Please look at our helpful travel summary PDF in the final days to help you reach the conference venue.
The IV CHAM International Conference will take place at Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Av. de Berna 26-C, 1069-061 Lisboa, centred in building Bloco 1.
The keynote will take place at Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Av. de Berna 26-C, 1069-061 Lisboa in Auditorio 1 on Floor 1 of Tower B.
The conference dinner will take place at Faz Figura a beautiful venue in downtown Lisbon overlooking the Rio Tejo. (Rua do Paraíso 15B, 1100-395 Lisboa, Portugal. [Metro: 10 mins walk from FCSH to Praça de Espanha Metro station; Praça de Espanha to Santa Apolónia (blue line); then 7 mins walk to the restaurant. Bus (Carris): 2 mins walk to Av. de Berna - Rego; 17 mins on 726 to Rua do Forno do Tijolo; 1 min walk to Rua Maria da Fonte; 9 mins on 734 to Rua do Paraíso; 1 min walk to the Restaurant.].
Please visit the Faculty website for more information on what you can also see there during your visit and for more information and curiosities about the neighborhoods of Lisbon, visit: http://maislisboa.fcsh.unl.pt/
Getting to Lisbon
There are several airlines offering regular domestic and international flights. The best airport to come to the conference is Lisbon – Portela Airport.
The Portuguese railway company offers a vast rail network covering the whole of mainland Portugal and also offers international train services to Vigo, Madrid and Paris.
The international Sud-Express train and Lusitânia hotel-train leave/arrive from Lisbon
For more information visit: www.cp.pt
To book trains involving a journey through several European countries visit: https://loco2.com/en
Or for extensive information on booking trains across several countries in Europe: https://www.seat61.com/
Portugal has a good road network. If you decide to drive, the compulsory documents are:
Motor insurance certificate
Vehicle registration or equivalent
Vehicle logbook or equivalent
Warning triangle in case of breakdown
High visibility reflective jacket.
Citizens of the European Union, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Switzerland need only an identity card to enter Portugal.
For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary for visitors from:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong and Macao and Taiwan territorial Authority.
Citizens from countries not mentioned above need a visa to enter Portugal, which may be requested at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of their country.
For more information visit: https://www.visitportugal.com/en
From the airport to the University
If the queue for taxis at Arrivals is excruciatingly long, go back inside, walk one floor up to Departures where you will probably find lots of taxis waiting outside. From the airport to most locations in central Lisbon the trip should cost no more than 12€ plus baggage and call-out charges.
The following buses serve the airport stop and the area of the congress. 2.00€ tickets may be purchased onboard: 22, 44, 83 (weekdays only), 208 (night only), 705 (weekdays only), 745. A 1 day ticket is 6.40€.
For further information see the Carris website.
Important: If your luggage is larger than 50x40x20cm you must use the Aerobus/Aeroshuttle bus:
- Line 1 runs between Lisbon Airport and the city centre, every 20 minutes, starting at 07:30 – 1900 and every 25 mins from 1900 - 2300. Tickets may be purchased onboard and cost 3.60€ for all-day travel.
- Line 2: This line passes by Sete Rios bus station and Praça de Espanha and the last stop is at José Malhoa Avenue.. Tickets may be purchased onboard and cost 3.60€.
Visit the Aerobus site to see the routes, prices and further information.
The nearest stops to the main conference venue are Avenida de Berna, Campo Pequeno, and Praça de Espanha.
More information (CARRIS).
There is direct metro service from the airport to the city on the red line, which runs to São Sebastião. From S. Sebastião to the University (not the opening venue) is approximately a 10-15 minute walk. Useful links: Transporlis and Lisbon Metro
Getting around Lisbon
Metro - Metropolitano de Lisboa (map)
Easy, accessible and relatively cheap, the metro has four main lines: yellow (Rato - Odivelas); green (Cais-do-Sodré - Telheiras); blue (Santa Apolónia - Amadora Este); red (S. Sebastião - Airport)
Closest stations to the conference venue are Campo Pequeno (yellow line), Praça de Espanha (blue line) or S. Sebastião (blue and red line).The first trains leave at 06:30 from the terminal stations of each line; the last trains leave at 01:00 from the terminal stations of each line.
Buy (0.50€) and charge an electronic ticket at the ticket office or machine: Viva Viagem. Check your card balance using the machines, choosing the option 'carregamento/leitura'.
Tip: recharge with the approximate number of trips in mind, as you get a small bonus each time you charge it with more than 5€.
A single ticket costs 1.50€ and is valid for one journey, after validation, throughout the Metro network.
A one-day ticket Carris/Metro costs 6.40€ and is valid for an unlimited number of journeys throughout the Carris and Metro networks for 24 hours after validation.
Taxi phone numbers
Autocoope - Taxis de Lisboa: +351 217 932 756
GEOTAXI: +351 218 444 400
Taxis 7C: +351 934 959 169 / +351 966 346 030
Taxitours + 351 964 120 673
Rádio-táxis de Lisboa: +351 218 119 000
Taxis are a good and cheap way of getting around in Lisbon. Taxi fares are calculated on the basis of an initial flat charge, currently €3.25 during the day and €3.90 at night (a further €1.60 is charged for luggage bigger than 55x35x20cm). The call-out charge is €0.80.
Driving from the airport to most locations in central Lisbon should cost between €10 -15 (plus baggage and call-out charges). Meters are displayed in all licensed taxis, make sure the meter is running. Tipping is voluntary, but customary: 10% is the norm.
Lisbon taxis charge 25% more after 22:00 and on weekends (using Rate 2 rather than Rate 1). The fare outside of the city is calculated on a km basis upon leaving the city limits, about €0.40/km, and any motorway/bridge tolls are paid by the client. When taking a cab, try to enquire about the price to your destination first. Save your receipt and check if the license plate matches the receipt details. See if the meter is running and the rate code is correct. Book a transfer for out of city destinations such as Sintra, Cascais etc as taxis to these destinations will be very expensive.