practical information

We are a decentralised Agency of the EU, based in Lisbon, Portugal. 

European Maritime Safety Agency
Praça‎ Europa 4
Cais do Sodré

1249-206 LISBOA

How to get here

General information:
Tel: +351 21 1209 200

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Main Contacts:

If you require information on a topic that’s not covered in our frequently asked questions section, please use our general contact form to give us brief details of your question. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with our activities and projects.

Otherwise, if you are a user of an EMSA service listed below, you can address your query through the following channels:

Visits and inspections +351 21 1209 204
Ship safety  +351 21 1209 205
Marine Environment & Port State Control +351 21 1209 251
Vessel Traffic and Reporting Services +351 21 1209 206
Pollution Response Services
Satellite Based Monitoring Services +351 21 1209 208
Maritime Support Services
EMSA Academy
Experts and speakers (EMSA ePortal)


How to get here

EMSA is located by the riverfront in Lisbon, and is served by a wide array of public transport options. We recommend taking public transport when visiting us, as we don’t have parking facilities available for guests.

From the airport

Public transport options in Lisbon airport

metro logoBy metro takes about 35 minutes to get to Cais do Sodré station (green line).


icon taxiA taxi from the airport takes about 30 minutes.


From Lisbon (downtown):

newsbullet_orangeBy metro or train: EMSA is only 1 minute walk from the Cais do Sodré metro and train stations.

For further information have a look at the Metropolitano de Lisboa website or the Portuguese Railways (CP) website for further information.