Flights from London to Lisbon

London to Lisbon

  • The most popular airline flying from London to Lisbon last month was TAP Portugal
  • London to Lisbon is 988 miles
  • The average flight time from London to Lisbon is 2h 35min
  • 5 airlines fly direct from London to Lisbon
  • There are 144 flights a week from London to Lisbon
  • £66 was the cheapest return price from London to Lisbon last month

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Flights from London to Lisbon

This information is correct as of August 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Lisbon

Five airlines fly from London to Lisbon: British Airways from Heathrow; TAP Portugal from Heathrow and Gatwick; easyJet from Gatwick and Luton; Finnair from Heathrow; and Ryanair from Stansted.

Terminal Information – Departing

British Airways and Finnair both fly to Lisbon from Heathrow Terminal 3, while TAP Portugal fly from Terminal 2. Terminal 3 is full of high end shops and posh restaurants. You can pick up some great designer buys at the likes of Paul Smith and Miu Miu, enjoy some seafood at Caviar House & Prunier, or just pick up some bargains at World Duty Free. Terminal 2 is also home to some fantastic shops, including British stalwarts John Lewis and Cath Kidston.

TAP Portugal fly to Lisbon from Gatwick's South Terminal, while easyJet fly from the North Terminal. Both terminals have a good range of shops and restaurants. The South Terminal is where most of the public transport, including the express train, stops. There is an inter-terminal shuttle which you can take if you're flying with easyJet.

Stansted Airport only has one terminal. There are lots of places to relax before your flight, with a wide array of places to grab a bite to eat or relax with a drink. Luton Airport also has just one terminal, with a good selection of shops and restaurants. Both airports have an executive lounge, if you want to enjoy some extra luxury before your flight to Lisbon.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Most flights land at Lisbon Airport's Terminal 1, but everyone spills out into the same arrivals area. There's a taxi rank outside the exit doors. Taxis are fairly inexpensive, at €10* (about £7.20). You will be charged extra for a people carrier sized taxi, and some drivers will charge you more for carrying your luggage.

There's an underground station at the airport, and it takes about 20 minutes to reach Saldanha in the city centre. Metro tickets cost €1.40* (about £1), plus 50* cents (about 35p) for a Viva Viagem card. These can be topped up in the same way as an Oyster and used for the duration of your trip: they also work on trams, buses, and regional trains to places like Cascais and Sintra.

Two shuttle buses run from the airport to the city: one to the financial district, and the other to the downtown area. Adult tickets cost €3.50* (about £2.50). Five local buses also serve the airport, and tickets cost €1.40* (about £1) with a Viva Viagem card. It's also possible to book car hire at Lisbon Airport, which is perfect if you're planning on exploring more of the region.

Practical Information

You need a valid passport to visit Portugal. It should be valid for the full duration of your stay.

What to expect in Lisbon

Lisbon is a lot cheaper than London, especially when it comes to food and drink. A three course dinner for two shouldn't set you back much more than £20, while the cocktail prices in the Bairro Alto neighbourhood will make your jaw drop. Lisbon is also a lot hotter than London, with more than 300 days per year of sunshine and temperatures that frequently soar above 24°C. Winter can be quite wet: if you're planning a trip between November and February be sure to pack your waterproofs.

 

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