Lisbon Airport Bus
Lisbon Airport Bus
Lisbon Airport Bus

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.

Municipal Buses – City buses

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.

  • Lisbon Airport Bus Line 705:  This bus line 705 connects Gare do Oriente station to Roma station in Areeiro. From 06:50 to 20:50, buses operate Monday through Friday every fifteen to thirty minutes.
  • Lisbon Airport Bus Line 722: This bus line 722 connects Praca de Londres to Portela via the Lisbon International Airport, it is a suburban route. It operates approximately every twenty to thirty minutes, Monday through Friday, from 06:50 to 21:00, with a reduced frequency on weekends.
  • Lisbon Airport Bus Line 744:  Through Gare do Oriente and the airport, Line 744 connects Moscavide to Marquês de Pombal. Service is reduced on weekends, with buses departing every ten to twenty minutes, Monday through Friday, from 05:50 to 21:00.
  • Lisbon Airport Bus Line 783: This bus line 783 connects Prior Velho to the Amoreiras Shopping Centre. Buses operate approximately every fifteen to thirty minutes, Monday through Friday, from 5:15 to midnight. On weekends, services occur approximately every twenty-five minutes.

Tip: It should be noted, nevertheless, that the vehicles have a maximum capacity for baggage measuring 50x40x20cm. You are required to use the airport’s designated vehicles (Aerobus and Airport Shuttle) if your baggage surpasses this limit.


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

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Lisbon Airport Bus FAQ

No, the area to wait for and board buses is situated outside near the arrivals section of Terminal 1, so if your flight lands at Terminal 2 you’ll need to get to Terminal 1 to take a bus.

No, the buses that leave the airport usually run from around 6.30am until late at night but 24 hour service is not provided so always check your potential bus routes in advance.

Routes include Bus Line 705 to the Oriente and Roma-Areeiro train stations, Bus Line 722 that includes a stop at Portela, Bus Line 744 which stops at the Moscavide Metro subway station and Bus Line 738 that includes a stop to get off at the Amoreiras shopping center.

Aerobus is a larger bus that provides direct connections from the airport to various parts of Lisbon, and they have space for larger luggage along with USB charger ports and free Wi-Fi.

This varies based on which of the bus services you decide to take but the typical route between the two destinations is about 4 miles (or just under 6.5 kilometers).

No, if you land at the airport during the buses’ operating hours then you should not have to wait more than 5 to 10 minutes before you are able to board a service.

The exact time taken will depend on the bus route you choose and how long you have to wait at the airport, along with traffic levels, but expect the trip to take under 20 minutes.

It shouldn’t cost more than €2 for a one-way ticket for an adult to take one of the available bus routes from Lisbon Airport into the city, making it a very affordable option. The Aerobus is more expense at €4 for a single ride for adults or €2 for children aged between 4 and 10.

If you are traveling with a child aged 3 or younger then they can travel on buses for free.

You can enjoy some discounts on the total fare of all the tickets purchased if you decide to take the Aerobus and are traveling in a group that has more than four people.

No, space for luggage and seating are both limited on buses because you will be sharing the ride with many other travelers. If there are many people in your vacation group, or if you have a lot of oversized suitcases, you should consider taking taxis or renting a car instead.

Your suitcase or other luggage cannot exceed 50 by 40 by 20 centimeters in size, so if you are traveling with anything over this size and want to take a bus you’ll need to ride the Aerobus.

There are ticket vending machines located at the airport in the bus waiting area by Terminal 1’s arrivals section, or another option is purchasing the ticket once on board the bus.

You should not risk trying to take the bus without purchasing a ticket either before the ride or on board because if a ticket inspector finds you have skipped the fare you could be fined.