Fifth  International  Workshop on Analysis and Numerical Approximation of Singular Problems

 22-24 October 2015
Subject and Purposes
Useful information

The venue of  IWANASP 2015 is the  city of Lagos, in the south coast of Portugal,  which is a  well-known touristic resort  and also a place of great historical meaning.

 (for details, see,_Portugal).

 The Hotel Tivoli Lagos ( has a very convenient location, near  the seashore and   the historical centre of the city.


  • From Faro international airport:
Faro  is the capital of the Algarve region.
Faro airport is the main international airport of the Algarve and lies 80km to the east of Lagos.

You can choose to take a taxi from the terminal building to Lagos ( > 90 euros).

 Or you may consider taking a pre-booked van transfer to Lagos

                            Another possibility is

A cheaper and interesting option is to choose public transports.

      • The train from Faro to Lagos is a slow regional service with a journey time of 1 hour 40 minutes, while the bus is no faster 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..


 For 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 train times Faro to other Algarve destinations and bus times from Faro to Lagos at
      • 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 journey takes about 2 hours 20 minutes and costs (July 2008) €5.35
  • From Lisbon:

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.