Portugal is served by five international airports in Lisbon (LIS), Porto (OPO), Faro (FAO), Funchal (FNC) and Ponta Delgada (PDL). Most international passengers arrive in the capital Lisbon, with the airport processing more than 16 million passengers annually.
More information on Portugal's major transit hub can be found in our handy Lisbon Airport Guide.
As one of Europe's most popular destinations, Portugal is serviced by most major European airlines. With no direct flights from Australia to Portugal, one of the best ways to arrive in the country is via the United Kingdom. Major airlines servicing Portuguese airports include:
From its bustling capital Lisbon to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city centre of Porto, the emerging wine region of Alentejo and the pristine waters of the Algarve, it’s easy to see why millions of tourists visit Portugal each year.
Capital Lisbon is one of Portugal’s undoubted jewels. From its iconic Belem Tower to the futuristic Parque des Nacoes, its attractions run the gamut from old-world to the ultra-modern. Its tram lines are particularly popular, trundling through some of Portugal’s oldest cityscapes.
In the north, historic Porto is the country’s second-largest city and one of its most vibrant. A bustling mercantile metropolis, the city is renowned for its energy and industry, as well as for the popular Port wine produced in the nearby Douro Valley. The Algarve, on southernmost coastline, is one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations – known for its pristine beaches and sublime summer weather.