The venue of IWANASP 2015 is the city of Lagos, in
south coast of Portugal, which is a well-known
resort and also a place of great historical meaning.
details, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagos,_Portugal).
Hotel Tivoli Lagos
has a very convenient location, near the seashore
historical centre of the city.
Faro is the capital of the Algarve region.
Faro airport is the main international
of the Algarve and lies 80km to the east of Lagos.
Another possibility is
You can choose to take a taxi from the
building to Lagos ( > 90 euros).
Or you may consider taking a pre-booked van transfer
A cheaper and interesting option is to choose public
Faro to Lagos
is a slow regional
service with a journey time of 1 hour 40 minutes, while the bus is no
with numerous stops. A single
train ticket from Faro to Lagos costs €7.30, with the bus
ticket being slightly
cheaper. Train tickets must be purchased from the ticket
office before boarding the train. These tickets cannot be
pre-booked, but in general there are no problems regarding the
availability of seats..
evening or late flight arrivals, always pre-book a transfer. You may consider it convenient spending a night in Faro,.
Most people will take a taxi from the airport into the city. This will cost
about €10 and take about ten minutes.
Buses are also operated, rather irregularly, between Faro airport and Faro
city centre. The bus stop at the airport is right outside the arrivals area.
The journey takes about 15 minutes and the bus stops at both Faro railway
station and the bus station. There is no other scheduled public transport at
the airport. For all other destinations, it is necessary to go the city centre
and the railway or bus stations as required.
Bus times airport/city can be seen at www.algarvebus.info/003.htm train times
Faro to other Algarve destinations www.algarvebus.info/006.htm
and bus times from Faro to Lagos at www.algarvebus.info/002s.htm.
Buses run from Faro's city centre bus terminal
to Lagos, seven times a
day on weekdays but only twice a day on Sundays and Holidays. The
about 2 hours 20 minutes and costs (July 2008) €5.35
To get to Lagos from Lisbon, you could take the train or bus.
- To take
the train, you could buy the intercity ticket, leaving from Entrecampos station
in Lisbon, get off in Tunes, a few stops before Faro and then change to the
regional train to Lagos. The schedules are timed so that
you only have to wait a few minutes.
- To take the bus, there are 2
bus companies, EVA and Rede Expressos, running several times every day from Lisbon
to Lagos and other cities in the Algarve, and vice versa. The trip Lisbon - Lagos is
about 4 hours, on a nice and comfortable pullman and you do not have to change
the bus on the way.
You can buy a ticket online from these companies' website or in Oriente bus
station or Sete Rios bus station where the buses leave from. (They have separate bus
station next to the public bus station in Sete Rios so make sure you do not
confuse the stations!). Roundtrip bus ticket costs 36 euros (EVA) or 35 euros
(Rede Expressos) with discount for students, junior and older people.