Flights to Portugal: practical information
Cheap airlines to Portugal
Hugging the western side of Spain, Portugal is too often just lumped together with its Castellano neighbour. Whether it's a holiday on the beach in Faro or Oporto that you're after or a city break in Lisbon or Porto, Portugal won't disappoint. It's no wonder it's climbing as a favourite European destination among British travellers. Find cheap flights to Portugal right here, with TAP Air Portugal, British Airways, and Lufthansa to Faro, Porto or Lisbon. As far as low cost airlines are concerned, you'll find the cheapest flights to Portugal with either easyJet or Monarch.
When to book flights to Portugal
Not all tickets to the western part of the Iberian peninsula are cheap. To get the best price on flight tickets to Portugal, it's best to book as early as possible, especially if you're planning to visit in summer. In the winter, there are most cheap flight deals to Portugal than you can shake a stick at. On top of that, there's more to do in the winter than you'd think!
- Peak season: Summer months, perfect for beach holidays.
- Low season: Spring and autumn when the weather is still fine.
Flights to Portugal from London take 2h 40 min, touching down in Lisbon. Flights to Faro take just slightly longer.
Experience Portugal: what to see, what to do
Countless historical buildings which nod to the country's rich history, its varied landscapes, local culture, right traditions, the sea and so much more. Fado music find its roots in the dark bars of Lisbon's old town while the coastline is dotted with idyllic and quaint fishing villages. If you want to see more than the usual sights, get yourself a car hire in Portugal and let the discoveries begin!
Essentials in Portugal
Lisbon: Lisbon is one of Europe's oldest cities. The capital of Portugal was once the departure point of so many famous navigators. The most impressive part of this city on the Tagus is Alfama, the old town. The Tower of Belem and the castle of São Jorge are top tourist attractions in the city. Even if you're on a beach holiday, you won't be disappointed with the ones within a short distance of the city.
Azores Islands: If there is such thing as heaven on earth, you'll find it in the Azores Islands. There are nine islands in the Atlantic Oceans which are yet to be overrun with tourists. Pristine nature, perfect beaches, hot springs, volcanic mountains… they're the perfect setting for a dream holiday in Portugal.
Algarve Coast: The is probably the best known region of Portugal. On the southern coast, the Algarve's soft sandy beaches are the big attraction from early spring all the way until late autumn. If it's too busy for you between Lagos and Faro, head further afield to Dagres and Tavira.
Find more information on visitportual.com.
Accommodations in Portugal
Portugal has it all when it comes to accommodating its visitors. You'll find far more choice in offerings in the summer months, with many resorts along the coasts, particularly near Faro. In the cities, you'll have Portugal hotels, pensions, hostels and modest inns to choose from.