Lisbon Airport (LIS)
The Aeroporto de Portela (LIS), better known as Lisbon Airport, is the biggest airport in Portugal, and is one of the busiest airports in Europe.
How do you get to Lisbon from the airport?
Basically, there are three ways of travelling to the centre:
- Aerobús: This bus takes you to the centre of Lisbon for just €1.40, leaving every 20 minutes from 7:45am to 8:15pm. You can also buy a day pass which allows you to use the tram, cable car and local buses (but not the metro). This costs €5.
- Local buses: Five bus lines offered by Carris connect the airport to the centre of Lisbon. As before, a single ticket costs €1.40.
- Taxi: These are a comfortable and relatively cheap option. The approximate price to get to the centre is 10 euros. You can buy a pre-paid ticked in the taxi stop, so that you know exactly how much it will cost and avoid last minute surprises.
- Transfer service: This is the most expensive option, but undoubtedly the most comfortable. A driver will pick you up from the airport with a sign with your name on it. You can book online at Lisbon.net.
A little tip
The cheapest way to get to the centre is by buying the 7 Colinas Card when you arrive at the airport. You can purchase it from the newspaper shop on the second floor.
When you buy it you can top up the card with the cost of a single journey or pay for a whole day.
The advantage of this card, compared with the one they sell on the Aerobús, is that it's valid for the metro too.