Lisbon's airport is named after a general of the Portuguese Air Force, who founded national airline TAP Air Portugal
The major European airlines (British Airways, KLM, Air France, Lufthansa, Iberia) have daily flights to Lisbon, and, together with national airline TAP Air Portugal, connect the city to the rest of the continent. Low-cost carriers, such as EasyJet, also have routes to and from Lisbon, and TAP Air Portugal, Delta, United and American Airlines also connect it to the United States (mostly cities on the east coast). The European cities with more flights to Lisbon are Paris, London, Barcelona and Madrid.
Self-check-in machines in Terminal 1
Lisbon Airport Terminals
Terminal 1 is for all arrivals and for both international and domestic departures, while terminal 2 is for departures of the low-cost airlines. The two terminals are linked by a free shuttle.
Airport facilities include duty-free shops, car rental agencies, a tourist information office, ATMs, and cafés.
Shopping at Lisbon Airport
Lisbon’s airport has expanded its shopping area, and there’s a number of international brands by the food hall of Terminal 1. A large duty-free shop is found right after the security screening area. The shopping area of terminal 2 is very limited.
ATMs and Currency Exchange at the Airport
There are ATMs all over the airport, but most are found by the departures and arrivals areas of terminal 1. If you’re traveling from a non-Eurozone country and need more euros than the ATM can give you, there’s a currency exchange office in the arrivals hall.
WiFi at Lisbon Airport
Free WiFi is available at Lisbon Airport, all you have to do is register with your email.
Luggage Storage at Lisbon Airport
There’s a luggage storage facility at the airport, with a 24-hour charge that depends on the amount (weight) of the bags and suitcases.
Car Rental at Lisbon Airport
All major car rental companies are represented at Lisbon Airport, and their offices are located in terminal 1, next to the arrivals hall. It’s not necessary (and not at all recommended) to rent a car if you’re staying in Lisbon, but it can be quite useful if you’re going to many of the beaches in the region and to explore other parts of Portugal. In the high tourist season, expect long lines and waits at these car rental companies, even if you have already reserved a car.
European Union citizens need no visa for any length of stay in Portugal. Visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also don't need a visa if their stay is shorter than 90 days. Citizens of all other countries will need a visa.
Transportation from and to Lisbon Airport
The most inexpensive way to reach the city center from the airport is by metro. There are also the special AeroBus service and taxis. The airport is on the red line of the metro, which terminates in the northern part of the city, so for the city center and main tourist areas, you’ll need to connect to the blue or green lines. The fastest means of transportation is therefore the taxi (or a ridesharing car).
For complete details, see the guide to transportation from Lisbon airport to the city center by metro, bus and taxi.
The Lisbon Tourism stand at the airport
The official Lisbon tourism authorities have a stand in the arrivals hall of the airport, where tourists can get information about the sights around the city and the region, buy tickets to events, and pick up their Lisboa Card (which you can order here: Lisboa Card).