Estoril is a small town 20 kilometres away from Lisbon located on the coast and near the sea (see map bellow). This is a very pleasant place for staying in the winter. The hotel is within walking distance to the beach, the Casino Estoril, many street cafés and pubs and is ideally placed to reach a wide range of professional golf courses, tennis courts and the automobile race track. Not far from Estoril, we have Cascais (a picturesque town), Cabo da Roca (the most western point in continental Europe ) and Sintra, an exquisite old town.

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During World War II, with Portugal's neutrality, Estoril was a haven for European Royalty, and became known as the "Coast of Kings". But the region was also frequented by both British and German Spies. Estoril was the scene for real stories of intrigue and espionage, which inspired various famous books and films. Some scenes of the James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" were filmed on the region. "Casino Royale"  - the first Fleming's book with James Bond as personage - was inspired on Casino Estoril. Not only the title of the book but also gambling scenes were inspired by this famous casino.

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The Winter School on Network Optimization will be held in SANA Estoril hotel located in the heart of Estoril.


How to reach Estoril

By Car

From the airport, follow the directions to highway A5 (Estoril/Cascais). Once in this highway, leave on exit 9 (km 19.8) and follow the directions to Estoril. SANA Hotel is located in Avenida Marginal 7034.

By public transports

There are three possibilities, subway+train, aerobus+train and taxi:


1. Take the subway at the airport, station Aeroporto (red line), the fare is 1.25 euros plus 0.50 euros for the card (please keep the card as you can reuse it). Exit at station ALAMEDA and take the green line towards Cais-do-Sodré (end of line). (for more information visit

Once in Cais-do-Sodré follow the signs to Cais-do-Sodré train station where you should take the train to Estoril (note that not all the trains stop in Estoril). There are many trains every hour. The fare is 1.95 euros. For more information and timetables visit and choose 'Urban services' followed by ' Lisbon ' and 'Cascais line'.

2. Take the Aerobus, which is a bus service connecting the airport and the Cais-do-Sodré train station (the Estoril/Cascais Railway).

The service operates every day between 7.00 a.m. and 11.00 p.m. (departures from the Airport) and  between 7.45 a.m. and 10.30 p.m. (departures from Cais-do-Sodré). The frequency is every 20 minutes (30 minutes after 9 p.m.). The fare is 3,50 euros. For more information visit