Find the cheapest flight to Lisbon
Lisbon’s airport, Portela Airport (airport code LIS), is actually located within the Lisbon city limits but takes its name from that of a nearby town instead – although it is also known as Lisbon Airport. The fact that it lies within a major city makes Lisbon’s airport rather unusual – and extremely convenient for travelers. There are plans to build a new (larger) airport some 50km north of Lisbon, but that is not scheduled to open until 2017. Both TAP Portugal and Portugalia use the Portela Airport as their main operations base.
Although Lisbon’s airport is large enough that you are likely to find a direct flight there, you might be able to save some money by flying to a larger European hub (like London, Paris or Frankfurt) and then booking a separate ticket on a European budget airline to Lisbon. Just be sure to check all the options before you book your ticket so you know you are getting the best deal.
A complete list of airlines serving Portela can be found here, and you can track flight schedules on the airport’s main page here. There are Internet access points at various areas around the airport which are open 24 hours a day, and you can find out the services available at the airport from a drop-down menu on this page. Baggage storage is available in the arrivals area near the car park – details can be found here. Your dining options are listed here, and your shopping options here. Ground transportation options, including buses, taxis and the Lisbon Underground, are listed here. Car rental agencies are listed here, and driving directions are here.
More Information on Lisbon
Lisbon is a cultural city with an interesting history where you can admire monuments, gardens, museums and architecture by day and then dance away your cares at night. And if Lisbon’s notorious nightlife does not strip you of any unwanted cash, the city’s two casinos just might. Either way, you will probably have fun while spending your savings.