Practical Info

The Fifth Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics, IMSD, will be held in Lisboa, Portugal.


> Arriving to Lisbon by Air

Moving to the City:  
> By Taxi:  
There are two taxi stands within the perimeter of the airport, one at arrivals and the other at departures.
The fare on the taxi meter should read 3.25 € (daytime) or 3.90 € (night time). Outside the city limits, city fares are charged per kilometer (0.45 €/km). An additional 1.60 € is charged for the transportation of luggage or animals. Before taking a taxi, inquire about the fare.
You can also buy a "Taxi Voucher" at the "Information Desk" in the arrival area (price starts at 16.40 €)

 > By Metro:  
Lisbon Airport has its own Metro Station - "Aeroporto" - Red Line, which is the most convenient public transport.
 > By Bus:  

There are several bus lines going trough the airport. The bus route numbers and the names of the "end of the line" terminals are:

N. 208: Cais Sodré – Aeroporto – Estação Oriente
N. 705: Estação Oriente – Aeroporto – Estação Roma-Areeiro
N. 722: Pç. Londres – Aeroporto – Portela
N. 744: Marquês Pombal – Aeroporto – Moscavide
N. 783: Amoreiras – Aeroporto – Portela / Prior Velho

Aerobus - line1 and line 2

> Arriving to Lisbon by Train  
The main train stations in Lisbon are: "Estação de Stª Apolónia" and "Estação do Oriente", with national and international connections (Lisbon-Madrid-Paris and Lisbon-Porto-Vigo). Connection to the metro lines exist at both stations ("Stª Apolónia - Blue line; and "Oriente" - Red line)

 > Arriving to Lisbon by Car  
Traffic drive on the right in Portugal and international traffic signs are used. The minimum age for driving is 18 years old. Speed limits are: 120 km/h (75 miles/h) on highways, 90 km/h (60 miles/h) on roads and 50 km/h (30 miles/h) in urban areas.

Main highways: From North peninsula take A1 or A8, from East take A6 or A23, from South take A2

 > Moving Arround Lisbon  
The most convenient way to move around Lisbon is by subway (Metro)  by bus (Carris) or by taxi.

Public transports need electronic reusable cards called "7Colinas" or "Viva". These cards can be bought in vending machines inside Metro Stations and you can buy trips or load money on the card.

- Reusable card ("7colinas" or "Viva Viagem"): 0,50 €
(you need to buy trips in machines inside the Metro stations)
- One ticket (valid for 1 hour, within Metro and Carris network): 1,40 €
- One ticket (valid for 24 hours, within Metro and Carris network): 6,00 €

> General information  
Emergency Phone Number: 112
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1 in Summer
Electricity: 220 V, 50Hz. Power sockets follow European standards.
Currency: Euro
Working hours:
08:30 - 15:00 (Monday to Friday)
Buses: 06.30 - 24:00 (everyday, some bus run all night)
Metro: 06:30 - 01:00 (everyday)
Pharmacies: 09:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 19:00 (Monday to Friday, some are open 24 hours a day, everyday)
Shops: 09:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 19:00 (Monday to Friday), 9:00 - 13:00 (Saturdays)
Shopping Malls: 10:00 - 24:00 (everyday)
Embassies: 09:00 - 15:00 (Monday to Friday)