Spain and France. Check www.cp.pt and the EU railway websites.

Arriving in Cascais/ Estoril from Lisbon Airport

The conference will take place in Cascais/ Estoril. From Lisbon Airport there are three main ways to reach Cascais/ Estoril:

  • Taxi
  • Estimated cost: €40 to €50
  • Duration:  approximately 40 minutes (depending on traffic conditions)

  • UBER/ BOLT
  • Estimated cost: €20 to €30 (depending on time of day and/or demand)
  • Duration:  approximately 40 minutes (depending on traffic conditions)

  • Public transportation (Metro + Train)
  • Cost: €1.65 for Metro + €0.50 for rechargeable card + €3.75 for the train (€5.90 overall)
  • Duration: approximately 30 minutes for metro + 30 minutes train ride (1h15-1h 30 mins overall). The train ride is gorgeous as you go along the coastline. If you are not carrying too many bags, we strongly suggest this option 🙂 
  • Payment methods: you can use your bank card at the entrance and exit doors (remember to use the same card to avoid double payment) or purchase tickets in person at the machines or ticket office.
  • Route: 
    • Metro: From Lisbon Airport, take the metro towards ‘São Sebastião’. At ‘Alameda’ Station, switch to the green line towards ‘Cais do Sodré Station’. 
    • Train: Upon arrival at ‘Cais do Sodré’ station, board the train bound for ‘Cascais’ (final stop). If you are staying in Estoril, check the stop closest to your accommodation – Estoril or Monte Estoril. 
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From FARO AIRPORT (FAO) or PORTO AIRPORT (OPO)

This route is a good option for those who plan to arrive early at EHPS and want to explore a bit of Portugal. 

Faro Airport (FAO)

For detailed information about the airport, please visit the official website: https://www.faroairport.pt/en/fao/home 

  • Estimated cost:
  • From the Airport to Faro city centre: 
    • Bus: €2.70
    • Uber/Bolt: 5€ to 10€ (depending on the time of day and/or demand)
    • Taxi: €10

  • Train/ Bus from Faro to Lisbon: 
    • You can take the Alfa Pendular (fastest) ou Intercidades. Lisbon Oriente is the final stop. 
    • Cost: €33.35 to €35.80 for first-class tickets; €25.95 to €27.40 for second-class tickets. You can get discounts if you purchase in advance. 
    • The trains go to Lisbon, so you will need to change and take the train to Cascais at Cais do Sodré. Same metro route as the one from the airport.

  • Bus station from Faro to Lisbon: €8 to €15. Again, the bus goes to Lisbon and you need to change and take the train to Cascais.

  • Duration: 
  • 20 minutes for the bus from the airport to the city centre and 3h30-4h for the train 
  • 20 minutes for the bus from the airport to the city centre and 3h30 for the bus to Lisbon

  • Route:
  • Take the bus number 14 or 16 at Faro Airport to the central station
  • The train station is a 3-minute walk from the bus central station

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Porto Airport (OPO)

For detailed information about the airport, please visit the official website: https://www.aeroportoporto.pt/pt/opo/home 

  • Estimated cost:
  • Porto Airport to Porto-Campanhã train station
    • Metro: €2.25 (Z4 ticket) + rechargeable card for €0.60
    • Bus: €2.25
    • Taxi: €21 to €26
    • Uber/Bolt: €9 to €15 (depending on time of day and/or demand)

  • Train  from Porto Campanhã to Lisbon:
    • You can take the Alfa Pendular (fastest) ou Intercidades. Lisbon Santa Apolónia is the final stop. 
    • Cost: €35 to €49.80 for first-class tickets; €29.25 to €36.30 for second-class tickets. You can get discounts if you purchase in advance. 
    • The train goes to Lisbon, and you will need to change and take the train to Cascais at Cais do Sodré. At Santa Apolónia station take the metro (there is only one line – blue line), exit at Baixa-chiado and change to the green line towards Cais do Sodré, that is the final stop where you get the train to Estoril/Cascais.

    • Bus from Porto to Lisbon €4.99 to €10. Again, the bus goes to Lisbon and you need to change and take the train to Cascais.

  • Duration:
  • Porto Airport to Porto-Campanhã station:
    • By metro: approximately 45 minutes
    • By bus:  approximately 40 minutes
    • Taxi: approximately 15 minutes
    • Uber/Bolt: approximately 15 minutes
  • Train ride from Porto-Campanhã to Lisbon: between 2h45 mins and 3h15 mins (depending if you take the fastest – ALFA or the Intercidades)
  • Bus from Porto to Lisbon: between 3h and 3h30 mins (depending if direct or with stops)

*Note: There are different locations for bus departure around the city, depending on the company and time. Please, check the city map before purchasing.

  • Useful links:

Flixbus tickets:  https://www.flixbus.pt