HOW TO GET THERE
Lisbon is easy to get to. It is a short flight away from most European cities, and is just as easily accessible by road, railway or sea.
Lisbon International Airport, 7 km from the city centre, has daily flights to and from the major cities in Europe and the world.
Flight times to Lisbon from some European Cities
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Flight stats for Lisbon, Portugal
- Right now, 71 airlines operate out of Lisbon Airport.
- Lisbon Airport offers nonstop flights to 121 cities.
- Every week, at least 728 domestic flights and 3,451 international flights depart from Lisbon Airport.
Scores of national and international trains arrive in Lisbon every day. In addition to Santa Apolónia terminal station, the city now has the new Gare do Oriente, which opened in 1998 adjacent to the Parque das Nações. Both stations have direct bus or underground connections to the city centre.
The Port of Lisbon is the busiest port on the European Atlantic coast. It has three terminals for cruise ships: the Alcântara, Rocha de Conde d’Óbidos and the Santa Apolónia terminals. Lisbon is often a port of call for many cruise ships (coming from many different places). Furthermore, the city also has marinas for pleasure boats in the docks of Belém, Santo Amaro, Bom Sucesso, Alcântara and, most recently, the Olivais Docks.
Arriving in Lisbon by road is a pleasant experience, as the visitor can enjoy the beautiful countryside along the way. The city has good road accesses and the most frequently used routes are: the A1 highway (E90) entering from the north or A2/ A6 highway and then the 25th April Bridge or Vasco da Gama Bridge entering from the south for the Lisbon region.