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How To Get From Lisbon Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

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We will write how to get from Lisbon airport to city center. The distance from Lisbon Portela Airport to city center is 8 kilometers. Click here to book online Lisbon activities and day trips

The travel time from Lisbon airport to downtown by taxi is around 15 minutes and the taxi fare from Lisbon airport to Lisbon city center is around €15-20.

The cheapest way from Lisbon airport to city center is by bus for €2 and by metro and 40 minutes travel time.

You can also rent a car in Lisbon airport or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi.

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WHERE TO STAY IN PORTUGAL

There are cheap hotels available for you at a starting price of €20-25. Hostels with dorms start from €10-15 if you want to go down your accommodation budget travel in Portugal. Luxurious hotels in another option for your accommodation in Portugal, the price can range from €90-up. 

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LISBON AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

PUBLIC BUS FROM LISBON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Lisbon airport to city center is by bus. There are a few Buses 705, 722, 744, 783 running every 20-30 minutes during the day and 208 Night Bus (running every 30 minutes from 11 30 pm until 5 30 am) from Lisbon airport that only accept one piece of luggage.

The bus fare from Lisbon airport to city center is €1.45 (plus €0.50 cents that you have to get a rechargeable Viva Viagem electronic card in the vending machine).

The travel time by bus from Lisbon airport to Lisbon city center is around 30-40 minutes depending on your final destination at the city center and traffic.

The Bus Number 744 is going from Lisbon airport to Praça do Comércio passing by Chiado and Barrio Alto. The Bus Number 708 from Lisbon airport to Parque das Nações. The Night Bus 208 from Lisbon airport to Cais Sodré (train going to Cascais), Praça do Comércio and Estação Oriente (Lisbon Train Terminal).

I only recommend you the option of public buses from Lisbon airport if your final destination is around one of the bus stop on the way or you are taking 208 Night Bus since there is no metro and Aerobus from the airport at that time. Otherwise the metro is faster and easier to move from Lisbon airport to Lisbon city center.

Route Bus Number 705 From Lisbon airport to Estação Roma-Areeiro

Bus Number 705 From Lisbon airport to Estação Roma-Areeiro is running from 6 am to 8 10 pm. Check Bus number 705 schedule and route!

Route Bus Number 708 From Lisbon airport to Parque das Nações

Bus Number 708 From Lisbon airport to Parque das Nações is running from 5 30 am to 9 pm. Check Bus number 708 schedule and route!

Route Bus Number 722 From Lisbon airport to Portela (R. Escritores)

Bus Number 722 From Lisbon airport to Portela (R. Escritores) is running from 6 40 am to 8 45 pm. Check Bus number 722 schedule and route!

Route Bus Number 744 From Lisbon airport to Praça do Comércio

Bus Number 744 From Lisbon airport to Praça do Comércio is running from 7 am to 7 30 pm. Bus number 744 is passing by Chiado and Barrio Alto great option if you are staying. Check Bus number 744 schedule and route!

Route Night Bus Number 208 From Lisbon airport to Estação Oriente (Lisbon Train Terminal)

Bus Number 208 From Lisbon airport to Estação Oriente (Lisbon Train Terminal). is running during the day and night time. Check Bus number 208 schedule and route!

METRO LISBON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (BEST WAY)

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The best way from Lisbon airport to city center is by metro. The Metro from Lisbon airport to downtown is running every 6-10 minutes from 6 30 am to 1 am. Check Lisbon Metro Map!

The metro fare from Lisbon airport to city center is €1.45 (plus €0.50 cents that you have to get a rechargeable Viva Viagem electronic card in the vending machine). You can use Viva Viagem for metro and buses in Lisbon.

The travel time by metro from Lisbon airport to Lisbon city center is around 15-25 minutes depending on your final destination at city center.

You will have to get the metro at Lisbon airport in Terminal 1 so if you get to Terminal 2 you will have to get the free shuttle for around 10 minutes to commute.

Metro Lisbon Airport to Marques De Pombal

If you go to from Lisbon airport to Sao Sebastiao (Blue Metro Line). If you go to from Lisbon airport to Sao Sebastiao (Blue Metro Line) to go to Marques de Pombal by metro is 15 minutes and 25 minutes.

