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Travel, hotel and city

Organise your trip: this page provides you with basic information about Lisbon, how to travel to Lisbon and how to book your hotel at the best rate.

Travel to and around Lisbon

Arrive by plane

Lisbon Airport is one of the largest and best equipped airports in Western Europe. There are a number of airlines serving the airport with flights to most major European cities.

From the airport to the city centre

The airport is located just outside the city centre, making transfers to/from the airport incredibly easy.

  • Taxi: a line up of taxis is available just outside the airport; the trip will last approximately 15-20 minutes and the average cost is between 10-15 €.
  • Metro: from the underground station at the airport, the red line will take you quickly and directly to the city centre
  • AeroBus: this line runs every 20 to 30 minutes between the airport and two stops in the city centre; the ticket costs 3.5€
  • Bus: the line 744 will take you into the old town running past the major uptown avenues on its way

Arrive by car

Depending on the direction from which you are coming from, you can resort to several motorways and national and European roads.

People coming from the South can take the A 2 Motorway, whereas the A 6 Motorway is recommendable for people coming from the East. Drivers who turn to these alternatives must be aware that they must also cross the 25 Abril Bridge in order to eventually reach Lisbon. Traffic can get quite busy on this bridge, especially weekdays.

The A 12 Motorway is the best solution for people coming from the North. They must also cross the Vasco da Gama Bridge (the longest bridge in Europe).

The A 5 Motorway is advisable for visitors who travel from the West. Most of the motorways which connect Lisbon with the rest of the country are linked to at least one of the three ring roads of the capital.

Getting around: public transportation

Public transport in Lisbon is reliable and good value. The transport network includes Carris (buses, trams, funiculars and lifts) and the Metro. Possibly the cheapest way to get around is to buy a ‘Via Viagem’ or ‘7Colinas’ prepaid card, available from Metro ticket offices. This is a top up card similar to London’s Oyster Card. There is an initial cost of 0.50 cents, plus a top up of 2, 5 or 10 Euros. It can be used on Lisbon buses, trams, ferryboats and the Metro. Each trip currently costs €1.25 when using the card.

Getting around: taxi

Taxis in Lisbon are beige, and generally fairly inexpensive. Journey prices start with a standard price of around 2 Euros, and are metered from then on. Taxis will cost roughly 10 Euros to make any trip within the city to the centre. Drivers are also allowed to charge up to 50% for extra luggage, depending on the luggage weight.

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Book your hotel

Individual bookings

The ESC has appointed AIM Group International as its official Housing agency for hotel reservations for Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016.
AIM have selected a number of hotels with negotiated rates and easy access to the Congress Centre.

The hotels are conveniently located in the city centre with public transport connections to the Congress: browse the interactive map.

Book online

You will be transferred to the online booking system of AIM International Group.

Rooms will be allocated on a first come - first served basis. Telephone requests cannot be accepted. Rooms can be confirmed only upon receipt of a deposit payment. Confirmation vouchers are sent by email.

Group reservations

Please contact AIM by email at acute2016@aimgroup.eu

AIM Group International
Lisbon Office
Av. Conde de Valbom 6, 5th Floor - 1050-068 Lisbon, Portugal
Phone: +351 213245055 - Fax: +351 213245051

For other general accommodation queries please don't hesitate to contact ESC directly : euroACChotels@escardio.org

About Lisbon

Quick facts

    • Area: 100 km2
    • Population: 552 000 (2.6 million incl. surroundings)
    • Language: Portuguese
    • Altitude: 2m

Banking

Bank services are available at the airport, throughout the city and several banks are located close to the congress venue. Banks are open weekdays from 08:30 to 15:00 with no lunchtime closing. The city is well supplied with cash dispensers, which take most major credit cards.

Climate

The mild climate makes Lisbon an ideal year-round destination.

Currency

The monetary unit in Portugal is Euro (€).

Electricity

In Portugal, electricity is supplied at 220V/50Hz and power sockets are of 2 pin round type.

Language

The official language of the congress is English, no translation to Portuguese will be provided.

Location

Lisbon is the closest European capital to the United States and just around a 2-hour flight from all the other major European cities.

Time Zone

Lisbon is set on UTC/ UTC+1 time zone = Western European Time (WET) and Western European Summer Time (WEST) .

Value

It's one of Europe's best value cities - officially Western Europe's least expensive capital!



 

 

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