Lisbon Portela Airport Guide (LIS)

Airport info
Code: LIS
Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Portela Airport is located 7km (4 miles) north from Lisbon city centre, close to the Parque das Nações district.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +351
21 841 3500.
Lisbon Portela Airport map

Lisbon Portela Airport is the main airport in Portugal, serving the country’s capital city, Lisbon. Take a look at our Lisbon Portela Airport guide for airport contact details, information on terminal facilities and options on how to get to the airport.

Airport news

A new metro station was opened at the airport in July 2012, meanwhile the airport has undergone considerable expansion and enhancement since the decision was made in 2013 not to proceed with construction of a completely new airport outside Lisbon.


There are information counters in the arrivals and departures halls and a tourist information counter in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1.

Transfer between terminals

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.

Driving directions

From central Lisbon, head north to join the A1 northbound motorway, which passes the airport, and turn off at exit 3. Lisbon Portela Airport is clearly signposted.

From the north, head south along the A1 Oporto-Lisbon motorway and then take the signposted exit for the airport. From the south, cross the Vasco da Gama Bridge on the A12 and head south on the A1 or take the A2 northbound, merge onto the IP7 and turn onto the A1 northbound, which leads to the airport. From Cascais/Estoril, take the A5 motorway, then IP7 and A1 northbound.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail: There is a regular bus link to the nearby Estaçao do Oriente, from where express trains run south to Alentejo and the Algarve, and north to Porto and other destinations.

Metro: The new Aeroporto Station is located at Terminal 1. This station is on the red line of the Lisbon Metro (tel: 21 798 0600; network, 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.

Public transport road

Bus: Regular Carris buses (tel: (021) 361 3000; 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: (021) 361 3193; 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 €3.50

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.

Terminal facilities


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.


There is a post office in the departures area of Terminal 1. Paid-for Wi-Fi internet via Boingo access is available throughout the terminals – although access is free for the first 30 minutes.


There is a wide range of restaurants, snack bars, cafés and fast-food outlets in the departures area at Terminal 1, including a sushi restaurant and Portuguese eateries. There are also a number of cafés/snack bars in the public concourses. 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 has a number of newsagents.


A left-luggage facility is open daily on level 2 of car park P2. The lost property office (tel: 21 844 4530) is located within the police office in the main departures shopping area of Terminal 1 .


An insurance desk is located at the check-in area. Among the other facilities are baby care areas, a first aid room in the arrivals area, showers in the departures lounge, a vet service and a spa and massage area.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The Icaro Auditorium (tel: 21 150 3922) houses a conference room for up to 90 delegates and a meeting room for up to 30 people. An additional six meeting rooms are available at the ABC Business Centre (tel: 21 150 3922), in the Terminal 1 departures area. Meeting space is also available at the new Tryp Hotel (tel: 21 842 5000; adjacent to Terminal 1.

Further meeting and conference facilities are available at the nearby Hotel Tivoli Oriente (Tel: 21 891 5100;, and at many other hotels throughout the city.

Disabled facilities

There are ramps, lifts, specially adapted telephones and toilets for the disabled. 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.

Car parking

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 rental

Car hire companies located at Lisbon Portela Airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz as well as a number of local operators. Car hire desks are located in the arrivals area of Terminal 1.


There is one on-site hotel at Lisbon Portela Airport and several are available in the nearby Parque das Nações business district, which is a five-minute taxi ride away. In addition, there is a huge selection of hotels to suit all budgets and tastes in central Lisbon.

Radisson Blu Hotel Lisbon

21 004 5000.

This chain property with a boutique feel is around 3km (2 miles) from Lisbon Portela Airport and offers a selection of rooms and suites. The hotel has two function/meeting rooms as well as a gym, restaurant and cocktail bar. Free Wi-Fi access is available to guests.

Avenida Marechal Craveiro Lopes 390, Campo Grande, 1749-009 Lisbon, Portugal

Hotel Tivoli Oriente

21 891 5100.

Located close to the Oriente railway station, the 4-star Hotel Tivoli Oriente has nearly 300 rooms, many of which have excellent views across the Tagus River. The hotel also boasts two on-site restaurants, an indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath, plus a business centre and meeting facilities.

Avenida D Joao II, Parque das Nações, 1990 083 Lisbon, Portugal

Tryp Lisboa Airport Hotel

21 842 5000.

This brand new hotel is adjacent to Terminal 1 and has 167 rooms, a restaurant, a conference centre and, when completed, it will also offer an outdoor pool and gymnasium.

Aeroporto Internacional de Lisboa, Rua C, 1700-008 Lisbon, Portugal

Holiday Inn Express Lisbon Airport

21 008 0800.

The closest hotel to Lisbon Portela Airport, the Holiday Inn Express offers a shuttle bus service to and from the airport (at a charge). Other services include a 24-hour business centre and a meeting room with capacity for up to 40 delegates.

Rua da Guiné 18, Prior Velho, 2685-334 Lisbon, Portugal