Get to Lisbon

​There are many ways to get to Lisbon and all of them are easy to use. With the airport just a few minutes from the center of the city, stations with international rail links and various ports for cruise ships, there are many options for getting to the capital of Portugal. If you prefer to come by car, there are excellent roads from various points north and south along the border with Spain.


Land at the Lisbon international airport which is just a mere 7 km from the center of the city. Served by the main international airlines and just 3 hours away from the main European capitals, it is very easy to reach.


It is just as easy to reach the center of the city. National and international trains arrive every day at Santa Apolónia station, which is very close to all the traditional neighbourhoods and Terreiro do Paço. But if you would like to add a unique architectural experience to your arrival, get off at Gare do Oriente, whose Calatrava-designed lines impress even those who see it every day.


Those arriving by sea have one of the best views of Lisbon – from the river – and can moor in 3 different places, all near the center. If you come by cruise ship, you can dock at Alcântara, Rocha Conde de Óbidos or Santa Apolónia. If you arrive by yacht, there are several marinas as you sail up the river. 


The best ways to enter Lisbon are via the A1 and A2, which both have national and international connections along their course. The landscape is beautiful and mobility around the region compensates the long hours of driving. After all, there is more to Lisbon than just city.


Congress ​Transfers

The Portuguese Military History Commission will ensure the transfers between the Humberto Delgado International Airport, in Lisbon,  the Lagoas Park Hotel and IUM (Military University Institute), where it is recommended that the participants of the XLIX​th Congress of ICMH stay.​ Ensured also the transfers between the Lagoas Park Hotel and the airport on 7th and 9th September (only for post-congress tour participants)

Other alternative ways to reach the Lagoas Park Hotel and IUM (Military University Institute) from Humberto Delgado International Airport:

By  bus:

Lagoas Park Hotel​​

1 - Subway between Airport and Cais do Sodré; (Subway map)​

2 - Train between Cais do Sodré and Paço de Arcos;​ (train timetables​) 

3 – Bus number 1123 between Paço de Arcos and Lagoas Park Hotel​

The travel cost should be around  10 Euro.

IUM (Military University Institute)

1 - Subway between Airport and Cais do Sodré;

2 - Bus or tram number 15E between Cais do Sodré and  IUM (Military University Institute)​​ (BUS/Tram timetable)

The travel cost should be around  10 Euro.​

By  taxi:

Taxis are waiting just outside the airport terminal. (taxi fare simulator H​E​​RE​)​

 Travel by taxi to the Lagoas Park Hotel will be around 30 euro.

 Travel by taxi to IUM (Military University Institute) will be around 25 euro.