TAP Air Portugal is the official carrier of the International Congress of Neuroethology 2020. In order to get a 15% discount in Economy or Business Class TAP flights, participants need to make their booking directly at TAP Air Portugal’s Website using the Congress promotion code IT20TPCG59. More information on how to use this promotion code can be found here.

Being the most western capital in continental Europe, Lisbon is most easily accessible by international delegates by plane. Lisbon airport is located only 7 Km from the city center and it is easily accessible by Metro, Bus, Taxi, or Uber. There are as well private companies that organize door to door transfers that can be found online.

A one-way metro ticket costs 1,50€. More information on the Lisbon metro can be found here.

There are several Bus lines that stop at the airport Arrivals Terminal connecting it to different parts of the city. Single ride tickets can be bought on-board and cost 1,80€. Please note that the maximum baggage size allowed in regular buses is 50x40x20 cm. For larger baggage there are specific airport bus lines (Aerobus and Airport shuttle, cost of a single ride bought on-board is 4€).

A taxi ride from the airport to Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation costs approximately 13€. To guarantee a pre-fixed taxi rate you can purchase a Taxi Voucher at the “Ask Me Lisboa – Tourism Information” counter located in the Arrivals Hall.

A Uber ride from the airport to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation costs aproximately 10€.

If you are interested in renting a car several car rental companies have counters at the airport.



Lisbon is well served by public transportation, you can choose between metro, bus, tram and trains to get around. You can plan your journey here.

The conference will be held in four different locations:

  • ISPA, where the sattellite meetings will be held is located in Santa Apolónia (Rua Jardim do Tabaco 74, 1749 Lisbon) and is served by the metro station Santa Apolónia from the blue line and by the bus lines: 734; 735; 794; 728; /82; 781; 759; 712; 706
  • The Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, where the welcome reception will be held, is located in Pedrouços (Doca de Pedrouços 118, 1400 Lisbon). It can be reached by the trains that head out towards Cascais from Cais do Sodré Train station in downtown Lisbon. You should exit the train at the Algés train station and then walk back East along the railway for 900 m (approx. 13 min).
  • The Gulbenkian Foundation, where the main event will be held, is located in central Lisbon (Avenida de Berna 45A, 1067 Lisbon) and can be reached by the São Sebastião Metro station served by the Red and blue lines and by buses 716; 726; 756. All recommended Conference hotels will be located within walking distance of the Gulbenkian Foundation.
  • Casino Estoril (Salão Preto e Prata), where the Conference banquet will be held, is located outside Lisbon in the Estoril Coast (Praça José Teodoro dos Santos, 2765 Estoril). There will be conference buses to get you there, but in case you want to get there by yourself it’s served by the Cascais train line exiting at Estoril train station. More information on Cascais trans can be found here.


To move around between diferent conference locations you can use the public transport services.

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🚶 Distance to the congress venue: 700m – 9 min

🛌 Single room:  € 127,00

🛌🛌 Double room: € 138,00

Prices per room, per night with breakfast included

City tax not included (€ 2,00 per person, per night).

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Centrally located between Avenida República and Avenida Berna, this hotel is located 10-minutes metro ride or drive away from downtown Lisbon. Its modern rooms feature a flat-screen TV. Facilities include a fitness centre.

The air-conditioned rooms at Holiday Inn Lisbon-Continental are decorated with warm colours and parquet floors. All rooms have an electric kettle, a work desk, and an en suite bathroom.

Holiday Inn Lisbon-Continental’s restaurant serves a rich American breakfast, international buffets, and traditional Portuguese dishes. Room service is available.

Guests can walk to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Campo Pequeno Metro Station.


🚶 Distance to the congress venue: 1,1Km – 15 min

🛌 Single room:  € 103,00

🛌🛌 Double room: € 114,00

Prices per room, per night with breakfast included

City tax not included (€ 2,00 per person, per night).

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With a privileged location, 1st Av. Da República hotel, this 4 star hotel presents itself as a modern, dynamic city hotel with unique appointments. Europe is in its essence, the colors of European cities and the magnificent light of Lisbon welcome you.

For business meetings or a simple leisure stay, Hotel 3K Europa is in the best location in the city, next to the Campo Pequeno Bullring, 1 minute from all public transport (Lisbon Metro, buses, train and bus). aerobus) and 10 minutes from Lisbon International Airport.

Practical and comfortable rooms located between the 1st and 7th floor with areas 18 and 22 m2, rooms with orientation to Av. Da República, Av. António Serpa or more quiet.


🚶 Distance to the congress venue: 600m – 8 min

🛌 Single room:  € 130,00

🛌🛌 Double room: € 145,00

Prices per room, per night with breakfast included

City tax not included (€ 2,00 per person, per night).

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Located in the centre of Lisbon, only 15 minutes away from Lisbon Airport and close to several attractions, SANA Executive Hotel is a totally remodelled three-star hotel.

A warm and engaging atmosphere can be found in all its areas, from the rooms to the corridors, the bar to the restaurant, the indoor garden to the lobby and reception.

The 72 rooms at the SANA Executive Hotel are distributed over 9 floors. Charming and comfortable, all of the rooms were inspired by the “Art Deco” style and refurbished with contemporary materials and colours, making them a pleasant refuge for leisure or business trips to Lisbon.


🚶 Distance to the congress venue: 800m – 11 min

🛌 Single room:  € 127,00

🛌🛌 Double room: € 138,00

Prices per room, per night with breakfast included

City tax not included (€ 2,00 per person, per night).

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Located between the historical area and the business centre of Lisbon, in VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & SPA you will find the widest range of services, at the highest level.

At this Hotel, with a total of 295 rooms, including 31 Suites, you can enjoy the relaxing ambience, surrounded by state-of-the-art equipments and panoramic views over the city of Lisbon.

Decorated in a cosy and modern way, in this Hotel you will be able to enjoy all the comfort and services of a 5 star hotel, namely: the Cenário restaurant, the Press Club bar, and an outdoor swimming pool (seasonal). The Hotel has also private parking (with a cost of 12€ per day) and Wireless Internet access.

It is also possible to enjoy the SPA & Wellness Centre that will make you feel renewed.


🚶 Distance to the congress venue: 500m – 7 min

🛌 Single room:  € 96,00

🛌🛌 Double room: € 106,00

Prices per room, per night with breakfast included

City tax not included (€ 2,00 per person, per night).

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Located in one of the most elegant areas of Lisbon, near the “El Corte Ingles”, Gulbenkian Foundation and Underground stations. The Olissippo Marquês de Sá Hotel, opened in 1996 and completely refurbished in 2017.

The Hotel has 164 Rooms divided by 9 Floors, including 1 Suite in the last floor.

Guests can enjoy a variety of international and Portuguese dishes in the hotel’s Varanda do Marquês Restaurant. The cocktail bar offers a trendy setting for a juicy cocktail with friends.


🚶 Distance to the congress venue: 1,0km – 13 min

🛌 Single room:  € 83,00

🛌🛌 Double room: € 89,00

Prices per room, per night with breakfast included

City tax not included (€ 2,00 per person, per night).

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VIP Inn Berna Hotel is strategically located near the Financial and Business Centre, and only a few minutes away from the Historical Centre of the city, from Lisbon’s International Airport and from the Subway station of Campo Pequeno.

This 3 star Hotel has 240 rooms, including 2 suites, to provide comfort in leisure and business travels. The Hotel also has 5 conference rooms for congresses, conventions, meetings and banquets with the capacity up to 185 people. The guests can also have access to Wireless Internet and Private Parking.

The Restaurant works exclusively for groups and offers a complete variety of Portuguese traditional cuisine.