travel info

[IMPORTANT: Please notice that international travel is still being quite affected by covid. At the time of writing this message, Portugal is requiring all incoming travelers to present proof of a negative covid test (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding time. Depending on the country you reside in, you may also be required to quarantine at your arrival in Portugal. Current covid-related restrictions can be found at visitportugal.com and reopen.europa.eu.

On a more positive note, many airlines are currently allowing for free-of-charge rebooking and/or refunds and the EU countries are working on vaccinating ever more people, as well as on creating a common green certificate to make travelling easier. Nevertheless, you should evaluate the risk you may be taking when booking your ticket and whether you should supply additional travel insurance to avoid any unpleasantness regarding your travel to Portugal.]

Portugal is located in the west of Europe and the only country Portugal has land border with is Spain. Because of this, the easiest way to get to Portugal is by plane, but for Spanish people it may also be worth considering to come by bus or train.

We suggest that our volunteers research travel with different airlines/alternatives as fares for different companies may vary significantly according to the dates of travel. There are many airlines flying to Lisbon. The cheapest airlines which have flights to Portugal from all of Europe are:

While looking for a flight remember that you can buy a direct flight from your country to Portugal, but you can also try to fly with a transfer. For example, you can get the cheapest flights to Lisbon with Ryanair while flying from Brussels Zaventem, Paris Beauvais and London Stansted. You should check different connection alternatives in order to achieve the cheapest flight. You can also consider flying to different Portuguese cities (Porto or Faro) and then taking a bus/train from these cities to Lisbon. The cheapest transportation in Portugal is a bus. If you are considering this option, it is important to know that the most common bus line in Portugal is Rede Expressos. Tickets can be bought online or at the proper bus station.

If you would like to fly with regular lines, as opposed to budget, you can research flights with:

With these airlines you can find both direct and transfer flights.

You can also use comparison sites which can help you locate the cheapest connections, such as: Skyscanner, Kiwi and Momondo.

There are also more airlines/alternatives available for obtaining tickets to Lisbon. We are giving you the most common ones, but your location and the date you purchase your ticket can determine the price. The prices may also vary between websites.

Good luck with looking for your transportation! :)