• The Lisbon airport is the largest Portuguese airport and is located seven quilometers away from the city centre. The IATA code for the airport is LIS which is often used by airline operators as well as in the flight tickets.
  • Lisbon airport is the busiest Portuguese airport as it was used by over 15 million passengers in 2012 and transported over 90 thousand tons of cargo.
  • The airport has two civil terminals: Terminal 1 (abbreviated to T1) is the primary terminal and is composed by three main areas (departures, arrivals and public) and T2 which is a departures-only terminal and is composed by two main areas (departures and public). Airlines operating from terminal 2 are: Easyjet, Transavia, Blue Air and Norwegian.

From the Airport to your destination

Bus (Aerobus)

  • The Aerobus service provides regular transfer connection between Lisbon Airport, several central points of the city, bus & railway stations. This shuttle stops at the major hotels and works daily from 7am to 11pm.
  • The tickets for Aerobus can be purchased either onboard or in one of the following locations: Airport, Praça do Comércio, Praça da Figueira, Elevador de Santa Justa or official agents.
  • The ticket are valid for 24h and an individual ticket price costs €3.15. This ticket offers a 25% discount on some of Yellow Bus sightseeing tours (‎).
  • Please see below more details regarding this service:
  • Tip: buy the Lisboa Card in advance or in the airport to get a discount when using this service.


  • Taxis can be found in the exterior of the Terminal 1 building and although taxis can be found either in the arrivals or in the departures area.
  • Sometimes when a plane arrives there are not enough taxis in the arrivals so going the departures may be faster to find an available taxis.
  • A trip to the city center may take 15 minutes costing between €10 and €15 (depending on the traffic). Some taxi drivers understand English but it is advisable to keep a written address of where you want to go and show it to the taxi drivers. In case of doubt please call the your hotel and ask how much should a taxi cost.
  • Taxi drivers do not enjoy short trips and although it is not legal to refuse some taxi drivers may refuse to do your trip, in case this happens it is advisable to search for the next driver instead of arguing.
  • It is possible to buy in advance
  • Tip: 1) Usually the taxis from the arrivals are not enough to meet the demand, sometimes it is faster to go to the taxis in the departures area, 2) ask the taxi for a cost estimate for the trip until your destination, if it seems very high please wait for the next one.

Underground (Metro)

    • The Metro is a very safe and cheap way to get to your destination. Please enjoy a Each ticket costs €1.4 and is valid for 1 hour (please note that in order to purchase the ticket for your trip you must also purchase a rechargeable card, for an additional €0.5, and this card is valid for 1 year).
    • Instead of one hour ticket you can also purchase (€6.0) a 24h ticket that allows to travel in the metro and public buses (Carris).
    • Tip: 1) Using the Underground with luggage can be complicated during certain hours of the day due to the amount of users (usually from 8:30-10:30 am and 5-7pm), 2) it is worth considering buying the Lisboa Card and have unlimited and free trips. Public bus
    • The airport has a very good bus network but it is not allowed traveller with many or large luggage, (trolleys are ok).. Each ticket can be bought on board and costs €1.75
    • Tip: 1) Using the public bus can be a useful option if you do not have to change coaches, if you do perhaps you should consider other alternatives to arrive to your hotel, 2) it is worth considering buying the Lisboa Card and have unlimited and free trips.

Rent a car

  • Passengers can rent a car in the airport facilities, currently there are six companies offering their services in the airport (Europcar, Avis, Guerin, Hertz, Budget and Goldcar)


  • Lisbon has two main railroad stations from which train passengers can arrive to Lisbon: Santa Apolónia and Gare do Oriente. The company responsible for the train tickets and coaches is CP ( )
  • The train represents a wonderful oportunity to check the Portuguese landscape and usually get to their destination on time. Both Santa Apolónia and Gare do Oriente have public transportations (Metro and bus), as well as taxis, to help its users reach their destination.


  • Lisbon has one main bus terminal which is located in Sete-Rios and one main operator for long-course trips which is Rede Expressos (
  • The bus terminal in Sete-Rios has many buses and a underground station , as well as taxis, nearby.