Let Best Car Hire find...

Get a Car Hire Quote

Our rates include:

Hassle free car hire

Unlimited mileage

Breakdown assist

Collision damage waiver

Vehicle theft waiver

City Centre Locations

Best  Car Hire App Cheap Travel Insurance

Airport Locations

Weather Lisbon

Lisbon Car Hire

Lisbon International Airport

Lisbon International Airport is situated just 4 miles from the Portuguese city of Lisbon. It is a busy, modern building with just a single terminal. Airport facilities include a banking services and a bureaux de change in both the departure and arrival areas. ATMs are positioned throughout the terminal buildings. The airport also provides a wide range of restaurants, snack bars, cafés and fast-food outlets in the departures area.

Airport shops include a duty-free outlet and the usual range of general gift shops, and a newsagent. Information counters are to be found in both the departure and arrival halls and a tourist information service is situated in arrivals. Basic conference facilities including Internet and fax. are available.

There are no hotels at the airport. Taxis are available from the airport 24 hours a day. The Carris AeroBus no.91 will take passengers on the 20 minute journey into the city centre and to the Cais do Sodré railway station. There are also excellent car hire facilities at the airport.

Lisbon City Guide

Lisbon, the medieval capital city of Portugal, lies on the country's Atlantic coast sheltered by the hills around the Tagus River. It is a charming place, full of traditional Portuguese architecture. It is lively with a modern feel that attracts tourists from all over the world. In fact it is one of the most popular city break holiday' destinations in Europe. Lisbon's history is one of trade and commerce. Its attractive position, nestling between the famous seven hills on the edge of the River Tagus has drawn merchant traders and settlers since time out of mind.

This elegant city has many wide tree lined boulevards along which stand some handsome buildings in an Art Nouveau style. The overall colour of Lisbon is a cool cream and pastel texture with extra colour coming from the frequent mosaic pavements. Lisbon has an efficient public transport system. The subway runs between 6:30 am to1:00 am daily and is by far the simplest way to sightsee in the city.

Dates for Your Diary

As well as the usual fiestas held on important Saints days the Portuguese celebrate festivals throughout the year. Some of the most spectacular events in Lisbon are:

February - Festival das Músicas e dos Portos. Folk music festival

March - The Mardi Gras carnival.

May and October - The Fàtima pilgrimages

June - Festivals of the Popular Saints with numerous parades and fireworks

August - Oceans Festival. Music, regattas and parades.

November - Festival do Vinho. The annual wine fest.

Must See in Lisbon

The medieval area of Alfama to the east of the main city with its magnificent Saint George Castle.

The Tower of Belém - unique military architecture.

Monument of the Discoveries - a memorial to Henry the Navigator. It has a lift to the top from which you get a superb view of the city and the surrounding countryside.