Cheap flights to Lisbon Portugal

Hazy views and melancholic strains of fado
Flights to Lisbon from
  • 770 USD per person in September
  • Popular airlines flying to Lisbon include TAP Portugal, United Airlines and US Airways.
  • Cheapest flights to Lisbon are generally available in February whilst July tends to be most expensive
  • Flights to Lisbon land at the airport Lisboa .

About Lisbon

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Yellow trams clatter up Lisbon’s seven hills, as they have done for over a century – offering dizzying views of the hazy Atlantic and zigzagging terracotta rooftops. Ride one to the old fishermen’s district of Alfama, where rickety balconies are weighed down with bougainvillea. Local women gossip in front of azulejo-covered walls – the dapper Portugese tilework – their shadows lengthening in the late afternoon sun. A little further up, you will reach the Castelo do Jorge, a Moorish fairy tale castle.

Beneath the streets of downtown Lisbon lies a hidden Roman Underworld complete with chambers, bridges and corridors.

Make sure to check out the downtown Baixa District, swerve off from the checkerboard Rossio square and allow yourself to get a little lost among the melancholic strains of fado music and the sweet, buttery aroma of pasteis de nata – Portugal’s signature sweet treat. Find a café serving up the best of both, and fall irrevocably in love with Lisbon.

Lisbon is not officially the capital of Portugal: there has never been an official document proclaiming it so.

How’s the weather in Lisbon in December?

  • Temperature 50-59 °F
  • Dry days 19-
  • Average rainfall 110 mm
  • Snow days 0

Demographics

  • Population 548K
  • Local time :
  • Currency Euro

What does Lisbon cost?

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  • Meal
    Restaurant meals in Lisbon cost 42% less than in New York
  • Shopping
    Prices in Lisbon are typically 38% lower than in New York
  • Taxi
    Take a taxi from 0.69 USD per kilometre
  • Train
    A typical train ticket is 1.9 USD
  • Rent a car from 17 USD/day via momondo

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 8.74 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 43.69 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 1.87 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.21 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 1.17 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 6.98 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 1.69 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 1.15 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.87 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 4.06 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): .69 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 2.02 USD

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: 53.91 USD
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): 10.6 USD
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 7.49 USD

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 104.54 USD
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 36.31 USD
  • 1 Pair of Nike Shoes: 96.39 USD
  • 1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes: 98.77 USD

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About Lisbon

Don’t let the sad strains of the fado songs fool you – Portugal’s capital is more focused on hedonism than heartbreak. With new life breathed into its oldest, seamiest neighbourhoods, there’s never been a better time to lose yourself amid its winding streets.

Lisbon is a city that really comes alive when the stars come out. During the day it’s pleasant to stroll around the grand, sun-soaked squares or browse the designer shops in the elegant Chiado district, but it’s only in the evening that the action really hots up.

Today’s hottest hood, the riverside Cais do Sodré, used to be the city’s red light district. These days you’re more likely to bump into hipsters and burlesque dancers than sailors and strippers, but the neighbourhood still retains a few of its rough edges. The Pensão Amor (Guesthouse of Love) doesn’t hide its former incarnation as a brothel – in fact, it revels in it. Now hosting everything from art exhibitions to club nights, it’s one of the city’s coolest venues, so be prepared to queue to join the fun.

For a slightly more chilled scene, explore the narrow, cobblestoned streets of Barrio Alto. Here, in one of the oldest parts of the city, the party spills out onto the streets from dozens of hole-in-the-wall bars and restaurants. Sagres in hand, cynical suits mix with wide-eyed foreign students, gays with straights, locals with in-the-know holiday makers.

This is also one of the best places in the city to catch authentic fado – the local version of blues that’ll have you sobbing into your vino verde. Don’t be surprised if your waitress whisks off her apron and takes the mike. The smaller fado joints are often family affairs, with everyone pitching in.

A word of warning: If you’re not used to late nights, you might be in for a shock. As in many Latin cities, the bars don’t get full until well past midnight. The best advice? Siesta like the locals, so you’ll have enough energy to party until the sun comes up over the Tagus River.

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