Lisbon Airport

Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)


The main destination for flights to Portugal and the country's biggest airport, Lisbon Portela Airport serves 14 million passengers each year. Located 4.3 miles (7km) north of Lisbon, flights to Lisbon Portela Airport come in from all around the world, including cities like London, Paris, Dublin, Toronto, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Maputo, Cancun, Boston, Luanda, Caracas, Miami, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul and New York.

The airport has recently added a second terminal, although the original terminal (Terminal 1) houses most of the shopping and dining options. Terminal 1 handles all international flights, while the smaller Terminal 2 is for domestic flights within Portugal. Transferring between gates can take a few minutes, and even walking to baggage claim from the gates is a 10-minute journey.

Lisbon Portela Airport is clean and modern, although check-in desks can be disorganised with long queues at peak times. Officials have plans for further improvements over the next few years, meaning the passenger experience at Lisbon Portela Airport will only get better.


The airport is five miles (7km) north of Lisbon.

Getting to the city

The Metro operates from a station under the airport, running to the city between 6.30am and 1am. A one-way fare is €1.40, and a 24-hour pass is €6; both require the purchase of a Metro card for €0.50. Carris coaches run every day between 5.35am and 12.30am, connecting Lisbon Airport to the city centre. Tickets cost €1.80 when purchased on the bus, or you can buy a 24-hour pass for €6. The Aerobus also travels to the city centre every 20 minutes between 7am and 11.20pm; tickets start at €3.50.


GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).


Tel: +351 (0)21 841 3500

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.

Airport Taxis

Taxis can be found outside of Terminal 1. Some taxis will charge extra for luggage and all will charge extra at night. Fares are 20 percent higher on weekends, holidays and at night.

Transfer between terminals

There is a free shuttle bus connecting the two terminals.


There are a range of passenger services at Lisbon Airport including ATMs, bureaux de change, showers, a post office, left luggage, baby care facilities, meeting rooms and a help desk in both Arrivals and Departures. There are a wide variety of restaurants and shops, including a duty-free. Disabled facilities are good; passengers requiring wheelchairs should contact their airline.


Short-term parking at Lisbon Portela Airport, in lot P1, starts at €0.85 per 15 minutes. Lot P2 is farther from the terminal building but slightly cheaper, and lot P3 offers long-term parking rates of €14 per day. Note that online discounts are available for pre-booked parking through the airport's website.




Flights to Lisbon Portela Airport are available via Air Europa, Air France, British Airways, easyJet, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines and US Airways.


Free and unlimited wifi is available.

Business Lounges

There are meeting facilities for up to 30 people, and an auditorium that seats 90. There are several lounges offering phone, fax and internet services.

Lisbon Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.