Cheap Flights to Lisbon

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When is the best time to fly to Lisbon?

Peak Season:

You’ll struggle to find cheap flights to Lisbon between June and August, as this is when the city gets flooded with tourists. If you hold back a month or two and head over in the Spring, you’ll be able to enjoy the weather without as many crowds, and flight tickets are available at better rates.

In February or March there is Carnaval, the city explodes with life and flights to Lisbon are as expensive as those in the peak of Summer. Make sure you book your flights to Lisbon well in advance if you want to pay a visit during Carnaval.

Off Season:

The cheapest flights to Lisbon can be found during the Winter, late Autumn and early Spring. If you head to Lisbon during April and May you can catch the IndieLisboa, one of the biggest festivals in the city where hundreds of International and independent films are showcased. You’ll need to book your flights to Lisbon in advance to secure a good deal on your flight tickets but it makes for a great festival.

When is the best time to book a flight to Lisbon?

If you’re flexible with your travel dates, you’ll find the cheapest flights to Lisbon. With sunny weather practically all of the year you can’t really find a bad time to book your flights to Lisbon, however if you don’t like extremely crowded cities and beaches, make sure to avoid visiting during the peak of Summer.

To stand any chance of saving money on your flight tickets during the Carnaval, make sure you book your flights to Lisbon as early as possible. Try to sit on the right hand side of the plane to make the most of the views as you approach the city.

How long is the flight to Lisbon?

Flights from London to Lisbon - 2 hours 40 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Lisbon - 2 hours 50 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Lisbon - 4 hours 50 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon - 5 hours 15 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Lisbon?

The main airlines that operate flights to Lisbon are TAP Portugal, easyJet, British Airways and Vueling. If you’re on a strict budget and want the cheapest flight to Lisbon as you can find, try using easyJet as they usually offer good prices on flight tickets. You’ll be sacrificing comfort but with an average flight time of just over 2 and half hours that shouldn’t put you off too much. British Airways provide complimentary food and drinks on board all of their flights to Lisbon which makes the journey more enjoyable.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The airport is only 7km away from the centre, making transport quite cheap and easy after your flights to Lisbon.  One of the best ways is to jump on the metro which leaves directly from the airport. It can take around 30 minutes and sometimes you might have to change lines depending on your ultimate destination, but overall it’s a quick and affordable way to travel.

There are also several buses that all operate to and from the airport however you can only board these if you have no more than 1 piece of hand luggage with you. Lastly, you can grab a taxi for around €10- €15, and that becomes cheaper if you’re travelling with friends. A note to remember is you can normally find a cheaper taxi from the departure Terminal rather than the arrivals.

Lisbon insider information

Fado houses have overrun Lisbon, unfortunately some being nothing more than huge tourist traps. However, here are 6 authentic Fado houses that are worth a visit too.

Portugal is blessed with hot weather a gorgeous beaches, so much so that Lisbon made the top 10 city beaches in the world!

Lisbon launched the CRONO project in 2010 which saw the city transform dilapidated buildings into works of art, so much so that Lisbon has now made the top 5 cities for street art.

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How much do things cost in Lisbon?

Restaurants
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 1.73
Cheap meal
$ 11.12
3 course meal for 2
$ 44.46
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
$ 115.22
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 106.35
Markets
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 6.82
Large bottle of water
$ 0.84
Loaf of white bread
$ 1.63
Transport
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 2.07
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 2.13
1 km taxi journey
$ 0.74
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 5.19
How much does a beer cost in Lisbon?
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 1
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 2
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 2
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 3

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More information about Lisbon

  • Ponte Vasco da Gama is an impressive 17.2km long bridge in lower Baixa. It’s the longest in Europe
  • Not only a spot to enjoy stunning views of the city, Bairro Alto is also a popular hangout for the party crowd
  • Castelo de São Jorge is a fantastic castle located up hill from Alfama with stunning views over the city and River Tejo
  • Stop off at the old districts of Mouraria or Alfama to explore the charming winding alleys and beautifully tiled houses
  • Take a ride on one of the trams, built in the 30’s they take you through areas such as Graça, Bairro Alto and Baixa
  • Lisbon’s funiculars are a National Monument. Ride the Santa Justa Elevator, the last public street lift.
  • Head to Belém to explore Lisbon's history, be sure to check out the Torre de Belém tower or Jerónimos Monastery
  • Similar to the Christ statue in Rio de Janerio, Cristo Rei is an impressive 100m tall, head to the top for amazing views
  • Direct flights to Lisbon operate frequently with major airlines including TAP, Ryanair and easyJet
  • The equivalent to London’s Trafalgar Square, Rossio is the main square of the city with a vibrant, bustling atmosphere
  • As the country's capital, Lisbon is a city with the Atlantic Ocean at its feet, perfect for an exciting getaway

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