How much times does it take to get from Lisbon Airport to the city center with a taxi?

Travel to and from Lisbon Airport

I will be in a hurry as I travel to Lisbon, and need to get to my hotel as soon as possible. How much time does it usually take to get from the airport to a hotel downtown in Lisbon?

Lisbon Airport is a quite central airport, compared to airports in lots of other European capitals. It is located only 15km from downtown Lisbon, which means that it is possible to be at your hotel quickly after arrival. There are of course things that might delay your arrival, for example long waiting time for your luggage, lines waiting for a taxi, and the most crucial thing, traffic.

Travel to and from Lisbon Airport
Lisbon Airport from above

During peak hours a trip that should take around 20 minutes might take you 40 minutes instead. If you, also, catch a driver who on purpose takes you on slow roads, only to make your fee higher, then it can be hard to calculate.

Travel-time from Lisbon Airport to downtown

If you arrive in Lisbon outside peak hours, then the travel time from Lisbon Airport to your downtown hotel should be around 20-25 minutes. During peak-hours you should rather calculate with 40-50 minutes.

How to save time and travel safely to your Lisbon hotel?

If you jump on just any taxi outside Lisbon Airport, you might get a great deal, but you might also meet a tricky driver. Are in a hurry, or just want your travel to be worry-less, then such a driver is not ideal. If you want to save both time and energy, we recommend using a pre-booked taxi. A driver will wait for you at once upon arrival, and you will not have to stand in line to wait for a cab, but you will at once jump into your cab and be taken on the quickest possible road, directly to your hotel. Since the price is set beforehand, the driver has no interest in using slow roads. As a result, you will be taken to the hotel as quickly as possible, on the best possible roads.

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