Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
Located just 7 km / 4 miles to the north of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) is the largest airport in Portugal, handling in excess of 14 million passengers per annum through its single terminal. Established in the early 1940s, Lisbon Portela Airport is surrounded by an urban landscape and is located alongside Campo Grande, Encarnacao, Lumiar, Musgueira and Teresinhas.
The airport has grown to become the main air hub for Portugal and is served my numerous domestic and international scheduled airlines, such as BRA Transportes Aéreos (Brasil Rodo Aéreo), easyJet, SATA International and TAP Portugal (Transportes Aéreos Portugueses). With over 20 counters and capable of handling over 1,500 passengers every hour, the new Terminal 2 at Lisbon Portela Airport has recently opened and lies on the southern side of the facilities, next to the Segunda Circular.
Many public bus services run to and from Portela Airport and Lisbon city centre throughout the day, including the efficient Aerobus and Carris services. There is also an airport shuttle bus that runs beyond Lisbon, as far as Estoril and Cascais in the west. Taxis are available 24 hours a day and are metered, connecting locations such as Alfomelos, Amadora, Bobadela, Moscavide and Sacavém, while a nearby railway station links with the extensive Portuguese rail network.
About Lisbon Tourism
Lisbon, Portugal's capital is an elegant city, with an appealing 18th-century heart and a number of scenic waterfront areas, next to the River Tejo and the Atlantic Ocean.
Portela Airport (LIS) stands within the city environs and amongst the city's many attractions. Lisbon is loaded with art and architecture, and the city boasts a rich maritime history. The old district of Alfama in central Lisbon is ideal for strolling and taking in the medieval atmosphere, with highlights such as the Castle of St. George and the beautiful Romanesque cathedral. The trendy Upper City (Bairro Alto) is also a must-see and top night spot, with many of its old buildings remaining intact.
Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS):|
|Address: Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-007, Lisbon, Portugal|
|Airport Code: LIS
Tel: +351 21 841 3500
Fax: +351 21 841 3675