Public transport in Lisbon is inexpensive and useful for negotiating the hills between attractions. The fastest way to get around is by metro, which covers most of the city. Complementing this is a network of trams, buses, funiculars and a vertical elevator to connect the high and low areas of the city. There is also a modern electric train that links the city to all the towns along the Portuguese Riviera, and ferries across the Tagus River.
Trams and buses are inexpensive and the old trams have become a big tourist attraction. It is best to avoid public transport during rush hours though, as the crowded conditions are the perfect cover for pick pockets. Metered taxis are plentiful and affordable, and a popular means of transportation, but beware of drivers taking long, indirect routes. A car is not recommended for use around the city.
Humberto Delgado Airport
The airport is around 3.6 miles (6km) north of Lisbon.
Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
LocationThe 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. Carris coaches run every day between 5.35am and 12.30am, connecting Lisbon Airport to the city centre. The Aerobus also travels to the city centre every 20 minutes between 7am and 11.20pm.
TimeGMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Guerin, Goldcar, Hertz and Sixt.
Taxis can normally be found outside both the arrival and departure terminals. Some taxis will charge extra for luggage and all will charge extra at night.
Transfer between terminals
There is a free shuttle bus connecting the two terminals.
There are a range of passenger services at Humberto Delgado 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 and passengers requiring wheelchairs should contact their airline.
Short-term parking at Humberto Delgado Airport, in lot P1, starts at €0.95 per 15 minutes. Lot P2 is farther from the terminal building but slightly cheaper, and lot P3 offers long-term parking rates of €18 per day. Note that online discounts are available for pre-booked parking through the airport's website, starting at €5.