Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

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Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
AddressAlameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisbon, Portugal
Telephone21 841 3500
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Western European Time: GMT/UTC -0 (GMT/UTC +1 from March 30 to October 26, 2014)
MapLisbon Portela Airport
LocationLisbon Portela Airport is located 7 km (4 miles) north of Lisbon city center, close to the Parque das Nações district.
Airport codeLIS
Airport newsA new metro station was opened at the airport in July 2012; the airport has undergone considerable expansion and enhancement since the decision was made in 2013 not to proceed with construction of a completely new airport outside Lisbon.
Transfer between terminalsFree shuttles run between the two terminals, which are interlinked and can be reached on foot within the building. Terminal 1 is for international and domestic arrivals and departures, while Terminal 2 is solely for domestic departures.
Driving directionsFrom central Lisbon, head north to join the A1 northbound motorway, which passes the airport, and turn off at exit 3. Lisbon Portela Airport is clearly signed. From the north, head south along the A1 Oporto-Lisbon motorway and then take the signed exit for the airport. From the south, cross the Vasco da Gama Bridge on the A12 and head south on the A1, or take the A2 northbound, merge onto the IP7, and turn onto the A1 northbound, which leads to the airport. From Cascais/Estoril, take the A5 motorway, then IP7 and A1 northbound.
Car rentalCar rental companies located at Lisbon Portela Airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz, as well as a number of local operators. Car rental desks are located in the arrivals area of Terminal 1.
Public transport and taxisBus: Regular Carris buses (tel: (021) 361 3000; operate to the city center (travel time: 20 minutes; fare: €1.80) and to the Cais do Sodré railway station from outside Terminal 1. There is also the Aerobus (tel: (021) 361 3193;, which links the airport with Lisbon’s main business district (Line 2) and the Cais do Sodré railway station (Line 1), where passengers can catch trains to the west coast or ferries across the Tejo (River Tagus). The Aerobus fare is €3.50
Taxi: Metered taxis are available 24 hours a day; the taxi stand is situated outside Arrivals and Departures at Terminal 1. The travel time to central Lisbon is 10–15 minutes, and the fare starts at about €15.
Rail: There is a regular bus link to the nearby Estaçao do Oriente, from where express trains run south to Alentejo and the Algarve and north to Porto and other destinations.
Metro: The new Aeroporto Station is located at Terminal 1. This station is on the red line of the Lisbon Metro (tel: 21 798 0600;, with interchanges at Alamada or Saldhana for city center destinations. A single ticket costs €1.25 and the trip into the city center takes about 30 minutes.
Car parkingShort-term parking lots P1 and P2 have direct access to Terminal 1. P1 is located near the departures area and P2 is next to the arrivals area. P3, a long-term outdoor parking lot, is a little farther away from Terminal 1. These parking facilities are linked to both terminals via a free shuttle bus.
Information and help desksThere are information counters in the arrivals and departures halls and a tourist information counter in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: A bank is located in the departures area of Terminal 1. Bureaux de change and ATMs can be found in the departures and arrivals areas of the terminal. ATMs are also available in Terminal 2.
Communications: There is a post office in the departures area of Terminal 1. Paid Wi-Fi Internet access via Boingo is available throughout the terminals; the first 30 minutes are free.
Food: There is a wide range of restaurants, snack bars, cafés, and fast-food outlets in the departures area at Terminal 1, including a sushi restaurant and Portuguese eateries. There are also a number of cafés and snack bars in the public concourses. There are two snack bars in Terminal 2.
Shopping: There are many shops at Lisbon Portela Airport, including duty-free shopping in both terminals (for passengers leaving the EU). Shops in Terminal 1 offer Portuguese specialties such as port wine, cheeses, and other regional foods, as well as designer clothes and candies. Terminal 2 has a number of newsstands.
Luggage: A left-luggage facility is open daily on level 2 of parking lot P2. The lost property office (tel: 21 844 4530) is located within the police office in the main departures shopping area of Terminal 1.
Other facilities: An insurance desk is located at the check-in area. Among the other facilities are baby-care areas, a first aid room in the arrivals area, showers in the departures lounge, a vet service, and a spa and massage area.
Conference and business facilitiesThe Icaro Auditorium (tel: 21 150 3922) houses a conference room for up to 90 attendees and a meeting room for up to 30 people. An additional six meeting rooms are available at the ABC Business Center (tel: 21 150 3922) in the Terminal 1 departures area. Meeting space is also available at the new Tryp Hotel (tel: 21 842 5000; adjacent to Terminal 1. Further meeting and conference facilities are available at the nearby Hotel Tivoli Oriente (tel: 21 891 5100;, and at many other hotels throughout the city.
Disabled facilitiesThere are ramps, elevators, specially adapted telephones, and toilets for the disabled. Wheelchairs can be provided by airlines; airline staff can also help wheelchair passengers through customs and immigration. Passengers should request any special assistance upon booking their tickets. Designated parking spaces for the disabled are available.
Airport hotelsThere is one on-site hotel at Lisbon Portela Airport; several more are available in the nearby Parque das Nações business district, which is a five-minute taxi ride away. In addition, there is a huge selection of hotels to suit all budgets and tastes in central Lisbon.

Radisson Blu Hotel Lisbon
This chain property with a boutique feel is 3 km (2 miles) from Lisbon Portela Airport and offers a selection of rooms and suites. The hotel has two function/meeting rooms as well as a gym, restaurant, and cocktail bar. Free Wi-Fi access is available to guests.
Campo Grande, Avenida Marechal Craveiro Lopes 390
1749-009 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel: 21 004 5000.

Hotel Tivoli Oriente
Located close to the Oriente railway station, the four-star Hotel Tivoli Oriente has nearly 300 rooms, many of which have excellent views across the Tagus River. The hotel also boasts two on-site restaurants; an indoor pool, sauna, and Turkish bath; and a business center and meeting facilities.
Parque das Nações, Avenida D Joao II
1990 083 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel: 21 891 5100.

Holiday Inn Express Lisbon Airport
The closest hotel to Lisbon Portela Airport, the Holiday Inn Express offers a free shuttle bus service to and from the airport. Other services include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room with capacity for up to 40 attendees.
Prior Velho, Rua da Guiné 18
2685-334 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel: 21 008 0800.

Tryp Lisboa Airport Hotel
This brand new hotel adjacent to Terminal 1 has 167 rooms, a restaurant, and a conference center; when completed, it will also offer an outdoor pool and gymnasium.
Aeroporto Internacional de Lisboa, Rua C
1700-008 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel: 21 842 5000.
Full airport nameLisbon Portela Airport
State or provincePortugal
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