Guide to Humberto Delgado Airport in Lisbon [LIS]: Location, Departures & Arrivals

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Description of Humberto Delgado Airport

Lisbon has one airport that handles all international and domestic flights, the Humberto Delgado Airport [LIS], also called Lisbon Airport. With around 29 million passengers per year, it is the main airport and the largest airport in Portugal. In addition, it serves as a hub for the national airline TAP Air Portugal.

Lisbon Airport is located 7 kilometers northeast from the city center and therefore easy to reach.

Previously known as Portela Airport, Lisbon Airport has been named Humberto since 2016 in memory of the late famous politician and Portuguese Air Force General.

Terminals at the Airport

  • Terminal 1: Central terminal building; serves all arriving flights as well as regular scheduled and charter flights.
  • Terminal 2: This much smaller terminal is only for departures of low-cost carriers heading to European destinations. This includes the airlines easyJet, RyanAir, Wizz Air, Norwegian, Transavia, and Blue Air.

Arrival and Departure: You can find the current arrival and departure times on the official homepage of Humberto Delgado Airport.

For details about your flight, you can also check the website of the airline responsible for your flight.

Transfer from and to the Humberto Delgado Airport

Business Van

See below the available options:

  • City Bus: This is one of the cheapest options. The Caris city buses have several lines that will bring you from the airport to the city of Lisbon. The on-board trip fare is 2.00€. If you have an electronic travel card, the fare is 1.50€. The city buses operate from around 5:30 until midnight. Night buses are used for later arrivals.
  • Metro: Lisbon Airport is connected to the city by the red metro line (Aeroporto – Saldanha' line). It takes you within 20 minutes to downtown Lisbon, and runs from 6:30 in the morning to 1:00 at night. This is the most recommended option if you want to use public transportation, as it is quick, reliable and cheap. A single ticket costs 1.50€. A rechargeable, electronic travel card is required (0.50€). For more information about public transport in Lisbon, check our public transport guide.
  • Train: There is no train station at Lisbon Airport. The next train station, Oriente Station, is 10 minutes away by taxi or metro.
  • Car: The airport is located in the north of Lisbon and is connected with the city center of Lisbon via the E1 highway.  In about 20 minutes you can reach the city center by car. There are various ride share apps in Lisbon which make this option easy. 
  • Private Transfer: Arguably the most convenient way to get from the airport to downtown Lisbon and vice versa is by private transfer. A number of companies offer airport transfers in limousines, where the driver picks up the guest at the arrival gate.
  • Aerobus Shuttle: The Aerobus shuttle service provides three routes that transport passengers to several strategic points in the city. The shuttles buses run every 10 minutes and are available between 07:30 and 23:00 daily at Terminal 1 and 2.  Featuring free WiFi and USB chargers, the shuttles offer a comfortable journey. A one-way ticket costs 3.60€. The journey lasts about 30 minutes.

Parking at the Airport

Lisbon Airport provides several car parks located inside the airport premises. Arriving and departing passengers can use the covered and open parking areas of ANA Parking. They are all located at Terminal 1.

You can book a parking spot in advance to secure your spot. More information here.

In addition, the ValetXpress extra service is available, where a driver will park your car and hand you your car keys after your return.

For picking up and dropping off passengers, there are designated parking areas at the departure curbside, the so-called Kiss & Fly parking spaces. Here, it is possible to stop for two non-sequential periods of ten minutes.

Taxi, Uber & Bolt

Once at the airport, you will have no problem finding a taxi. They are usually lined up in front of the departure and arrival terminals.

The basic fee for a taxi in Lisbon is currently 3.25€, the kilometer price is 0.47€. Standing and waiting times are charged at 14.80 € per hour. Note that a luggage fee of 1.80€ is charged (all luggage, not per piece).

It takes about 20 minutes, depending on traffic. The approximate price for the trip from the airport to the center is about 15 €, including luggage fee.

  • Important: Please make sure that the taxi meter is switched on.

Uber

An alternative to Taxis is Uber. However, the prices are slightly lower than regular taxis.

One drawback is that Uber is not allowed to stop outside the arrival terminal, so sometimes it may be tricky to find the pickup location.

Bolt

Bolt is essentially Portugal’s version of Uber. It is the most popular ridesharing service in the country. Prices are much cheaper than Uber, which is why locals prefer to use Bolt.  You can find more information on Bolt and Uber here.

Tip: We recommend downloading the Bolt app in advance so you can get a quick airport transfer and cheap rides within the city. In addition, you can use the app to use the electric scooters in Lisbon and to order food.

→  Using Bolt or Uber to order food? Find out the complete list of Lisbon's must-try dishes and also the best vegetarian and vegan options in Lisbon.

Night Tariff:

The night tariff is valid from Monday to Friday from 21:00 to 6:00 in the morning; Saturdays, Sundays and public holiday all day. During these time, the basic fee is 3.90€ and the kilometer price is 0.56€. Standing and waiting time remains at 14.80 € per hour.

Transfer inside the airport: There is a free shuttle bus that connects the Terminal 1 Departures area with Terminal 2. It operates from 03:30 to 01:30 the following day and runs every ten minutes. The trip takes only 3 minutes.

Lounges at Lisbon Airport

Humberto Delgado Lisbon Airport offers its passengers the comfort and tranquility of am airport lounge. It is possible to purchase lounge access for a fee.

