Lisbon Portela Airport Guide (LIS)
Lisbon Portela Airport is located 7km (4 miles) north from Lisbon city centre, close to the Parque das Nações district.
Lisbon Portela Airport is the main airport in Portugal, serving the country’s capital city, Lisbon. Our Lisbon Portela Airport guide includes details of terminal facilities, public transport routes and nearby accommodation, as well as useful contact information.
There are information counters in the arrivals and departures halls and a tourist information counter in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1.
Free shuttles run between the two terminals, which are interlinked and can be reached on foot within the building. Terminal 1 is for international and domestic arrivals and departures, while Terminal 2 is solely for domestic departures.
From central Lisbon take the northbound Avenida Almirante Reis, which becomes the Avenida Almirante Gago Coutinho and leads directly to the airport. From the outskirts of the city, take the E1 motorway northbound and exit at junction 3 toward the airport.
Rail:There is a regular bus link to the nearby Estaçao do Oriente station, from which express trains run south to Alentejo and the Algarve, and north to Porto and other destinations.
Metro:The Aeroporto Station is located at Terminal 1. This station is on the red line of the Lisbon Metro network (tel: +351 21 350 0115; metro.transporteslisboa.pt), with interchanges at Alamada or Saldhana for city centre destinations. A single ticket costs €1.25 and the journey into the city centre takes around 30 minutes.
Bus:Regular Carris buses (tel: +351 21 350 0115; www.carris.pt) operate to the city centre (journey time: 20 minutes; fare: €1.80) and to the Cais do Sodré railway station from outside Terminal 1.
There is also the Aerobus (tel: +351 21 361 3193; www.yellowbustours.com) which links the airport with Lisbon’s main business district (Line 2) and the Cais do Sodré railway station (Line 1), where passengers can catch trains to the west coast or ferries across the Tejo (River Tagus). The Aerobus fare is €3.15
Taxi:Metered taxis are available 24 hours a day; the taxi rank is situated outside Arrivals and Departures at Terminal 1. The journey time to central Lisbon is around 10-15 minutes, and the fare starts at around €15.
A bank is located in the departures area of Terminal 1. Bureaux de change and ATMs can be found in the departures and arrivals areas of the terminal. ATMs are also available in Terminal 2.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Lisbon Portela Airport. Additionally, there is a post office in the departures area of Terminal 1.
There is a wide range of restaurants, snack bars, cafés and fast-food outlets in the departures area at Terminal 1, including Portuguese eateries and a sushi restaurant. There are also a number of cafés/snack bars in the public concourses. Additionally, there are two snack bars in Terminal 2.
There are many shops at Lisbon Portela Airport, including duty-free shopping in both terminals (for passengers leaving the EU). Shops in Terminal 1 offer Portuguese specialities such as port wine, cheeses and other regional foods, as well as designer clothes and confectionary. Terminal 2, meanwhile, has a number of newsagents.
A left-luggage facility is open daily on level 2 of car park P2. The lost property office (tel: +351 21 844 4530) is located within the police office in the main departures shopping area of Terminal 1.
The Airport Business Centre (tel: +351 21 150 3922) comes equipped with six meeting rooms providing meeting and conference space for up to 150 people. The centre also provides portable PCs, internet access and a photocopying service, as well as drinks, snacks and shower facilities. Meeting space is also available at the Tryp Hotel (tel: +351 21 842 5000; www.tryplisboaaeroporto.com) adjacent to Terminal 1.
Further meeting and conference facilities are available at the nearby Hotel Tivoli Oriente (tel: +351 21 891 5100; www.tivolihotels.com), and at many other hotels throughout the city.
There are ramps, lifts, and specially adapted telephones and toilets for disabled passengers. Wheelchairs can be provided by airlines, and airline staff can also help wheelchair passengers through customs and immigration: passengers should request any special assistance upon booking a ticket. Disabled car parking spaces are available.
Short-term car parks P1 and P2 have direct access to Terminal 1. P1 is located near the departures area and P2 is next to the arrivals area. P3 is a long-term outdoor car park and is a little further away from Terminal 1. These car parks are linked to both terminals via a free shuttle bus.
Car hire companies located at Lisbon Portela Airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt as well as a number of local operators. Car hire desks are located in the arrivals area of Terminal 1.