Lisbon Airport Car Rental
Lisbon offers all of the qualities you would expect from a major capital city and more. Stunning gothic cathedrals, colourfully tiled townhouses and waterfront views are all part of Lisbon’s charm. Renting a car in Lisbon allows you to soak up the sights of the city as well as the beaches and colourful resorts of the surrounding Lisbon coastline.
Car Hire at Lisbon Airport:
Both major and local car rental brands have representatives in Lisbon airport. Car hire desks are situated in the arrivals area of Terminal 1.
Advice for Renting a Car at Lisbon Airport:
In Portugal, cars drive on the right-hand side of the road. If you are not used to driving on this side of the road, it is worth spending a few minutes familiarising yourself with the internal layout of the car and even taking the car for a short practice drive if possible. Remember, the steering wheel will be on the left-hand side and the gear-stick and handbrake will be on the right-hand side.
Before picking up your rental car, ensure that you have all necessary documentation including your rental confirmation voucher, your credit card, your driver’s licence and any other forms of identification outlined in the terms of your rental.
Lisbon Airport Guide:
Lisbon Portela Airport is the main airport in Portugal, serving the country’s capital city, Lisbon. The airport offers a good range of facilities for passengers including a bank in Terminal 1. Meanwhile, a Bureaux de Change and ATMs are located in the departures and arrivals areas of the terminals. ATMs can also be found in Terminal 2. A post office is located in the departures area of Terminal 1. Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the terminals. There is a good range of restaurants, snack bars, cafés and fast-food outlets in the departures area of Terminal 1 including a sushi restaurant and Portuguese speciality restaurants. There are several snack bars located in Terminal 2.
Lisbon airport offers a good range of shops, including duty-free shopping in both terminals. Shops in Terminal 1 offer Portuguese specialities including Port wine and regional foods in addition to designer clothes and confectionary. There are a number of newsagents in Terminal 2. Other useful facilities and services in Lisbon airport include an insurance desk, baby change facilities, a first aid room, showers, a vet service and a spa and massage area. Those planning to explore the city of Lisbon while they wait for their connecting flight will find a left-luggage facility is open daily on level 2 of car park P2. Free shuttles run between the two terminals. Terminal 1 is for international and domestic arrivals and departures while Terminal 2 is dedicated to domestic departures. Information desks are located in the arrivals and departures halls and a tourist information kiosk is located in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1.
Driving to Lisbon Airport:
If driving from central Lisbon, head north to join the A2 Oporto – Lisbon motorway and then take the signposted exit for the airport. From the south, cross the Vasco da Gama Bridge on the A12 and head south on the A1 or take the A2 northbound. Next, merge onto the IP7 and turn onto the A1 northbound, which leads to the airport. If driving from Cascais/Estoril, take the A5 motorway, then IP7 and A1 north bound.
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