Lisbon Airport aka Portela Airport or Aeroporto de Lisboa - (Tel: 218 413 500; airport code LIS) is Portugal's main airport and most important international transport hub.
Portela Airport is located only 4km northeast of the center of Lisbon though there are long-term plans to build a new international airport at Alcochete 50km north of the capital.
Lisbon Airport opened in 1942 and has two terminals. The older Terminal 1 handles international flights and the newer Terminal 2 (which opened in 2007) operates domestic flights to Faro, Porto, Bragança, Vila Real, Madeira and the various islands of the Azores. There is a free shuttle bus between terminals 1 and 2.
Lisbon's airport handled over 13 million passengers in 2007 and is the main base for national carrier TAP as well as Portugalia.
International destinations from Lisbon Airport include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Birmingham, Bologna, Bordeaux, Boston, Brussels, Bucharest, Cairo, Casablanca, Cologne, Frankfurt, Geneva, Helsinki, Istanbul, London, Luanda, Madrid, Manchester, Montreal, Munich, Newark, Nice, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Stuttgart, Toronto, Toulouse, Vienna, Zurich and other airports.
Getting to and from Lisbon Airport
In July 2012, the Red Line of the Lisbon Metro was extended three stations from Oriente to the airport, so that connections from central Lisbon to Lisbon Airport are just twenty minutes. The metro begins at about 6.30am so if you have an early check-in, you will need to take a taxi.
Two Aerobuses run to and from Lisbon Airport:
#1 Aerobus runs to the city center and connects to Entrecampos, Campo Pequeno, Av, da Republica, Saldanha, Picoas, Fontes Pereira Melo, Marques de Pombal, Av. da Liberdade, Restauradores, Rossio, Praca do Comercio and Cais do Sodre.
#2 Aerobus runs to the Financial center via Entrecampos, the bus station at Sete Rios, Av Columbano B. Pinheiro, Plaça de Espanha, Av. Jose Malhoa and Av. Jose Malhoa (Sul).
These buses also run to the airport:
#705 - Estação do Oriente / Aeroporto / Areeiro
#722 - Portela / Aeroporto / Pç. Londres
#744 - Moscavide / Aeroporto / Marquês Pombal
#783 - Portela / Aeroporto / Amoreiras
Buy a pre-paid taxi voucher to take a taxi to the center of Lisbon.
If you are driving from downtown Lisbon, aim for 2ª Circular (Segunda Circular) and follow the signs.