Arrival in Lisbon
IST is located in the
center of Lisbon. See maps below:
See other maps and streets of Lisbon.
From the Airport
Lisbon Airport is
located about 5 km to the North of the IST area.
You may use either the
Airport bus or Taxi - more info available here.
On a daily basis, buses
on CARRIS line 91, called the AeroBus, run
between Lisbon Airport and the city centre.
Service begins at 7:45 and ends at 20:15. The AeroBus
departs every 20 minutes and are faster than regular buses, having less stops. The ticket may be purchased from the driver
as you board the bus.
Source: Carris – http://www.carris.pt
Take the Bus at the sidewalk near the Arrivals, and exit the bus at the
“Avenida da República” bus stop. Travel time to IST
can be 20-40 minutes depending on the traffic. It takes about 10 minutes
walking from the bus stop to IST.
You can take the regular
bus line 22, which has a bus stop located at one of the IST entrances.
When compared with the AeroBus, it will probably take
more time, but you’ll be closer to IST when leaving the bus.
There are two taxi stands
within the perimeter of the airport’s main terminal, one at the
arrivals floor and the other at the departures floor (above).
Usually it’s better to take a taxi at the departures floor.
Ask the airport’s staff on how to go from the arrivals to the
All taxis are metered.
- The fare on the taxi meter should read 2.00€ (daytime pick-up) or
2.50€ (night time pick-up).
- The transport of baggage or animals implies a surcharge of 1.60€.
- Taxis that are called by phone have an additional cost of 0.80€.
- Services on weekends and holidays, as well as night services from 21:00
to 6:00 cost an additional 20%.
You may get updated information and obtain a Taxi Voucher at the Tourism
Information Counter in the atrium of the Airport Arrivals Hall.
Travel cost to IST should be around 10 Euro (depending on hour and if
luggage boot is used) and it should take from 15 to 30 minutes to get
there, depending on the traffic.
Most taxis are beige but some are black and green. If the customer is
pleased with the service, a tip is usually given to the driver.
From other locations
If you use the subway,
the closest subway stations are ALAMEDA (5 minutes walk), or SALDANHA (10
Whatever means of transport
you choose, IST is easily reachable. Take any public transport that passes
near "Alameda" (D. Afonso Henriques) or "Saldanha".
Several bus lines
pass near IST (7, 16, 22, 40, 107, 718, 720, 726, 742, 767).
Tourist information - Lisbon