Travel Information


  • Basic Data about Portugal
Location West coast of Europe
Population Around 10.600.000
Religion Predominantly Roman Catholic
Ethnic Mix 70% Portuguese, 10% African, 20% smaller minority communities from Macau, Brazil, and other parts of Europe
Time Zone GMT
Electricity 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are standard
Avg. Temp. (July) 27-33°C


  • Getting to the Hotel

The Carris Aerobus number 91-public transport runs every day between 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 p.m., connecting Lisbon Airport to the city centre. Tickets can be purchased on board.

The underground/Metropolitano de Lisboa runs every day between 6:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., connecting Lisbon Airport to the city centre. Tickets can be purchased at the station.

Taxis service can be found at the main entrance of the airport.

  • Public Transportation in Lisbon

All sorts of information about the bus (and trams) transportation system in Lisbon, including an interactive route planner, can be found in the Carris web site.

Useful information can also be found on the underground/Metropolitano de Lisboa, railway and airport websites.

  • Currency and Exchange

Portugal's currency is the Euro. The banks are open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The bank at the airport is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Money can also be changed at bureau de change or automatic exchange machines. International credit cards are widely accepted. If you should wish to convert euros to some other currency, see

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