Flight to Lisbon - culture and fun
The seven hills of lisbon are set near enough to the Atlantic Ocean to merit a day on the beach to recover from sightseeing and partying.
Annual highlights and best of Lisbon's weather
The city of lisbon is pleasantly warm most of the year - with lots of sunshine, but the occasional gust of wind during the winter months. Mid February might be a pleasant time to go if you want to witness the Lisbon Carnival. June is much warmer and sees the city party in honour of its patron Saint Santo Antonio.
Local prices and transport facts
Ptrices in Lisbon are generally much lower than those in London, so for a capital city it is a bargain. Buying gGroceries and eating out can both be done on a fairly low budget. Seafood is a speciality - the sardines and Portuguese "soup" Cataplana are especially delicious. Expect to pay around 8 euros for a set menu lunch and don't forget to try the deserts.
Taxi and train from the airport, rooms and more
On arrival at the airport, those not looking to hire a car will be best off taking the shuttle to Terminal 1. This is where the metro stops that goes to Sadhana station, where it is possible to change to go to central Lisbon. Taxis willof course be far more expensive and even charge extra for luggage. The chances of catching a taxi at arrivals during the peak season is pretty slim - head to the departures area.
Expect to pay average prices for a bed in a basic hoste - around 15 Euros is the norm. Hotels with more comfort should be available for approximately 45 euros or thereabouts.
Transport within Lisbon is cheap and provided by buses, trams, train, metros and ferries. Buy bus tickets in advance to save cash - they will then cost only around 1.50 euros for a single trip. A day travelpass costs roughly 6 euros. or buy the 7 colinas card, which is rechargeable. However, many of the central areas can very easily be reached walking.