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Friday, March 13, 2009

How to get to | Portugal

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


Source: Joaquim Alves Gaspar

Portugal is easily reached by road from Spain, with plenty of bus services. Many airlines fly to Portugal (Lisbon except where stated):

  • Star Alliance - Austrian (to Faro and Funchal), Continental, EgyptAir, Lufthansa (to Faro Lisbon and Oporto), SAS (to Funchal), Swiss (to Faro Lisbon and Oporto), TAP (based in Portugal), Turkish, US Airways
  • Oneworld - British Airways (to Faro and Lisbon), Finnair (to Faro Lisbon and Funchal), Iberia (to Lisbon and Oporto)
  • Sky Team - Air France, KLM
  • Other - many European low cost airlines and charter airlines (to Lisbon, Faro and Funchal)
TIP It is about 8 hours drive from Madrid or Sevilla to Lisbon, so check fares to Spain as an alternative to Lisbon, Oporto or Faro.

TIP Faro and Funchal are highly seasonal destinations. Fares should generally be lower outside the summer peak.

UPDATED November 2009 - Continental switch from Sky Team to Star Alliance. No change to advice.

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