> Venue

ENGOPT2018 takes place at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Congress Center situated in the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture building (Pavilhão de Civil).

IST (Alameda Campus) is located at a convenient distance from hotels, restaurants and diverse cultural sites.

Being close to the Lisbon city centre, IST is easily reached by metro (metro station "Alameda" - Red and Green lines; metro sation "Saldanha" - Red and Yellow lines), bus, taxi or car from any location in town, including the airport (metro station "Aeroporto"- Red line), which is only a 10 minute taxi ride.  

> Hotel Offer around EngOpt 2018 Venue

(IST Congress Center)

Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) - Alameda Campus - is located at a convenient distance from a wide range of hotels. In addition, IST is easily reached by metro, with two metro stations nearby (Alameda and Saldanha), which makes other hotels in Lisbon good alternatives as well.

Special prices are available for the hotels recommended by the EngOpt 2018 official travel agency – Viagens Abreu. In that case, the Hotel Booking should be done using your USER ACCOUNT  After you log in, you may access the Hotel Booking System during the Registration process, or at a later time, once registered.

Hotels Recommended by Viagens AbreuSingle RoomDouble Room
Hotel Turim Ibéria Hotel€ 83€ 103
Hotel Holiday Inn Lisboa€ 121€ 132
Hotel Jupiter Lisboa Hotel€ 154€ 165
Prices per room, per night with breakfast included, using Viagens Abreu.
The hotels detailed information is provided below.

  • Turim Ibéria Hotel ****

The Turim Ibéria Hotel has 86 soundproofed rooms, including rooms for disabled guests, all equipped with hairdryer, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, radio, safe and mini-bar.
This hotel offers the “Turim Vintage Bar”, a space that combines bar service and light meals, one meeting and banqueting room with natural light, a lounge and reading room.
Also note the room service, laundry service, Wi-Fi Internet throughout the hotel, business centre and the private parking.
The Turim Ibéria Hotel is placed in one of the noblest area of Lisbon, close to Calouste Gulbenkian and Campo Pequeno.

  • Hotel Holiday Inn Lisboa ****

A modern hotel in the bustling city centre, Holiday Inn Lisbon is just 15 minutes from Lisbon Airport by public shuttle bus. Enjoy a warm welcome on arrival in the marbled Lobby before working out in the MiniGym or taking in far-reaching views across Lisbon from the sunny terrace and our open-air rooftop pool. Make the most of the 24-hour Business Centre and seven air-conditioned meeting rooms for up to 400 delegates. Close to the city's banking district, Holiday Inn Lisbon is also conveniently located opposite Instituto Superior Técnico and just a few metro stops from the FIL trade fair. You can check email using wireless Internet throughout the Holiday Inn Lisbon hotel. The laid-back Vasco da Gama restaurant has an American buffet breakfast and market-fresh Portuguese fare. Round off your day with drinks in the sociable Almirante bar. 

  • Jupiter Lisboa Hotel ****

The Jupiter Lisboa Hotel is a new 4 star hotel located in central Lisbon, in Avenida da República and that preserves the historic facade of 1906. It offers 224 spacious rooms divided in Standard, Superior, Executive, Family, Junior Suite and Suite decorated with images of Lisbon and equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, safe, telephone, LCD TV, desk, free Internet Wi-Fi and a private bathroom with hairdryer.
This hotel includes breakfast buffet service (07h00 - l0h00), the restaurant "Dom Alimado” of Mediterranean and traditional cuisine from Algarve, bar "Lisboa Amada" open 24 hours, gym, seasonal outdoor pool with terrace and panoramic views over the city, SPA with indoor pool, sauna, turkish bath and massage and 3 meetings rooms fully equipped.
Also note the room service, the 24 hours reception service, shuttle service (additional cost), rent-a-car, transfer to / from the airport (extra cost), ticket service, luggage storage, dry cleaning, ironing service, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and private parking.

> Travel Information

 - 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 €)

- Moving to the City by Metro

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

- Moving to the City 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
> 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:Banks: 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)