With a private taxi from Lisbon Airport you can reach the city centre, your accommodation or any other point of interest quickly and easily. Visiting Lisbon is an experience that remains in the heart and with the convenience of safe airport transfers everything becomes even easier and more pleasant.
Lisbon has 3 million inhabitants (including the entire metropolitan area), which is one third of the whole population of Portugal. The capital of the country, it's the most visited tourist destination with its fine sandy beaches that overlook the Atlantic Ocean, which attract surfers from all over the world, thanks to the giant waves. Established on the western bank of the long River Tago (which runs down the length of the two countries of the Iberian Peninsula), Lisbon gives us two of the most beautiful panoramic and futuristic bridges that exist in Europe: "The April 25th Bridge" built in 1966 and the "Vasco da Gama Bridge" built in 1998 on the occasion of the Expo '98.
Lisbon is a picturesque city and was the European Capital of Culture in 1996, thanks to its numerous and prestigious universities, 29 museums, and its ancient history, which runs from the Neolithic, through the Romans and Phoenicians up to the Arab domination, marked forever by the architecture and the plan of its historic centre which developed around the natural harbour, an ideal landing point for any merchant ship coming from every part of the known world.
What to see in Lisbon
Among the most interesting places to visit in the capital of Lisbon are the following:
- Belém Tower: the symbol of the city is located in the district with the same name and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
- Alfama: Lisbon's vital and popular district is full of very narrow streets.
- Miradouro de Santa Luzia: a spectacular lookout point from where you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the whole city.
Lisbon Airport is located in Portela, about 10 km north of the capital city centre. Named after Humberto Delgado, a Portuguese politician and general, it is currently the hub of the TAP Flag Company, as well as Ryanair and EasyJet. The airport has 2 terminals and among the services that it offers to travellers there are free and unlimited Wi-Fi, ATMs, various restaurants, shops, and luggage storage.
From Lisbon Portela Airport you can reach the city centre by the underground’s red line which gets you downtown in less than half an hour. The Aerobus 91 runs from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. However, the disadvantage shared by the metro and bus is that they don't take visitors directly to their accommodation, and depending on the destination, it is often necessary to change transport means.
Public taxis also operate from the airport, but at night and on weekends, a 20% increase is applied.
Approximate Taxi cost from Lisbon airport
|Lisbon airport - Belém Tower
|Lisbon airport - Alfama
|Lisbon airport - Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Distances between Lisbon Airport and some points of interest
- Portela airport - Belém Tower: in order to reach this highly symbolic place, take the A36 motorway and it will take about a quarter of an hour (in light traffic).
- Portela airport - Alfama: those who want to visit this characteristic neighbourhood can do it along the Av. Santo Condestavel, which takes about 15 minutes to cover 8 km.
- Portela airport - Miradouro de Santa Luzia: those who want to enjoy a 360 ° view of Lisbon, will reach the viewpoint in about 20 minutes.
Public transport is made up of the underground network, buses, and trams. The elevated trams are a famous symbol of the city and they enable easy movement up and down the steep hills of Lisbon.
The subway network consists of 4 lines of different colours and runs from 6:30 am to 1 am. It is the fastest way to get around the city, even if you lose the panoramic view you would have visiting it on foot or by bus.
Trams are the most spectacular and typical part of the Portuguese capital, in particular the tram 28, a true icon of the city, which runs through the whole historic centre.
Public taxis in Lisbon charge reasonable rates and are green and black. They are widely used by tourists and especially by tourists who love nightlife, who return to their accommodation late at night when the metro lines are not operating. However, their rates are not fixed, and are determined the meter. In addition, there are supplements for various factors: night time schedules, luggage, telephone bookings, etc.
To understand how the Lisbon public transport network works, it is advisable to visit the official website of the company that manages the public transport of the capital, Carris.
Taxileader.net service at Lisbon Airport
The Lisbon Taxi service guarantees professional transfers, enables the traveller to know in advance the total cost of the service, and the convenience of receiving the welcome of the driver directly inside the airport. This service is ideal for all those who want airport transfers without changing transportation, direct to the place of interest, and without the stress of worrying about luggage. You will have the opportunity to choose a driver who speaks your language and who will wait for you at the terminal exit.
Through a simple booking form, you can decide beforehand the capacity of the car to hire.
Why choose Taxileader.net?
The best way to travel to and from Lisbon is in a private, comfortable, fast taxi at the right price (calculated on distances and not with a taximeter). We recommend booking this service especially to reach the main centres of the region, such as the airport, which can be reached in just 20 minutes by car. From July 2012 there has been a section of the metro that connects the airport to the city centre, but it still doesn’t satisfy the enormous demand of travellers that pour into Lisbon airport. The public taxi rank at the airport gate exits are often very crowded. As a result, tourists are forced to wait and often find themselves travelling aboard a taxi with other unknown passengers.
Booking Taxi service from Lisbon Airport on Taxileader.net is easy. Just complete the booking form on our portal, decide the dates of arrival and departure to and from the airport, and even calculate the price per person if you are not travelling alone. In short, it’s a personalised service, on a human scale, that will make you feel privileged among the millions of tourists who crowd the Portuguese capital. And for those who do not like to use a computer, there is also a telephone service with operators that speak various languages at your disposal and ready to help you with every step of the booking. Travelling by taxi in Lisbon has never been so convenient.