Portugal’s national airline, TAP
Air Portugal (TP), operates direct flights to Faro,
Lisbon and Porto from a number of countries,
including Canada, France, Spain, the UK
Airlines (NI) operates flights from Europe.
Other airlines flying to Portugal from the UK are British
Airways, GB Airways and Monarch Airlines, Easyjet,
bmibaby, Jet 2, MyTravelLite, Flybe, Flyglobespan
Lisbon to London is 2 hours 30 minutes
Lisbon to New York is 8 hours.
Lisbon (LIS) (Portela
Lisbon Airport is located 7km (4.5 miles) north of the city with
a travel time of approximately 35 minutes.
Includes bureau de change, banks, post office, tourist information,
Jardim, Avis, Drive Car, Europecar, Hertz, National and
Transport to the City
Bus nos. 44, 45 and 83 run every 15 minutes from 0530-0100 hrs to
the city centre and main railway station.
A special Aerobus departs to the city centre every
Taxi services to the city
are available, with a surcharge after 2200 hrs. Airport facilities
include bureau de change, banks, tourist information, post office,
duty-free shops and car hire (Auto Jardim, Avis, Drive Car, Europecar,
Hertz, National and Sixt).
Faro is located is 4km (3 miles) west of the city with a travel
time of approximately 30 minutes.
Bank/bureau de change, outgoing duty free shop, car hire, restaurant
Transport to the city
Bus nos. 17 and 18 go to the city and taxis are available.
Oporto (OPO) (Oporto Sá Carneiro)
Oporto is located 20 km (about 7 miles) from the city.
Duty free shop, bureau de change, car hire restaurant and bar.
Transport to the city
Buses and taxis to the city are available.
Departure tax: None.
The principal ports for international passengers are:
Lisbon, Leixões (Oporto)
The above ports are served by the following companies:
For details, contact shipping lines.
Travelling from the UK, the quickest way is to travel by Eurostar
through the Channel Tunnel to Paris with a travel time of 3 hours,
and, from there, to Portugal.
The Sud-Express runs between Paris
and Lisbon, offering first and second class seats,
sleepers and a restaurant car. For further information and reservations,
(telephone number: (0870) 6000 792 (travel agents) or (08705) 186
186 (public; within the UK) or (+44 1233) 617 575 (public; outside
the UK only) or Rail Europe (telephone number:
(08705) 848 848).
Travel agents can obtain refunds for unused tickets from:
Eurostar Trade Refunds
2nd Floor, Kent House
81 Station Road, Ashford
Kent TN23 1PD UK
Rail travellers from the UK not using the Channel Tunnel
link need to cross the channel via some form of sea crossing, usually
by ferry or catamaran and for details on sea crossings, see also
the Sea section above. The cost of the crossing is usually included
in the price of the rail ticket. There is a daily service between
London, Paris and Lisbon, taking
approximately 26 hours.
The only land border is shared with Spain and the Major border posts
are now open 24 hours, but smaller ones may close earlier during
From the UK, the quickest routes are via the ferry links from Plymouth
to Santander and from Portsmouth
to Bilbao in northern Spain. Cars can be imported
for up to 6 months. For information on documentation and regulations,
see the Travel - Internal section.
Travelling from the UK, Eurotunnel
operates trains 24 hours per day through the Channel Tunnel between
Folkestone in Kent and Calais in France. All vehicles, from motorcycles
to campers, can be accommodated.
For further information, contact Eurotunnel Reservations (telephone
number: (08705) 353 535, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
operates an extensive network of coach services to many destinations
throughout Europe, including Coimbra, Faro, Lagos, Lisbon
and Oporto. For information on timetables and fares,
(telephone number: (08705) 143 219, e-mail: email@example.com).