When getting from Lisbon Airport to Lisbon City, the exit route is the 2a circular. When one is using public transport, there are two main modes of transportation; bus and taxi. One also has the option of renting a car at the airport and using it to access the city center.
The government is currently undertaking a project of making an underground metro system that will soon be available to the public as an option of getting into the city center.
There is a bus network from the airport that offers services to passengers who are travelling to various destinations from the airport. When one is heading to the resorts of Estoril or Cascais the Scotturb airport shuttle is the best option for you.
For passengers heading for Cais do Sodre Railway Station the No. 91 bus service offered by Carris is the bus for you. There are also other bus routes operating from the airport heading to various locations within the city.
A ticket to the city center should cost €1.35. One also has an option of purchasing an all day ticket at €3.35.
- AEROBUS: Linking the Airport to downtown Lisbon and Cais do Sodre
(every 20 minutes from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
- CARRIS BUSES: No. 5, 8, 22, 44, 45, 83;
Outside the terminal buildings one is able to obtain taxi services. These generally charge an average of €10 to the city center. Some of the taxis have meters in them. They charge a minimum of €2.35 during the day and €2.50 at night.
Though some of the taxi drivers may take longer routes to keep the meter running, the trip should take an average of 15 minutes to the city center. Sometimes is better to pre-book your transfer
check taxi rates here (service by GTR Lisbon airport taxi company)
In the occasion that one has a good understanding of the road network of Lisbon, or one is confident with their navigation skills, one can hire a car at the airport and use it around the city center.
There is a tram system within the city which one can use while travelling within Lisbon.
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