Lisbon airport is located around 7km from the city centre, making the city a convenient choice for a mid-journey stop over or a short weekend or midweek stay.
Thanks to its proximity to the city centre, visitors arriving in Portugal via Lisbon airport can quickly and easily make their way to their hotel or onward travel point via a number of different transport methods.
Lisbon airport transfers are available via taxi, bus and train, and recently the new metro link was opened to deal with the increased passenger traffic, offering travellers a new and highly welcome Lisbon airport transfer option.
Airport transfer Lisbon by bus: visit www.carris.pt for bus maps, timetables and more information about bus travel, including the dedicated airport transfer bus. There are special bus services which run regularly throughout the day and evening to the city centre and financial district.
These dedicated buses are especially designed to accommodate travellers with large baggage items, offering plenty of room and a fast transfer with limited en route stops.
The airport transfer bus is called the Aerobus and departs from outside the airport terminal. Stops en route include Saldanha, Marques de Pombal, Avenida da Liberdade, Rossio and Cais do Sodre railway station for onward links to destinations outside the city.
Note that the airport bus ticket is valid for any journey made on the Carris network that day. Buses run every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes from 11pm.
Airport transfer Lisbon by taxi: there is a taxi rank located outside the arrivals exit but queues can be long. Those in the know take the escalator through to the departures section where they will find a plethora of taxis who have just dropped off departing passengers, eager for a fare straight back into the city centre.
Airport transfer Lisbon by metro: Portugal’s government has invested heavily in improving facilities at Portela airport. The new metro station connects via the Red route into Saldanha station in the city’s financial centre in just 15 minutes. From here there are connections to destinations throughout the city. Trains run every 6-9 minutes daily.
Lisbon airport transfers to the Gare do Oriente station are best made by taxi. The Gare do Oriente is located just 1km from the airport and is the main hub for long-distance train journeys to destinations in other areas of Portugal.