Last updated on October 6th, 2021 at 09:58 pm
We will write how to get from Lisbon airport to city center. The distance from Lisbon Portela Airport to city center is 8 kilometers and the travel time from Lisbon airport to city is around 15 minutes by taxi and metro.
The cheapest way from Lisbon airport to city center is by bus for €2 and by metro. If you go by taxi will be around €15-20. You can also rent a car in Lisbon airport or get a private transfer. Read here Portugal sim card for tourist, how to get from Lisbon airport to Cascais and Lisbon airport to Sintra.
LISBON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
PUBLIC BUS FROM LISBON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
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 is €1.45 (plus €0.50 cents that you have to get a rechargeable Viva Viagem electronic card in the vending machine) and the travel time is around 30-40 minutes depending on your final destination at 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 city center.
METRO LISBON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (FASTEST WAY)
The fastest way from Lisbon airport to city center is by metro. The Metro from Lisbon airport to city center is running every 6-10 minutes from 6 30 am to 1 am. The metro fare from Lisbon airport to city 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 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 around 10 minutes to commute.
If you go to from Lisbon airport to Sao Sebastiao (Blue Metro Line) by metro is 15 minutes and 25 minutes 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 and you can transfer to Green Metro Line, Yellow Metro Line or Blue Metro Line.
LISBON METRO MAP
AEROBUS BUS FROM LISBON AIRPORT TO CITY
The Aerobus is going from Lisbon airport to city center. The Aerobus Lisbon travel time is around 30-40 minutes. You can get the bus ticket to 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
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 and €6 for 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
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 and €6 for return ticket.
Bus Route Line 2: Airport – Entrecampos – Sete Rios – Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro – Praça de Espanha – Avenida José Malhoa.
BY TAXI 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 is around 15 minutes and the taxi fare from Lisbon airport to city center is €15-20. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
CAR RENTAL AT LISBON AIRPORT
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. It will take you 15 minutes to get to Lisbon from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. It will costs around €30-40.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Lisbon. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Lisbon.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION LISBON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Lisbon. Prices are around €16 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €4 per person.
For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!
BEST WAY FROM LISBON AIRPORT TO 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. You can also get the shuttle bus from Lisbon airport to city center is your hotel is around one of the bus stop walking distance with similar price €4.
If you are traveling in a group or your prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation direct to your accommodation place in Lisbon.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN LISBON
In terms of accommodation in Lisbon there are a lot to choose from. 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. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!
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.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN PORTUGAL
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.
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.
Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.
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