Information for our visitors

The Home Institute of CFTP is Instituto Superior Técnico, IST, in Lisbon. If you come from the Airport, maybe you would like to visit the Airport site, or if by train the Railway site .

From the airport to the IST campus and CFTP, you can take a taxi (and expect to pay around 20 euros), the underground/Metro or the bus.

The campus of IST has four gates: Alameda, Antonio Jose de Almeida, Alves Redol, Rovisco Pais.

The best Metro stop is Alameda, although the one at Saldanha is also whithin walking distance. You can find the Metro map here. If you get out at Alameda our campus is not far, at the top of the hill. To ride the Metro you can buy tickets at the vending machines inside any of the stations. You may also take Bus 783 or Bus 744 from the airport to Saldanha. To find out more, just click on the bus-icons of the map of the public bus company of Lisbon, Carris.

Take a look at the IST Campus+ Metro neighbourhood near Saldanha-WEST, or at the IST Campus + Metro neighbourhood near Alameda-EAST.

To ride the busses, you buy a ticket from the driver: normal busses inside Lisbon 1.80 Euro. Be sure to have small change and coins with you.There is also special tickets for a whole day and others. Please consult the public bus company of Lisbon, Carris.

In addition, Bus 736 goes all the way to the Cascais-Estoril railway station (Cais do Sodré) near the river Tagus, and stops at the main avenues and squares in the centre of Lisbon, e.g. Avenida da Républica, Saldanha, Marquês de Pombal, Avenida da Liberdade, Rossio and Praça do Comércio.

If you stay in Lisbon for long, it is less expensive (instead of buying tickets) if you acquire a "Passe Social" Lisboa Viva which is a overall transport card with identification. Each month, your Passe Social can be updated by a machine. This enables you to use the bus, metro and railway on pre-defined zones (including or not including weekends) according to the price.

Hotels: Our visitors are usually housed in one of the hotels near to the Campus; e.g. Hotel A.S. Lisboa is 50 - 100 m away, while Hotel Turim Alameda is just next door, 10 m away.

Restaurants: Just outside the Campus you may find good restaurants, most of them serving lunch at very acceptable prices, e.g. at 9 - 15 Euro per person. Inside the building, there is also a cheap restaurant/cafetaria. Here the meals are even cheaper (about 4.65 Euro).

For more useful information, go to or Portugal Online .