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It’s impossible to imagine Portugal without thinking of Lisbon, its effortlessly cool capital city. But there’s so much more to this magical country than meets the eye. From fairytale medieval castles to verdant vineyards, dramatic cliffs and sun-kissed golden beaches, Portugal’s mix of contemporary influences and old-world European charm is irresistible.

British Airways makes it easy to explore the best of Portugal with direct flights to popular destinations. Take an old bright-yellow wooden tram through Lisbon on your way to a Portuguese tapas feast, or fly direct to Porto and walk along the Douro River, stopping for a tasting at one of the city’s famous port lodges.

If you’re looking to truly unwind on holiday in portugal, head to the calm blue waters and sandy beaches of the Algarve, where luxurious resorts and quaint fishing villages meet to offer delicious food and beautiful scenery. Or immerse yourself in tranquility with the lush botanical gardens and dramatic landscapes of Madeira, often voted one of Europe’s top island destinations. Book your flights to Portugal with us today.

Portugal flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Portugal?

While the average flight time from London to Lisbon is 2 hours and 30 minutes, the flight to Faro or Porto is only 2 hours and 20 minutes. Flights to Madeira take a little longer at just under 4 hours.

Which airports do British Airways fly to Portugal from?

We frequently fly to Portugal from London Heathrow Airport (LHR), with a number of different flight times every week.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Portugal?

The cheapest month to fly to Portugal is generally January. Keep an eye out for our special offers or search our low fare finder.

Is Portugal cheap to visit?

One of the most affordable European countries to visit, Portugal’s hilltop villages, charming cities and golden beaches offer a range of experiences at a variety of price points. Local cuisine is simple but delicious, featuring plenty of seafood and authentic fare at reasonable prices.

Is it easy to get around Portugal?

It’s relatively easy to travel around Portugal, even without a car, and Lisbon and Porto are both compact cities that are perfect for walking. A scenic train ride from Lisbon to Porto takes only three hours or sit back and let us take care of everything with one of our exciting Portugal holiday packages.

If you want to go off the beaten path and explore Portugal in your own time, hire a car with British Airways and collect Avios on every rental.

Why visit Portugal?

From soaking in the wonderfully atmospheric streets of Lisbon to hiking in the pine forests of Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês, or relaxing on an idyllic beach in the Algarve – Portugal truly has it all. Featuring a rich cultural history, great food and idyllic surroundings, fly with British Airways for your next holiday to Portugal.

Why fly British Airways to Portugal?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Algarve: Highlights

  • Hike or cycle Calanques National Park, a stunning national park with 20km of coastline
  • Soak in the multicultural heart of the city in the oldest neighbourhood, the Panier district
  • Get lost in the lively nightlife, colourful street art and creative food scene in Cours Julien

Lisbon: Highlights

  • Spend an afternoon exploring the narrow lanes of Alfama, the city’s oldest neighbourhood
  • Have an authentic pastel de nata ( the original custard tart) at the iconic bakery Pastéis de Belém
  • Take the scenic route and ride the yellow number 28 tram through Lisbon’s historic sites

Madeira: Highlights


  • Ride the cable car from Funchal to Monte and explore the magnificent Monte Palace Tropical Gardens
  • Go for a ‘Skywalk’ on the cliffs of Cabo Girão and see the most incredible views of the Madeira coastline
  • Watch the sunrise from Pico do Arieiro, Madeira’s third highest peak


Porto: Highlights

  • Go for a port wine tasting and tour of the historic wine lodges across the River Douro
  • Explore the Casa de Serralves, a contemporary art museum with extensive gardens
  • Sample the freshest seafood at Matosinhos, a fishing village and beach popular with locals

Portugal Travel Essentials

Flight time

2-4 hours

Time zone




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