TRAVEL

It is very easy to reach Madeira. There are direct flights from many cities in Europe to Madeira airport. In case there is not a direct flight from your city to Madeira there is a good chance of getting a connecting flight to Lisbon a from there catch one of many daily flights to Madeira Airport. In March 2016 there are many regular flight scheduled from different European cities operated by different companies such as:

If you are travelling from outside Europe you can travel to Madeira either through Lisbon, Oporto or through one of the main European cities with direct flights to Madeira.

If you have any queries regarding whether or not your require a visa in order to travel to Madeira (Portugal) for the conference, please click HERE

Upon arrival at Madeira Airport there are several transport options to Funchal, the capital of Madeira:

 - A regular bus passing by the airport. The ticket costs 3,5€. For more information click HERE
 - An airport shuttle bus (Aerobus) connecting the airport to Funchal centre and the venue hotel area. There are buses leaving frequently and the one way ticket costs 5 € and a return ticket 8 €. For more information click HERE and for timetable click HERE
- you can also take a taxi that will cost you around 30€ for one trip to Funchal. For more information click HERE
- you can also rent a car from one of the several car rental companies. For more information click HERE

To plan and organise your travel and accommodation arrangements with professional assistance we recommend:

JCTOURS travel agency. For any direct queries send an email to the travel agency person responsible for congresses (Ms Graça Luis - graca.luis@jctours.pt), mentioning please the ECS conference in your contact.

ICLIGO (www.icligo.com/joanafigueira) travel agency. For any direct queries send an email to the travel agency person Ms Joana Figueira (joanafigueira.icligo@gmail.com), mentioning please the ECS conference in your contact.

 

ACCOMMODATION

The Pestana Casino Park is the conference centre hotel.  Requests for information on conference accommodation prices and room reserves at this hotel should be sent to grupos.madeira@pestana.com, please mention the ECS conference in your message.

However, Madeira is very popular tourist destination with many accommodation options at different rates, with several within walking distance of the venue. 

Some are listed below and for others click HERE

Pestana Carlton Hotel at 7 minutes’ walk from the venue - Requests for information on conference accommodation prices and room reserves at this hotel should be sent to grupos.madeira@pestana.com, please mention the ECS conference in your message.

Pestana Village at 12 minutes’ walk from the venue - Requests for information on conference accommodation prices and room reserves at this hotel should be sent to grupos.madeira@pestana.com, please mention the ECS conference in your message.

Pestana Grand at 9 minutes’ drive from the venue - Requests for information on conference accommodation prices and room reserves at this hotel should be sent to grupos.madeira@pestana.com, please mention the ECS conference in your message.

Aparthotel Imperatriz at 3 minute’s walk from the venue. Requests for information on conference accommodation prices and room reserves at this hotel should be sent to info@hotel-imperatriz.com, please mention the ECS conference in your message.

- Hotel Quinta Penha de França at 5 minute’s walk from the venue - contact the hotel for reservations through info@hotelquintapenhafranca.com

Hotel Madeira at 7 minute’s walk from the venue - contact the hotel for reservations through info@hotelmadeira.com

Atlantida Apartamentos at 7 minute’s walk from the venue - contact the hotel for reservations through reservations@atlantida-apartments-madeira.com

Enotel Quinta do Sol at 12 minute’s walk from the venue. Requests for information on accommodation prices and room reserves at this hotel should be sent to reservations@enotel.com.

Belmond Reid’s Palace Madeira at 13 minute’s walk from the venue - contact the hotel for reservations through reservations.rds@belmond.com

Hotel Quinta Bela São Tiago at 25 minute’s walk or 6 minutes drive from the venue - contact the hotel for reservations through reservations@quintabelasaotiago.com

Funchal Youth Hostel at 10 minutes’ walk from the venue. pousadas.drjd@madeira-edu.pt

- Santa Maria Hostel at 20 minutes' walk from the venue. reservations@santamariafunchal.com

As mentioned above, there are many more accommodation options at different rates, with several at walking distance. For more information please click HERE

 

RESTAURANTS

Near the venue there are several typical and more touristic restaurants, sandwich bar and restaurants used by locals, serving pre-prepared meals for less than 10 €. The restaurant options increase in the city center at walking distance from the venue. Many restaurants have vegetarian options.

Do not forget trying some of our local traditional dishes such as the “espetada” (meat on laurel tree sticks), “peixe espada preto” (black scabbard fish) with banana and the delicious bolo-do-caco (local bread) with garlic butter.