On this latest occasion we flew to Lisbon with TAP, the Portuguese airline, from London Heathrow. The flight lasted about two and a half hours. On the way out we were served a light breakfast (yoghurt drink and small filled roll) with juice, tea and/or coffee. On our return late afternoon flight we were served a filled roll and could have an alcoholic drink (I had some nice red wine) at no extra charge – unusual these days, but a pleasant end to our trip.
Last time I had visited Lisbon, for the 2009 VT meeting in Cascais, I had used the Aerobus to get to the city centre as it was the only real option. Nowadays it is also possible to use the Metro as an extension has been built to serve the airport. We didn’t use this on our arrival as we saw a bus waiting and thought it would be nice to be able to see our surroundings as we drove into town, but on our return trip we used the Metro as the Rossio stop in the Praça da Figueira was very convenient for our hotel. We had to change to the red line at Alameda, but this was no bother and the new line was very light, modern and fast – a good alternative to the bus.
The airport is situated in the north of the city. It is 4.4 miles from the city center. It has two terminals. Terminal 1 is used by national and internationals carriers. Terminal 2 has only the low cost airlines departures. This terminal is smaller than terminal 1.
Terminal 1 has lots of shops, cafes and eateries. There is also a pharmacy and various other facilities.
A new station of subway opened at Lisbon’ Airport - it's called Aeroporto. The station is part of the red line which is connected to Saldanha (yellow line) and São Sebastião (blue line). From both of these lines you can access the city center.
The subway in Lisbon opens at 06h30 and closes at 01h00
Starting tomorrow (July 17, 2012), it'll be easier to get to the city centre by public transportation. Up till now, people had to use the bus or take a taxi when leaving the airport, but finally the subway network has arrived to the airport. The red line will connect the airport with the rest of the city. Check the Lisbon metro website for more info.
A single trip (for the whole metro network) will cost you €1.25 - if you don't have the 'viva viagem' card yet, you'll need to pay an extra €0.50. You can also buy a day ticket, for €5, which can also be used on buses.
There are three different Aerobus routes from the airport. Line one goes to the city centre. We used line three to get to our hotel in the financial district. The ticket costs 3 Euros 50 cents and is valid on carris buses on the day of purchase.
here's a bus transport link:
you may have to look for a more common street to see what's closest to rua da escola politecnica.
here's some more transportation info. you can scroll down and look at "to and from the airport".
We arrived at Lisbon via the Easyjet flight from Gatwick which took 2 hours. We used the aerobus between the airport and the city center. A ticket may be purchased directly from the driver and currently stands at €3.50. The buses run every 20 or 30 minutes and stop at important points in the city such as Entrecampos, Campo Pequeno, Avenida Republica, Saldanha, Picoas, Fontes Pereira Melo, Marquês de Pombal, Avenida da Libertade, Restauradores, Rossio, Praça do Comercio and Cais do Sodré. On board, there are screens showing each stop as the bus approaches the area, and a list of nearby hotels, which is extremely convenient if you're not entirely sure which stop you need to get off at for you hotel.
Probably the best way to get to Lisbon city.It stops in many major tourist area.It is a little bit expensive but it has a luggage storage,so its convenient rather than getting a normal bus full of people which some of them has no tolerance for tourists with big & heavy luggage;)
I flew to Lisbon from Cologne with the German buget airline Germanwings.
Unfortunately, there are not too many airlines serving this route, therefore prices are still relatively expensive.
Lisbon's international airport "Portela" is situated about 10 km north of the city centre. It is Portugal's busiest and most important airport.
Lisbon Airport located almost in the center of the city, so you can be in your hotel just within minutes of your arrival. The airport is quite old. It is too little space for aircrafts at the gates, and many passengers have to embark the flights at the tarmac area.
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