Lisbon in 5 minutes
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal.
How to get to Champalimaud Foundation
1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal
There are always taxis on arrivals and departures halls. A travel from the airport to the Champaulimaud Centre for the Unknown costs about 15 euros, depending on the traffic. At the weekends, evenings and holiday it is applied an additional tax of 20%.
An additional surcharge of 1,60€ may also be applied for extra luggage.
There is also Uber and Cabify available in Lisbon. a travel from the airport and the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown costs about 12-20€.
Phone: +351 21 793 27 56 (Cooptaxis)
Phone: +351 21 936 21 13 (RádioTáxis)
Phone: +351 21 811 90 00 (Táxis Lisboa)
Take the METRO/underground at the Airport (red line and then green line) to Cais do Sodré station. A metro ticket insides Lisbon’s urban area costs 1,40€.
Then catch the train on Cais do Sodré station to the Algés Station, or if you choose to go by bus there are several options: Carris (nº 76, 723, 750, 751) or Vimeca (nº 001, 002, 006, 010, 012, 020, 114, 162), which all stops on Algés Station. From this station you can take a taxi or make the journey on foot (10 minutes walking).
Carris: +351 21 350 01 15 (weekdays, 8.30am-7pm)
Vimeca: +351 210 974 700
Phone: 707 210 220
Phone: +351 213 500 115
The Algés station is a point of confluence of several public transport and from which you can easily reach the Champalimaud Foundation. You can catch the train from Cascais line, a Carris bus (N.º 76, 723, 750 and 751) or Vimeca (N.º 001, 002, 006, 010, 012, 020, 114 and 162) that have stops at the Algés station. From this station you can take a taxi or make the journey on foot.
38º 41′ 36.89 N
9º 13′ 15.83 W
It is possible to rent a car on Lisbon Airport.
On the arrival hall of the Airport there are counters of the following companies: Europcar, Avis, Budget, Sixt, InterRent, and many others.
You can also book a car previously by Easy Terra (www.easyterra.com) or by Rentalcars (www.rentalcars.com) services that compares the costs of the various available companies.
The following map shows the directions between the Lisbon Airport and the Champaulimaud Centre for the Unknown.
Coming from central Lisbon along Avenida 24 de Junho, you should follow the left lane in Alcantara, travelling on the metal overpass over the train line and then follow the railway line west parallel to the River Tagus, along Avenida Brasilia, passing the Discoveries Monument and the Belem Tower.
Coming from central Lisbon along Avenida de Ceuta, you should drive straight ahead in Alcantara to cross the metal overpass above the train line and then follow the railway line west parallel to the River Tagus, along Avenida Brasilia, passing the Discoveries Monument and the Belem Tower.
Coming from the Cascais line you should follow the Marginal until Alges, keeping to the right, cross above the railway line at the overpass and then follow Avenida Brasilia until the Belem Tower in order to reverse your direction back towards the Champalimaud Foundation.
Coming from the Margem Sul, you should cross the April 25th Bridge, exiting in Alcantara. Arriving in the Alcantara market place you should continue towards the river, crossing above the railway line on the overpass, and then travel west parallel to the River Tagus, along Avenida Brasilia, passing by the Discoveries Monument and the Belem Tower.
Coming from the CRIL, you should continue to the end (0km), exiting the roundabout in the direction of the Belem Tower. You will find the Champalimaud Foundation around 900m before the Belem Tower on the right-side.
From the Algés station is also possible to make the journey to the Champalimaud Foundation, on foot, in about 10 minutes. After going through the existing underpass, its 900m until you reach the entrance of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.
The Champalimaud Foundation has an underground car park with 400 spaces. The entrance is easily seen from the main road. The car park gives direct access to the Clinical Centre and to the Research areas as well as to the Auditorium and Darwin’s. The car park has Via Verde and operates between 8am and midnight, costing €0.70/hour.