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Airports in Lisbon

Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)

Overview

The main destination for flights to Portugal and the country's biggest airport, Humberto Delgado Airport serves 22.4 million passengers each year. Located around 3.6 miles (6km) 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 added a second terminal in 2007, although the original terminal houses most of the shopping and dining options, including a large food court built in 2013. Terminal 1 handles all international flights, while the smaller Terminal 2 is for domestic flights within Portugal and other low-cost carriers. Transferring between gates can take a few minutes, and even walking to baggage claim from the gates is a 10-minute journey.

Humberto Delgado 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 Humberto Delgado Airport will only get better.

Location

The airport is around 3.6 miles (6km) 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 €4.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: +351 (0)21 841 3500

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

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