Lisbon airport

Lisbon Airport name and address

  • Name:   Lisbon Portela Airport - Aeroporto Humberto Delgado
  • Address: Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas

Location: Portela International Airport is 7 km (4 miles) north of Lisbon city center ( and old part of town)

Telephone: 218413500

Website: https://www.aeroportolisboa.pt/en/lis/home

Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport - code: LIS

Enjoy: Landing approach to Lisbon - video from the cockpit

 Lisbon Airport - Terminals

Good to know : Lisbon Airport has two terminals

 What is the difference between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2?

  1. Terminal 1 handles all most international and intercontinental departures of major airlines (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austria, TAP, Air France etc..)
  2. Terminal 2 is a departure only terminal for most low-cost airlines (Ryanair, Vueling, Easy Jet, etc.).

The airlines operating in Terminal 2 are: Blue Air, easyJet, Norwegian, Ryanair, Transavia and Wizz Air.  

Lisbon airport - Terminal Departure Hall
Lisbon airport - Terminal Departure Hall

Luggage pick - up at Lisbon airport 

Regardless of which airline you are traveling with, all passengers arrive at Terminal 1. 

 Terminal 1 is also where baggage is handed over and there is also the passenger meeting & pick up point (right after customs) 

 How do I get to Terminal 2?

Most low-cost airlines (Ryanair, Easyjet, Transavia etc) depart from Terminal 2.

Terminal 2 (low cost airlines) is located 1 km from the main airport and there is no direct connection of terminal 2 to the subway or public buses . The subway ends at Terminal 1.

You must take the shuttle bus . The free shuttle bus from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 runs every 10 to 20 minutes from the bus stop in front of Terminal 1 (Departures). Tip: Always confirm your departure terminal before arriving at the airport.

Shuttle Bus from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 at Lisbon airport
Shuttle Bus from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 at Lisbon airport

Arrival Hall in Terminal 1 ( for all passengers)

Here is also the passenger meeting & pick up point

Arival Hall Lisbon airport Terminal 1
Arival Hall Lisbon airport Terminal 1

Luggage storage at Lisbon airport

Luggage storage at Lisbon Airport (currently closed due to Corona)

Luggage trolleys at Lisbon Airport - The luggage trolleys are available free of charge in the departure hall, baggage claim and in the car parks .

There is inexpensive luggage storage at Lisbon Airport, which is very useful if you have checked out of your hotel but don't want to have heavy luggage around. The 24 hour rate is €3.36 for up to 10kg, €4.98 for 10-30kg and €9.87 for 30kg+. The facility is located in the arrivals' hall near the P2 car park. Luggage storage is open 24 hours.

Where is it possible to have luggage sealed in plastic film at Lisbon Airport?

Secure luggage wrapping in plastic film is available in the public area of ​​Terminal 1 (from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) and in Terminal 2 (from 5:30 a.m. to 119:00 p.m.).

Change and ATM at Lisbon airport

the airport has a Santander Bank (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) in Terminal 1.

There are various exchange offices in the airport (from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.) of Unicambio.

The currency in Portugal is the euro.

ATMs at Lisbon Airport

If you want to withdraw money, there are ATMs in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1.

Here you will find information on how to withdraw money in Portugal

Parking at Lisbon airport

 Free short-term parking space (up to 10 minutes) is available at departure terminal 1.

If you're taking someone to the airport and are only going to be stopping briefly, consider using Kiss & Fly's free parking facility. The parking lot is directly in front of the departure hall. It can get tight at peak times. Note that Kiss & Fly is reserved for quick stops where the driver does not leave the vehicle. If you have to stop longer to say goodbye or wait, avoid fines and use airport parking facilities.

At Lisbon Airport, there are car parks with covered and uncovered spaces. The official provider is ANA Parking ; plus many others in the vicinity of the airport. Whether you want to park for a few hours or for a few weeks, you are sure to find the best solution for you from the many providers. It is best to book as far in advance as possible to ensure a safe place for your vehicle at the desired dates and times. 

Is there parking at Terminal 2 ? (low cost airlines) ?  As an exclusive terminal for departures only , Terminal 2 has no parking, only drop off.

Terminal 1 has several parking options, with P1 (Departures) and P2 (Arrivals) car parks being the best for those dropping someone off at Terminal 2. Then simply take the free shuttle connection at Terminal 2.  

Parking areas at Lisbon airport
Parking areas at Lisbon airport

Airport transfer - Lisbon airport

Getting from Lisbon Airport to the different parts of the city is not complicated. You've got the following possibilities:

Metro at Lisbon Airport

The subway is right at the airport next to Terminal 1. It is the most convenient way to get to the city center and old town. The ride takes about 25 minutes. Detailed information about the metro in Lisbon can be found here. They take the red line and have to change once if they want to go to the old town.

You can find more information about the metro in Lisbon on this page

Subway station Lisbon airport - next to Terminal 1 Building
Subway station Lisbon airport - next to Terminal 1 Building

Trains from Lisbon Airport

If you want to continue by train, you must first take a bus or metro from the airport to the train station. There are several train stations in Lisbon , depending on the destination. The Estacao Oriente (long-distance trains) is just 2 Metro stops from the airport (take the red line). There is also a large bus station here. The high speed trains to Porto (alfa pendular) depart from here.

Taxis from Lisbon Airport

The vehicles are parked outside the terminal. Travel time to central Lisbon is 15-30 minutes, depending on the time of day. The journey costs around €12.00 - €15.00.

You can find more information about driving a taxi in Portugal here

Private airport transfers

There are of course numerous private transfer companies. You can easily book these online. There is a meeting point in Terminal 1 (arrivals)

Lisbona airport - Taxi picl - just outside Terminal 1
Lisbona airport - Taxi picl - just outside Terminal 1

Car rental at Lisbon airport

The counters of the major car rental companies are located directly in Terminal 1. Opening hours: 7 days - from 06:00 - 24:00.

Return rental car at Lisbon Airport: Returns are possible at any time (24 hours). Rental cars are usually returned right next to the airport building (Terminal 1). The route is well signposted. Some rental car companies do not work directly at the airport terminal; they then often offer a transfer.

Car rental companies in Lisbon airport - Terminal 1
Car rental companies in Lisbon airport - Terminal 1

Lisbon airport Hotels

The airport is near the center. As a rule, therefore, transfers are not too time-consuming. The hotels in Estacao Oriente are only 2-3 km away and reach the airport quickly. If you want to stay overnight directly at the airport, you can choose from the following hotels:

Hotel Tryp aeroporto

Hotel Star inn 

Lisbon airport location

Lisbon airport transfers