Lisbon Airport Bus
Top Tips For Using the Bus from Lisbon Airport Humberto Delgado
One of the cheapest, albeit most time-consuming, ways to get from the airport to downtown Lisbon is by bus. This can be an attractive choice for those who aren’t in a hurry. The two main ways to travel from the airport by bus are city buses and the Aerobus shuttle.
Carris is the name of the city bus service that includes stops at Lisbon Airport. It operates several routes that call at the airport, so you should be able to find one that will get you to whatever your destination might be in the city or beyond.
A major benefit of taking the Carris buses is the low cost; the on-board fare is just €1.80 regardless of destination. But note that in order to travel on the city buses you’re required to buy a rechargeable travel card for €0.50. Despite that upfront expense, the perk of having this card is that you can keep reloading it to pay for bus fares during the rest of your vacation.
The four lines that service the airport operate from roughly 5.30am every day and finish at midnight. For anyone arriving at the airport after midnight, there are night bus services that will transport you to the city. This dedicated night service operates several times throughout the evening, with the first leaving the airport at 11.42pm and the last leaving at 4.42am.
This is a great low-cost option for getting to Lisbon, with the Aerobus service providing frequent reliable trips on three routes throughout the day. It connects the Lisbon Airport terminals with several points in the city, including the Entrecampos railway terminal and the Sete Rios bus terminal. It also makes stops at major hotels in the city, making it ideal for tourists.
The buses include free Wi-Fi so you can browse the internet during the journey. And there are USB chargers on board, meaning you can recharge your phones and other devices. Journeys can take up to 30 minutes depending on your destination.
Cost: €3.60 for adults, €2 for children ages 4 to 10