Flights from London to Lisbon
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London Stansted Airport
Located 56km to the north-east of London, Stansted Airport is one of the UK’s busiest airports and a major airport for the capital city. It’s well connected by road and rail, with Stansted Express train service being the most efficient way to get to the airport from London city centre (the journey time is 45-50 minutes). The National Express coach service runs regularly to the airport too, from London city centre and other key UK cities.
Stansted is a busy airport, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to check in any bags you might want to leave in the hold and get through security in plenty of time to get to your gate to board your cheap flights to Lisbon from London.
Once you’ve checked in
When you’re through security and looking to fill some time before you board your flights to Lisbon from London, check out some of the great shopping that’s available in Stansted airport. The Duty Free shop is stocked with the best brands for cosmetics, perfume, and much more – just remember that you won’t get duty free prices on London to Lisbon flights, and you can’t take liquids over 100ml in cabin baggage!
There are loads of great places to eat in Stansted too, with everything from pizza to sushi and salads on offer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal, and you can sign in on your device for up to four free hours of connection while you wait to board.
What to expect on Arrival in Lisbon:
When your London to Lisbon flights land, you’ll find it easy to make your way into Portugal’s beautiful coastal capital – using the Metro you can do the journey for under €2! The Aerobus shuttle service costs a little more but it’s comfortable and cool, and a bus departs every 20 minutes. Taxis are not too expensive here, and depending where you’re staying you can expect to play in the region of €20 to get from the airport to your hotel. If you’ve chosen to hire a car in Lisbon, you’ll find the car rental desks in the arrivals hall.
Lisbon has exploded in popularity as a European city break destination in recent years, and it’s very easy to see why: it’s steeped in history and drenched in sunshine, it’s by the sea, it’s one of the best value cities in Europe (beer is notably cheap), its beautiful, and it’s home to the Pasteis de Belem, the bakery that makes the world’s best custard tarts.
There’s a lot to see and do in Lisbon, so plan your time – and accommodation - wisely. If you want to be in the thick of things and make sure you’re staying somewhere within walking distance to the city’s biggest attractions, search for hotels in Baixa, Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real and Alfama.
Five Fun Facts about Lisbon:
- It was the first European city to import Guinness, way back in 1811
- The city is actually 4 centuries older than Rome
- The tower of Belem has been a customs office, a jail, a lighthouse and a telegraph post over the years
- Like Rome, Edinburgh and Istanbul, the city is built on seven hills.
- Apparently every coal merchant in Lisbon had a pet crow, and they were all named Vincent after the city’s patron saint.
Fly London to Lisbon: Practical Information
Flights from London to Lisbon take about 2 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of some 1570 kilometres.
Lisbon uses the Euro, so you may need to exchange money or remember to withdraw cash from an ATM when you arrive.
Getting around in Lisbon is easy with public transport, and you can get a 24 hour unlimited travel public transport card for €6, which is a great way to get around for less.