After being in Portugal for a month it was time to venture back to Plymouth for a few days before Prague. I am not a travel blogger in an advice sense however I feel there are some very useful things I can give you a heads up on.
If you are in the centre of Lisbon you can get a bus to the Airport, it’s the number 26 and will cost you €3.50. A bargain by any standard. The bus stop is the other side of all the others, you’ll know exactly what I mean when you get there. If you are lucky like us you’ll get a very cool, all be it close to mental driver.
It’s not a long bus journey at all but would cost around €20 from the centre of Lisbon, the bus is well worth it I promise you.
The airport itself has two terminals, terminal two is where you’ll likely be if you are flying with a budget airline within Europe. Both terminals though are okay. Except if you are flying at night things are closed so you will either need to eat before or live with having a very overpriced sandwich, which if you’ve spent longer than a week in Portugal you’ll be board of because of the bread that just appears to be everywhere, you can’t have a meal without it. Basically food option are fine during daylight, the second the sun goes down you are fucked.
We slept at the airport. And I mean on the floor, not in a hotel. A lot of people do this, our flight was at 6am so made perfect sense. Now it’s not really a bad place to sleep however like I said and as you may know it’s a popular thing. So you are left with a dilemma. You can get there early, which seems insane because who does that if they are in need of a bit of time killing however the best sleeping spots get taken! If you can find space on the green benches in terminal 1 consider yourself lucky and set yourself up for the night.
Other than that it’s a fine place, covered in security too which in this day and age is a great thing to see. I fly a lot and always will and I have a huge sense of logic. As we all know we are more likely to find harm on the way to the airport than we are in the air. However to see guys there with guns is always a nice sight.
Enjoy the airport and the trip on likely a cheap airline.