You’ll struggle to find cheap flights to Lisbon between June and August, as this is when the city gets flooded with tourists. If you hold back a month or two and head over in the Spring, you’ll be able to enjoy the weather without as many crowds, and flight tickets are available at better rates.
In February or March there is Carnaval, the city explodes with life and flights to Lisbon are as expensive as those in the peak of Summer. Make sure you book your flights to Lisbon well in advance if you want to pay a visit during Carnaval.
The cheapest flights to Lisbon can be found during the Winter, late Autumn and early Spring. If you head to Lisbon during April and May you can catch the IndieLisboa, one of the biggest festivals in the city where hundreds of International and independent films are showcased. You’ll need to book your flights to Lisbon in advance to secure a good deal on your flight tickets but it makes for a great festival.
If you’re flexible with your travel dates, you’ll find the cheapest flights to Lisbon. With sunny weather practically all of the year you can’t really find a bad time to book your flights to Lisbon, however if you don’t like extremely crowded cities and beaches, make sure to avoid visiting during the peak of Summer.
To stand any chance of saving money on your flight tickets during the Carnaval, make sure you book your flights to Lisbon as early as possible. Try to sit on the right hand side of the plane to make the most of the views as you approach the city.
Flights from London to Lisbon – 2 hours 40 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon – 2 hours 50 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Lisbon – 4 hours 50 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon – 5 hours 15 minutes
The main airlines that operate flights to Lisbon are TAP Portugal, easyJet, British Airways and Vueling. If you’re on a strict budget and want the cheapest flight to Lisbon as you can find, try using easyJet as they usually offer good prices on flight tickets. You’ll be sacrificing comfort but with an average flight time of just over 2 and half hours that shouldn’t put you off too much. British Airways provide complimentary food and drinks on board all of their flights to Lisbon which makes the journey more enjoyable.
The airport is only 7km away from the centre, making transport quite cheap and easy after your flights to Lisbon. One of the best ways is to jump on the metro which leaves directly from the airport. It can take around 30 minutes and sometimes you might have to change lines depending on your ultimate destination, but overall it’s a quick and affordable way to travel.
There are also several buses that all operate to and from the airport however you can only board these if you have no more than 1 piece of hand luggage with you. Lastly, you can grab a taxi for around €10- €15, and that becomes cheaper if you’re travelling with friends. A note to remember is you can normally find a cheaper taxi from the departure Terminal rather than the arrivals.