ANA Lounge: With about 900 m2 of space, the ANA Lounge is the largest of the two lounges. It offers Wi-Fi access, a smoking area, drinks and snacks, newspapers and magazines, and even a shower. The lounge is located at Terminal 1 after security, and open from 06:00 to 22:00.

Shopping, Stores and Duty-Free

Humberto Delgado Lisbon Airport offers a wide range of services, including over 50 shops, cafés and restaurants.

The selection is huge: between fashion, handicrafts, technology, gift items, jewelry and Portuguese delicacies, you can find everything a shopper's heart desires.

While there are also a few shops at Terminal 2, the main shopping area is located in Terminal 1.

Nearly all of the shops are located after security. Most of them are open from 06:00 to 22:00.

Duty Free:

Duty Free Shops are located at the arrival gate as well as both departure terminals. On offer are handicrafts, perfume, cigarettes, liquors, chocolate, jewelry and Portuguese specialties, some at attractive discounts. The Duty Free Shops are open from 04:30 to 24:00.

Food: The airport has a food hall with a number of food options, ranging from cafes, bakeries, restaurants, fast food chains and even a famous Portuguese pastelaria. They are typically open from 05:30 to 22:00.

Currency Exchange:  You can find a currency exchange office in the arrivals hall.

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout Lisbon Airport. Simply select the network "_VINCI Airports WiFi", open your Internet browser and accept the terms and conditions.

Rent a Car at the Airport

You can find branches of major car rental companies in Terminal 1 of Lisbon Airport. This includes Sixt, AVIS-Budget, Hertz and Europcar.

Another option is to rent a car online in advance so that the car is ready as soon as you arrive.

  • For more detailed information, please check our Car Rental Guide for Lisbon.

Lisbon Airport Hotels

There are a number of hotels close to the Humberto Delgado Airport. Find below three of our top recommendations. If you wish to stay in one of these hotels, please feel free to contact us through our form. As experts of tourism in Lisbon, we can provide you offers with special rates.

1. Holiday Inn Express Lisbon Airport

Holiday Inn Express Lisbon Airport is a 3-star hotel, just a 5-minute drive from Lisbon Airport and a 20-minute drive from central Lisbon. The rooms are modernly furnished and feature a flat-screen TV, wooden furniture and a private bathroom. For a great start to the day, a complimentary open buffet breakfast with Portuguese pastries is served. Those who wish can take advantage of a paid airport shuttle service and free private parking spaces. Address: Rua Guine. 18-18B, Prior Velho, 2685-334 Lisboa, Portugal

2. Meliá Lisboa Aeroporto (TRYP  Lisboa Aeroporto Hotel)

Conveniently located 150 meters from Terminal 1, Meliá Lisboa Aeroporto offers 168 rooms with contemporary theme décor. For a relaxing body treatment or massage, guests can visit the hotel’s SPA complete with indoor and outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna and a gym. Business travelers cherish the business center, the city’s largest Conference Centre and 9 meeting rooms. Thanks to the metro station and several bus stop just steps away, the 4 star hotel benefits from excellent connections with the city center of Lisbon. Address: Aeroporto Internacional de Lisboa, Rua C Nº2 1749-125, 1749-125 Lisboa, Portugal

3. Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Airport

With its privileged location only 100 meters from Lisbon Airport, this 3 star hotel is a great choice for travelers with layovers, late-night arrivals or early-morning departures. Public transportation is very close by, making it easy to reach the city center within 37 minutes. Featured amenities include a free shuttle airport, free WiFi throughout the property and Early check-in/ Late check-out. Hotel Star Inn offers guests the choice of a restaurant and a lounge bar with terrace. Address: Humberto Delgado Airport, R. C, 1749-125 Lisboa, Portugal

Conference at the Airport

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Contact & Map

  • Address: Humberto Delgado Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Phone: + 351 218 413 500
  • E-mail: lisbon.airport@ana.pt
  • IATA Code: LIS
  • ICAO: LPPT
  • Website: AeroportoLisboa.pt/en
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Lisbon Airport FAQ

Are there two Airports in Lisbon?

No, Humberto Delgado Airport is currently the only airport in the city of Lisbon. However, plans are currently underway to build a second airport.

What is the name of Lisbon International Airport?

Previously known as Portela Airport, Lisbon Airport has been named Humberto since 2016 in memory of the late famous politician and Portuguese Air Force General.

How far is Lisbon Airport from the City Centre of Lisbon?

Humberto Delgado Airport is located 7 kilometers from the city center of Lisbon.

How to get from Lisbon Airport to the city centre?

Since Lisbon Airport is just 20 minutes from downtown Lisbon, you have several good options to get from the airport to the city centre, and vice versa. If you want to use public transport, you can choose between the city buses and the metro. Convenient alternatives are the Aerobus shuttle service, a private transfer, a taxi or Uber. It is also possible to rent a car in the airport and drive by rental car to the center.

Is there a Train Station in Lisbon Airport?

There is no train station at Lisbon Airport. The next train station, Oriente Station, is 10 minutes away by metro or taxi.

Where is Lisbon Airport located?

Lisbon Airport is situated in the north eastern suburbs of Lisbon, 7 kilometer from the city center. The full address is: Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisboa, Portugal

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