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Transportation to and from Lisbon Airport


What is the distance from Lisbon Airport to the centre of Lisbon?

The centre of Lisbon (Baixa-Chiado) is 7 kilometres / 4.3 miles away from the airport, by car it takes about 15 minutes to cover the distance.

From LIS Airport to Lisbon City centre by Taxi
7 km
15 min
€ 15.-

Public transport

Metro to Lisbon

Since July 2012 it is possible to travel to and from the airport by metro, Aeroporto is the terminus of the red metro line (Linha Vermelha). Every 6 to 9 minutes between 06:30 hours and 01:00 hours a metro departs to and from Lisbon Airport. If you want to use the metro you have to purchase a Viva Viagem or 7 Colinas card for € 0.50, these electronic cards can be charged with money. A ride on the metro from the airport to any metro station in Lisbon will cost € 2.00 the first time and € 1.50 each time afterwards. You can buy a 24-hour ticket for € 6.45 (+ € 0.50) if you plan to use the metro, bus or tram multiple times within 24 hours of purchase. However, using the zapping option (check in and out) is the easiest way of paying for public transport in Lisbon, you pay only € 1.35 per trip. You need to buy one Viva Viagem or 7 Colinas card per person and load it with money (€ 10.00 is 7 rides). Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines at the airport’s metro station.

The journey time from Lisbon Airport to the metro station Baixa-Chiado in the city centre is 30 minutes. In that case you will have to change to the green metro line at Alameda or to the blue metro line at São Sebastião. Lisbon’s main railway station Oriente, used by high-speed trains, can be reached by the red metro line in 10 minutes and without having to change. Please consult website Metro Lisboa for more information. If you are going to Lisbon for a few days and you want to use public transport during your stay, visit museums and do some sightseeing, the Lisboa Card for 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours is highly recommended!

Top 5 sights in Lisbon

1. Castelo de São Jorge, ticket and 15-minute guided introduction
2. Bairro Alto, book an excellent tour
3. Praça do Comércio and Praça Dom Pedro IV aka Rossio (Tip: Bar A Ginjinha)
4. Belem (Torre de Belém, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Pastéis de Belém)
5. Sintra, book your ticket for Palácio da Pena

Bus to Lisbon

Buses 705, 722, 744, 783 and 208 (night bus) operate between Lisbon Airport and the city. You can only make use of these buses if you have no more than one piece of hand luggage. A ticket on board the bus costs € 2.00, but it is also possible to use a Viva Viagem or 7 Colinas card. Please consult website Carris (bus and tram).

“Lisbon has two major train stations (Oriente and Santa Apolónia), in particular Oriente railway station, a short distance from the airport, offers good connections to the north and south of Portugal.”

Bus or metro and train to Sintra

Lisbon is not the only popular destination in proximity of the airport, also the municipality of Sintra (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and beach towns Estoril and Cascais are growing in popularity. These places are on the Costa Lisboa, known as the Portuguese Riviera. Sintra is famous for its beautiful palaces like Palácio da Pena and nearby Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of the European mainland. From the airport, you must first take the bus (705 and 744) or metro to Oriente railway station, from here you can travel to Sintra with the commuter train CP (Linha de Sintra). The journey including one change takes 60 minutes.

A bus ticket costs € 2.00, a metro ticket € 1.50 and a ticket for the regional train € 2.30. From the city it is better to take the train from Rossio railway station, the journey time to Sintra is 40 minutes and a ticket costs € 2.30. Bus 434 is a local bus for tourists heading to Palácio da Pena, travel time is 15 minutes and the price of a ticket is € 3.90 for a single trip. The bus runs in a loop from the railway station of Sintra to Palácio da Pena and also stops in the historic city centre (Palácio Nacional de Sintra) and at Castelo dos Mouros. Tickets for the Palace and Park of Pena can be booked in advance through GetYourGuide. Please consult website Comboios de Portugal for more information.

Bus or metro and train to Estoril and Cascais

Estoril and Cascais are also accessible by train, but from Cais do Sodré railway station near the centre of Lisbon. From here you can travel to Estoril and Cascais with the commuter train CP (Linha de Cascais), the journey time is 28 minutes and 33 minutes respectively.

The price is the same for both destinations, i.e. € 2.30. Trains run every day of the week, from 05:30 hours to 01:30 hours. The station of Cais do Sodré is located in the south of the city and is accessible from Lisbon Airport by bus and metro. The regional trains from Cais do Sodré train station to Cascais train station also stop in Belém and Oeiras. The beautiful beaches of Praia da Cresmina and Praia de Guincho are within easy reach of Estoril and Cascais. Please consult website Comboios de Portugal for more information.

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Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Save money and time with a flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy free admission to top attractions and discounts at various landmarks. Available for 24, 48, or 72 hours, the card provides unlimited free access to the public transport system.


Lisbon: Jerónimos Monastery Entrance Ticket

Enjoy access to the Jerónimos Monastery with this entry ticket and marvel at the monument's 16th-century Manueline architectural style.


Lisbon: New Year's Eve Cruise Boat Party

Ring in the New Year on a boat party cruising the River Tagus. Enjoy live music, an open bar, a selection of food, riverside views of the city, and a firework show at midnight.



Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip

Discover Sintra’s beauty and history, its romantic Pena Palace, and the stunning coastlines of Cabo da Roca and Cascais on a full-day trip from Lisbon.


Lisbon: New Year's Eve Tagus River Cruise with Open Bar

Admire the views of the illuminated city as you ring in the new year on a cruise with an open bar. Pass by some of the most iconic sights in Lisbon and take in a sparkling fireworks show.


Sintra: Pena Palace and Park Entrance Ticket

Marvel at Pena Palace, one of the most magnificent and recognisable tourist attractions of Portugal. The palace exemplifies the 19th century Romanticism style of architecture and stands atop a rocky peak, which is the second highest point in Sintra Hills.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

From Lisbon: Sintra, Regaleira and Pena Palace Guided Tour

Visit the most extravagant palaces of Sintra on a full-day trip. From lush gardens to imaginative architecture, transport yourself back in time to a fairy-tale era.

Tour & transport

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

Explore the rich history, culture and traditions of Portugal on an 8-hour tour of Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and learn about Nossa Senhora de Fátima and more.

Tour & transport

Knights Templar Day Tour from Lisbon

Travel to the villages of Constância and Tomar to discover the history of the Knights Templar, the holy order of warrior monks. Spend the day visiting castles and convents.


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