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Flying into Beautiful Lisbon

Lisbon has one main airport serving visitors. Lisbon International Airport (LIS), also known as Lisbon Portela, is located just outside the city limits and handles over 14 million passengers each year from its two terminals. It’s one of the largest airports in southern Europe, with state-of-the-art equipment for navigation and air traffic control. World Travel Awards has recognized it as Europe’s Leading Airport for five consecutive years. Lisbon International Airport also has an interesting history. Immortalized in the film Casablanca, it began as a neutral hub smuggling people into various parts of Europe during World War II.  
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More About Flights to Lisbon

How Do I Book a Flight?

Trying to get to Europe without breaking the bank? Depending on your city of departure, it’ll run you an average of $1,400 to fly to Lisbon, which can connect you with other parts of Europe for much less. To find cheap flights to Lisbon, try taking the red-eye and arriving in the early morning. Just make sure your flight arrives after 5:00AM, when the airport shuttles run on a more consistent basis. Other times to get cheap flights to Lisbon happen in January and February.

Popular airlines to Lisbon include Asiana, CityJet, EVA Air, Nook Air, Porter, and Ukraine International. The best time to book flights into LIS is spring, right before the high season of May-September. The best time to arrive at LIS is during the afternoon, before rush hour.

What’s the Best Way to Get To and From the Airport?

The Lisbon International Airport lies around 6.5 kilometers or 4 miles from city center. Most prefer to wait in the taxi lines to get a cab. Expect to pay around $10-12, or around 9 Euros, for a cab into the city.

Yellowbus also offers several bus routes from the airport, and Aerobus offers service to several connecting bus and train stations. A Yellowbus 24-hour pass runs about $4, and the Aerobus fare is 3.15 Euros, around the same amount. Taxis are the easiest mode of transport if you’re connecting to any long-distance bus or train stations nearby.

Are There Any Nearby Hotels?

Too tired to even think about making the trek into the city? Holiday Inn Express Lisbon Airport provides one of the area’s cheap hotel options, with visitors loving the cleanliness and convenience. Especially if you’re catching a flight out early in the morning, this is the place to rely on the helpful staff to get you up and out.

Other cheap hotels near the Lisbon Airport include the TRYP Lisboa Aeroporto, with a sleek and modern design and a 3-minute walk to the airport. Visitors say the amenities and convenience to the airport make it the perfect place to stay if you’re on a layover. The Residencial Terminus, also nearby, has no-frills accommodations less than a five-minute drive away. Though visitors say it could use a little sprucing up, the price is right.

Why Do People Travel to Lisbon?

Most people travel to Lisbon for its scenic beauty. Its miles of coastline offer a cool, temperate climate in summer, when others are sweltering. The area’s unique cultural heritage scores with Medieval castles and other World Heritage sites like the Jeronimos Monastery.

Lisbon also has word class museums like the Bernardo Museum, home to one of Europe’s greatest modern art collections, and the Ancient Art Museum, highlighting Portugal’s historical connections with Asia and Africa. Finally, Lisbon has incredible food, like the Tiradito de Corvina at Taberna da Rua das Flores, and the strawberry gazpacho with goat cheese at Cantinho Avillez

What’s the airport like?

TAP Portugal is the most consistent airline flying in and out of Portugal and has been rated Western Europe’s safest airline. This popular local carrier services many destinations in Western Europe, Asia, Africa, as well as North and South America.

There are four lounges in the Lisbon Airport, three in Terminal 1 and one in Terminal 2. In designated “Living Spots”, guests are invited to lie down on special rest chairs and charge their phones. Free Wi-Fi is available for 30 minutes per 12-hour period, but a credit card is required at one of their kiosks to register.

Other amenities in the Lisbon International Airport include ATMs, car rentals, a children’s play area, 24-hour currency exchange, a food court, luggage storage and lockers, rest zones, showers, and an information desk operating between the hours of 7AM-12AM. 

The Lisbon International Airport offers visitors world-class amenities. From the friendly service to its manageable size, LIS manages to make flying and even layovers seem easy to navigate. From the cheap flights to Lisbon, convenient hotels, and short distance to city center, the ease of experience here leaves you that much more time for sightseeing.