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When and How to Go to Lisbon

The best times of the year and available flights



Winter in Lisbon


Lisbon is a year-round destination, as the climate is always mild and there are no extreme weather conditions. But it can become quite hot in the summer (though miraculously cool in the evenings) and there's plenty of rain during the winter months, so spring is perhaps the best time for a visit.

Most arrive in Lisbon by plane, although there is an overnight train service from the neighboring Spanish capital Madrid (taking 10 hours).

Most of the major European airlines fly to Lisbon (British Airways, KLM, Iberia, Air France, Alitalia, Lufthansa etc.), as well as an increasing number of low-cost airlines (EasyJet, Vueling, and more).

The national Portuguese airline TAP Air Portugal connects Lisbon to a large number of European cities, as well as to the United States. There are daily flights from New York, flying out of JFK and Newark Liberty International Airport, and another flight from Miami. United Airlines also has a daily direct flight from Newark.

The Portuguese airline has been considered one of the world's 10 safest airlines, based on the age, type, and maintenance of the aircraft, as well as the safety record.

For more information on airport transportation options, see our transportation section.

See the menu below to answer other common travel concerns:



Practical Information


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Lisbon Travel Planner:


HOTELS

Book your room for free (no booking fees) and pay later at the hotel:

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APARTMENTS

Central, stylishly furnished, and cheaper than many hotels:

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HOSTELS

Stylish, award-winning budget accommodation in the city center:

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AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Skip the long lines for taxis or the hassle of navigating public transportation when you arrive at the airport, and go straight to your hotel:

AIRPORT TRANSFERS


TOURS & TICKETS

Go on a day trip or on an organized tour around Lisbon:

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CAR RENTAL

Planning to travel around Portugal? Save time and look for the best deals here:

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FREE Lisbon

Lisboa Card

Save time and money: Get FREE or reduced admission to most of Lisbon's attractions and ride the city's metro, buses, and trams for free with the Lisboa Card:

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Complete Lisbon Travel Guide:


Neighborhoods

Main Streets and Squares

Castles and Palaces

Churches

Monuments

Museums

Modern Architecture and Landmarks

Parks and Gardens

Day Trips

Useful Tips

Eating & Drinking

Accommodation