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» Getting to Portugal

Lisbon Airport is the closest international airport to Sesimbra (~40km) and offers many scheduled nonstop flights to most European cities and some overseas destinations (e.g. New York, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Caracas, Cairo). In terms of international connections, there are several daily flights to Lisbon from some of the major European hubs: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam or Madrid. Other airports in Portugal, particularly concerning some European low-cost airlines, are Faro (~250 km South of Sesimbra) and Porto (~400 km North of Sesimbra) international airports.

The main Portuguese airlines are: TAP Air Portugal, SATA.

 For information on entry formalities, check the general information page.


» Getting from the Airport to Lisbon city center

 Buses - Carris

The bus route numbers listed below stop at the airport.

Nº 91 AeroBus - runs from Lisbon airport to the city center and parts every 20 minutes; from 07:00am to 11:00pm.

Nº 96 AeroShuttle - runs from Oriente Station through the airport to city center. Every 30 minutes, from 07:00am to 11:00pm.

N.º 5 - Estação do Oriente / Airport / Roma-Areeiro

            Workdays only

N.º 22 - Portela / Airport / Marquês de Pombal (City center)


N.º 44 - Moscavide / Airport / Cais do Sodré (passing by the city center)


N.º 83 - Portela / Airport / Amoreiras (passing by the city center)

            Workdays only


Tickets may be purchased on the bus and cost 1.40 Eur.

Source: Carris



Lisbon airport is only 10 minutes away from city center.

There are two taxi ranks at the airport: one at arrivals and the other at departures. The fare on the taxi meter should read 2.50 Eur. (daytime pick-up). Outside the city limits, city fares are charged per kilometer (km=0,45 Eur.). 1,60 Eur. is charged for the transportation of luggage or animals.

Before taking a taxi, inquire about the fare*.

You can get more information or purchase a fixed fare Taxi Voucher for your destination at the Tourism Information Welcome Desk in the airport Arrivals Hall.

* An additional 20% is charged for services on weekends, holidays and night time services.

Source: Antral


Lisbon Subway - Metropolitano de Lisboa

Although there is no connection to the airport the closest subway stations are 15 minutes away by bus: Gare do Oriente (red line), Areeiro (green line) or Entrecampos (yellow line) stations.



» Getting to Sesimbra

 There are several options how you can get from Lisbon airport / city center to Sesimbra.

 Option 1) Private Car transfers

Hotels in Sesimbra provide airport transfers, please check with your hotel.


There are other private car transfer options available, e.g.:




Option 2) Taxi

Taxis take 3 to 4 persons.

At the airport: we recommend participants to purchase a Taxi Voucher at the Tourism Information Welcome Desk in the airport Arrivals Hall. This will be a fixed price fare to Sesimbra: Weekdays 58.31 Eur. / Weekends & Night time (after 9 pm)  69.97 Eur.


From city center: The average fare from Lisbon to Sesimbra should be close to the fares listed above.                                       

Before taking/hiring a taxi to Sesimbra, inquire about the fare.


Option 3) Public transportation


There is a bus service that runs from Lisbon city centre to Sesimbra center.

The bus station is located at Praça de Espanha. Coming from the airport by AeroShuttle get off at Av. José Malhoa or by subway get off at Praça de Espanha (blue line).

Transportes Sul do Tejo

BUS Nº 207 (Lisboa - Sesimbra)

Ticket 3.90 Eur. (can be bought on the bus)

Travel time: 1 hour

(This is an Express Bus - Lisbon to Sesimbra via the Motorway)


Train & Bus

Train (Fertagus) from Lisbon center to Foros da Amora followed by bus to Sesimbra.

Train stations are located at Roma-Areeiro, Entrecampos or Sete-Rios. Coming from the airport by Aerobus get off at Entrecampos station, by Bus Nº 5 get off at Roma-Areeiro or by Aeroshuttle get off at Sete Rios. From city centre by subway get off at Roma/Areeiro (green line), Entrecampos (yellow line) or Sete Rios (blue line) stations.

Train Ticket to Foros da Amora 2.30 Eur. (bought at the train station)

Bus from Foros da Amora train station to Sesimbra center.

Transportes Sul do Tejo

BUS 203 (Cacilhas - Sesimbra)

Ticket bought on bus: 3.40 Eur.

Travel time: aprox. 1 hour



Ferry & Bus

Ferries (TransTejo) (known as Cacilheiros) from Cais de Sodré to Cacilhas followed by bus to Sesimbra.

Coming from the airport by Aerobus get off at the terminal stop in Cais de Sodré. By subway get off at the Cais de Sodré station (green line).

Ferry ticket from Cais do Sodré to Cacilhas - 0.80 Eur.

Bus from Cacilhas to Sesimbra center.

Transportes Sul do Tejo

BUS 203 (Cacilhas - Sesimbra)

Ticket bought on bus: 3.40 Eur.

Travel time: aprox. 1.5 hours


For more information about public transport, visit the Transporlis website.


Option 4) Driving to Sesimbra

Several rent-a-car options are available at Lisbon airport.

Should you decide to drive to Sesimbra from Lisbon, take the A2 South, crossing the 25 de Abril bridge, for around 18km. Exit the A2 following the signs to Sesimbra / Azeitão. You will now be in the N378. Keep on this road until Sesimbra - the route is well signed. Travel Time: Aprox. 40 minutes.

If you choose to drive from Faro International Airport, from the airport take the A22 West (towards Albufeira/Portimão), exit following the A2 North until the Sesimbra/Azeitão junction. The A2 has tolls, from the Algarve to Sesimbra, each way price for a car - 17.95 Eur. (Total driving distance ~270km).

If you fly to Porto International Airport, take the A4 to Porto, followed by the A1 South to Lisbon, and then the A2 to Sesimbra, as previously explained.The A1 has tolls, from the Porto to Lisbon, each way price for a car - 19.10 Eur. (Total driving distance ~400km).

For more information on motorways and tolls you can visit the Brisa website; or visit itinerary planning websites such as Mappy or Viamichelin.


More information on public transports

CP -  Portuguese railway company:                                808 208 208

Rede-Expressos - National coach company:                    707 223 344


Taxis in Lisbon                                                                21 799 64 60 (Autocoope)

    21 811 90 00 (RádioTáxis) 

    21 811 11 00 (Teletáxis)



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