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Also called Portela, Lisbon Airport (LIS) lies four miles north-east of the city. The ‘Kiss& Fly’ drop-off area is near Departures. Built on seven hills, this ancient, welcoming capital offers spectacular dining, more yearly sunshine hours than Athens, superb street art and breathtaking architecture. There’s a full range of accommodation, from budget to boutique and luxury, including affordable hotels on cobbled streets and bougainvillea-draped squares that certainly don’t feel cheap. Think authentically charming venues in settings from seventeenth-century houses to palaces. The Tryp is ideal for early flights. Get around with Lisbon Airport transfers from AirportCars.

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A choice of hotels near Lisbon Airport

Reserve your Lisbon Airport transfer to and from a local hotel before you travel:

  • Tivoli Oriente Hotel is a couple of miles away, meaning Lisbon Airport transfers take minutes. Ideal for business travellers and conveniently located, this comfortable four-star venue scores 4/5 (or ‘Very good’) on TripAdvisor. It has a pool and gym.
  • Alif Hotel is 2.5 miles or 10 minutes from the airport and scores 3.5/5 with reviewers while offering three-star affordability and easy access to some of Lisbon’s key landmarks.
  • Jupiter Lisboa Hotel is three miles away, again making for swift Lisbon Airport transfers. With a 4.5/5 TripAdvisor score and four stars, there is a rooftop bar, two swimming pools and a restaurant.

Travelling on from Lisbon to another airport?

  • Faro Airport is 170 miles south – allow up to two hours 30 minutes for your Lisbon Airport transfer
  • Porto Airport is almost 200 miles north – expect the journey to take nearly three hours
  • Seville Airport in Spain is over 290 miles south-east; allow four hours 20 minutes for the transfer from Lisbon Airport
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Towns to visit from Lisbon Airport

  1. Sintra is 18 miles west and reachable in 30-odd minutes. A resort town in the Sintra Mountains foothills, it’s surrounded by forest and historically a royal sanctuary. Expect pastel-coloured villas and palaces, from the Moorish Sintra National to the hilltop nineteenth-century Pena National Palace.
  2. Cascais lies 23 miles away and Lisbon Airport transfers cover them within 40 minutes. The bustling fishing town and resort has great beaches and an attractive centre offering nice parks, great museums and historic buildings.
  3. Évora is located 80 miles east – allow one hour 20 minutes to travel. The Alentejo region’s capital’s historic centre houses a Roman temple, Gothic cathedral and whitewashed houses. Visit the chilling Chapel of Bones and public gardens, and see peacocks and King Manuel’s Palace.
  4. Estoril is around 18 miles west, so expect a Lisbon Airport transfer within 30 minutes. On the ‘Portuguese Riviera’, it’s an international tourist destination with great beaches, luxury hotels, flea and street markets and the Casino Estoril, Europe’s biggest casino.
  5. Mafra is located 22 miles north-west; the run from the airport takes 30-35 minutes. The highlight is the sprawling, extravagant palace complex incorporating a monastery, basilica and great library – complete with a bat colony!
  6. Sesimbra is 28 miles south on the coast and a 40-minute Lisbon Airport transfer. A Moorish castle towers 230m above this fishing village, while the harbour is a good place to eat. At the western point of Cabo Espichel, you’ll see cliffs, a church and a lighthouse along with the amazing views … and some dinosaur footprints!
Places to visit from Lisbon Airport
  1. Estufa Fria Botanical Garden is less than six miles, or barely a 15-minute Lisbon Airport transfer away. Explore the unusual hot and cold plant houses; it’s free to visit on Sundays. Also, enjoy the sculptures here.
  2. Torre de Belém, or Belém Tower, was built in the early 1500s to protect Lisbon from attack from the sea. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a striking monument and former lighthouse and customs house that was the embarkation and disembarkation point for the Portuguese explorers. Visit the nearby Monastery of the Hieronymites at the same time.
  3. The Oceanário de Lisboa is a couple of miles east – Lisbon Airport transfers barely take 10 minutes. It’s home to over 100 species, including penguins, sharks and otters alongside, of course, many different fish. The world’s largest salt-water Oceanarium is fantastic for families – book online ahead to save time and queueing.
  4. The National Coach Museum lies nine miles south – cover them in 15 minutes. See the unique collection of seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century vehicles, including sedan chairs and carriages.
  5. Arco da Rua Augusta is seven miles distant or a 20-minute airport hop. Climb the arch and scale one of the city’s most iconic buildings for mesmerising views across Lisbon. It’s been open to the public since 2013.
  6. Praça do Comércio is a similar Lisbon Airport transfer and is the main square, facing the harbour and packed with restaurants and cafes. It’s a good starting point for a tour of the city and dates back to the eighteenth century – it was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake.
Further key details on Lisbon Airport

As an EU member state, Portugal complies with European law on disabled access.

You can take an access dog into the airport, but do discuss this with your airline first. Roomy disabled toilets, lifts and escalators are to be found throughout the airport; escalators have green lights between the steps.

Meanwhile, the MyWay scheme offers escorted boarding and disembarking. Make yourself known at the designated meeting point on arrival. But tell your airline what help you need in good time before travelling.

Lisbon Airport
Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas

Tel: (+351) 218 413 500

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