Passport and Visa

Authors and attendees outside EU are advised to arrange their Visas the soonest possible.
Find all the information regarding visas for travelling to Portugal in the following link:


How to reach Covilhã

The nearest airports are Lisbon and Porto (also known as “Oporto”).

After arriving:

  • Lisbon:
    • Take the direct train from “Lisboa – Oriente” to Covilhã (departing at 8:23 AM, 1:23 PM and 7:23 PM);
    • Take the direct bus from “Lisboa – Sete Rios” to Covilhã (departing at 8:00 AM, 9:50 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM and 6:45 PM);
    • Rent a car at ;
    • Lisbon has Uber, Taxify and similar;
    • Lisbon has a very good taxi system.
  • Porto:
    • There is no direct train from Porto to Covilhã, unfortunately, due to railroad maintenance;
    • Take the direct bus from Porto to Covilhã (departing at 8:30 AM (2), 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00PM, 6:15 PM);
    • Rent a car at ;
    • Porto has Uber, Taxify and similar;
    • Porto has a very good taxi system.


Tips and useful info

The legal tender used in Portugal is the euro. If you are travelling from a country outside the eurozone, you will have to change money by showing your passport at a number of exchange offices located in tourist areas in Lisbon and/or Porto. Bear in mind that shops and restaurants do not accept payment in any other currency.

The voltage in Portugal is a 220 volt alternate current and 50 Hz. Plugs have two round prongs the same as in all Europe.

If you are coming from the UK, you might want to bring an adapter with you. Visitors from the USA will also require a voltage converter.


What to do in Covilhã