How to get

How to get to Lisbon

Lisbon is easy to get to

Lisbon is an easily accessible city, whether you arrive by plane, car, bus, train or boat.

Here you will find a selection of up-to-date information and helpful tips to make your journey easier, regardless of the mode of transport you choose.


Humberto Delgado Airport, also called Lisbon Airport or Portela Airport, is located just 7 km from the city centre.

It is a national and international airport where the leading global airlines operate.

ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal, SA regulates the operation of airports in Portugal. The information on departures and arrivals is available at and on the transport available to reach the centre of the nearest cities.

Metro, bus and taxi are the public transportation options from the airport.


Domestic travel

The railway network is very efficient, mainly about the connections between the cities of Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra, Lisbon and Faro. Trips can be made on Alfa-Pendular (faster, with few stops), Intercity (less fast, with more stops) or Regional (slow and with many stops) trains.

International travel

Portugal has a railway link with Spain linking Lisbon/Madrid.

Service provided by the company Comboios de Portugal

Purchase tickets on CP's website at least a few days in advance to get seat reservations and associated discounts.

 707 210 220


Portugal has an excellent road network

By car

Portugal has a road network consisting of Motorways (AE), Main Itineraries (IP), Complementary Itineraries (IC), National Roads (EN) and Municipal Roads.

Before arriving, it is advisable to check out the city's access from motorways, roads and the city parking options to make the most of your trip.

Within Lisbon, some areas, such as the centre, have limited access. To maintain the habitability and accessibility in the city, most of the streets have paid parking areas. On weekends a large part of the parking on the streets is free.

EMELprovides the management of the parking service in Lisbon.

By bus

Regular bus services connect all cities, towns and principal localities of the country to Lisbon.

Several companies provide international connections.


Landing from a cruise ship or pleasure craft

Getting to Cruise Terminals

The Port of Lisbon has several cruise terminals - Lisbon Cruise Terminal, Santa Apolónia Cruise Terminal, Rocha Conde de Óbidos Maritime and Alcântara Stations - and receives all kinds of cruise ships, meeting all international requirements.

Its location, on the banks of the Tagus River, close to the city centre and the main tourist attractions, allows a walking visit to some of the most typical places and shopping.

Taxis, tuk-tuks and buses serve the terminals.


Get to the Recreation Docks    

Those arriving on a pleasure craft find four docks in the Port of Lisbon, where you can dock safely - Alcântara Dock, Belém Dock, Bom Sucesso Dock and Santo Amaro Dock.

The four docks provide, among other services, reception desk, electricity on the walkways, waste and oil collection, security systems, communication systems and changing rooms.