Lisbon, called Lisboa locally, is a delight. Many people return multiple times for the sunshine, the trams, the Pastéis de Nata and the fresh seafood along with the locals’ welcoming and laid back attitudes. If you’re lucky enough to book a ticket to Lisbon, the next step is to work out the best way to get from Lisbon Airport (LIS) into Lisbon city centre.
Options for travel from Lisbon Airport to Lisbon city
You have three options to travel from the airport to the city centre: the metro, the Aerobus and a taxi/rideshare. Like many airports, these options have advantages and disadvantages. As a result, you have to weigh up which factor is most important to you. For example, a journey from Lisbon Airport to the city centre by taxi is fastest but also the most expensive. Meanwhile. the subway is the cheapest option but requires a change. Finally, the Aerobus is direct but costs twice the cost to the subway and leaves less frequently.
Costs of travel from Lisbon Airport to Lisbon city
Ther cost of travel for an individual from Lisbon Airport to Lisbon city centre ranges from € 1.50 to € 15. The ticket for the metro and buses can be purchased through the Lisbon transport website at a price of € 1.50 for adults, while kids up to 12 can use the metro for free. As for the Airbus, you can buy the ticket at the Aerobus site. The single ticket costs € 3.60 for adults, ages four to ten cost € 2.00, and under four is free. Taxis prices start from € 10 to € 15 and pick up at the exit of the airport. Uber prices are slightly less than a taxi. To confirm exact timings and up to date pricing, you can consult the Lisbon airport website, which is updated regularly. If you are a family visiting Lisbon, you will likely find the convenience of a taxi or rideshare worth the extra fee. Uber is how I travelled when I visited Lisbon alone with my oldest son for his fourth birthday. Sadly his fifth birthday will be spend at home due to travel restrictions under COVID-19.
Lisbon is an amazing city to visit whether alone, with your family, a romantic break or with friends. It is also very easy to get from Lisbon Airport to Lisbon city centre, which helps you get past the lines and enjoy the city right away.