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ENS 2011: Lisbon, Portugal · 28 – 31 May 2011

Travel to and within Lisbon

If you are coming by plane

Portela International Airport (LIS) is located 7 kilometres north of the city centre. Regular Aerobus services (No. 91) link the airport to downtown Lisbon (every 20 minutes from 07.00 to 21.00). The ticket may be purchased from the driver upon boarding the bus. A ticket costs € 3.50. The Lisboa Convention Centre is located close to the city centre, and about 20 minutes from the airport. As there is no direct bus connection to the Meeting venue, we advise delegates to go to the city centre first or to take a taxi. The subway station near the Lisboa Convention Centre is Cais do Sodré. From there, please take bus 14, 28 or the tram 15E to get to the venue. Taxi service is available outside the terminal. A regular taxi ride to the Lisboa Convention Centre will cost you around € 15 (+ extra charge for luggage). We recommend buying a taxi voucher from the Turismo de Lisboa counter in the terminal building in order to make sure to pay a fixed price. Car hire is also available, with major car rental companies operating booths.

By metro

The nearest metro stops to the Meeting venue are Cais do Sodré and Alcântara (15 minutes walk to the Meeting venue).

By bus/tram

By bus / tram 15 to Algés / Praça da Figueira, tram 28 to Portela / Restelo, bus line 56 to Olaias / Praça das Indústrias or bus line 727 to Restelo / Est. Roma-Areeiro.

By car

Lisbon can be reached by all major road networks in Europe, via Spain. The A6 (Lisboa-Elvas) connects to the Spanish A5-E90 to Madrid. Through the East, motorway A1 (Lisboa-Porto) connects to the Spanish A55 to Vigo via A3 (Porto-Valença). Through the North, motorway A2 (Lisboa-Albufeira) connects to the Spanish A49 to Sevilla, Spain via A22 (Lagos-Vila Real). Through the South, motorway A23 (Torres Novas-Guarda) connects Lisbon to A1 and to the Spanish A62 to Burgos, via A25 (Aveiro-Vilar Formoso), also through the East.

By train

Two major train stations serve central Lisbon: Santa Apolónia and Orient Station. From both stations to the Meeting venue and hotels there are the following choices: metro, regular bus lines and taxi (about € 5, plus luggage tax).

Taxi service

To reach attractions outside the city centre or to get around late at night (after 1 o’clock in the morning when the metro closes), take a taxi. We encourage attendees to agree the fare with the driver before embarking on their journey. Teletaxis: +351 218 111 100; Autocoope: +351 218 111 100.

City transportation

The city of Lisbon has excellent infrastructure and offers inexpensive public transport facilities that service all areas of the city. The fastest way to get around is by metro, it has four lines (A – D), runs regularly, and covers most of the city. The Lisbon Metro rides costs € 0.65 for a one-way ticket and € 1.05 for a return trip, with opening times from 06:30 to 01:00 daily. There is no direct metro connection to the airport.

SAVE UP TO 20% ON TRAVEL WITH THE STAR ALLIANCE™ NETWORK

The Star Alliance members airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for ENS 2011.

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts and for booking office information please visit www.staralliance.com/conventionsplus and:

  1. Choose “For delegates”
  2. Under “Delegates login” enter conventions code TP04S11
  3. Choose one of the participating airlines listed
  4. Call the respective reservation contact listed and quote the conventions code TP04S11 when booking the ticket


Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this event are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Blue1, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Spanair, SWISS International Air Lines, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, US Airways.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

Please note: For travel from Japan and New Zealand special fares or discounts are offered by the participating airlines on their own network.

When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance.