Information & Facts
Taxis can be found outside of the arrival and departure area.
Some taxis will charge extra for luggage but fares should be kept
to a maximum of US$15 and a bit more at night. Some metered taxis
will try to take a longer route to the city centre but rides should
take less than 15 minutes for a five mile (7km) ride.
Parking is available and can be reserved in advance via the
Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis,
Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.
The Carris Aerobus no 91 runs every day between 7.45am and
8.45pm, connecting Lisbon Airport to the city centre. Tickets cost
EUR1.35, purchased on the bus; you can also purchase an all-day bus
and tram network pass for EUR3.35. A shuttle bus service also
operates between the airport and the resorts of Estoril and
Cascais. Taxi stands are situated outside departures and arrivals.
The meter should read EUR2.35 (daytime pick-up) or EUR2.50 (at
night) at the start of the ride. Fares are 20 percent higher on
weekends, holidays and at night.
There are a range of passenger services at Lisbon Airport
including ATMs, bureaux de change, showers, a post office, left
luggage, baby care facilities, meeting rooms and a help desk in
both Arrivals and Departures. There are a wide variety of
restaurants and shops, including a duty-free. Disabled facilities
are good; passengers requiring wheelchairs should contact their
Portuguese is the official language, but English is
widely spoken and understood.
Portugal is a member of the European Union and its official
currency is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into 100 cents. There
are numerous banks, bureaux de change and ATMs available in main
cities and tourist destinations. Foreign currency can be exchanged
at banks, bureaux de change and automatic currency exchange
machines. Banking hours are generally 8.30am to 3pm Monday to
Friday. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers
Local time is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to
Saturday before last Sunday in October).