Location / Venue / Travel / Visa

The 27th ESCRS Winter Meeting will take place in Vilamoura, Portugal, from 10 – 12 March 2023.


Centro de Congressos do Algarve
Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-901 Quarteira, Portugal


The congress centre is located in the centre of the Algarve, therefore easily accessible thanks to its location close to main roads, train stations, and airports, connecting it to the world.

Click here or on the button below for more information on how to fly to and from Faro International Airport.

Click on the buttons below for details about other airports servicing the greater area.

Click on the buttons below for more information on how to get to Vilamoura by car from the various airports.

The nearest train station to Lisbon Airport is Lisboa – Oriente.

The nearest train station to Vilamoura is Loule.

Train ticket costs for Alfa pendular (the fastest ride)

2nd Class: around €23,00
1st Class: around €30,90

Train ticket costs for Intercidades

2nd Class: around €21,60
1st Class: around €27,35

Ticket prices correct at time of publishing and based on stations mentioned above. Check the train travel website(s) directly for any potential changes.

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Would you like to learn more about the cost of organising a private transfer? You can do so by sending an email to events@xptoevents.com.

Mention the following event reference: Event REF: ESCRS Winter Meeting 2023 and please note that when making contact you will be required to provide the following information:

Name of delegate(s)
Date of arrival
Flight number
Arrival time
Arrival airport
Departure date
Flight departure time
Flight number
Departure airport


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Vilamoura benefits from a vast selection of hotels and entertainment options, renowned golf courses, and one of the most prestigious marinas in the country. Take some time before and/or after the Winter Meeting to explore Vilamoura and the Algarve.


Portugal is a member of the Schengen Zone. Please check with the relevant authorities whether you need a visa to travel to Portugal. Should you require a visa, kindly be informed that you are able to request and download a visa invitation letter during the online registration process.


ESCRS’s Duty of Care to Participants: ESCRS and the organisers continue to monitor and follow the measures announced by the Portuguese government regarding COVID-19. Please check current rules and restrictions in place in Portugal and measures in place regarding travel to Portugal by clicking the buttons below.