Lisbon, Portugal Airport Information
Lisbon Airport (LIS)
Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) is the city's international airport, also known by its Portuguese name of Aeroporto da Portela de Sacavem. Its flights go all around Europe and the world, to North America via Air Transat (to Toronto), United Airlines (Newark, NJ), and TAP Portugal (also Newark), for which the airport serves as its hub. There also are seasonal flights direct to North America, too. The airport sits within Lisbon itself, only four miles from the center.
Lisbon, Portugal Public Transportation
Santa Apolonia and Gare do Oriente
Lisbon's two major train stations allow for easy access throughout Portugal and Europe. The stations are easily accessible via Lisbon Metro and enable visitors to reach all corners of the city.
Lisbon Metro is a safe, easy, and economical way to travel throughout the city. The first subway in Portugal, the system consists of four color-coded lines covering a major part of the city. Transfer between lines can be made at six stations in or near the city center. The metro system has undergone significant expansion in recent years, and additional tracks are under construction to link it to Lisbon Airport.
Carris (Companhia de Carris de Ferro de Lisboa)
The main company in charge of running the public ground transport of Lisbon, Carris operates a network of funiculars, trams, and buses, to help visitors navigate the city's larger hills.
Carris operates Lisbon's electric tram, the traditional form of transportation in the city. Today's tram system consists of five lines, three of which operate in the city center.
In addition to the modern-day trams, Carris operates a few small yellow trams that date from the early 20th century. These trams are a great tourist attraction.
Carris operates 184 bus lines stretching to all corners of Lisbon. The Aero-Bus, line 91, runs from Lisbon Airport to the city center every 20 minutes. After 1:00 am, a small number of night buses operate in the city and are the only public transportation option for late-night travel.
Lisbon, Portugal Ground Transportation
Lisbon Airport features seven on-site rental car companies. Check-in counters for Auto Jardim, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, and Sixt can be found in the atrium of the arrivals hall.
Taxis are a reliable option in Lisbon and are available at two stands at Lisbon Airport. There is a per-kilometer fee for travel to the city and an additional charge is applied for each item of luggage. Visitors can also purchase a special voucher at the airport, good for travel anywhere in the city with any number of pieces of luggage.