The Lisbon airport is located in the city borders, about 5 km away from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). The airport is connected to the city centre by Metro, buses and taxi (Uber is also operative). IST and its neighbourhood, where most of the suggested Hotels are located, are close to the Metro stations Alameda, Saldanha or S. Sebastião. A taxi from the airport to IST should cost around 10 euros. There is a small fee for the luggage. Taxi drivers in Lisbon are usually honest, however the airport seems to attract a special breed. Therefore, we strongly suggest you to go to the Departures, one floor up from Arrivals, if you plan to catch a taxi.
If you plan to reach Lisbon by train, there are two main train stations, namely Gare do Oriente and Santa Apolónia, both connected to the Metro network (red and blue lines, respectively). Check the CP website for detailed information.
Depending on your nationality, you may need a Visa to enter in Portuguese territory. The list of Visa-free countries can be found here.
All the necessary information regarding Visa application is available at the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (PMFA) website.
If you are applying for a Visa, we will be glad to issue an invitation letter supporting your application. In order to request an invitation letter, e-mail us the following data:
a good-quality scan of your passport (.pdf or image format)
surname/family name and given names, exactly as they appear in your passport
contacts: e-mail, phone number and (if available) fax number
affiliation/organization: name, address, country, and the position you hold/occupy
Who will cover your expenses
any additional information you may think is relevant to your application