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taxi in Lisbon [by brunurb on flickr cc]

The best way to go from the airport to the venue is by taxi. All taxis are metered. The trip to Almada one way, would probably cost about 30 to 35 euro.

The line for taxis on Lisbon airport can get very long, but usually keeps moving steadily, so that in the end the waiting time is not too much.
Ask for Almada (over de bridge, (the name in Portuguese is “Ponte vinte-e-cinco (25) de Abril). Immediately over the bridge you take the turn-off, then do NOT follow Almada, but rather “Hospital”. The “Garcia de Horta Hospital” is right next to our venue. Passing the Hospital, follow the indications “Pousada de Juventude”. I find the Google map gives a very good feeling for the surroundings, especially if you select “satellite” and zoom in.

Taxis are generally reasonably safe/good. One tip is to only pay the amount shown on the meter. Do not believe the claims for luggage or evening rate, or having to pay the toll on the way back, all this should be included in the amount shown on the meter. Some taxis are able to give a receipt. Very few take card payments. All appreciate a modest tip :-).

Denise, in a comment to the post “all made in Almada” has started of with a “Taxi Pool”, asking for others who arrive around the same time. This seems an economical, green and cosy way of travelling. Let’s all follow suit and comment to this post with arrival times and suggestions for rides. See for who is coming also the comments or this direct link: https://km4dev2008.wordpress.com/2008/05/27/all-made-in-almada/#comments

Here’s Denise start:

Any of you arriving on Wednesday evening? Perhaps we can coordinate for the taxi. I am supposed to land there at 9:20pm. Cheers.