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Lisbon Airport - All Information on Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

Lisbon Airport (LIS) Lisbon Airport (LIS)

Lisbon Airport

Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111, Lisboa
+351 218 413 500
+351 218 444 530 (Lost + Found) (Lost+Found)
+351 218 413 675 (fax)
Lisbon Airport - All Information on Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

The official name, as of May 15 2016, for Lisbon International Airport is Humberto Delgado Airport, named after the late Portuguese air force general that was also well-known for being opposed to the dictatorship regime and his participation in the 1958 Portuguese presidential election. Humberto Delgado was also known as the “Fearless General” and he presided over the foundation of Portugal’s flagship airline TAP.

Lisbon International Airport is also known as Portela Airport due its geographical location.

The airport’s IATA code is LIS and the ICAO code is LPPT.

Lisbon Airport is located 7 km/4.3 mi northeast of Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal and it is the main international gateway into the country and in terms of passenger volume it is the 20th largest airport in Europe. The airport is an important European hub to Brazil and the largest European hub, for Star Alliance, to South America as well as being a European hub to Africa.

It is the main hub for the Portuguese flagship carrier TAP and a hub for low-cost airlines Ryanair and EasyJet.

Lisbon Airport is owned by the French group Vinci Airports, but is operated by ANA Aeroportos de Portugal as of February 2013.

The airport opened during World War II, in October of 1942 and served as a neutral airport and used as a hub for smuggling people in and out of Europe and is an important part of the classic film Casablanca for this very reason.

By 1946 the airport had developed and was used by several major airlines and it reached 100,000 passengers by 1954.

In 1983 there were major upgrades done to the buildings and facilities and in 1991 the first air bridges were added.

Over the last few decades there have been plans to both extend and build a new airport due to the growth of passenger volumes and the location. A second terminal was constructed and began operating in 2007 as part of the extension plan, Terminal 2, and an expansion of Terminal 1 with new boarding gates was finished in 2011 and in 2012 a large new shopping and restaurant area, new air bridges and parking positions as well as a new Metro station were finished.

Lisbon Airport underwent several structural and equipment improvements between 2007 and 2013.

The airport has two operating runways of 3,705 m/12,155 ft and 2,315 m/7,595 ft.

There are two passenger terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, with free shuttle buses transporting passengers in between them.

Terminal 1 has two check-in halls, one dedicated to TAP Air Portugal’s self-service check-in area and the other housing 68 regular check-in desks. The departures area features 47 gates of which 17 have jet-bridges and 21 dedicated to non-Schengen destinations.

Terminal 2 is the smaller and newer terminal and it is solely used by low-cost carriers. It has 21 check-in desks and 15 gates for departure.

Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at Lisbon Airport

Hotels near Lisbon Airport

There are a number of hotels to suit all budgets and requirements at or near Lisbon Airport.

Smoking in Lisbon Airport

There is no smoking allowed inside the airport with the exception of a dedicated smoking area located near gate 47 in Terminal 1, once through to airside. 

WiFi at Lisbon Airport

The airport offers free, unlimited, WiFi to their visitors. Connect to the network named “_VINCI Airport WiFi”, accept the Terms and Conditions and surf away.

ATMs, bank branches and currency exchange services in Lisbon Airport

There are several ATMs situated in various areas of the terminals, both landside and airside. Several banks and currency exchange desks can be found in Terminal 1.

First Aid

In the case of a medical emergency please contact airport staff.

Food and Beverages

If you are flying from Terminal 2 the options are limited, but there are options, but if you are flying from Terminal 1 the options are plentiful and varying and can be found both airside and landside, with the greater number of food and drink options on airside. 

Shops at Lisbon Airport

There are many shops at Lisbon Airport, most are located on airside in Terminal 1, but a few can be found in other areas.

Parking at Lisbon Airport

The 5 official parking areas at Lisbon Airport are all located within walking distance to Terminal 1, although the furthest away does also offer free shuttle transfer. The closest is the covered car park located only 2 minutes from Terminal 1. The fees vary from low cost to premium depending on type of parking.

Transfers to and from Lisbon Airport

  • Rental Cars – The rental car companies are mostly located in the arrivals hall of the airport and the cars are parked in the separate car rental car park. See all car rental companies at Lisbon Airport.
  • Public BusesThe public bus network has several lines stopping at the airport. They have a luggage allowance of 50x40x20cm and an electronic travel card has to be purchased, 0.50€, and topped up with a minimum of 3.00€ to travel on them. These cards are however also valid within the whole network as well as on the Metro system.
  • Shuttle Buses – A shuttle bus service operates the airport and offers a door-to-door transfer within central Portugal. It also services Oporto Airport. This is online reservation only
  • Airport Buses – AeroBus offers bus transfer to several points in central Lisbon without the need to reserve in advance or to buy a travel card. Tickets are purchased on board the bus, in the arrivals hall and at AeroBus checkpoints. The fare is 4.00€ for a single journey for travelers from age 11 and up. Children under the age of 4 travel for free in the company of an adult and children between 4 and 10 pay half the price. There are also round trip tickets or 48 hour tickets.
  • Metro – The Metro system in Lisbon services the airport and the station is located next to arrivals in Terminal 1. An electronic travel card has to be purchased to travel on the Metro. It costs 0.50€ and is valid on all Metro lines as well as the public bus network. The card has to be topped up, minimum 3.00€, for credit.
  • Trains – there is no direct train line with the airport. Gare de Oriento train station can however be easily reached in 10 minutes using the Metro or a taxi, or in around 20 minutes using the public bus.
  • TaxisTaxis are normally queueing outside the terminal exits. The journey to downtown Lisbon takes around 15 minutes and costs around 15€ including additional fees for luggage and pets.
  • Carsharing – A carsharing option can be found in the parking close to Hotel Tryp, which can be seen from the Terminal exits.

Things to do in Lisbon

There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in Lisbon, Portugal.

Lisbon Airport Contacts

Address: Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisboa, Portugal
General Phone: +351 21 841 3500
General Email:
Lost and Found Email:
Lost and Found phone: +351 218 444 530
Official Website:

Local Information

Drive On: Right
Electricity: 230V/50Hz
Currency: Euro - €

Services at Lisbon Airport

Useful Information about Lisbon Airport

Lounges at Lisbon Airport

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Eating and Drinking at Lisbon Airport

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Duty Free Shopping at Lisbon Airport

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Tourist Attractions in Lisbon

Things to see and do in and around the city of Lisbon, Portugal