Arrive happy with Lisbon rides & airport transfers.

Perched on the edge of the Atlantic is Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Facing the ocean it is defined by its rich maritime past, celebrated in the monumental Belém district and its Monument to the Discoveries. However, you don’t need Christopher Columbus to discover that a hoppa airport transfer from Lisbon International airport, the main gateway to Portugal, will whisk you easily from the arrivals terminal to Lisbon City Centre or onwards to the coastal regions of Cascais and Estoril where glorious beaches and vibrant nightlife await you, along with the culture and history of a region where the sea is still a part of life and you can visit the Roca Cape – the most western point of Europe.

One of the largest airports in Southern Europe, Lisbon airport is well equipped for your comfort during your pre-flight wait. It features the usual range of restaurants, duty free shops, left luggage and baby care facilities so you can rest assured you’re well catered for here. For those travelling for business rather than pleasure meeting rooms are available as well.

Portugal’s capital serves up modern living set against a magnificently historic backdrop. Filled with cobbled streets and ancient sites dotted across the city’s seven hills, this is a city with a story to tell.

If you’re heading to this captivating destination located on the banks of the River Tagus, make sure you’ve booked your Lisbon Airport transfers, too. Allow hoppa’s team of travel partners to take you to your holiday accommodation – and get you back in time for your flight home at the end of your trip.

Book your airport transfers in Lisbon

Begin your booking by telling us your travel plans in the bar above and click the ‘Search’ button. You’ll then be given a list of vehicles that are available for your journey.

Private transport or shuttle bus?

We offer two transport options for you at Lisbon Airport: private transfers and shuttle buses. Can’t decide between the two? Here’s a look at how they work:

Private vehicles

  • You are given a set pick-up time to meet your driver, which you’ll see on your e-ticket
  • When you meet your driver at the airport, you will be escorted to your vehicle and leave the airport for your accommodation
  • It will be just your group travelling in the vehicle
  • There are no drop-off points along the way and your driver will take you directly to your accommodation

Shuttle buses

  • This is a low-cost choice
  • You will share the journey with other holidaymakers
  • There might be a wait at the airport for up to 45 minutes before your bus sets off. This is to allow your fellow passengers to land in Portugal after your own flight arrives
  • There are designated drop-off points on the route

How much do Lisbon Airport transfers cost?

The list of transport options you’re given for your holiday dates have prices listed with each private vehicle and shuttle bus that’s available for your Portugal stay. These prices are what you will pay when you book.

These are live estimates, however, which means that they can change based on resort pricing and fluctuating currency rates. So, if you search again for your Lisbon Airport transfers at a later date the cost might be different.

What happens next?

When you’ve chosen the transport that suits your needs, you can tell us more about your journey.

On the ‘Extras’ page you will see the ‘Anything we can help with?’ box. This is where you can let us know information such as whether you’ll have extra luggage, or you’ll need an adapted vehicle for your motorised wheelchair. We can then try to match the vehicle to your requirements.

Is there a luggage allowance?

We have a luggage allowance in place on all our shuttle buses and private vehicles. One piece of hand luggage and one suitcase per person is the standard limit.

If you are planning on bringing more luggage with you than this, check that the vehicle you book has enough room and let us know in the ‘Anything we can help with?’ box so that we have plenty of notice.   

What’s the e-ticket?

When you’ve completed your transfer booking, we’ll send an e-ticket to the email address you give to us. Essential information about your Lisbon Airport transfers is included in the e-ticket, such as where you need to go when you land in Portugal and key contact numbers.

It’s worth printing the e-ticket before you fly so you can present it to your driver for both your inbound and outbound transfers. We also suggest you read through it before you land so that you know the pick-up details when you reach the arrivals hall.  

I’ve arrived at Lisbon Airport

Follow the directions in the ‘Find my pick-up’ section of your e-ticket to find your transfer provider. 

You are most likely to be directed to the arrivals hall where you’ll find a travel representative waiting for you. If you’re instructed to head to the arrivals hall, look for a representative holding a sign displaying ‘hoppa’ or your name.

The pick-up directions can depend on the transfer providers or the type of transport you’ve chosen, so it’s important that you follow the instructions on your e-ticket to find your driver. If there is no pick-up information on your e-ticket, call the number in the ‘Find my pick-up’ section to find out where you need to go when you get to Lisbon Airport.

Where’s my driver?

If you can’t find your driver when you reach the pick-up point, call the number on your e-ticket for an update. Our drivers can sometimes be held up because of heavy traffic, but we will always be able to tell you how long they’ll be.

I’m not going to make my pick-up time

Do you think you’ll not make your scheduled pick-up time? Let us know as soon as you think you’ll be delayed by calling the number on your e-ticket.

Your driver will wait for up to 45 minutes. If your delay runs over this time, we will need to send another driver. For delays over three hours, you’ll need to rearrange your transfers with us and speak to your travel insurer.

What’s on offer at Lisbon Portela Airport?

Lisbon Airport is the bustling gateway to Portugal for international travellers, with 275 routes flying to and from 51 countries. Located just four miles from the heart of the capital, it is perfectly located for visitors to Lisbon and beyond.

While you’re at the airport, you’ll find Duty Free and shops selling beauty products, food and drink, and locally crafted gifts. You can also head to a café or take a seat in one of the restaurants. In addition, you can access free Wi-Fi here.

Lisbon Airport transfer times

To help you plan your Portugal trip, we’ve listed the average transfer times to some of the most popular areas in and around Lisbon.




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Going home

When it comes to your return airport transfer out of Lisbon, how you get back will depend on whether you are taking the shuttle or a private vehicle:

Private vehicle passengers

  • You’ll be picked up by your driver from your holiday accommodation at the time listed on your e-ticket. Make sure you’re ready to leave 15 minutes before your pick-up time and have your e-ticket with you to show to the driver as proof of your booking
  • If you receive SMS messages from us, we’ll text you to remind you of your pick-up time

Shuttle bus passengers

  • The day before you fly home, head to the ‘My Bookings’ section here on the hoppa site to find out your pick-up time
  • We’ll also text you 24 hours before your flight. Opt in to receive SMS messages from us when you book so you can get your transfer updates via text.
  • Get to your pick-up point 10 minutes before your bus arrives and have your e-ticket ready to show the driver

Whether you’re travelling by shuttle or private vehicle, if your driver doesn’t arrive at the pick-up time you’ve been given, call the emergency number on your e-ticket for an update.