Unlike other airports throughout Europe, the Lisbon Airport (Portela International Airport) is located very close to center of the city. So you don’t have to travel a long time after landing in the airport!
Lisbon is just a few hours (2 to 3 hours) away from most European cities and 6 to 8 hours away from North America.
Further information about Lisbon Interntional Airport.
A simple and cheap way of getting from the airport to the city centre is by bus. The AeroBus departs from the airport every 20 minutes (from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm) to the city centre (journey time: 20 minutes). Single ticket price: €3.50
Underground transportation also connects the airport with the city centre. It’s a cheap and quick way to travel, and can get you almost anywhere in Lisbon.
You can also take the local buses to the city, namely numbers 21, 22, 31, 44, 83, 91, 96, 705, 708 and 745 (from 6.00 am to 9.30 pm) and bus number 208 (from 11.00 pm to 4.00 am).
Taxis are available 24-hours a day, the journey time to the city centre lasts 15-30 minutes and costs between 10-15 EUR.
There is a wide inexpensive network of public transportation in Lisbon, and you can choose between bus, subway, elevators, electric trams or trains, within the city or to the suburbs. The card “Cartão Viva Viagem” gives you the opportunity to travel around the city using all means of transportation. At the start you also need to buy a rechargeable Viva Viagem card which is an extra €0,50. You can charge the card in multiples of €5,00 and use it by “zapping” individual journeys at €1,40 a time
The subway – Metropolitano de Lisboa – is the easiest and fastest way to get around the city and runs from 6.00 am to 1.00 am.
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