About Lisbon Airport
Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, also known as Lisbon Portela Airport, is the main airport in Portugal, located in the country's capital city, Lisbon. It is located approximately four miles/ seven km away from the centre of Lisbon (it takes about 15 min by your hired car). Lisbon Airport features two terminal buildings, where Terminal 1 is the main access point for all arrivals and Terminal 2 is much smaller and dedicated exclusively to departures for low-cost flights. Terminal 2 can be reached with a free shuttle service from Terminal 1 that runs every 10 minutes, which is good to have in mind if you have to park your hired car.
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Basic info and car hire in Lisbon Airport
IATA airport code: LIS
ICAO airport code: LPPT
Full name: Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, also Lisbon Portela Airport
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Hub for: TAP Portugal, euroAtlantic Airways, Hi Fly and White Airways
Airport contact: + 351 218 413 500, Lisbon.firstname.lastname@example.org
Owner: Vinci Group
Elevation: 374 ft/ 114 m
Number of runways: 2
Website: Lisbon Airport
There is free Wi-Fi available at Lisbon airport.
An official application ANA app is available for a fast check-in and easier access to all the information regarding departures, arrivals, boarding gates, services, restaurants and stores, discounts, etc. at Lisbon Airport. So be sure to download it.
Car hire locations at Lisbon Airport
A wide range of car hire companies await you at Lisbon airport, the majority are located in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1, others on the outskirts of the area. Car hire agencies located outside Lisbon Airport usually offer a meet & greet service and a shuttle to their office. The meeting point for the majority of these agencies is next to the “Vodafone Store” in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1.
All car hire agencies located in the airport have a car hire park near the Terminal 1. To obtain a better price, book 3 - 8 weeks in advance.
Drive beyond Lisbon Airport
If you picked your Portugal car hire at the Lisbon airport, it is very easy to reach the capital city as well as any other city in Portugal. The airport is conveniently positioned next to Lisbon and is connected to its main motorway (Segunda Rua Circular) which passes by the airport. Several other motorways are easily accessed including A1, A8, IC17, IP7 and IC1. To the west of the airport lies tourist destinations like Sintra, Cascais and Estoril, and directly to the south lies Almada, a popular beach resort area which is connected to the city by the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge. There is another bridge nearby called the Vasco da Gama bridge, which is the longest bridge in Europe and connects Lisbon with Montijo and Alcochete. Further to the north lies Torres Vedras.
Available services Lisbon Airport
Lisbon Airport is a comfortable airport with several services to meet your needs and ensure your travel experience is as pleasant as possible.
ANA Lounge – Lisbon Airport offers a private place to relax, work or even take a shower available to all passengers. However, members of some clubs or passengers of adhering airlines are not charged or are given a discount. The lounge is located in Terminal 1.
ABC Business Centre – Whether you are waiting for a connecting flight or simply have an urge to continue with your work, Lisbon Airport provides a space to work, hold meetings or conferences. Or, you might as well just have some rest. An entrance fee is charged.
Travelling with kids can be challenging and at Lisbon Airport, you may find quite some comfort for families with young children:
- The airport offers free Baby strollers for children up to three years old (15 kg).
- There are Baby changing facilities found in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
- Two breastfeeding areas are located next to Gates 41 and 44 in Terminal 1
- There are several playground spaces dedicated to children
- A convenient space for families waiting for their flight is the airport’s Family room. The room is equipped with sofas for relaxation and a food preparation area with a baby bottle heater and a microwave oven
Lisbon Airport offers you all the comfort of a modern airport – from luggage storage services, check in baggage in advance service to kind assistants for passengers of reduced mobility. A wide range of Parking options are available with open-air, roofed and premium parking spaces. There is a pharmacy store in Terminal 1 right after the security check.
History of Lisbon Airport
Lisbon airport opened in 1942 during the Second World War as a neutral airport opened to both British and German airlines. When the war ended, a new era began for the airport which by the end of 1946 was in use by major airlines like KLM, Air France, Pan Am, Iberia and British European Airways. Since then, Lisbon Airport has undergone several upgrades, one of them included a new runway made for the new generation jets in the 60’s. The terminal expanded in the 70’s and a bigger upgrade to the buildings and facilities started in the 80’s.
With the continuing expansion of the city of Lisbon, the airport is now surrounded by an urban environment. The Alcochete village was confirmed as an alternative site, where a military training facility is currently located.
In the meantime, the airport operator built a new Terminal 2 and expanded the existing Terminal 1 to respond to the passenger traffic growth. In 2013, the plans for a new airport were postponed and finally a decision to continue upgrading the existing airport was made.
In addition, Lisbon airport is named after Humberto Delgado, a late Portuguese air force general and famous politician.
Petrol stations near Lisbon Airport
There are many petrol stations located near the Lisbon Airport, the closest one is located at the first roundabout on the exit from the Lisbon Airport. When in need of refuelling your hired car, try to keep in mind that in general, fuel prices are higher near the airport and on the motorways. Therefore, avoid those stations when returning the vehicle to the car hire agency if your fuel policy permits it.