Lisbon Airport and Transportation

How to get to and from the airport, and getting around the city on public transportation

Lisbon airport metro

The airport metro station - ©

Lisbon Airport

Lisbon's airport is practically in the center of the city, so you can reach your hotel in just minutes. Both the metro and the special "AeroBus" take you downtown, passing by uptown's business district and Avenida da Liberdade, both major hotel areas.
If you have just too much luggage, take a taxi. They line up outside the arrivals terminal, and it should cost between 10 and 15 euros to pretty much anywhere in the city. Another option is to prebook a transfer, for which you have the following services:

Transfers from the Airport

If you don't wish to rely on public transportation and prefer the convenience of a transfer, here are your options:


Getting Around

Once in the center, you may take the metro between the downtown and uptown attractions. To reach Alfama, the best way is on foot to better appreciate the views along the way, although you may take tram 28. For the monuments and museums of Belem (tower, monastery, Berardo Museum, etc.), take the train from Cais do Sodré station.
Trains to Sintra depart from Rossio Station, while those for Cascais and Estoril depart from Cais do Sodré.

Car Rental

For the beaches south of the city and those around Sintra, it is better that you rent a car. Find the cheapest car rental rates:

Car Rentals

Lisbon Map

Lisbon City Break Travel Planner

  • Get a Room
  • Look for the right type of accommodation at the right place and at the right price for you:


  • Get the Tourist Card
  • Enjoy free transportation and free or reduced admission to many of the top attractions, and get a complimentary guidebook and map:

    Tourist Card

  • Plan Your Sightseeing
  • Hop on a sightseeing bus, go on a walking tour, a cruise or day trip:

    Tours & Activities