Metro Lisbon Airport to Baixa-Chiado

If you go to from Lisbon airport to Baixa-Chiado (Green Metro Line) one of the most popular places for accommodation. You will have to take the Red Metro Line from Lisbon airport If you go to Alameda and transfer to the Green Metro Line to Baixa-Chiado.

Viva Viagem Card

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Viva Viagem Card costs €0.50 cents and you can buy at Lisbon airport and at the airport. You can top up every metro ticket is 1.50 and if you want to buy for 24 hours is €6.45. You can use Viva Viagem for metro and buses in Lisbon.

LISBON METRO MAP

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AEROBUS BUS FROM LISBON AIRPORT TO CITY

The Aerobus is going from Lisbon airport to city center. The Aerobus Lisbon airport to Lisbon city center travel time is around 30-40 minutes. You can get the bus ticket from the driver, at the counter in the airport and online. Aerobus Lisbon is leaving from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Arrivals.

Bus Line 1 Aerobus From Lisbon Airport to Cais do Sodré

The Aerobus Line 1 is running every 20 minutes from 7 30 am to 11 pm. The shuttle bus fare is €4 for one way and €6 for a return ticket.

Bus Route Line 1: Airport – Entrecampos – Campo Pequeno – Saldanha – Picoas – Marquês – Av. Liberdade – Restauradores – Rossio e Praça do Comércio – Cais do Sodré.

Bus Line 2 From Lisbon Airport to Avenida José Malhoa

The Aerobus Line 2 is running every 40 minutes from 7 40 am until 10 45 pm. The shuttle bus fare is €4 for one way and €6 for a return ticket.

Bus Route Line 2: Airport – Entrecampos – Sete Rios – Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro – Praça de Espanha – Avenida José Malhoa.

BY TAXI FROM LISBON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Lisbon airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Lisbon airport to Lisbon city center is around 15 minutes.

The taxi fare from Lisbon airport to city center is €15-20. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will be depending on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM LISBON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

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If you are ordering Uber in Lisbon you should know that prices are similar to the taxi. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pickup point at the airport. Expect to pay around €20 going from Lisbon airport to Lisbon airport to city center depending on your destination and time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT LISBON AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Lisbon’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in the city or planning to move around.

It will take you 15 minutes to get to Lisbon from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. It will costs around €30-40.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION LISBON AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Lisbon. Prices are around €40 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €10 per person.

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BEST WAY FROM LISBON AIRPORT TO LISBON CITY

The best way from Lisbon airport to city center if you are traveling alone and on a budget I would choose by metro until my final destination which costs around €2 and 20 minutes of travel time.

You can also get the shuttle bus from Lisbon airport to Lisbon city center is your hotel is around one of the bus stop within walking distance with a similar price €4 and 30 minutes travel time.

If you are traveling in a group or you prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation directly to your accommodation place in Lisbon.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN LISBON

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There are cheap hotels available for you at a starting price of €20-25. Hostels with dorms starts from €10-15 if you want to go down your accommodation budget travel in Portugal. Luxurious hotels in another option for your accommodation in Portugal, price can range from €90-up.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN PORTUGAL

A total of €25-30 per day for two people will be your daily budget for food in Portugal. A meal for two can cost for €15. You can have healthy meals for as low as €7.50. You can go down the food budget travel in Portugal cooking on your own and buying food in the supermarket. Pasteis de nata and expresso are great for a quick break in your sightseeing day in Portugal and you will find them for less than €2. 

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BEST TIME TO VISIT IN PORTUGAL

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Portugal in August is the busiest and most expensive time of the year in the country because this is when locals or tourist choose to take their summer holidays. The best time to visit Portugal is through the months of between March and June if you to experience as much as possible the beauty of Portugal. The winter is from December to March but it’s warm comparing with North Europe.

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CASH IN PORTUGAL

Portugal also use Euro as their currency. Rate is €1 is equivalent to $1.16. When it comes to ATM’s you can find many around while they will accept credit card and debit card in most of the hotels, restaurants and supermarkets.

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