Travelling to Lisbon
Lisboa International Airport, 7 km from the city centre, has daily flights to and from the major cities in Europe and the world. The Portuguese airline TAP - Air Portugal, as well as major international airlines, fly to and from Lisboa.
Save up to 20% on travel with the Star Alliance network
The Star Alliance™ member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for the ECTS 2013
To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please follow the below steps to access the Conventions Plus online booking tool:
- Visit www.staralliance.com
- Under "Delegates login" enter conventions code SK02A40.
- The online booking tool opens in a separate window*
*Should the online booking tool not open, please ensure that your Pop-Up blocker is disabled.
Registered participants travelling to the event may qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked, subject to certain criteria.
The participating airlines for this event are:
Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, AviancaTaca, Blue1, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS International Air Lines, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, US Airways
Discounts are offered on international flights on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.
When making your travel plans please be able to present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance for the Event/Convention
Please note: For travel to/from Japan and New Zealand special fares or discounts may be offered by the participating airlines on their own network. To obtain these special fares or discounts and for booking office information please visit www.staralliance.com/conventionsplus/delegates and:
- Click on "Conventions Plus Booking Contacts" and enter the conventions code
- Choose one of the participating airlines listed
- Call the respective reservation contact listed and quote the conventions code when requesting the special ticket
Arriving in Lisboa by road is a pleasant experience, as the visitor can enjoy the beautiful countryside along the way. The city has good road accesses and the most frequently used routes are: the A1 motorway. the 25th April Bridge, the new Vasco da Gama Bridge, and the CREL, the outer ring-road for the Lisboa region.
Scores of national and international trains arrive in Lisboa every day. In addition to Santa Apolónia terminal station, the city now has the new Gare do Oriente, which opened in 1998 adjacent to the Parque das Nações. Both stations have direct bus or underground connections to the city centre.
The Port of Lisboa is the busiest port on the European Atlantic coast. It has three terminals for cruise ships: the Alcāntara, Rocha de Conde d'Óbidos and the Santa Apolónia terminals. Lisboa is often a port of call for many cruise ships (coming from many different places). Furthermore, the city also has marinas for pleasure boats in the docks of Belém, Santo Amaro, Bom Sucesso. Alcântara and, most recently, the Olivais Docks.
Passport and Visa
All participants must have a valid passport (or identity card for European Community Nationals) in order to enter Portugal. Visas are not necessary for citizens of EU countries. Citizens of some countries may need to obtain a visa before arrival. For further information please contact the nearest Portuguese Embassy or Consulate to check visa regulations. Delegates must, of course, meet the normal requirements, i.e. they must possess valid travel documents and sufficient means of support. Delegates requiring a visa for entry to Portugal are strongly advised to make their application in their home countries at least three months before the intended date of travel. Visa application procedures are easier when the acknowledgement of registration is included. Refunds cannot be made when visa applications are not granted.
The Congress Secretariat is able to issue you with an official letter of invitation for the congress. Please note that such a letter can only be issued if you are registered for the congress and your registration fee has been fully paid.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Congress Secretariat if you have any questions regarding visa application procedures.
Please note that for some countries, visa application procedures can take up to two months.
Lisbon Congress Centre
The Lisboa Congress Centre is located in the heart of Lisbon, in an area easily accessible by bus, tram and taxi and about 15 minutes from the airport.
- There is a Metro station at the Airport.
- It is possible to make use of the two bus lines to the city centre
Visit the congress centre website for public transport information