Friends of Boa Onda Guesthouse Peniche welcome back with news from our specialised blog Portugal. Today’s article is dedicated to finding out what airports are in Portugal in order to provide you with useful information for your next Lusitanian trip. Inside the blog you will find several guides on how to get from Lisbon to Peniche, how to go from Porto to Peniche and how to go from Faro to Peniche.
In fact, these 3 cities are the most important arrival and departure points in the country and every year welcome millions of tourists eager to enjoy the sea and the much dreamed of oceanfront surf & yoga holiday package. Portugal is a tourist destination rich in history, vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes. And with so much natural beauty and tourist attractions to discover, on-the-road trips starting in Porto or Lisbon and ending in the Algarve, for example, are becoming increasingly popular.
What are the airports in Portugal
In this article we will analyse which airports in Portugal are the main facilities where you can land and depart during your Portuguese stay.
Aeroporto Internazionale di Lisbona (LIS)
Lisbon International Airport, also known as Portela Airport, is Portugal’s main airport and the country’s largest airport. It is located about 7 km north-east of Lisbon city centre and offers direct flights to destinations worldwide, i.e. domestic, continental and intercontinental flights.
The airport has a wide range of services, including:
- duty-free shops
- currency exchange services
In recent years, the airport has grown larger and larger and for this reason there are countless shuttle buses connecting the terminals on site. Lisbon Airport is well connected to the Lusitanian capital by numerous means of transport including metro, buses, taxis, trains and private transfer services. We recommend the metro line, which is cheap and fast and can be taken by following the signs outside the airport.
Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport Porto (OPO)
Porto’s Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is located about 11 km northwest of the centre of Porto and offers direct flights to and from destinations around the world. Porto Airport is medium-sized and well equipped with a wide range of services including:
- duty-free shops
- currency exchange services
It is connected to the city centre by an elevated train that departs and arrives in the immediate vicinity of the airport. It is not as fast as you might expect as it travels along an elevated route making countless stops in between. The distance is covered in about 40 minutes. Other means of transport are of
Faro International Airport (FAO)
Faro International Airport is located about 4 km southeast of Faro, the largest city in the Algarve region. The airport offers direct flights to many destinations worldwide and is the main gateway to the tourist region of the Algarve, an enchanting destination that you should visit at least once in your life. The Algarve region is one of the most popular tourist destinations for the British and UK public.
This airport is located about 4 km south of Faro, has many national and international airlines and serves popular coastal tourist destinations such as:
Funchal International Airport
Funchal Madeira Airport is one of Portugal’s main airports and serves the island of Madeira, a popular tourist destination located about 1,000 kilometres south-west of Portugal and the birthplace of Portuguese international football star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The airport is well located about 10 kilometres south-east of the centre of Funchal, the island’s main city, and has many international destinations, including many European cities. Most of the airlines flying to Funchal Madeira are European airlines and the majority of flights are internal to major cities in Portugal such as Porto or Lisbon.
Beja International Airport
Beja Airport (BYJ) is an airport located about 10 kilometres northwest of Beja, a city in southern Portugal. This airport mainly serves the Alentejo region, which is known for its natural beauty, historical villages and food and wine culture.
Beja Airport offers a number of national and international flights, mainly to destinations in Europe. There are many airlines that operate flights to Beja Airport, including Ryanair and TAP Portugal. It is the smallest airport of those mentioned so far.
Hoping to resolve your doubts about which airports are in Portugal, we invite you to provide us with useful suggestions in order to improve our analysis. Also, should you wish to visit us in Peniche, we will be happy to introduce you to our surf school as well as yoga courses in Peniche.
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Until next time and have fun in Portugal!