Reaching Lisbon by plane from the UK takes only a couple of hours. Regular flights leave throughout the year from Manchester, Edinburgh, and most London airports. The main airlines are British Airlines, Ryan Air and easyJet. The airport in Lisbon is very close to the city centre making it simple to continue a journey to the urban centre.
Lisbon is one of Europe's oldest cities and was once the starting point for discovering new lands. Explorers like Vasco da Gama, Henry the Navigator and Magellan brought respect to the city by sailing off in to the unknown and claiming lands as far away as Brazil, Goa and Macao. The city is built on 7 hills, each one containing narrow, twisting walkways which lead to magnificent vistas over looking the great city.
How far in advance should you book flights to Lisbon? The best time to book flights to Lisbon in advance is 18 weeks before the flight.
What are the cheapest and most expensive months to book flights to Lisbon? The cheapest months to fly to Lisbon February and March. The most expensive flights to Lisbon are in June.
Which days of the week are cheapest to travel? The cheapest day for flights to Lisbon is Wednesday.
What are the main airports in Lisbon? The main airport is Lisbon Portela Airport, also known as Lisbon airport.
How to get from the airport to the city centre? Due to the airports location, it is easy and relatively cheap to reach the centre. Visitors can choose between metro, aerobus or taxi. The fastest way is by taxi, but agree on a fare beforehand, or insist on the meter reading. The cheapest way is on the metro, but visitors must change lines to reach any of the tourist spots in the city. The aerobus goes directly to the Lisbon centre, making it quicker, but slightly more expensive than the metro.
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An average meal in a restaurant in Lisbon costs 6.6% more than in the rest of the country.
Prices in Lisbon are on average 0.7% lower than in the other cities in Portugal.
Public transport in Lisbon costs around 6.7% less than national average.
A night in a hotel in Lisbon is about 21.3% less expensive on average than in the rest of Portugal.
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